Bless You: Allergy Sufferers Having A Worse Spring Than Normal

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Another health warning as an especially bad allergy season hits Maryland hard. Doctors are seeing a spike in cases–and it may be a result of that polar vortex we dealt with this winter. Christie Ileto has more on what’s being called the “pollen vortex.” If surviving winter’s…

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4 Ways To Pollen-Proof Your Workouts

There’s bad news for allergy sufferers this year: The so-called polar vortex has given way to a pollen vortex. “A long, harsh winter can lead to a tidal wave of pent-up pollen being released all at once,” says Michael Foggs, M.D., president of the American College of ­Allergy, Asthma and…

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The Most Challenging Places to Live With Asthma

The Asthma Capitals™ is an annual research project of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America® (AAFA) to identify "the most challenging places to live with asthma." This report provides a summary of factors used to compare and rank the 100 largest U.S. metro areas. Visit us online to learn how…

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7 Ways Pets Improve Your Health

When you come home to a purr or wagging tail at the end of a stressful day, the sudden wave of calm you feel isn’t just your imagination. Research suggests that your fluffy friend truly is good for your physical and mental health. “Pets often provide unconditional acceptance and love and they’re…

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How Climate Change Is Making Allergies Worse

Thanks to all the pollen in the air, I spent the last few weeks coughing, wheezing and blowing my nose. Austin is infamous for bad allergy seasons. We have three of them: fall, winter, and spring. In the summer, it’s too hot for pollen (but the heat gives me something else to complain about). Other…

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Asthma Linked to Bone Loss in Study

HealthDay News -- People with asthma could be at higher risk of bone loss, new research suggests.  But it's not clear how the two conditions might be related. "We know prolonged use of corticosteroids in the treatment of asthma is a risk factor of osteoporosis, but we haven't had definite data…

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Why Are My Allergies So Bad?

It’s being called the “Pollen Vortex” of allergy seasons and we have the blood shot eyes and difficulty breathing to prove it (or is that just due to lack of sleep now that my twins are in “big girl” beds?). Breezy Mama turned to Dr. Jill Bryson, MD, primary care physician at Benton Family Clinic,…

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Two-Thirds of Americans Suffer from Allergies but Only Half See a Physician

Sneezing, Coughing & Itchy, Watery Eyes? Relief from Allergy Symptoms Begins When Patients Discuss Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment with Their Primary Care Physician SAN ANTONIO, April 23, 2014 – According to a recent national survey, while two-thirds (67 percent) of Americans suffer from…

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Spring allergy relief: Here’s what to try first

New medications and old tricks can help ease that sneezing and sniffling. Sneezing, congestion, runny noses and itchy eyes. For people with seasonal nasal allergies — commonly known as hay fever — these symptoms are nothing new. They are as predictable as the explosion of tree pollen happening now…

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The Polar Vortex Is to Blame for This Year’s Brutal Allergy Season

Those cold snaps helped spawn a spring allergy season so intense that it already has its own headline-ready nickname: the "pollen vortex." One week ago, I purchased the first asthma inhaler I've owned since the 8th grade. I'd shown up at my doctor's office short of breath, and a lung function test…

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United Allergy Services launches mobile healthcare app to encourage patient medication adherence.

‘myAllergyPal’ Allows Patients Undergoing Immunotherapy Treatment to Track Symptoms, Medication and Medical Appointments SAN ANTONIO, March 6, 2014 – United Allergy Services (UAS), a leading healthcare services company that enables family physicians, pediatricians and health systems to deliver safe…

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Prevalence of allergies the same, regardless of where you live

In the largest, most comprehensive, nationwide study to examine the prevalence of allergies from early childhood to old age, scientists from the National Institutes of Health report that allergy prevalence is the same across different regions of the United States, except in children 5 years and…

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Cockroaches: Why They Are So Difficult to Control

The National Pest Management Association discusses five hardy characteristics of cockroaches FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cockroaches have been around for millions of years, evolving into some of the most adaptable pests on Earth. Aside from their creepy appearance, cockroaches display some…

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Got allergies but still want pets?

Dogs may be man’s best friend, but household pets of all shapes, sizes and breeds can be an allergen nightmare for some families. Released today, the Allergen All-Star Pet Awards are here to help families concerned about allergens find the perfect companion.

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5 Best Tips To Prevent Indoor Allergies

Home is the best thing in the world - except if you are allergic to your house. Many people are reported to be allergic to something or the other inside their own houses. These are some indoor allergies that are caused due to indoor allergens like dust, moth, dirt and mosquito. Pets are also…

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Obese children more susceptible to asthma from air pollution

Obese children exposed to high levels of air pollutants were nearly three times as likely to have asthma, compared with non-obese children and lower levels of pollution exposure, report researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), including Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health.

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Cedar and allergy symptoms hit highest levels of the season

Those aren't puffs of smoke drifting on the horizon. They are clouds of pollen from mountain cedar trees, the winter scourge of Central and South Texas. On Thursday, mountain cedar counts shot up to 34,280 grains of pollen per cubic meter, the highest level this season but well below the record…

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Women More Likely To Have Allergies, Asthma Than Men: Study

Sorry ladies -- you're more apt to experience the runny nose and watery eyes from allergies than men are, experts say. While rhinitis (the name for symptoms that affect the nose, such as stuffy and runny nose), asthma and food allergies are more common among prepubescent males, after puberty, women…

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Reducing Indoor Allergies This Winter

The weather outside may be frightful this time of year, making a toasty fire indoors so delightful. However, for many Americans, this cozy inside feeling may not last very long due to indoor allergens and overall poor air quality. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) reports “50…

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Allergies Can Turn Into Serious Infections

Cedar fever has is some of the worst it has ever been in Central Texas, and for most allergy sufferers it could take on a whole new meaning of sickness. When winds kick up that is when allergies kick in. Romona Cruz-Peters' hoarse voice is proof that cedar fever got the best of her this year. "It's…

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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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How to best prepare and adapt for shared risk and value-based payment: Tips for practice managers

UAS president and CEO, Nick Hollis, was quoted in the most recent Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) members magazine. The article was an industry roundtable on valuable tips for practice managers. Please see the page in the magazine below where Nick is quoted. MGMA Connexion pg 57

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When Allergies Attack! Asthma and Allergies in America (Infographic)

Seeing how combating unhealthy air quality and allergies are the main factors Oransi builds our high quality HEPA air purifiers, we have compiled the most recent statistics on allergies and asthma in the U.S. to show you how important fresh, clean air is to millions of Americans. Some of the facts…

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Case Report: Allergic Rhinitis (AR)

Learning Objectives: 1. ) Better understand the seasonal and perennial allergies that Louisianans face, particularly in the summer. 2. ) Learn more about allergy treatment options in the family practice setting. 3. ) Understand the need for primary care providers to provide allergy care.Draft…

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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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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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Half of nasal allergy sufferers have sleep issues

More than half of U.S. nasal allergy sufferers report sleep issues as a result of their allergy symptoms, but 35 percent treat their symptoms, a survey says.

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Respiratory Symptoms And Exacerbations In COPD Worsened By Allergic Disease

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who also have allergic disease have higher levels of respiratory symptoms and are at higher risk for COPD exacerbations, according to a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

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Blurry vision and allergic shiners? How to treat eye allergies

Up to 40 percent of the U.S. population suffers from itchy and watery eyes. Seasonal allergy symptoms experienced in the eye area can result in practical problems such as extreme sensitivity to bright light, blurry vision and an annoying desire to rub your eyes. Many allergy patients also…

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