Obesity Prevention in Children

By Manuel Allergy Center | September 13, 2017

  Obesity Prevention in Children Five Practical Tips to Reduce Obesity in Children: 1. Avoid sugar containing drinks. 2. Reduce screen-time (TV, Games) to less than 2 hours per day. 3. Do not eat or drink while watching television 4. Make vegetable half of the quantity consumed at each meal. 5. Play outside with friends. […]

Narcotics and chronic pain

By Manuel Allergy Center | September 10, 2017

Chronic pain and narcotics have been a topic of serious discussion nationally in recent years. There are many chronic pain conditions such as low back pain for which patients seek medications. It is often very difficult to convince patients suffering from chronic or recurrent pain to stay away from narcotics. There is clear evidence that […]

Asthma and Peak-flow Meter

By Manuel Allergy Center | September 8, 2017

Peak Flow Meter is an old tool handy for optimal management of Asthma. Still, it not utilized as much as it should be. It is one of the tools used for evaluation of the state of airway function. Peak flow meter gives a quick reading of the airflow and hence airway functions. At Manuel Allergy […]

HPV Vaccine and Cancer Prevention

By Manuel Allergy Center | July 18, 2017

HPV vaccine and protection from preventable cancers 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

Funding for Zika Virus is making slow progress in Congress, which is affected by politics.  Our scientific community needs encourage our politicians to take action without partisan politics. Many other countries are taking measures to reduce the spread of Zika virus, while we are debating over funds for such an important cause. With recent floods […]