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December 12, 2023 - How to host guests who are allergic to your cats

Dr. Tania Elliott suggests that people, especially older guests, make sure they’re up to date on their flu shot and otherwise in good health for the visit. “If you’re sick and you’re already congested, or maybe you have a virus and your asthma is already acting up, then something like a cat allergy can set you over the edge.” For a longer-term solution, consider talking to your doctor about immunotherapy.

Washington Post

October 30, 2023 - Navigating Halloween With Children With Allergies

"We sat down with Dr. Tania Elliott, board-certified allergist and immunologist from the Nectar Allergy Center in Manhattan and mom of four, about navigating Halloween with allergies. Read on for tips about safe trick or treating, how you can make sure your kids’ treats are free of allergens, being prepared for allergic reactions and more."

New York Family

September 25, 2023 - Doctor Explains How to Fight Fall Allergies

"Dr. Tania Elliott, the Chief Medical Officer at Nectar, an allergy clinic in Manhattan, joins 'News All Day' on Wellness Monday to talk about how you can protect yourself, while also busting some general allergy myths."

Spectrum News NY1: News All Day

September 19, 2023 - The Decongestant in Sudafed PE and Dayquil Doesn't Work -- Here's What to Take Instead

"Different from a safety recall in which drugs are immediately removed from stores, this is an efficacy statement, said Tania Elliott, MD, a board-certified allergist and Immunologist and the chief medical officer at Nectar Life Sciences. While this drug doesn't seem to be effective as advertise, there's no proof that it's unsafe."

Verywell Health

September 19, 2023 - Is Making Your Bed Making You Sick?

"Ultimately, whether you wait 30 minutes or an hour, or leave your bed unmade, it won’t make much of a difference, says Dr. Tania Elliott, M.D., and chief medical officer at Nectar allergy care, so don’t lose sleep over whether or not you make your bed every day. If you're susceptible to allergies, and you've taken all the other measures listed above (using allergy-proof covers, washing sheets regularly, removing carpeting, and controlling the humidity in your home, for example), it couldn't hurt to let your bed air out."

House Beautiful

September 9, 2023 - Axios Pro: Health Tech Deals: New Hires

"At Nectar Life Sciences, Shyam Joshi became the company's first chief scientific officer, and Tania Elliott, was named as chief medical officer."


September 8, 2023 - It's Fall Allergy Season. Here's What You Need to Know

"'Fall allergies can often be worse than springtime allergies, depending on what you're allergic to,' Dr. Tania Elliott, allergist, immunologist and chief medical officer at Nectar Allergy, tells Yahoo Life."

Yahoo! Life

September 1, 2023 - Got Snot? Here's What Your Mucus Tells You About Allergies and More

"'Increased mucus production can be a sign of multiple things,' allergist and immunologist Dr. Tania Elliott, chief medical officer at Nectar Allergy, tells Yahoo Life. 'Is it allergies? Is it an infection? Is it something to do with your indoor air quality? Understanding your triggers is the key to making your symptoms better.'"

Yahoo! Life

August 30, 2023 - Nectar Allergy Review

"The company offers a personalized allergy treatment program that includes allergy testing, prescription medication, and ongoing care. Also, their treatments are science-backed and doctor-approved."

My Pros and Cons

August 29, 2023 - Allergy Biotech Opens First In-Person Clinic in Union Square

"Nectar Health, a virtual biotech company offering at-home solutions to treat allergies, opened its first in-person clinic in Union Square Monday, the company announced. Previously an exclusively online platform, Nectar’s allergy treatment program offers immunotherapy drops that can gradually reduce a patient’s response to certain allergens."

Crain's New York Business

August 28, 2023 - Allergy Care Platform Nectar Opens Brick-and-Mortar Center

"Allergy testing and treatment company Nectar Life Sciences announced the opening of the Nectar Allergy Center in New York, its first brick-and-mortar clinic, to expand its virtual care platform to a hybrid model."

Mobi Health News

August 25, 2023 - Movers and Shakers

"Tania Elliott: The chief medical officer of virtual care at Ascension was named chief medical officer of healthtech company Nectar Life Sciences. Shyam Joshi: Nectar Life Sciences named Joshi, its former chief medical officer, the company’s first chief scientific officer."

Healthcare Brew

August 18, 2023 - Chutes & Ladders

"Nectar Life Sciences, a health tech company offering an at-home treatment for allergies’ root cause through immunotherapy drops, hired Shyam Joshi, M.D., as the company’s first chief scientific officer and Tania Elliott, M.D., as chief medical officer."

Fierce Healthcare

August 17, 2023 - Broadsheet Movers and Shakers

"Nectar Life Sciences Hired Dr. Tania Elliott as Chief Medical Officer."


August 16, 2023 - Nectar Life Sciences Announces Two C-suite Level Appointments

"The New York-based health tech company named Shyam Joshi, MD as its first chief scientific officer and tapped Tania Elliott, MD to serve as chief medical officer."


August 4, 2023 - Revolutionizing Allergy Care: A Holistic Approach

"Healthcare has long been plagued by a lack of holistic approaches to treating conditions. This issue is particularly evident in allergy care, the number one chronic condition in the United States. However, Nectar is poised to change this narrative by introducing innovative solutions that prioritize patient experience and outcomes."

Slice of Healthcare

August 3, 2023 - Why Your Allergies Are Worse When You Wake Up, and What Can Help

"While a couple squirts of steroid nasal sprays, such as Flonase, before bed can help, it’s more of a short-term fix, according to Dr. Joshi, chief medical officer at allergy care company Nectar. More long-term, consider allergen immunotherapy. “Immunotherapy helps the body develop tolerance to dust mites, which reduces or eliminates the inflammation that occurs with subsequent exposure,”


July 29, 2023 - Nectar Life Sciences & The Pharma Movie

"Ken Chahine, founder and CEO at Nectar Life Sciences, on your radar. Ken has a fascinating story: a child of immigrant parents, neither of whom finished elementary school, he earned a PhD in Biochemistry (U of Michigan) and a JD in patent law."

This Week In Pharmacy Podcast

July 11, 2023 - 10S BEST Telehealth Websites

"#2 Nectar - Allergy Treatment & Alternative to Allergy Shots. Introducing the future of allergy care. A clinically-backed allergy treatment made for you."

10s Best

March 16, 2023 - Houston Happens

"What Nectar is doing is revolutionizing the whole immunotherapy space by providing at-home, much more convenient way of getting immunotherapy instead of having to go to the allergist office every week."
KIAH-TV, Houston Happens

March 16, 2023 - Get Personalized Allergy Treatment from the Comfort of Your Home With Nectar

"Unfortunately, despite so many people suffering [from allergies], access to appropriate, comprehensive allergy care is still really limited, which is where Nectar is stepping in."

February 28, 2023 - How to Reduce Allergies in Your Home

"'Allergen immunotherapy, specifically allergy shots or sublingual drops or tablets, is a preventive treatment that treats the root cause and can offer life-long relief from allergies,' Dr. Joshi says."

February 5, 2023 - Here's Why Your House Is So Dusty—and How to Fix It

“'Cats, dogs, and other household pets tend to be a major source of dust,' Dr. Joshi says. 'Keeping them out of areas where dust typically accumulates can reduce dust levels.'"
Real Simple

January 6, 2023 - Crain's Health Pulse New York

"Noho allergy care platform raises $16.5M Series A."
Crain's New York Business

December 20, 2022 - Home Allergy Testing Company Nectar Secures $16.5M in Funding

"The investment will support Nectar's growth nationwide, fund clinical trials and help the company open a physical location."
Mobi Health News

December 20, 2022 - Nectar Raises $16.5M to Personalize Allergy Treatments

"While most people likely think of allergies as an annoyance, they are an expensive problem, resulting in $245 billion in annual direct medical costs."

December 20, 2022 - 3 Emerging Digital Health Company Funding Rounds

"Nectar, a digital allergy treatment platform, raised $16.5 million in its series A financing round."
Becker's Hospital Review

December 19, 2022 - The 6 Best Air Purifiers Of 2023 To Help You Tackle Germs, Dust, Smoke, Mold & Pet Dander

"Not just any air purification can bear the HEPA label—and the regulated design is fairly effective, per Shyam Joshi, M.D., an allergist and head of medical for Nectar, a customized and convenient way to treat common allergies from home with sublingual immunotherapy treatment."
Mind Body Green

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"Oregon Health & Science University Allergist Dr. Shyam Joshi told KOIN 6 News that the combination of a lack of rain to keep pollen down and the increased heat is causing more grass pollen than usual in the air."

Dr. Shyam Joshi, Head of Medical
"Seasonal allergies can deeply affect your quality of life, depending on the type and severity of your symptoms. "Beyond the itchiness, sneezing, and runny nose, it has also been associated with fatigue, coughing, wheezing, and higher rates of depression and anxiety," says [Dr. Joshi], who is also the Chief Medical Officer for Nectar."
Best Life

Dr. Shyam Joshi, Head of Medical
“There are times that other conditions can mimic allergy symptoms, but the treatment may be completely different, says Shyam Joshi, MD, an allergist and assistant professor of medicine at Oregon Health and Science University and chief medical officer at Nectar."

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"Ignoring your spring allergies? Here are 5 things that could go wrong"
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"Couple donates $5M to fund food allergy center at OHSU"

Nectar Press Releases

June 22, 2023: Warmer weather means flowers and trees are blooming, but for the millions of Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, it also means coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, congestion and other symptoms aren't far behind. "Nectar's mission is to empower consumers with breakthrough solutions that can put an end to allergies and, in turn, build healthier, more productive communities."

PR Newswire

June 12, 2023: Nectar Life Sciences Assembles Business Advisory Board of Consumer Goods and Health Services Industry Titans to Drive Business Expansion – "We are excited to partner with these leading executives, who each bring a unique perspective and expertise to one or more strategic initiatives."


February 27, 2023: Nectar Life Sciences Launches Innovative and Comprehensive Allergy Care Platform: Nectar – “Nectar’s mission, starting with our customized sublingual immunotherapy drops, is to put an end to allergies, and in turn, build healthier, more productive communities.”


December 20, 2022: Nectar Raises over $24M in Funding to Scale Personalized Allergy Care Platform Nationally - "Allergy care is a $450 billion market opportunity with no clear leader. Dr. Chahine's impressive track record, including his role in founding AncestryDNA and Ancestry Health, makes him the perfect leader to build and grow Nectar."
PR Newswire

November 10, 2022: Nectar Life Sciences Introduces Medical Board of Leading Allergists and Allergy Researchers Advising Their Comprehensive Care Program to Provide Relief for Allergy Sufferers. - “We are excited to partner with these distinguished experts as we reinvent allergy care"
Nectar Press Release

March 17, 2022: Nectar Secures $8M in Seed Funding to Revolutionize Allergy Care - "Dr. Chahine is one of the country’s leading entrepreneurial operators at the intersection of science and healthcare and is co-founding Nectar with unmatched experience transforming cutting-edge science into consumer solutions.”
PR Newswire

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