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For asthmatics, the winter season presents a whole other set of challenges. A cold blast of wintry air can trigger an attack. People tend to spend more time indoors in the colder months. This means more exposure to indoor triggers like dust mites, pet dander and smoke. According to the Asthma Foundation, implementing an “asthma plan […]

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While the Atlanta area is seeing an abundance of colds, strep throat and bronchitis so far this December, the onset of flu season won’t start to peak until the holidays. So what can you do to minimize your flu risk as you travel and visit friends and family? Here are some tips to help you […]

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Typically, we think of Autumn as the end of allergy season. Unfortunately, the cooler weather isn’t going to bring much relief this year, with both pollen and mold counts at all time highs, thanks to a moist, hot summer. Susan Littlefield, a horticulturist at the National Gardening Association says that the problem for allergy sufferers […]

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If you’ve been reaching for the tissues more than normal, it’s likely because ragweed season is nearing its peak in the metro Atlanta area. If your eyes have been itching and watering, and now you are sneezing, chances are you have developed a ragweed allergy versus having a back to school cold, which has symptoms […]

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If you suffer from seasonal allergies, the pollen count is a number you might want to pay attention to, especially when planning outdoor activities. Pollen.com provides nationwide coverage of pollen counts, and allows you to enter the zip code of where you will be to see a four day pollen count forecast, and your local […]

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Despite what is expected to be one of the worst allergy seasons in memory, Georgia residents can certainly appreciate the fact that no Georgia cities made the Allergy and Asthma Foundation’s Spring Allergy Capitals top ten list. The list takes into account the tree pollen levels, number of board certified allergists per patient and the […]

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