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Allergies

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.

This Is Why You Get Spring Allergies

Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Spring has sprung, which means the arrival of chirping birds, sunny days, blooming trees and flowers and … spring allergies. But why do some peop...

The 10 Worst Places To Live For Spring Allergies

Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living

Despite the lingering chilly temperatures and persistent threats of snowfall, millions of Americans have started heading to their doctors with itchy, ...

5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Spring Allergies

Dr. Tim Mainardi | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tim Mainardi

Spring is finally rolling around the corner, and for most of us, that's a big relief. For many others, however, this revival of life also means the return of sneezing, coughing, wheezing, itching and other vexing symptoms of spring allergies, commonly known as hay fever.

Training for the Olympics May Win You Medals, But These Activities Can Also Trigger Asthma Symptoms

Julie Kuriakose, M.D. | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Kuriakose, M.D.

Swimming, hockey and other winter outdoor sports are great fun even when you're not an Olympic athlete! However, engaging in these activities often can make you more prone to developing asthma symptoms.

The Terrifying Truth About The Toxins In Your Everyday Products

Posted 03.24.2014 | Green

Many of us don't realize exactly how hazardous the chemicals in products we use every day can be to our health. Toxins in household cleaners, water bo...

Bubbles and Giggles: Reminders of How to be a Mindful Parent

Joree Rosenblatt | Posted 05.21.2014 | Parents
Joree Rosenblatt

It is so easy, as our kids grow up, to use their independent abilities as an excuse to stop spending quality time with them.

9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Sneezing

Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living

Cold and flu season may be winding down, but sneezing -- with allergies surely on the way -- is here to stay. We all do it, though some of us are more...

No, Allergies Aren't 'Worse' In Certain Parts Of The U.S.

Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living

Despite common belief, allergy prevalence is actually about the same in all regions of the United States, according to a new study in the Journal of A...

When Are Cupcakes More Important Than Compassion?

Kristin Shaw | Posted 04.26.2014 | Parents
Kristin Shaw

Birthdays are beautiful things and deserve to be celebrated. Have a cake at home, by all means. Go all out and have a chocolate-peanut-butter-meringue-almond-butter-cashew-pistachio cake topped with buttercream chock-full of dairy and artificial colors. It's your party. But don't complain because your kid can't have that at school, where they're supposed to be focused on learning.

Why Do Your Kid's Allergies Mean My Kid Can't Have A Birthday?

Today's Mama | Posted 04.22.2014 | Parents
Today's Mama

I agree that a teacher should let all parents know about any life-threatening allergies in a classroom. However, my kid shouldn't have to forgo his birthday cake because yours can't eat it.

Tired of Morning Hangovers? You Could Be Allergic to Alcohol

Dr. Tim Mainardi | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tim Mainardi

Hangover symptoms can be perceived as collateral damage to a good night out, but they may actually be the result of an allergic reaction to ingredients in alcohol. So how do you tell if you are really allergic to alcohol or just suffering from a normal hangover?

Don't Celebrate This Valentine's Day With Your Allergies

Julie Kuriakose, M.D. | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Kuriakose, M.D.

Valentine's Day is a special occasion to celebrate your love with fun and romantic activities. Don't let allergens interfere with the festivities. With a little research and care, you can enjoy a safe, fun and allergy-free Valentine's Day.

How Far Will You Go for Your Pet?

Leslie Goshko | Posted 04.13.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

In July of 2013, my world changed. That's when my husband and I welcomed a two month old kitten named Tater into our home. He was adorable. He was playful. He was the sole reason I couldn't breathe and was living in an allergy hell.

The Health Benefits Of Pets on Newborns

Rescue Idiot | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Rescue Idiot

As of four days ago I am officially an uncle, its great. Working at a shelter i've heard hundreds of expecting parents tell us "We can't keep our dog,...