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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,...

This Is What Restaurants Have To Deal With When It Comes To Dietary Restrictions

Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste

That's quite a list.

How To Survive The Holidays With Allergies

Julie Kuriakose, M.D. | Posted 02.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Kuriakose, M.D.

Seasonal allergies don't need to ruin your holiday season. Being prepared and taking precaution can go a long way in the fight against your allergies.

The Social Impact of Food Allergies

Priyanka Chugh | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Priyanka Chugh

The feeling of being bullied and stigmatized does not end as children age into adults: bullying and a sense of loneliness are ubiquitous in many of the lives of those with food restrictions.

The Worst Cities For Fall Allergies

www.weather.com | Posted 01.13.2014 | Healthy Living

Fall allergy season is here and it's back with a vengeance, thanks to record rain in parts of the South and Northeast....

Freedom Is Now Affordable

Meryl Branch-McTiernan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Meryl Branch-McTiernan

I am always confused by critics of health care reform who associate freedom with employer-provided health insurance. There is nothing more freeing than having the opportunity to pursue a dream without the worry that you're one accident away from incurring crippling debt.

Lessons Learned from an (Allergy-Safe) Halloween Costume

Carissa K | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

he limitations are all things that we can manage and I'll always be there, finding creative ways to help him enjoy himself in safe ways.

Is Your Pooch Prone to Scooting?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

If your pup is doing the dreaded scoot across the grass or your favorite Oriental rug, take heed. Chances are she's trying to solve a problem with one...

Why Do Allergies Exist?

| Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Dina Fine Maron (Click here for the original article) Millions of people suffer from hives or shortness of breath when they encounter everyda...

Read Ingredient Labels

Tichina Arnold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tichina Arnold

After much testing, I was informed that my baby had "severe allergies" and was suffering with eczema and asthma in its severest form. Our lives immediately changed forever.

More States Take Steps To Fight Allergies In Schools

AP | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Posted 10.17.2013 | Parents

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When a third-grade student who had been stung by a wasp developed welts on his neck and had trouble brea...

What Your Nose Has To Do With A Good Night's Sleep

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

In contemplating weight gain, the nose seems like an improbable culprit. Most people would far more likely blame the mouth for waistline woes. Nevertheless, the nose may indeed have a part to play.

How to Exploit a Kitten

Leslie Goshko | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

My husband and I both have cat allergies but took a chance on the myth that this breed of kitten was hypoallergenic. Good news is, my husband hasn't had so much as one allergic sniffle. Bad news? I instantly plummeted into allergy hell.

Feeling Sick? It May Be Fall Allergies

Julie Kuriakose, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Kuriakose, M.D.

Despite common thought, spring isn't the only allergy-prone season. As the weather begins to change and fall settles in, many may find themselves experiencing allergies as bad as those they experienced during the spring, and possibly worse.