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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Immunotherapy for Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is often the first symptom of allergic disease, commonly affecting young children, typically before 5 years of age. Atopic dermatitis is triggered by allergies to foods and environmental allergens (such as pollen, molds, pet dander and dust mites) in 85 percent of affected people.…

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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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