Even Olympians Have Asthma

“As athletes compete in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, more than a few will be reaching for their inhaler to deal with asthma symptoms. Asthma is the most common chronic condition among Olympic athletes, according to a 2012 study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The study looked at athletes in the five Summer and Winter Olympic Games between 2002 and 2010 and found...
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Managing Food Allergies

“Sometimes, it seems like life is all about having a food allergy. For most people, eating is one of life’s great pleasures. But for food-allergic families, the need for constant vigilance can take the joy out of mealtimes and special occasions. If you’ve just been diagnosed or recently had an anaphylactic reaction, you may be having an especially tough time. Here are a few tips to help...
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Back to School and Food Allergies

“Many of us are preparing to send our children back to school, but for parents of the more than six million children with a food allergy, back to school means more than just buying supplies and clothes. As Serese Cole reports in Health Check, it means making sure your student is safe at school.” Read the full article...
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GERD and Asthma

“GERD is the result of acid from the stomach refluxing into the esophagus (food pipe) and trachea (windpipe). Typical symptoms are pain in the chest area (under the sternum), a bad taste in the mouth or bad breath, sore throat, cough and laryngitis. Studies show that between 30 to 80 percent of asthma patients also have GERD.” Read the full article...
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It’s Time to Start Thinking About Fall Allergy Season

“Ragweed, the biggest allergy trigger in the fall, usually starts releasing its pollen with cooler nights and warm days in August. It can last into September and October when the first frost hits, which is why it is a major contributor to fall allergies. If you suffer from spring allergies, there’s a good chance you also suffer from fall allergies.” Read the rest of the article...
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Adult-Onset Allergies: What Now?

If you’ve had the unfortunate experience of a brand-new allergy as an adult, know that you’re not alone in that misery. See the full article here.
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