Dr. Joseph Leija

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Wet Weather Leading To High Mold Counts

All the rain we’ve been having is making mold counts go sky high and those with allergies are just miserable, reports CBS 2’s Pamela Jones.

10/15/2014

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With Pollen Season Coming To An End, Many Still Sneezing

Pollen season is drawing to a close but sneezing continues for many according to Dr. Joseph Leija, who keeps the official pollen and mold count for the State of Illinois.

10/14/2014

Spring allergies. (CBS)

‘It’s Going To Be A Rough Season’ For Allergy Sufferers

Dr. Joseph Leija, an allergist at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park, said tree pollen counts have been very high in the past week; causing a lot of sneezing, itchy, and watery eyes, and even some headaches.

05/01/2014

Spring allergies. (CBS)

Experts: Allergy Season Getting Longer

If you’re suffering from awful allergies this year, you’re not alone. New research shows why this is happening and predicts things will only get worse, reports CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan in Healthwatch.

08/12/2013

Vials of allergenic samples used for allergy scratch tests. (Credit: CBS)

Extremely High Mold Count Has Allergy Sufferers Feeling Miserable

The enjoyable temperatures and sunny skies lately have been a welcome respite from the heat wave Chicago went through last month, but another factor in our recent weather has been making plenty of people sick.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2012