Month: May 2013

Asthma sufferers deal with several allergen triggers on a daily basis. Although Asthma is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, we have yet to find a method to eradicate the genetic factor. Thus, it is important to pay attention to environmental obstacles. Did you know that up to 10% […]

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Nearly 20 percent of people in the United States have moderate to severe allergic reactions to cats. Cats put off as many as five different allergens that trigger allergic reactions, but the most common is the protein Fel D 4, which is found in the cat’s saliva. When the cat grooms itself, it puts the […]

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Patients with chronic pain often complain of sleep problems, ranging from insomnia to broken sleep patterns. Sleep disturbances have been shown to make chronic pain worse, as well as add to the frustration level of the patient. According to several studies published, opioid-based pain medications, which are often used for chronic pain relief, may cause […]

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A recent study in the journal Respiratory Medicine, found that adding a routine supplement of omega-3 may have far reaching impact on the improvement of lung function in asthma sufferers. The study was written by Timothy Mickleborough, a professor from the Indiana University School of Public Health. The study included 20 men and women between […]

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A recent study from the Oxford Radcliffe Hospital in the United Kingdom has shown that a common sleep apnea treatment, CPAP, has a beneficial effect for those that suffer from high blood pressure. Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that restricts the airflow from the mouth to the lungs. People with sleep apnea typically snore, […]

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Climate change causes an increase in carbon dioxide, a heat trapping greenhouse gas emitted by coal, oil and other fossil fuels. When there is an increase in CO2 in the air, plants grow faster and bigger, and thus produce more pollen. Throughout the United States, pollen season has increased by 16 days since 1995, and […]

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If you step outside your front door, there is no doubt we are in the throws of a rough allergy season, turning what should be blissful warm days into misery for many. What you might not know is that the allergens in the air may be causing more than just itchy eyes or a runny […]

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A recent study in the Archives of Disease in Childhood shed some light on the growing trend to diagnose infants with a milk allergy, suggesting that parents and doctors may be a bit too quick to diagnose cow’s milk as the culprit behind infant food reactions. The study followed over 13,000 infants between 2004 and […]

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We live in a fast paced, take- out/drive- through, oversized portions, culture. But what if you or your children suffer from food allergies? How do you know where or what is safe to eat? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration lists eight common foods that people are allergic to: eggs, dairy, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish, […]

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Feeling like your face was used as a punching bag with congestion, fatigue, headache, facial pain around your nose, eyes or upper teeth? Perhaps you think it is a sinus infection and you decide to go the doctor and you may be prescribed antibiotics, but is this what you really need? Most likely not! Many […]

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