10 spots in your home where allergies can attack

Your home should be your safe haven, but if you're an allergy sufferer, it might actually be the source of your misery. Check out the interactive home tour, below, to see where in your house different allergens can lurk. And then follow the tips provided to do what you can to rid your house of any…

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Achoo! These cities are the worst for spring allergies

Which cities are the worst for Spring alergies? The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) ranks communities based on pollen, the number of over-the-counter and prescription medications per patient, and the number of board-certified allergists per patient in the 100 most populous cities…

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The 10 Worst Cities For Spring 2014 Allergies

Despite the lingering chilly temperatures and persistent threats of snowfall, millions of Americans have started heading to their doctors with itchy, watery eyes, runny noses, headaches, difficulty breathing and more of the classic symptoms of seasonal allergies. For the nearly 45 million Americans…

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10 best tips to ease spring allergies

Let's clear the air: Pollen is hard to escape, but there are common-sense steps you can take It's about that time: Temperatures rise, trees bloom and your nose starts to run. It itches, too; you keep sneezing or coughing, and your eyes won't stop watering. These are all signs of seasonal allergic…

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Common Cold Meds May Pose Health Threats: Interaction of two ingredients could cause serious side effects, researchers say

WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Over-the-counter sinus and pain remedies that combine two common ingredients -- phenylephrine and acetaminophen -- might cause serious side effects such as high blood pressure, dizziness and tremors, New Zealand researchers warn.

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How to deal with allergies in the spring time

(CNN) — Tomorrow (Thursday, March 20th) is the first day of spring and whether warm temps greet you or you have a chill in the air - allergy season is fast approaching. Martha shade gives us some tips on how allergy sufferers can manage this time of year.

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Allergy Relief: 9 Ways To Prepare For Spring Allergies Inside And Outside The Home

The trees are mobilizing, the grass is greener, and the flowers blooming could only mean one thing: Spring is just around the corner, and so is allergy season. The sneezing, itchy-eyes, and congestion could lead allergy sufferers to long for the days of sleet and slush, but this doesn’t mean you…

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9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Sneezing

Cold and flu season may be winding down, but sneezing -- with allergies surely on the way -- is here to stay. We all do it, though some of us are more disruptively loud than others. It's a reflex we simply can't control. But other than the most obvious causes -- fresh pepper, anyone? -- how much do…

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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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Immunotherapy Best for Chronic Rhinitis

SAN DIEGO -- Treating allergic rhinitis with immunotherapy appeared to reduce the risk of chronic upper respiratory conditions, a Medicaid study showed. Treatment for those conditions was three-fold more likely to decline in the 18 months after immunotherapy than in matched patients treated for…

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Improving pollen forecasting

Possible hope for hay fever suffers: a new approach for measuring the properties and spread of airborne pollen, aimed at improving the forecasting of this natural allergen has been published.

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Doggone Dog Dander – Not With These Non-Shedders [Infographic]

Love Fido, but allergic to his fur? You’re not alone! Approximately 10 percent of the U.S. population suffers from allergic reactions to household animals (this includes allergies to both feline and canine dander). Even more surprising? An even higher rate of 20 -30 percent of Americans with asthma…

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Microscopic reasons why pets protect against allergies

(CNN) -- It's all about dogs, dust and microbes. Scientists have long known that kids who grow up with a pet, like a dog or cat, or live on a farm with plenty of livestock are less likely to develop asthma or allergies. They didn't know what exactly protected these kids, but speculated that it had…

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Holiday season triggers allergies

Getting out the boxes of holiday decorations from years gone by is a time-honored tradition. But in addition to stirring up memories, it also stirs up allergies. "The dust from the boxes and on the decorations that have been packed away in dank basements or dusty attics is triggering reactions in…

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Antibiotic Use in Infancy Could Increase Risk of Asthma: Childhood asthma and allergies linked to antibiotic use during first two years

(dailyRx News) The number of people with asthma has significantly increased over the last three decades. Different medical exposures during infancy may have something to do with the rising number.

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9 Spots Where Allergy Triggers Hide

You may think you’ve got allergy and asthma triggers under control in your own home. But do you really? Allergic Living helps root out some crafty culprits that have your household wheezing and sneezing:

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Got the sniffles? Migraines spike with allergies and hay fever, researchers find

CINCINNATI— People with migraine who also battle allergies and hay fever (rhinitis) endure a more severe form of headaches than their peers who struggle with migraine, but aren't affected by the seasonal or year-round sniffles, according to researchers from the University of Cincinnati (UC),…

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Study: Hay Fever More Commonly Found In Southern U.S. Kids

Children in the southern United States are more likely to suffer from hay fever, according to research conducted by the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI). Researchers looked at data from over 91,000 kids, finding that over 18 percent suffered from the disorder. Hay fever…

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Hidden Allergy Triggers In Your Home

Tis the season to avoid hidden allergy triggers so you can be freer to enjoy your home and family.

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The Top 10 Allergy Myths

Like getting in the ring and getting knocked around, allergies can take us down hard. It can be a battle to get through them but it’s nice to know what’s true and what’s false about allergies. Let’s tighten our gloves and do some allergy myth busting with the Top 10 Allergy Myths below! ### By Bob…

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Spring Flowers Bring Itchy Eyes, Runny Noses to Millions of Americans

Spring has arrived and warm weather is on its way. While many of us are eager for the change, nearly 50 million Americans now face the start of spring allergy season. Those who suffer from allergies are familiar with the nasal congestion, sneezing and itchy and watery eyes that accompany change in…

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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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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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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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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-Clean Allergens Away: Reduce seasonal allergy symptoms by targeting your home’s hot spots

Allergy sufferers know that the arrival of spring also means the start of sneezing, wheezing and other seasonal symptoms; according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, more than 35 million people are affected by seasonal allergies. Aside from reaching for meds, you can…

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What you Don’t Know About Spring Allergies can Cause You Misery

Chirping birds won’t be the only thing heard in the coming spring months. More than 40 million Americans will be sneezing and wheezing thanks to seasonal allergies. And according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), if spring comes early again this year, allergy…

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Allergy Season To Be Intense & Early This Year

If you have allergies, the worst season could be on our doorstep. While it's chilly outside, doctors are expecting seasonal allergies to arrive early this year, and much more intense. Experts said you can blame the weather and the temperature roller coaster.

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7 Tips to Transform Your Patient Base: Effective methods for tweaking your roster

There are many reasons why a medical practice might want to transform its patient base. Maybe you want to increase the profitability of your practice by attracting a different demographic or you want to enhance your offerings and expand your reach into the community. Perhaps you’ve become intrigued…

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