How to handle allergies in school

Pollens from schoolyard trees and grasses may trigger your child’s allergies. Or indoor allergens such as mold and animal dander may set them off. Make a reference card about your child’s triggers and reactions for the school nurse. Be sure to include your child’s typical allergy symptoms and what…

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Reduced Physician Compensation and Other Trends in Primary Care

Primary care forms the backbone of the nation’s healthcare system, providing patients with information about preventive and self-care strategies and ideally coordinating care with specialists and other providers. Yet as 32 million more Americans prepare to join the ranks of the insured, the country…

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Pollen is peaking and Tampa’s allergy season is here

TAMPA --Get ready for a good cry. Allergy season is here.Oaks, cypress, cedar and other trees have begun their annual bloom in the Tampa Bay area, marking a six-to-eight week heyday for watery and red eyes, stuffy noses and all-around misery for allergy sufferers.

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What sets off your asthma?

Winter can be tough on asthma sufferers: Cold, dry air can set off symptoms, including shortness of breath, chest tightness, wheezing and coughing. But you can reduce your exposure and minimize symptoms. Here are three triggers linked to cold weather, and tips to help protect your health:

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Flu Symptoms Could be Winter Allergies

Are you worried that you're getting a cold? It might actually be something else. This flu season is shaping up to be one of the worst in years. But not every sniffle and sneeze signals the flu or a cold. They could mean winter allergies.

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Tips for dealing with cedar allergies

Sunny, breezy weather can be harsh on cedar sufferers. If you suffer from cedar allergies, try to stay indoors on a high pollen day.

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The opportunity for in-office allergy testing and treatment

In an age when many physician practices face tightening business margins, some are exploring new services they may be able to offer patients. One such area is the in-office treatment of patients who suffer from allergic rhinitis.

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The surprising truth about carpet

Carpet has gained quite the reputation in the past decade, fueled by a multitude of assumptions. But is there truth behind the rumors about this very popular flooring option? With a little investigation you’ll find many are completely false – making carpet a viable flooring option that can benefit…

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Do I Have Fall Allergies or the Flu?

Are you feeling tired? Have a scratchy throat? Maybe you nose is running. This is happening to many people right now. You may be wondering what is going on. Am I getting sick or what?

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Partnering with an Outside Specialist

Some days, even Andrew Minigutti, MD, forgets that his practice’s allergy specialist isn’t one of his actual employees. Instead, she is an outside employee working out of Minigutti’s Plano, Texas practice to the benefit of not only the patients, but the doctors as well.

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