Month: September 2013

Asthma suffers in the UK appear to have found relief by spending quality time relaxing in a salt cave facility. In fact, salt cave therapy has become so popular in Russia and Poland that folks spend as a long as a week in the caves. According to Sofia Benke, co-founder of The Salt Cave, inhaling […]

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  Anyone who has lived in Atlanta for any length of time knows that a good rainstorm will create rivers of yellow as it washes away the pollen that has built up over allergy season. Despite what you might think, the rain actually makes allergy symptoms worse for most people, instead of better. That’s because […]

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Fall is here. The leaves are changing colors, the air is getting cooler and you are reaching for your tissue box. Are the fall allergies new? If so, you aren’t alone. While it is estimated that somewhere between five and ten percent of the population has seasonal allergies, these allergies aren’t something you are typically […]

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Fall Allergy Capitals: What Cities are the Worst for Fall Allergies? The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has released its yearly rankings for the Fall Allergy Capitals. The data used to determine which cities in America are the worst for allergy suffers includes pollen counts, amount of allergy medications sold and number of board […]

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Researchers in Spain have discovered a link between sleep apnea and skin cancer. More specifically, the severity of sleep apnea might be able to predict how aggressive skin cancer may become. While past studies have shown that sleep apnea increases the risk of cancer and showed that sleep apnea actually enhanced tumor growth in mice, […]

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If you are one of the many who gets a yearly flu vaccination, you might have more choices to make than simply choosing between the nasal vaccine or the flu shot. A new vaccine option, called a quadrivalent vaccine, will protect you from four strains of the flu, instead of the normal three that past […]

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We all grew up with wives tales of how to cure sore throats with peroxide and itchy skin with oatmeal, but what about home remedies for allergy relief? With the vast majority of people Googling their ailments in search of relief, it’s no wonder a handful of home remedies have become popular enough to have […]

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Researchers at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have found an interesting link that may help people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea and depression. While many people prefer to sleep with a nightlight or hall light on to make them feel more secure, the dim light may actually increase depression in sleep apnea sufferers. […]

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The holidays are right around the corner…and so is flu season. Autumn is the perfect time to start incorporating some healthy habits that can strengthen your immunity and nip the flu bug before it bites. One way to reduce your chances of catching the flu is to get a flu shot, but there are other […]

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According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, doctors are treating common infections by overprescribing antibiotics–and possibly the wrong kind. Researchers from the CDC and the University of Utah recently conducted a study that found that 60 percent of time antibiotics were prescribed; doctors had chosen broad-spectrum ones such as ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin, that kills […]

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