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Allergies

The 12 Days of a Healthy Home: A Holiday Checklist

Lisa Beres, BBEI, CGBP | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Beres, BBEI, CGBP

What we do seek, and at the top of most people's wish list these days, is good health. Why then, do we adorn our homes with holiday décor and engage in activities that could be making the whole family ill?

5 Tips For Hosting An Allergy-Friendly Holiday Party

Julie Kuriakose, M.D. | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Kuriakose, M.D.

This year, if you are throwing a holiday party it's important that you are mindful of people with food allergies and sensitivities. The good news is that it is possible to host a festive party while keeping food safety top of mind.

Jeffrey Young

Napster Founder Sean Parker Pledges Millions For Allergy Cure

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.17.2014 | Technology

Sean Parker, the co-founder of the online music service Napster and the first president of Facebook, has pledged $24 million toward a campaign to deve...

7 Festive Gluten-Free Holiday Hors D'Oeuvres

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 12.02.2014 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

The rest of the crowd might enjoy a break from the mini hooded hot dogs in favor of these healthier bites.

Watch Out For These Allergens This Winter

Julie Kuriakose, M.D. | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Kuriakose, M.D.

Winter means that more people are staying indoors to avoid the cold. What many people may not know is that they can be exposed to indoor allergens that are lurking within their home.

Why You May Not Want To Trust That 'Hypoallergenic' Label

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living

By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) - Products for kids with itchy skin that are labeled hypoallergenic often contain ingredients tha...

You Probably Don't Know If You're Allergic To This -- And It Could Kill You

Posted 12.16.2014 | Dr. Phil

When people think of fatal allergy attacks, they usually think of bee stings, shellfish or peanut allergies. But a new nationwide study has found that...

Fatigued? What Your Doctor Won't Tell You

Heather Spires | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Spires

Don't be afraid to look beyond traditional ideas of why you feel like dirt. You don't have to travel to the rain forest to find a tribal healer, but do your research, talk to other people who've been through this and then find someone who'll listen.

Pennsylvania Toddler Nearly Dies Due To Rare Allergy To An Orange

Posted 11.11.2014 | Parents

By: Bahar Gholipour Published: 11/10/2014 10:23 AM EST on LiveScience A 2-year-old girl in Pennsylvania nearly died recently after she suffered ...

This Halloween, Teal is the New Orange

Lindsey Orlofsky | Posted 12.20.2014 | Parents
Lindsey Orlofsky

On Halloween, it doesn't matter if you're dressed as Superman or Wonder Woman; if you're living with life-threatening food allergies, candy is your kryptonite.

What to Expect From an Allergy Evaluation

Julie Kuriakose, M.D. | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Kuriakose, M.D.

Having an allergy evaluation performed by an allergist can help identify the specific triggers of your allergy symptoms, and avoidance of the specific allergen can augment healthy living.

Your Perpetually Stuffed Nose Is Just Your Body Fighting The Good Fight

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living

The question: Why do we get stuffy noses when we're sick? And why does it feel like I could blow my nose until the end of the time? The answer: Eve...

How To Live With A Pet Allergy (Without Getting Rid Of Your Pet)

Dr. Tim Mainardi | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tim Mainardi

Environmental changes, medications and allergen immunotherapy are effective strategies that can help pet allergy sufferers to treat their symptoms and live with a pet allergy while still keeping their best friend around.

Yes, Your Kid Can Actually Live Without Peanut Butter

Lisa Farnham and Ashley Taylor | Posted 11.22.2014 | Parents
Lisa Farnham and Ashley Taylor

I cannot imagine having to live with that kind of fear every day, and I certainly cannot imagine having to deal with people who seemed so callous about the life of my child.

11 Surprising Things That Can Make Allergies Worse

Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living

By Rachel Swalin Who likes getting a runny nose or itchy eyes when allergies flare up? Talk to any allergy sufferer and they will agree it's neve...

For Optimal Health, Savor Your Life

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 09.15.2014 | Fifty
Michael Finkelstein, MD

In our fast-paced world, we are used to looking for quick-fix solutions to our health challenges, not realizing that these "solutions" in fact may contribute to our problems.

You Could Be Allergic To Your iPad

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 09.13.2014 | Technology

CHICAGO (AP) — Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-induci...

8 Tips to Handle the Dog Days of Summer in a Warming Climate

Peter Lehner | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green
Peter Lehner

As our climate continues to warm, we can expect to see more of the season's less pleasant side. Heat-trapping carbon pollution is blanketing the planet, supercharging summer hazards, making them more frequent and intense.

Newspaper Reporter Allergic To Newspaper Ink

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.21.2014 | Media

It doesn't get much more ironic than this. Baltimore Sun reporter Mike Dresser has just discovered what's been causing his severe eye puffing, skin...

The Season of Sneezing: Allergy Remedies and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Dr. Daniel Hsu | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Hsu

Typically caused by an allergic reaction to pollen, almost one in five Americans are impacted, and for some the Western treatment leads to even more issues. But it doesn't have to be that way.

Alissa Scheller

The Plants That Will Make Allergy Sufferers Miserable, All In One Chart

HuffingtonPost.com | Alissa Scheller | Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living

About 35 million Americans suffer from hay fever, or pollen allergy, making it one of the most common allergies in the U.S. If you count yourself amon...

7 Ways Your House Is Making You Sick

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Andrea Atkins | Posted 04.29.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com It often starts when someone retires, says Jeff May. All of a sudden, the retiree is spending a lot more time in his ...

College Soccer Player Severely 'Allergic' To Her Own Sweat

Posted 04.18.2014 | Healthy Living

College student Caitlin McComish loves to play soccer. The only problem is, she's severely "allergic" to her own sweat. According to a report by A...

8 Effective Remedies For Spring Allergies

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sara Schwartz | Posted 04.23.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Ahh, Spring! All winter long we anticipate the warmer weather, chirpier birds, and blooming flowers. But for one in f...

So You Think You Have A Food Allergy

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 06.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

For those of us who find pleasure in eating, it seems like a daunting task to have to avoid a food that we've enjoyed in the past. However, many of my patients feel so much better health- and energy-wise after eliminating the food allergen that they feel it is a worthwhile trade.