Author: Stephen P. Lorino, MD


January 14, 2019

New Shingles Vaccine

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Herpes zoster (shingles) results from reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus, or chickenpox.  We are unable to predict who will have an outbreak of shingles; however, it does tend to occur more often in individuals over 50 years of age.  It is possible to have recurrences.  Shingles is characterized by a very painful, blistering, rash affecting […]

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March 6, 2017

It’s Allergy Time in Tennessee!

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Unfortunately for us, Knoxville is consistently ranked as a hotbed for allergies.  Most people know the symptoms well:  sneezing like crazy, itchy skin, watery eyes, and drippy nose.  As many as 40% of adults suffer from allergies.  Your immune system has an important job to defend your body from invaders that cause harm; however, when […]

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November 26, 2012

Seasonal allergies: part of life in East Tennessee Your IMA physician can help with testing and treatment

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By Dr. Stephen Lorino “We’re No. 1!” While we unfortunately can’t claim the ranking for the UT Vols football team, the people of East Tennessee have the dubious honor of being first when it comes to allergies. For four of the past five years, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has named our region […]

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