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Asthma and Cities: Which Cities Rank Best?

For the past six years, the nonprofit Asthma and Allergy Foundation (AAFA) has released a list of the “Asthma Capitals” — the worst cities for asthma. The top offenders for 2009: St. Louis, Milwaukee, and Birmingham, Ala. But if those are the worst cities for asthma sufferers, does that mean other cities are relatively good… Continue reading Asthma and Cities: Which Cities Rank Best?

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Food Allergies and Asthma

While it’s not common for food allergies to cause asthma symptoms, food allergies can cause a severe life-threatening reaction. The most common foods associated with allergic symptoms are: Eggs Cow’s milk Peanuts Soy Wheat Fish Shrimp and other shellfish Salads & fresh fruits Food Preservatives and Asthma Food preservatives can also trigger an asthma attack.… Continue reading Food Allergies and Asthma

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Allergies During the Holidays

Pass the tissues and antihistamine please — ’tis the season for holiday allergies. Like unwanted gifts, sneezing and congestion arrive, making allergy sufferers miserable and putting a damper on holiday fun. Fortunately you don’t have to be sidelined from the festivities. Whether it’s symptoms to food, pets, mold or mildew, allergies during the holidays can be beat… Continue reading Allergies During the Holidays