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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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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Ranking Top 25 Worst Spring Allergy U.S. Cities in 2013

Do you feel sneezy? Don't be upset if you won't hear 'Bless you" response when you sneeze more often this days, as you might blame it to allergies as the culprit. According to AllergyCapitals.com report there is no place safe from allergies in United States cities especially this year's…

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The Allergy Season Is Upon Us Part One

It was earlier predicted, and may have already occurred by the time this article is published, that allergy season is going to start sooner this year. In 2012, the allergy season started in February.

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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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Top 100 Spring Allergy Cities

As spring arrives, flowers bloom and airborne pollen molecules bring allergy sufferers misery. To kick off the spring season, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America released a list of the top 100 U.S. allergy capitals.

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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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Surviving, Thriving, as an Independent Physician

Many physicians today are faced with the difficult decision of remaining in an independent practice or accepting an offer to be bought out (swallowed up?) by a hospital or large medical group. It would seem physicians are caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place.

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Spring Has Sprung and so Have Allergies

Spring has officially sprung, which means allergy season is sweeping across the Midlands and keeping local allergy specialists busy. Pollen is covering cars and sidewalks as it falls in the Midlands, but those who suffer from allergies should be worried about what they don't see.

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5 Ways You Worsen Your Allergies

If you suffer from springtime allergies, there are five surprising ways you may be aggravating your suffering — fruits and vegetables, air filters, fresh air, procrastination, and self-medication.

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Nothing to Sneeze At

What you need to know about the causes and culprits behind your soon-to-be wheezing and watery eyes during the allergy season. The Lone Star State is home to hundreds of allergy-inducing trees and plant species that can cause itchy, watery eyes, wheezing and sneezing. In fact, of the more than…

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Minimizing Allergens in Your Office

People entering your office can have allergic reactions to a host of substances. The severity of these reactions can range from mild to life-threatening, so it’s smart to try to rid your space of the most common allergens for patients and staff in a medical office. MOT spoke with several experts in…

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8 Tips for Fall Allergy Relief

United Allergy Labs Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Frederick Schaffer, M.D., board certified allergist and immunologist, was recently featured in EverydayHealth.com. Fall allergies have you hiding out in your home? Get back to enjoying the great outdoors with these allergy management tips.

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Has Climate Change Increased Seasonal Allergies?

A recent study suggests that severe seasonal changes may lead to higher levels of outdoor airborne allergens and increased allergy susceptibility.

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The nose knows it’s a bad allergy season

“Everyone always has a reason to think the current year is the worst year ever for allergies,” said Dr. David Rosenstreich, director of the allergy and immunology division at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. But this year those complaints really do have some merit, he added.

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Asthma: Providing Relief for Your Patients

Approximately 34 million people in the United States suffer from the wheezing and discomfort of asthma. Affecting patients of all ages, advancing research into the treatment of asthma is providing promising results for sufferers.

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Heat Wave Especially Horrible for People with Certain Illnesses

Besides being hot and sticky, Lisa McDavid of Drexel, N.C., said, “I get really tired, can’t breathe out of my nose and my chest starts hurting.” McDavid suffers from seasonal allergies, a deviated septum and mitral valve prolapse, a condition that causes one of the heart valves to not close…

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5 Ways Americans’ Allergies Are Getting Worse

Allergies are going nowhere but up. One in five Americans now suffer from allergies, accounting for 17 million doctors appointments and 30,000 emergency room visits each year. And the numbers are on the rise, according to a large new study from the medical testing and information company Quest…

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