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Coping with COPD
It’s a Family Affair

A diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can seem like devastating news. A life with COPD is different from a life without COPD, and coping with these changes is a significant challenge to overcome. The good news is that peo­ple with COPD can continue to live active, full lives.

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Coping with Allergies

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Cozy Up to an Allergy-Friendly Home

Millions of people experience allergy symptoms caused by indoor allergens. These culprits include dust mite droppings, animal dan­der, cockroach droppings, and molds. While avoiding allergens is the most effective treatment approach, strict avoid­ance isn’t always possible. This winter, as temperatures drop and you begin spending more time indoors, consider making the following changes to mini­mize your allergy symptoms.

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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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Coping with Asthma

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?
Not if You Spend it Sneezing & Wheezing

You don’t want to be a Scrooge. You really don’t. But every holi­day season you wonder why your “seasonal” allergies are still bothering you. Why are you stuck sneezing, wheez­ing, and coughing while everyone else is caroling, sleighing, and spreading cheer?

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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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