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Kraig W. Jacobson, M.D.

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Kraig W. Jacobson, M.D.

Kraig W. Jacobson, M.D.

An energetic problem solver, Dr. Kraig Jacobson has spent his career treating patients and teaching about the complexities of allergy, asthma and immunology. He has practiced medicine in Eugene since 1979. The bigger the challenge, the more he enjoys his work.

150324MutipleSclerosis-300Since March is Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Month, I thought I would share our experience with the disease.

My wife, Mary Beth, developed MS at age 22 in 1971. Like the majority of those with this disease, she was young and female. In fact, in most cases, symptoms develop in women age 20-40, at a ratio of 3:1 over men.

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140609OSMpeanutallergy finalWhen it comes to food allergy awareness, peanut allergy is most commonly known because of its prevalence and symptom severity, which can include death.

About 1 percent of the United States population has peanut allergy. Among children with food allergies, youngsters have the highest allergic reaction to peanuts, followed by milk and shellfish. Peanut allergy is estimated to affect about 400,000 school-aged children in the United States, and it is one of the food allergens most commonly associated with severe reactions, such as anaphylaxis.

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140414OSM ItchyEyes 1Dry eye syndrome is a common medical condition that many people experience at some point in their lives. Nearly everyone has varying degrees of the condition, because tear production often diminishes with age. Dry eye symptoms are usually classified as mild, moderate or severe, with severe cases leading to a diminished quality of life.

What are the causes?

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131216OSMtravelallergiesWe frequently get calls from patients who’ve either lost or forgotten medications when they are traveling. If you suffer from allergies and asthma, consider these six tips before you head out on vacation:

1. See your physician: Before you go on that well-deserved trip, see your physician and let him or her know your travel destination. Discuss concerns you might have, especially if you know you are going to be exposed to something you are allergic to, such as a friend’s cat or dog. Your doctor may be able to provide helpful advice.

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At Risk DriversYou may remember the excitement you felt the day you received your driver's license and were handed your first set of car keys, realizing the amount of independence you'd been given as a new driver. Driving is an enjoyable and necessary activity for people of all ages.

But when someone you love and care for reaches a point in their life when it's apparent that they should no longer be driving, we know that losing that privilege can be deflating and frustrating.

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