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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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Can’t Concentrate?
Your Allergies May Be to Blame

Sneezing, wheezing, watery eyes, and a runny nose aren’t the only symptoms of allergic diseases. Many people with allergic rhinitis also report feeling “slower” and drowsy. When their allergies are acting up, they have trouble concentrating and remembering.

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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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Coping with Asthma

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Get the Facts on Exercise-Induced Asthma
Then Get Moving!

Whether you are training for the next Winter Olympics or enjoying winter sports on your own, exercise-induced broncho­constriction should not force you to be a spectator in your favorite sporting activities.

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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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