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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From ‘Potent’ Pollen to Double Whammy Allergy Seasons: How Climate Change Could Affect Seasonal Allergies

Climate changes and rising carbon dioxide levels don't just affect the environment. Experts say they also affect your nose. Warmer temperatures and higher carbon dioxide levels mean certain plants will thrive, and those are the plants that tend to make us sneeze during allergy season.

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Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month: Finding the Right Care

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. This month also marks peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, so there’s no better time for a campaign meant to educate the public on these two related conditions. And with more than…

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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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Are your allergies worse this season?

Achoo! A-a-a-choo! The sounds of sneezes are often heard these days, especially since our mild winter accelerated the spring allergy season, according to allergy specialist Dr. Virginia E. Feldman of Hudson Valley Ear, Nose & Throat in the Town of Wallkill. "This year is unusual," Feldman says.…

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Traveling with Allergies

Summer vacation. It conjures up visions of relaxation, sports, sunny days, perhaps sand and water or woodlands. For individuals and families with asthma and allergies though, it means extra thought and preparation before "the good times roll."

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Dust-bust all you like — you’ll never get rid of mites

Once a week, Diane Foernssler takes arms against the dust that invades her Darien, Ill., home, using everything from the vacuum cleaner to a special mop for blinds and baseboards.

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Workplace less supportive of allergies

U.S. schools offer support for children with allergies, but the workplace is far less supportive of those with food or other allergies, a U.S. food expert says.

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Asthma and Your Allergies

  Have you wondered why every time your nasal allergies act up your asthma does too? The connection between asthma and nasal allergy symptoms of allergic rhinitis, commonly called "hay fever," has been the subject of many epidemiological investigations, identifying a significant overlap…

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