6 Unexpected Allergens that can Cause Backyard Blues

Outdoor summer gatherings can bring a lot of unwanted guests - from mosquitos and rain, to your nosey neighbor. The last thing you should have to worry about is the everyday items in your backyard that might cause summertime blues.  More than 50 million Americans have allergies and asthma, which…

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Case Report: Allergic Rhinitis (AR)

Learning Objectives: 1. ) Better understand the seasonal and perennial allergies that Louisianans face, particularly in the summer.2. ) Learn more about allergy treatment options in the family practice setting.3. ) Understand the need for primary care providers to provide allergy care.Draft…

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Traveling and Allergies: Unfortunately, the two can go hand in hand

Who doesn't like to travel? Most people do, right? Of course there are some who would rather skip the airport lines, highway traffic and high gas prices, but for the most part people like to see new places, people and things as much as they can, especially during the summer months. But a lot of…

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What Is Hay Fever?

Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, is a common problem that causes cold-like symptoms. Sufferers experience a runny nose, sneezing and sinus pressure, and at certain times of the year, the symptoms can become unbearably uncomfortable. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma…

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Drowsy Drivers May Put Your Family At Risk This Summer

If your summer plans include driving you could come across a new danger on the roads this year. Certain allergy medications might be affecting users behind the wheel.

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Seasonal Allergies Something to Sneeze At in NoVA

If you’re battling a runny nose, itchy eyes, coughing and wheezing, and your car has a new greenish-yellow pollen paint job, you could be dealing with seasonal allergies.

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Providers Prep for New Models of Care

Like it or not, a new healthcare landscape is taking shape that runs counter to just about every convention the industry has ever known. Instead of furnishing services and automatically getting paid, providers must demonstrate their value through outcomes. Rather than being hospital-centric,…

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How to Deal With Allergies on a Run

You can be excused if your excitement to finally run in good weather has been dampened by a stretch of runny noses, itchy eyes, and nonstop sneezing. Allergy discomfort can be enough to prevent anyone from wanting to skip their daily workout, so keep sneezing and sniffling at a minimum with these…

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Healthy Memphis: Know difference between seasonal allergies and cold symptoms

What you should know Spring and summer open up the enjoyment of outdoor activities and scenery. Yet a runny nose, stuffiness, and itchy eyes can ruin the experience. Relief methods depend on whether you have an allergy or a cold.

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Managing Seasonal Allergies

Although spring arrived late this year in parts of the United States, the summer allergy season will still be strong, according to a sinus expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Richard Waguespack, clinical professor in the university's division of otolaryngology, said a wet spring…

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The surprising truth about carpet

Carpet has gained quite the reputation in the past decade, fueled by a multitude of assumptions. But is there truth behind the rumors about this very popular flooring option? With a little investigation you’ll find many are completely false – making carpet a viable flooring optionthat can benefit…

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Do I Have Fall Allergies or the Flu?

Are you feeling tired? Have a scratchy throat? Maybe you nose is running. This is happening to many people right now. You may be wondering what is going on. Am I getting sick or what?

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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.

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Spring allergies… in summer, autumn and winter!

Allergic diseases are becoming more common, and they don’t only affect people in spring. While high levels of pollen at spring time increase the rate of hay fever, lower levels of pollen occur throughout the year and can cause allergic huffing and puffing, sneezing and wheezing at any time of……

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Kids’ Best Friend? Dogs, Cats May Lower Risk for Respiratory Illnesses

Katy Nelson, a veterinarian from Alexandria, Va., feels fortunate that her young children -- a 4-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter -- haven't been sick very much. "My daughter had one cold after she turned 1," Nelson said. She attributes their good health to a number of things. She keeps a clean…

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Keep Up the Good Work(out), Even Under Common Summer Problems

Workouts often go one of two ways during the Summer months: either you're inspired to exercise more because it's beautiful outside, or a busy calendar or uncomfortable weather get in the way of a sweat session. If the latter sounds all too familiar, here's how to make sure workouts happen even when…

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Dealing with allergies in the Allergy Capital

Knoxville ranks first in the nation, but no one is cheering. Instead, many of us are reaching for tissue, over-the-counter antihistamines, and a neti pot.

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Wearing perfume? You’re not allowed in here

Wearing perfume or after-shave? You're not allowed in here. Some government offices are banning the use of perfumes. That's the message some government offices and hospitals are giving visitors.

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Dust Mites and Allergies

When I moved into my current home in Southern California nearly 20 years ago, I went searching for nontoxic paint, carpeting, and other furnishings. My efforts were met mostly with odd looks and raised eyebrows (ah, the olden days!). So I was overjoyed when I finally found Mary Cordaro, just…

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Ozone action days can flare up asthma, allergies

Summer months — especially ozone action days — can be tough on people with asthma and allergies. Phones ring constantly at the offices of medical doctors such as Todd Holman at East Texas Allergy & Asthma Associates in Longview.

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