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Are Asthma and Allergies Disabilities?

Has a preschool rejected your child? Or was your child left out of a field trip because a teacher was afraid to use an epinephrine auto-injector? Does a moldy carpet at work or school make you sick? Does stale smoke in offices, hotel rooms, or conference centers make it hard for you to work? The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law. It gives people with disabilities the right to ask for changes where policies, prac­tices, or conditions leave you out or put you at a disadvantage.

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5 Things to do to Feel Better During
Allergy Season

Nobody said spring allergies would be fun, but you never thought it would be this bad. What if you had some simple ways to avoid the sneezing, wheezing, itchy eyes, and runny nose that come along once the weather starts to warm up? Here are five things you can do to feel better during spring allergy season. (Bonus: These tips will work for your summer allergies, as well.)

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A Closer Look at Eye Allergies

If your eyes itch and are red, tearing, or burning, you may have eye allergies (also called allergic conjunctivitis), a condition that affects millions of Americans. Let’s take a closer look at this troublesome allergic condition and what you can do to get relief.

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Can’t Concentrate?

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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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

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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NFL Legend Jerome Bettis

by Jessica Webb Errickson

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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Skip the Allergies, Not the Fun

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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Go with the Flow

Monitoring your asthma on a reg­ular basis is an important part of keeping your asthma under control. Keeping track of your symptoms whenever you have them is a good idea. This will help you and your doctor adjust your treatment over time.

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