Ragweed Pollen and Mold will be the Key Allergens this Fall: AAFA

Ragweed pollen will be the key allergy causing source this season’s fall in the U.S. which would make more the season tougher for people with fall allergies. The Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), a not-for-profit organization, warns that this season's fall will be comparatively more difficult…

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Caring for Chronic Conditions in Primary Care

With the Patient Protec­tion and Affordable Care Act now underway, more attention is being focused on patient-centered and coordinated care. As a result, primary care physicians (PCPs) are seeking new ways to organize care around patients. This includes providing in-office services that meet all of…

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Ten worst cities for people with fall allergies

If you hear a lot of sneezing this fall, it may be coming from Wichita. Wichita ranked No. 1 in the 2013 Fall Allergy Capitals report, out Tuesday from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). The report compares the most challenging U.S. cities to live in for people with fall…

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ADHD more likely in children with asthma or allergies

Children with a history of asthma and various allergies may be at higher risk of developing ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), according to a study published in the journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

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What’s Your Allergy IQ?

If you have questions about hay fever, you're not alone. Seasonal allergies are one of the most common allergic conditions in the U.S., affecting nearly 36 million people each year.

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AccessMD Urgent Care Teams with United Allergy Services to Expand Allergy Care Offerings

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 4, 2013/ -- AccessMD Urgent Care (which also operates as Hometown Urgent Care) today announced that it has partnered with United Allergy Services® (UAS), a leading healthcare services company empowering family physicians and health systems to deliver safe and effective allergy…

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Sneeze alert: Ragweed leads pollen attack on DFW

Allergy sufferers may be the one group that typically pulls for the hot weather to continue. But this year, even as North Texas continues to see 100-degree temperatures, the sneezing has already begun. Ragweed levels started rising in late August and haven’t stopped. And on Monday the high levels…

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NPs offer a bright spot as primary care practices combat rising costs

ccording to a recent MGMA-ACMPE study (reported in the journal AAFP) over the last 11 years, the cost of running a medical practice in the United States has increased twice as quickly as the consumer price index. This surprising and dramatic gap underscores the significant financial challenges…

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Allergy symptoms arrive in Charlotte early this year

"I have been sneezing a lot more lately when I am out running or exercising," said Regina Harrison. As fall approaches, a lot of people suffer from allergies because of the change in weather, but people are noticing the symptoms: itchy and watery eyes, nasal congestion, coughing and sneezing much…

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Fall allergy season arrives, approaching early September peak

Ragweed season is upon us, pollen counts show, and is expected to peak over the next couple of weeks.

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There are ways to decrease pollen exposure

The wonderful spring time weather is here and along with it, pollen is rearing its ugly head in Kentucky. Many residents have most likely experienced the common symptoms of seasonal allergies as a result: sneezing, itchy/watering eyes, and stuffy noses. Allergies are certainly no fun for anyone.

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Half of nasal allergy sufferers have sleep issues

More than half of U.S. nasal allergy sufferers report sleep issues as a result of their allergy symptoms, but 35 percent treat their symptoms, a survey says.

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Respiratory Symptoms And Exacerbations In COPD Worsened By Allergic Disease

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who also have allergic disease have higher levels of respiratory symptoms and are at higher risk for COPD exacerbations, according to a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

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Infographic-Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies are particularly bad this time of year. Find out how you can avoid the sneezing and itchy eyes of allergies in every season. ### Infographic by Andi Simons April 24, 2013 healthcentral.com

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Being born in United States raises allergy risk, study suggests

Allergy season can be brutal depending on where in the United States you live, because of pollution, pollen counts and other factors. A new study suggests simply being born in America may be another reason to blame for allergies.

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Parents’ Saliva On Pacifiers Could Ward Off Baby’s Allergies

That word "microbiome" — describing the collection of bacteria that live in and on our bodies — keeps popping up. This time, researchers say that children whose parents clean their pacifiers by sucking them might be less likely to develop allergic conditions because of how their parents' saliva…

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Blurry vision and allergic shiners? How to treat eye allergies

Up to 40 percent of the U.S. population suffers from itchy and watery eyes. Seasonal allergy symptoms experienced in the eye area can result in practical problems such as extreme sensitivity to bright light, blurry vision and an annoying desire to rub your eyes. Many allergy patients also…

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Spring Flowers Bring Itchy Eyes, Runny Noses to Millions of Americans

Spring has arrived and warm weather is on its way. While many of us are eager for the change, nearly 50 million Americans now face the start of spring allergy season. Those who suffer from allergies are familiar with the nasal congestion, sneezing and itchy and watery eyes that accompany change in…

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Warm-Up Brings Allergy Woes to Northeast

Seasonal allergies will be in full swing this week in the Northeast as seasonable temperatures take hold.

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8 Allergy Myths, Busted!

Runny nose, watery eyes... Oh, no—it’s hay fever time again! Allergic rhinitis (aka seasonal sniffling) has doubled in each of the last three decades, and about 40 million Americans now have it, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI). Many factors may explain…

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