Summer Can Be Tough for Asthma Sufferers

Summertime can bring asthma sufferers a lot of misery, but lung experts say watching for warning signs of breathing trouble can guard against serious complications. “As the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health, we think it’s crucial for people with asthma to know as much as they can about the disease,” […]

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What you Don’t Know About Spring Allergies can Cause You Misery

Chirping birds won’t be the only thing heard in the coming spring months. More than 50 million Americans will be sneezing and wheezing thanks to seasonal allergies. And according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), early spring temperatures mean allergy symptoms will be intense and last longer than average. “Relief might […]

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If there is no label – don’t eat the food!

If you don’t have a label, don’t eat the food. This goes for at school, after school and other events.

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18 signs and symptoms of sinus infection or sinusitis

There are many signs and symptoms of sinusitis and sinus infections. The following is a summary of predominant ones (18 total) that may occur. Most patients have several signs and symptoms at the same time. Others may have some symptoms that are intermittent; most do not have all symptoms at once. The signs and symptoms […]

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8 Tips For Fall Allergy Relief

When you think of seasonal allergies, you may think spring. But for some people living with allergies, symptoms like a runny nose or itchy, watery eyes can be just as troublesome in the fall. Along with cooler weather and changing foliage, weeds and other plants release pollen into the air and outdoor molds grow under […]

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Four Things You Might Not Know About Fall Allergies

As most allergy sufferers will tell you, allergy symptoms can always be bothersome, turning any time of year into sneezing season. A runny nose, itchy eyes and scratchy throat can arise as the days get shorter and the leaves begin to change. The fall can be especially difficult for people who are sensitive to mold […]

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BACK TO SCHOOL WITH ALLERGIES AND ASTHMA

The first day of school is an exciting time for children and parents. It can also be a time of anxiety if your child has asthma or allergies. Before the First Bell Rings: Start preparing before the new school year begins so you can feel confident sending your child off to class. Make sure your […]

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Common Plants and Trees That Trigger Allergies

Birch If it’s spring and you’re sneezing, these trees might be part of the problem. They grow throughout the continental U.S., except in the southernmost and westernmost states, and their pollen is very likely to trigger allergies. They’re often planted in yards and other landscaping because people like the way they look — the telltale […]

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Easing Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

Pollen-Proof Your Environment One of the most effective strategies is also one of the most straightforward: reducing your exposure to allergens. So, monitor local pollen counts and try to stay indoors between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. on days when counts are highest, recommends the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Other smart steps: • […]

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Residual Bedbug Histamines Could Cause Medical Threat

New research findings could turn perceptions of the already despised bed bug from nuisance pest into medically important threat. A study from North Carolina State University shows that histamine levels are substantially higher in homes infested by bed bugs than in pest-free homes, and that these histamine levels persist for months — even if the […]

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