Obese Kids More Likely to Have Asthma, With Worse Symptoms

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight and obese kids are more likely to struggle with asthma than kids of normal weight, according to a new review of more than 623,000 children.

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New Report Shows Most States Fall Behind on Asthma and Allergy School Policies

With millions of children heading back to classrooms in the coming weeks, asthma and food allergies at school present serious concerns, but some states are better than others when it comes to supporting students with these chronic diseases.  A new report by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of…

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Watch Out for Backyard Allergy Triggers

Allergy and asthma triggers can turn your backyard from a summer oasis into a place of misery if you don't take precautions, experts say.

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Will honey relieve my seasonal allergies?

Q. Several people have recommended I eat local honey as a remedy for my seasonal allergies. Does it really help?

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5 tips for docs working with vacationers

To doctors, summer vacationers can be more painful to deal with than a sunburn on the 4th of July. Being located in the popular tourist destination of Charleston, S.C., Frederick Schaffer, MD, clinical associate professor at the Medical University of South Carolina, and his students, know firsthand…

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How to best prepare and adapt for shared risk and value-based payment: Tips for practice managers

UAS president and CEO, Nick Hollis, was quoted in the most recent Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) members magazine. The article was an industry roundtable on valuable tips for practice managers. Please see the page in the magazine below where Nick is quoted. MGMA Connexion pg 57

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General aviation pilots advised to watch use of common medications

The half a million general aviation pilots in the United States should watch their use of everyday drugs, regulators and industry officials urged Wednesday. In issuing the advisory, officials warned over-the-counter medications accounted for 12 percent of general aviation crashes in the past…

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Helpful Tips To Battle Mold From The Recent Storms

As flood waters from recent inclement weather recede, the potential for mold growth in homes and businesses may become prevalent.  Damp conditions from flooding create the perfect breeding grounds for mold to grow, which can happen as soon as two days after flooding.  It's important to dry out…

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At Home: How to get a really clean, allergy-free home

Warning: The contents of this column may cause runny nose, sneezing and watery eyes. Just thinking about the dust mites, mold and toxins likely lurking in your home is enough to cause gasping and wheezing.

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When Allergies Attack! Asthma and Allergies in America (Infographic)

Seeing how combating unhealthy air quality and allergies are the main factors Oransi builds our high quality HEPA air purifiers, we have compiled the most recent statistics on allergies and asthma in the U.S. to show you how important fresh, clean air is to millions of Americans. Some of the facts…

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Global warming brings on more pollen

With global warming, temperature extremes are becoming a norm -- and that's bad news for allergy sufferers. In a single century, our planet went from one of the coldest decades since the last ice age to one of the hottest. That hasn't happened in the last 11,300 years, according to a recent study…

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Allergy season expected to arrive early, hit hard

You might want to start stocking up on the nasal decongestants. Allergy season is expected to arrive early and hit hard. This winter’s roller coaster ride of temperatures has created a perfect storm.  When you have really warm days and then really cold days and then warm days again, you get really…

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How to breathe easier in your own home this spring

With spring on the horizon, airborne allergens and pollutants can cause much grief to homeowners who suffer from breathing problems such as asthma and seasonal allergies. With the potential for increased irritation, allergy sufferers typically seek long-term, consistent relief any way they can.

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Alternative business models keep doctors in business and thriving

As doctors weigh whether to stay in their practices or become employed in a group practice or at a hospital, they’re increasingly looking to alternative business models in order to remain – and thrive.

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Frequent spring allergy questions answered

Spring is in the air – and that means pollen, mold spores and other airborne allergens are going to bring on sneezing and wheezing for an estimated 40 to 50 million Americans. The spring season can be especially bothersome with so much conflicting information on how to find relief. To help you…

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How to handle allergies in school

Pollens from schoolyard trees and grasses may trigger your child’s allergies. Or indoor allergens such as mold and animal dander may set them off. Make a reference card about your child’s triggers and reactions for the school nurse. Be sure to include your child’s typical allergy symptoms and what…

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Pollen is peaking and Tampa’s allergy season is here

TAMPA --Get ready for a good cry. Allergy season is here.Oaks, cypress, cedar and other trees have begun their annual bloom in the Tampa Bay area, marking a six-to-eight week heyday for watery and red eyes, stuffy noses and all-around misery for allergy sufferers.

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What sets off your asthma?

Winter can be tough on asthma sufferers: Cold, dry air can set off symptoms, including shortness of breath, chest tightness, wheezing and coughing. But you can reduce your exposure and minimize symptoms. Here are three triggers linked to cold weather, and tips to help protect your health:

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Flu Symptoms Could be Winter Allergies

Are you worried that you're getting a cold? It might actually be something else. This flu season is shaping up to be one of the worst in years. But not every sniffle and sneeze signals the flu or a cold. They could mean winter allergies.

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Tips for dealing with cedar allergies

Sunny, breezy weather can be harsh on cedar sufferers. If you suffer from cedar alleregies, try to stay indoors on a high pollen day.

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