Month: January 2015

Allergic reactions that are caused by factors such as medications, insect bites or foods are referred to as anaphylaxis. Such allergies can be very severe, and even life-threatening. For a long time, scientists and doctors have known that females suffer worse allergic reactions than males do, and are more prone to such reactions. The reason […]

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Winter colds are the worst. During the long, cold months of winter when you get hit with the sniffling, coughing, sore throat and body aches, it is just an awful experience. Have you ever wondered why that cold just won’t go away? In the worst of situations it can be tough to tell whether you […]

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The flu season is upon us, and it looks like it is going to be a doozy. Flu vaccines this year are not as effective as they have been in the past, due to a mutation in the most common variety of the virus. This has resulted in vaccines providing only about half the protection […]

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Asthma is a major concern for children and infants. Roughly 7 million kids in the United States are afflicted with asthma, which can manifest at any age, though most children show symptoms before their sixth year of age. The ailment is increasing at an alarming rate, and doctors are as yet at a loss to […]

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Everyone knows that diet and nutrition are essential to a healthy lifestyle. In recent years, however, the importance of eating right is becoming evident not only in maintaining wellness, but as a treatment for many chronic illnesses. Among those illnesses that can be treated with diet is asthma. Maintaining a diet with certain healthy aspects […]

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Here we are once more, in the cold of winter, and along with that comes many health problems. Of course at this time of year colds and the flu are serious concerns, but there are more minor problems that many suffer as well. Among these problems are nosebleeds caused by dry, cold air.

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Those who suffer with asthma know that the tightness in your chest, the wheezing, the coughing, and the crushing inability to breathe can create a nightmare. When the weather is cold and dry it gets even worse. For these people, exercise and activity can suffer. Still, ever-growing knowledge and treatment are enabling people with asthma […]

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We live in a fast-paced and loud world. In fact, it seems there is more noise in our society with every passing day. It is an unfortunate fact of life that with the noise comes hearing loss. While it may seem you need to listen to your music even louder to tune out the sounds […]

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Childhood asthma is a growing problem, especially among kids in urban environments. While the causes of this epidemic are being actively researched, treatments have recently come to light. Obstructive Sleep Apnea, or OSA, has been shown to be associated with many respiratory issues, including snoring and asthma. Recent research has shown that surgery used to […]

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Sinusitis is a condition that affects nearly 40 million Americans annually. Over the last ten years, the prevalence of this condition has skyrocketed, potentially because of heightened levels of pollution in the air, resistance to antibiotics, and more crowded urban conditions. This condition, an inflammation of the sinus lining, can result in swollen sinuses that […]

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