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5 Surprising Summer Allergy & Asthma Triggers

Summer means barbeques, festi­vals, and other outdoor activities, and if you experience allergic reactions to grass pollens, you might be running for cover. However, seasonal allergies can also affect those without pollen sensitivities due to unexpected summer staples, such as certain fruits and vegetables, campfires, and changes in the weather.

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Seven Tips to Successfully Quit Smoking in the New Year

This holiday season, countless Americans will make the New Year’s resolution to quit smoking in 2012. While quitting smoking is extremely difficult—six out of 10 smokers require multiple quit attempts to stop smoking—preparing a quit-smoking plan can greatly improve a person's chance for success. The following are proven tips and resources from the American Lung Association that have helped thousands of people give up smoking for good.

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10 Things You Should Know about Mold

Molds produce tiny spores to reproduce. These spores waft through the indoor and outdoor air continually. When mold spores land on a damp spot indoors, they may be­gin growing and digesting whatever they are growing on in order to survive. When excessive moisture or water accu­mulates indoors, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed.

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Skin Allergy Mobile App Available

For people who suffer from skin allergies, shopping for something simple like laundry detergent, shampoo or lotion can be a gamble that lands them in the doctor’s office. A National Ambulatory Medical Care survey found that allergic reactions to skin care and cosmetic products were the second most frequent dermatologic diagnosis.

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Dining Out with Food Allergies

Dining out is one of America’s favorite pastimes, but for peo­ple with food allergies and intolerances, the experience can often be frustrating and stressful. Paul An­tico, founder of AllergyEats, an online source for finding allergy-friendly res­taurants, understands these challenges firsthand from dining out with his three food-allergic children.

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Home Is Where the Sneeze Is

When you have indoor aller­gies, it’s hard to feel like “there’s no place like home.” The good news is there are some simple steps you can take to reduce your exposure to indoor allergens.

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Have a Sneeze-Free, Wheeze-Free Winter

Spring and fall are not the only seasons that prove troublesome for those with allergies & asthma. Winter weather causes people to spend more time indoors, where a host of household allergens can be found. For people with asthma, cold air and out­door winter activities can worsen asthma symptoms. Fortunately, there are things you can do to have a sneeze-free, wheeze-free winter.

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9 Common Allergy Triggers

An allergen is an otherwise harmless substance that the immune system mistakes as being harmful. There are many types of allergens and conditions caused by them. Some people are allergic to lots of things. Some people are allergic to only one thing or to very few things. What a person is allergic to is determined by many different factors, including the environment, a person’s genes, and the way the immune system works. Here are the nine most common types of allergens.

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