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Hooray! Spring Is Here
… but So Is Hay Fever

Spring is in the air, and so are bil­lions of tiny pollens that trigger allergy symptoms in millions of people. This condition is called seasonal allergic rhinitis, commonly referred to as hay fever.

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Coping with Allergies

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Spring Cleaning with Allergies & Asthma
Your Guide to Keeping Tidy and Healthy

Spring cleaning can be more than just a daunting chore for people with allergies and asthma. Dust, pet hair, and fumes from cleaning sup­plies can leave you reaching for the tissues instead of the broom. But spring cleaning can also help you avoid al­lergy symptoms.

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Minnesota Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson
Stays in the Game with His Anaphylaxis Action Plan

On the football field, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is virtually unstoppable. He was even named the NFL’s MVP of the 2012 sea­son. But during training camp for that MVP season, Adrian was blindsided when a bowl of seafood gumbo, a food he’s eaten and loved his whole life, caused him to experience anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction.

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Coping with Asthma

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Who Gets Asthma?

Asthma is very common, affect­ing more than 26 million people in the United States, including nearly 7 million children. No one knows for sure why some people have asthma and others don’t. However, heredity can play a role. People who have family members with allergies or asthma are more likely to have asthma themselves.

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Send Your Child’s Asthma Packing!
Tips for Asthma-Friendly Travel

Your child’s asthma shouldn’t stop you from planning a family vacation or sending your child to sleepover camp or on a trip with friends. With some careful preparation and com­munication, you and your child should be able to enjoy all the benefits of time away from home.

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