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Say Hello to Fall
… and Goodbye to Allergy & Asthma Symptoms

With its cooler temperatures, beautiful colors, and fun activities, fall is a favorite season for many people. But the arrival of harvest season also signals the arrival of fall allergies, causing headaches, stuffy noses, and sneezing that can put a damper on fall fun. If you’re one of more than 50 million Americans with allergies and asthma, the following tips can help you find relief and enjoy fall to the fullest.

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Coping with Allergies

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NFL Legend Jerome Bettis
Gives the Play-by-Play on Managing His Asthma & Severe Food Allergies

As one of the most celebrated players in NFL history, former Pittsburgh Steeler Jerome Bettis knows the importance of staying at the top of his game. For Jerome, whose impressive rushing skills earned him the nickname “The Bus,” keeping in tiptop shape demands more than a healthy diet and exercise routine; he also has to contend with asthma and severe food allergies. But with his asthma under control and his anaphylaxis action plan in place, nothing can stop “The Bus.”

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The Dish on Dining Out with Food Allergies

Aside from the stunning Fog City backdrop against the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco is best known as a foodie haven with great local cuisine. When moving to the Bay Area more than a decade ago, I didn’t take into account the overwhelming presence of seafood in the city. Having a seafood allergy, it took some adjustments to be able to enjoy the beauty and culture and still dodge seafood, which seemed to be everywhere.

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Coping with Asthma

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Do You Know What Makes Your Asthma Worse?

An asthma trigger is anything that makes your asthma worse. When you encoun­ter one of your triggers, it can cause a sudden worsening of asthma symptoms, which is often called an asthma attack, episode, or flare-up. Here’s a breakdown of the most com­mon asthma triggers, along with some tips for reducing your exposure to them.

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How Asthma and COPD Can Affect Your Sleep
And What You Can Do about It

Good quality sleep is important for everyone. However, people with asthma or chronic obstruc­tive pulmonary disease may have sleep issues that can lead to nighttime awaken­ings and daytime sleepiness. This can worsen their symptoms of asthma or COPD. Fortunately, there are a number of steps people with asthma or COPD can take to improve their sleep.

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