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Asthma and Peak-flow Meter

By Manuel Allergy Center | September 8, 2017

Peak Flow Meter is an old tool useful for optimal control of Asthma. Still, it not utilized as much as it should be. Peak flow meter provides us with a quick reading of the airflow, hence the state of airway function. At Manuel Allergy Center, most patients receive training on the use of Peak Flow […]

HPV Vaccine and Cancer Prevention

By Manuel Allergy Center | July 18, 2017

HPV vaccine helps to prevent cervical cancer! HPV vaccine offers protection from many cancers. As a pediatrician and immunologist, it is frustrating to watch parents deny the teenagers the chance to be protected from HPV-related cancers. What types of cancers are prevented by HPV vaccine? HPV-related cancers include cervical cancer, vulvar cancer, oropharyngeal cancer, cancer of penis, anus […]

Zika Virus

By Manuel Allergy Center | July 18, 2017

Beyond Allergy – Zika Virus – a prevailing threat Powlin Manuel MD, MBA, MS. Zika virus threat seems to be closer to home than we anticipated with new cases being reported in Florida. Threat of difficulty to control mosquitoes that carry the virus is even more with the enormous flooding in recent days in Louisiana. […]

Zika Virus Prevention

By Manuel Allergy Center | July 18, 2017

Zika virus prevention is important especially with recent floods in many states.  The environment is ripe for the spread of the virus unless the government takes urgent measures for control mosquitos. Many countries have intensified vector control operations to control the Aedes mosquito population. Vector control measures include: Inspecting all premises, ground and congregation areas Conducting […]