Ways to Side-Step the System and Save on Health Care

When it comes to health exchanges and what government health policies are being offered, these are very confusing times. But there are options that you can take advantage of that help you side-step costs and bureaucracy. These options allow you to obtain quality health care at a fraction of the cost (considering premiums are set […]

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Allergies & Cancer on the Rise Due to GM Foods

Food allergies have become a global epidemic and conventional medicine has no cure. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, food allergies (in kids) have increased by 50% between 1997 and 2011. Could this have anything to do with genetically engineered foods? Since the 1990s, when genetically modified (GM) foods were approved, we […]

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Reduce Seasonal Health Issues

Seasonal and temperature changes can predispose us to many health ailments such as colds and flu’s, seasonal allergies, asthma, heat exhaustion, migraines, skin disorders, mood disorders, changes in blood pressure, infections, pain and arthritis. These changes can affect a person’s physical and mental health and well-being and may worsen the symptoms of existing disorders. Different […]

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Kids with Allergies Can Have Fun without the Fright

Haunted houses, witches, goblins and ghosts – lots of people love the shivers down the spine and scares that come along with Halloween. What’s definitely not so fun for parents of kids with food allergies are the potential dangers lurking in Halloween candy and party treats. Also, children with asthma and other allergies can be […]

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Asthma Symptoms Kicking Up?

People who suffer from asthma may think there’s not a lot they can do to control their asthma besides properly taking medications and avoiding allergic triggers. According to a new article in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), asthma sufferers can […]

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Medications Main Culprit Allergic Deaths in US

Medications are the leading cause of allergy-related sudden deaths in the U.S., according to an analysis of death certificates from 1999 to 2010, conducted by researchers at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. The study, published online in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, also found that the […]

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Food Allergy or Digestive Problem?

Food allergies and digestive problems, known as food intolerances, can have similar symptoms. With both conditions, eating certain foods can result in abdominal symptoms, including diarrhea, abdominal pain, and gas. But with most food allergies, certain symptoms can help distinguish them from a non-allergic digestive problem. “Food allergies, in most cases, are going to be […]

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Allergy (also known as Hypersensitivity)

An allergy is also know as hypersensitivity and it is a reaction by your immune system to something that does not bother most other people. People who have allergies often are sensitive to more than one thing. Substances that often cause reactions are: Pollen Dust mites Mold spores Pet dander Food Insect stings Medicines Normally, […]

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Study finds potential new target to treat asthma attacks brought on by colds

Researchers have identified a molecular mechanism that could explain why the common cold can bring on life-threatening asthma attacks. Published in Science Translational Medicine, the findings indicate this may be a potential target for new drugs that could be more effective than existing treatments. Viruses that infect the airways are the most common cause of […]

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Sublingual Immunotherapy: Treating Allergies with Drops

For much of her adult life, Shirley Hickey received two injections a week in an effort to tame severe allergies that caused frequent sore throats and sinus infections. Now she uses a less painful method. “One drop under the tongue every morning, and that’s it,” said Ms. Hickey, 65, who lives in Beaver Falls, Pa. […]

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