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 here.
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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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Oil Fracking and Asthma

More than 25 million U.S. adults and children have asthma, a disease that narrows airways in the lungs. Symptoms include wheezing, breathing difficulties and chest tightness, and they can sometimes flare up with exposure to dust, air pollution and stress. Previous research has found heavy air pollution in areas where oil and gas drilling is booming. Industry groups responding to the new research...
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Prevent Asthma Attacks with an iPhone Game

For children, relying on symptoms to determine whether an asthma attack is about to happen is particularly difficult. Not only is it harder for them to articulate their discomfort, it’s less likely that they will be able to attribute it to asthmatic symptoms. Charvi Shetty, an entrepreneur and former neuro-radiology researcher at UCSF, might have found an unlikely solution to keeping children...
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Allergies, Asthma, and College

You’re a teenager with allergies or asthma and later this year you’ll be heading off to college. You may be thinking, “I have tons of time to get myself together before I leave.” Not so much. Start now to consider how you’ll shift gears. Read the full article on the ACAAI website here.
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