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Allergies

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...

Getting Past the Hype About Peanut Allergies

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.18.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Who could forget the tragic "peanut butter kiss of death" headlines about a Canadian teen who died of anaphylactic shock related to a peanut allergy. Well, the teenager did die -- but little else of that story proved true.

Food Intolerances vs. Allergies: The Pizza Crisis

Lora Krulak | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Lora Krulak

The next morning I woke with a headache, flu-like symptoms, and eyes so pouffy they could barely open. My husband looked at me and asked why I seemed so pale and clammy. This is food intolerance in action.

Adverse Effects Attributed to Medications May Be From Food for Some People

S.Z. Berg | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
S.Z. Berg

People with medical conditions such as celiac, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or food allergies should know that they may not be sensitive or allergic to the medicine to which they reacted. Rather, their reactions may have been from the food contents in the drugs.

How This Want-To-Be Grandparent Fills Her Time

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 04.09.2013 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

I'm not discouraging anyone from becoming a grandparent. But in the meantime, pet sitting seems to be just the ticket. What could be better than the cuddly love of a cat but no litter box in your kitchen?

Is Your Home Making Your Kids Sick?

GalTime | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
GalTime

Most people believe that allergies really aren't a concern in the winter months, because there is no pollen in the air. While that may be true, there are still plenty of triggers in your home that can bring on allergies or an asthma attack.

Why We Sneeze And Other Fun Facts About The Big Ah-Choo!

Posted 01.22.2013 | Healthy Living

By Beth W. Orenstein Why do we sneeze? The long-standing answer has been that sneezing is a reflex. When irritants -- such as germs, dust, pollen...

A Month-By-Month Guide To Seasonal Allergies

Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living

By Beth W. Orenstein If you suffer from allergies for even part of the year, you may wonder when you'll get a reprieve. People with spring allerg...

Not The Happiest Time Of Year For Everyone

Karyn L. Wiseman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.24.2013 | Religion
Karyn L. Wiseman, Ph.D.

We hear songs about this being the happiest time of the year, but for many it is a time of torment and suffering, depression and anguish. Whether your Christmas is decidedly red and green or some shade of the blues, you are special and God's beloveds.

Making Room at the Inn: Helping Those With Food Allergies Celebrate -- and Stay Alive

Dr. Ruchi Gupta | Posted 02.22.2013 | Home
Dr. Ruchi Gupta

My wish for the holidays is simple: that all adults and children who have food allergies may enjoy their celebrations to the fullest -- without having to live in fear of food.

Are Antibiotics Making Us Fat?

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Cleanliness may be next to godliness, but it might also do us in. A growing body of data suggests that a wide range of ills, from allergies and asthma to metabolic disease and superbugs, may be the consequence of our war on germs.

No Cellphones, TVs Or Cars: These People Are Allergic To Modern Life

Posted 09.28.2012 | Healthy Living

Imagine what life would be like if you were allergic to cellphones, computers, cars, even radio frequencies. In short, imagine being allergic to moder...

The Allergy-Free Dog: Real, or a Myth?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

The study authored by Dr. Cole Johnson is the first of its kind. The researchers set out to see whether so-called "hypoallergenic" pups were shedding less Canis familiaris 1 around their homes.

The 20 Worst Places To Live For Fall Allergies

Posted 09.27.2012 | Healthy Living

If you're finding yourself sniffling more than usual for this time of year, you're not alone: A number of experts predict that this fall will be a sne...

The Most Common Fall Allergy Triggers (And How To Avoid Them)

Posted 09.21.2012 | Healthy Living

By many accounts, we're in for a rough go of it this fall allergy season, thanks to the warmer-than-usual year we've been having. "[Hot temperature...

Are Green Cleaners Safe? New Data May Surprise You

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

EWG's scientists looked at 2,000 cleaners over a one-year period and found half have ingredients known to harm our lungs.

Indiana High School Claims Baby Powder Poses Health Risks, Nixes Football Tradition

Posted 09.11.2012 | Education

Citing health concerns, Carmel High School administrators are putting an end to a student tradition of spraying baby powder in the student section of ...

Could a Vitamin D Supplement a Day Keep the Colds Away?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

At this point, if you are someone who is interested in supplements and vitamins, you might be getting tired of hearing about all the extensive virtues of vitamin D.

Inspiring Change With Patients Using Patience

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 09.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

Seeds of knowledge and understanding for patients sometimes get integrated easily, and sometimes it seems impossible. I am reminded to never give up on a patient just starting out, some people take longer to make changes.

'Worrisome' New Statistic About Allergies

Posted 06.27.2012 | Parents

Parents and caretakers may not be doing everything they can to protect young children from allergic reactions, according to a study published Monday i...

WATCH: How To Cope With Seasonal Allergies, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman

Posted 08.22.2013 | MarloThomas

Health expert Dr. Nancy Snyderman joined me to share her knowledge about treating seasonal allergies. Check out more useful health tips from Dr. N...

Inspired By Motherhood, She Invented A Product To Protect Kids From Toxins

Posted 06.13.2012 | Fifty

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. Women should know that they don't have to hang...

Foods That Reduce Your Risk of Allergies and Asthma

EatingWell | Posted 07.11.2012 | Healthy Living
EatingWell

Can a healthy diet help you breathe easier? Some research says "yes." But there are also a lot of unproven dietary strategies touted help manage allergies and asthma. What works? What doesn't?

Summer Home Tips: Allergy Friendly

Robin Wilson | Posted 07.09.2012 | Green
Robin Wilson

As you return to your summer home, there are many things on the maintenance list and given the damp weather this year, many homeowners are reporting mold related issues. Plus, with the high pollen count and allergens, we are also hearing more about bouts of wheezing and sneezing.