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Tips to Avoid Allergic Reactions To Food During the Holidays

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Tips to Avoid Allergic Reactions To Food During the Holidays

Holidays are a special time of year to enjoy with loved ones, friends and family. But, for those with food allergies, it also tends to be a stressful season wrought with uncertainty. That's because holiday celebrations, like Christmas, New Year's, Chanukah, or Kwanzaa, are predominantly food-centered. To avoid emergency trips to the allergist or allergy doctor, you may want to follow these helpful tips. 1) Use Products From Allergy-Aware Lines Ditch some of that holiday stress by using allergy-aware product lines. These are companies that manufacture their food within allergen-free facilities, like peanut-free factories, and label their products to reflect...

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Allergies vs Asthma: Distinguishing and Managing

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Allergies vs Asthma: Distinguishing and Managing

If you’ve ever asked “What’s the difference between allergies and asthma?”, you aren’t alone. The answer isn’t always clear-cut.

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Find an Ally for Managing your Asthma

Find an Ally for Managing your Asthma

As with any health issue, finding the right doctor or specialist is paramount to your tolerance of a new diagnosis. Being able to talk to a physician for asthma openly about your concerns, ask questions, and gain understanding are your rights as a patient. Finding someone that sees your Quality of Life as more than just a gauge is rare. Some diagnoses don’t need to be hands on. Sometimes you can get away with a doc, a plan, and a checklist- no more. For something as severe as asthma, you need your doctor to hear your words, but to also...

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How to Make it through Flu Season

As the weather continues to dip and germs are spread throughout school and work places, avoiding the flu is a high priority. On average, the flu puts about 200,000 people in the hospital each year, killing roughly 36,000. Although the flu vaccination only covers certain strains each year, it is still highly recommended for babies, kids, pregnant women, elderly people, and those with respiratory illnesses. Reducing your chance of the flu is easy to do. ·Make sure you get your flu shot – as stated above, the flu shot is recommended each year. It builds your immune system to fight...

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How Having a Clean Home Can Help Keep Your Child’s Asthma in Control

Weekends are a time for running errands, catching up with friends and family, and the unfortunate task of cleaning the house. It’s usually the last thing on our list that we want to do, however, what if it helped keep asthma symptoms in control, especially for children? One in every 10 children has asthma. This is important, especially this time of year with cold weather, germs, colds and the flu circulating. Viruses can often lead to bronchitis, pneumonia and other respiratory issues for those with asthma. Keeping allergens outdoors and minimizing indoor allergens can reduce asthma symptoms in children, and...

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