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Skip the Allergies, Not the Fun
Get Relief from Your Allergy Symptoms & Enjoy the Warm Weather

Seasonal allergic rhinitis, often referred to as hay fever, affects millions of people worldwide. Symptoms in­clude sneezing, stuffiness, a runny nose, and itchiness in the nose, roof of the mouth, throat, eyes, or ears. These allergic reactions are most commonly caused by pollen and mold spores in the air, which start a chain reaction in the immune system.

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Coping with Allergies

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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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Separating Allergy Fact from Fiction
The Greatest Allergy Myths and Misconceptions, Debunked

From gluten allergy and hypoaller­genic pets, to avoiding the flu shot because of an egg allergy, there are a lot of common myths and miscon­ceptions about allergies. Many might be shocking due to a great deal of false information in the media and on the Internet. And some of the misconcep­tions can be damaging to your health if vaccinations are skipped and extreme dietary avoidances are taken.

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Coping with Asthma

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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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Kids Can Breathe Easy at Asthma Camp

Both parents and their kids with asthma can breathe easy this summer knowing they will be well taken care of at asthma camp. Asthma camps are exclusively for chil­dren and teens with persistent asthma, meaning they take daily controller medication. Many of the kids who go to asthma camp are unable to attend a “mainstream” camp because of their chronic disease, required daily medica­tions, or their parents’ discomfort with not knowing the level of care their child will receive away from home.

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