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    1. Summer Without Sunburn

      Bright red, tender skin is often the mark of a summer day spent outdoors. But sunburn is not a healthy glow. It’s a sign of skin damage that can lead to premature aging and skin cancer. Even if you “tan, don’t burn,” you’re inviting trouble, says David Leffell, MD. “Any amount of unprotected sun exp

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    2. Foods That Fight Allergies?

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    3. 5 Nasal Allergy Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

      If you have nasal allergies, you may be used to sneezing and congestion that last the entire day. But you don’t have to just put up with it. Whether you’re allergic to dust mites, tree pollen, or animal dander, you can find relief for your nasal allergy symptoms. “Some people suffer with seasonal al

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    4. Worst Allergy Cities in America for Spring Allergies

      It’s a top ranking that Knoxville, Tenn., won’t be promoting any time soon: It’s No. 1 on the list of “most challenging” places to live if you have spring allergies. That’s according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s 2010 ranking of 100 U.S. cities. The city earned the dubious honor

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    5. The Best Cities for Allergies in the United States

      Each year, as spring rolls around, many seasonal allergy sufferers lament, “Maybe I should just move to Alaska!” Warm weather arrives, the trees bud, the flowers bloom -- and noses burst with sniffles and irritation. Then just as the allergic reactions of April and May have become a memory, fall hit

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    6. 6 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Seasonal Allergies

      If "gesundheit" is becoming the byword of the day, you may have entered hay fever season. That's the time of year when your immune system may go a little haywire, overreacting to all the pollen in the air. There's a lot you can do about seasonal allergy symptoms – especially if you work closely with

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    7. Coping With Spring Allergies

      When spring's around the corner, your thoughts might naturally turn to enjoying the outdoors, having picnics, and getting exercise in the fresh air. However, people with spring allergies want to take part in those activities without sniffling, sneezing, itching, and rubbing their eyes. Sensitive peo

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    8. How Your Clothes Can Make You Sick

      By Dr. Amy Wechsler Consider it the worst type of fashion blunder: Your favorite items could be at fault for otherwise-unexplained breakouts and rashes. See how your duds measure up. Metal Awareness: If you’ve ever noticed an itchy, red rash on your earlobes, the nickel in your everyday earrings cou

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    9. 3 Questions About Fragrance Allergies

      If you find yourself developing a killer headache when riding an elevator with someone who was a bit generous dabbing on the perfume, you have company. More than 2 million Americans have fragrance allergies or sensitivities -- and the number is on the rise. Although that person's perfume may have be

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    10. 3 Questions About Pollen Allergies

      Do you suffer from frequent sneezing, congestion, watery eyes, and an itchy, runny nose? If so, you may have seasonal allergic rhinitis, often called hay fever. It strikes when pollen starts to fly. About 18 million U.S. adults and more than 7 million children suffer from hay fever, according to the

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