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The Worst Places To Live For Fall Allergies

Posted 09.20.2013 | Healthy Living

This fall, some cities are in for a sneezier season than others. Northeast states can expect an average allergy season, but residents of the Southeast...

The Real Reason Behind All Those Allergies, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

Chief Medical Editor for NBC News Dr. Nancy Snyderman explained why people have so many allergies these days when she joined me on Mondays With Marlo....

A Mother's Concern Leads To A Million-Dollar Invention

Posted 07.31.2013 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

Hoodlum Weeds on a 'Fevered' Planet

Linda Marsa | Posted 09.28.2013 | Science
Linda Marsa

Hotter weather coupled with higher concentrations of carbon dioxide in the air prompt allergens like ragweed to grow larger and produce more pollen, and the carbon-enriched pollen is more noxious and damaging because it contains more of the chemicals that cause allergic reactions.

Close to Home: Things Climate Change May Ruin

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 09.15.2013 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Here is just a bit of what we've learned in recent years about some of the things that the science community thinks climate change is going to negatively affect, or even ruin.

Don't Let Asthma Overshadow Your Summer: Discover Your Allergy Profile

Robert Reinhardt, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Reinhardt, M.D.

Research suggests that exposure to both allergens and viruses increase the likelihood of hospitalization. So what can patients with asthma do to proactively ensure that symptoms don't interfere with their summer activities?

The Absolute Best Date Ideas For People With Allergies

Posted 06.20.2013 | Weddings

By Marla Patcher for HowAboutWe.com When you have allergies, sometimes a fun night out can turn into a dating disaster. Your partner might plan a s...

Never Mind 'Don't Pick Your Nose' -- Boogers May Be Good For You

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

If you catch a child with a finger up his nose, you probably discourage it. But could the "nasty" habit of nose-picking -- and eating it -- be more sanitary and even health-beneficial than we've been taught?

Relief for Itchy Pets

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 08.04.2013 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Most dogs and cats will occasionally lick their feet or rub their face. There are some pets, however, that are consumed by this activity to the point that they traumatize their skin till its raw and inflamed. These pets are suffering and need a therapeutic plan of action to help.

What It's Like to Date When You're Allergic to Everything

HowAboutWe | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
HowAboutWe

Even if my date isn't disturbed, now kissing is completely off the table for the evening. But what was I supposed to say? Three minutes into meeting a guy, and I'm all, "Hey if you wanna kiss me later, avoid these foods!" Then hand him a handy checklist.

3 Yoga Moves That Relieve Allergy Misery

Posted 05.24.2013 | OWN

By Kelly DiNardo Three simple moves to lessen your sniffles and help you feel better. Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost OWN on Faceboo...

How To Get A Good Night's Sleep With Seasonal Allergies

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.24.2013 | Healthy Living

As if seasonal allergies weren't bad enough, the itchy eyes, sneezing and stuffed-up noses are stealing something very valuable from a number of suffe...

Your Gluten-Free Mother's Day Brunch Menu

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 07.06.2013 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

Mother's Day brunch is an annual tradition, full of dainty tea sandwiches, decadent French toast, and muffins galore. What's a wheat-free woman to do?

5 Strategies For Coping With Seasonal Allergies

Posted 05.01.2013 | OWN

By Amanda Schupak Pollen counts are on the rise. Luckily, relief is closer than you think. Polar bears and beach dwellers aren't the only on...

Astoria Characters: The Pro-Active Parent

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.24.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

"Cooking's very therapeutic," says Claudia Lieto-McKenna. "Even the smell is very calming. There's something about the ritual and the giving it away."

The Best And Worst Foods For Allergies

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 04.25.2013 | Healthy Living

Some of us can't wait for the brilliant blossoms of spring to finally arrive. Others fear that day and the sniffling, sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, ...

Getting Rid of the Food Allergy Fear Factor

Dr. Ruchi Gupta | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ruchi Gupta

Children with food allergies need to carry their medications (antihistamines and epinephrine) in the same way that kids in a car need to wear their seatbelts. Most of the time, they won't need it. But there may come a time when those protections save the children's lives.

The 5 Best Gluten-Free Flours and What to Do With Them

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 06.02.2013 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

Here are my favorite five gluten-free flours that I like to keep around the house and some recipe ideas to keep those canisters from getting dusty.

7 Signs That You Need Acupuncture This Spring

Sara Calabro | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Sara Calabro

Last week was the first day of spring. Yahoo! Except for that fact that many people don't feel so hot this time of year. The flu is -- knock on wood -- mostly behind us. Allergies have not quite exploded yet. So, why do so many of us feel off in the early days of spring?

Do You Suffer From Seasonal Allergies? (POLL)

Posted 03.31.2013 | MarloThomas

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Will This Be The Worst Allergy Season Ever?

Posted 03.31.2013 | Green

From Marlene Cimons, Climate Nexus: Marlene Cimons writes for Climate Nexus, a nonprofit that aims to tell the climate story in innovative ways th...

Why Pollen Allergies May Only Get Worse

Posted 03.26.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: Spring has sprung, and allergy season won't be far behind. But if you think last year's allergies were bad...

7 Ways To Prepare For Spring Allergies

Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living

By Mikel Theobald for Everyday Health You can feel it in the air -- spring allergies are fast approaching. With the changing of the seasons comes...

Dr. Oz: 5 Simple Ways To Fight Seasonal Allergies

Posted 03.22.2013 | OWN

By Dr. Mehmet Oz Miserable, incurable, and afflicting at least 35 million of us, spring allergies are fast approaching. They kick in when the immun...

T-Shirt Tells The World What Your Kid Is Allergic To

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.19.2013 | Parents

Now kids can wear a warning of the foods that will harm them. All parents have to do is fill in the blanks. A new "Don't Feed Me" T-shirt with a ch...