• What You Don’t Know About Spring Allergies Can Cause You Misery

    What You Don’t Know About Spring Allergies Can Cause You Misery

    Chirping birds won’t be the only thing heard in the coming spring months. More than 40 million Americans will be sneezing and wheezing thanks to seasonal allergies. Early spring temperatures mean allergy symptoms will be intense and last longer than average.

  • Life Saving Treatment for Fire Ant Allergy Underused

    Life Saving Treatment for Fire Ant Allergy Underused

    Two million Americans are allergic to insect stings, an allergy which sends more than 500,000 people to the emergency room annually. Yet, according to a new study, while fire ant allergy sufferers know allergy shots can save their life, more than 60 percent do not adhere to treatment guidelines.

  • Minimizing risk of nut allergy reactions on flights

    Minimizing risk of nut allergy reactions on flights

    Passengers who engaged in eight mitigating factors were less likely to report an allergic reaction during a flight, according to a recent study. Passengers who did things such as requesting an accommodation or a peanut/tree nut-free meal, wiping their tray tables, or avoiding using airline food, pillows, and blankets had significantly lower odds of reporting a reaction

  • Really? The Claim: The Flu Shot Can Worsen Asthma

    Every flu season, people with severe asthma are among those urged to be particularly diligent about getting vaccinated. And yet, studies show that most people with asthma — roughly two thirds — do not get vaccinated, in part because many worry that the flu shot itself can worsen asthma and provoke attacks. But new research involving both children and adults with asthma, suggests that the flu shot does not worsen asthma.

  • Can Acupuncture Reduce Symptoms of Hay Fever?

    Can Acupuncture Reduce Symptoms of Hay Fever?

    Acupuncture is the crown jewel of alternative medicine, recommended for issues like chronic pain and osteoarthritis. Lately, the age-old treatment has been promoted as a way to relieve hay fever. But is there any real benefit?

  • Food Allergy Advice for Kids: Don't Delay Peanuts, Eggs

    Parents trying to navigate the confusing world of children’s food allergies now have more specific advice to consider. Highly allergenic foods such as peanut butter, fish and eggs can be introduced to babies between 4 and 6 months and may even play a role in preventing food allergies from developing.

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