Month: July 2014

For those with asthma, an asthma attack can be overwhelming and frightening. The best way to control your asthma is by understanding the warning signs, avoiding triggers and following your doctor’s treatment plans. What is an Asthma Attack? An asthma attack is any shortness of breath that interrupts the well-being and requires medication or intervention […]

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A study published in the online journal Pediatrics shows that children who have sickle cell anemia are at a higher risk of developing sleep apnea than children without the disease. Sickle cell disease occurs in 1 out of every 500 in newborns nationally, with those of African American heritage being most likely to be diagnosed. […]

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Viruses cause both the flu and the common cold, but a cold is often mistaken for a sinus infection, as both have similar symptoms, including: Sinus pressure Sinus drainage Sinus blockage Headache Fever Sore throat Mild fever According to the CDC, “When sinusitis is caused by a virus or irritation in the air (like cigarette […]

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It is estimated that three out of every 1,000 children is born with permanent hearing loss, making it one of the most common birth defects in the United States. According to the Journal of Pediatrics, 12.5 percent of children have some level of hearing loss between the ages of 6 and 19, largely due to […]

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It is that time of year again, with everyone sniffling and congested and looking for relief. Before you head to the pharmacy for an over the counter sinus medication, you may want to give a simple saline rinse a try. Your sinus cavities are much like tunnels in the bones of your face. The main […]

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Millions of people in the U.S. have trouble falling asleep or don’t get a good night’s sleep when they do manage to fall asleep. Many factors can affect insomnia, such as pain or discomfort due to a health condition or exercising right before bedtime.  According to a recent Huffington Post article, there are certain foods […]

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If your child or teen has childhood asthma, there are five things that you should always report to your allergist or doctor to help stay on top of symptoms and manage the disease. If your child cannot play sports, participate in gym class or actively take part in recess activities. This likely means that the […]

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Summer is here, and with it comes all of the outdoor activities families, friends and kids seem to live for in the summer: barbeques, pool parties, amusement parks and picnics. While the gatherings are fun, for families with members that suffer from allergies, planning can seem impossible. Here are a few tips to help you […]

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We all know how dangerous exposure to the sun’s UV rays can be, and few of us have not experienced sunburn at some point in our lives. Because of the dangers of skin cancer, we should all know that it is exceptionally important to have the maximum protection from an effective and safe sunscreen when […]

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