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Health Tip: Things to Consider Before Allergy Shots

Health Tip: Things to Consider Before Allergy Shots

Published 06/26/2018

(HealthDay News) -- Allergy shots help ease symptoms for people who have chronic allergies.

The shots contain small amounts of allergens to which the recipient reacts. After repeated exposure to the allergens, the immune system is better able to fight the things that make the person sneeze, wheez...

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Got Asthma? Avoid Allergens

Got Asthma? Avoid Allergens

Published 04/21/2018

SATURDAY, April 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you have asthma, it may help to reduce your exposure to allergens.

Previous research has shown that roughly two-thirds of all people with asthma also have an allergy, allergy experts say.

"What many people don't realize is that the same things that...

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More Than 40% of Americans Breathe Dirty Air: Report

More Than 40% of Americans Breathe Dirty Air: Report

Published 04/18/2018

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More than two of every five Americans reside in counties with unhealthy levels of smog and air pollution, thanks largely to the effect of global warming, health researchers report.

Ozone levels spiked in the United States in 2016, which was the nation...

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COPD Patients May Breathe Easier With Tai Chi

COPD Patients May Breathe Easier With Tai Chi

Published 04/09/2018

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People struggling with COPD might find some relief in an ancient art.

The centuries-old practice of tai chi appears to boost the exercise capabilities and the quality of life of those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a study from Chinese...

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Now's the Time to Tackle Springtime Allergies

Now's the Time to Tackle Springtime Allergies

Published 03/17/2018

SATURDAY, March 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- With spring allergy season just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about how to deal with your symptoms, experts say.

"Bottom line, very few people suffer from the same allergies or symptoms," Dr. Bradley Chipps, president of the American C...

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Published 02/06/2018

Asthma attacks declining among U.S. children

More work needed to continue progress

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Asthma-related hospitalizations and missed school days were fewer in 2013 tha...

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