Monsoon partially to blame for late-summer allergy season

When we think of allergies, we think of flowers blooming and the wind churning in the spring. But many of us, myself included, are wondering: Why have our eyes been watering in late summer?

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Kenneth Burdick Named Executive Vice Chairman of United Allergy Services Board of Directors

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – August 28, 2013 – United Allergy Services(UAS)™, the leading healthcare services company empowering physicians and health systems to deliver safe and effective allergy testing and customized immunotherapy services, today announced that Kenneth Burdick has accepted the role of…

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Coming soon: Cruise cabins for allergy sufferers

Crystal Cruises has announced plans for what it's billing as the first hypoallergenic rooms at sea. The two-ship luxury line says it will convert 70 cabins on the 1,070-passenger Crystal Serenity into super-purified, anti-allergy rooms during a dry dock in November. The "Deluxe PURE Staterooms,"…

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Mold Allergy

Mold is an organism that is present is most places, outdoors and indoors. It is a type of fungus that works to break down dead material and return nutrients to the environment. Mold grows by digesting plant or animal matter, such as leaves, wood, paper, dirt, and food and spreads by releasing tiny,…

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Fall Allergies Starting in Summer

Allergy sufferers can usually make it through July without many problems, but the lack of rain is changing their situation. Allergists are already starting treating plenty of patients for their fall allergies. "People are coming in with the runny noses, itchy eyes, and things of that nature," said…

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8 steps to an allergy-proof home

With hay fever season just around the corner, many allergy sufferers are going to be looking for relief. If you’d like to avoid the itchy eyes and runny noses, here are eight tips to keep allergens out of your house this fall. Pull Up the Carpets Allergens like pollen are heavier than air, so they…

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Heavy Traffic Pollution, Wood Fire Smoke May Worsen Asthma Symptoms

A word of caution to asthma-sufferers: Living by busy streets could make your symptoms worse, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Melbourne found that heavy traffic pollution seemed to increase asthma symptoms by 80 percent and smoke from wood fires seemed to increase…

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Rain not helping allergy sufferers

You may already be feeling the effects of the wet weather on your allergies but experts say allergy season is weeks away. The rain has been great for our plants and lakes. However, it is also to blame for an increase in allergic reactions from the fast-growing weeds and plants. Doctors are warning…

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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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Ford engineers design an allergy-friendly car

Allergy sufferers can buy pillows, toys and even flooring designed to reduce their symptoms, but now they can add a new item to their shopping list: an allergy friendly car. Through extensive testing, engineers at Ford have reduced the use of materials known to cause allergens in the 2013 Ford…

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FDA warns on adverse effects of over-the-counter allergy medications for kids

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned parents to be aware of the active ingredients in over-the-counter (OTC ) allergy medications for kids.

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Five Smart Rules for Kids with Spring Allergies

Ah, spring. The season of blooming flowers, warm days, and for many—achoo!—snuffling and sneezing. If you spend your days combatting seasonal allergies, there’s a good chance your kids may develop the same symptoms. “Anywhere from 10 to 30 percent of adults and children have allergic rhinitis…

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Your 12 worst allergy mistakes

Allergies are the worst. A stuffy nose, itchy eyes, coughing, and other allergy symptoms can make life a misery. But is your own cluelessness contributing to the problem? Here are the 12 biggest mistakes people make when it comes to allergies -- and the smart ways to avoid them. There, don't you…

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How to survive a worse-than-usual allergy season

Allergy sufferers dread hearing the following words: “It’s going to be the worst allergy season ever!” So, how is spring 2013 shaking out? Unfortunately, it’s true. This likely will be one the worst allergy seasons to date due to an explosion of powerful pollens brought on by climate change and…

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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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