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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. New Food Allergy Guidelines Out

    Dec. 6, 2010 -- Comprehensive new guidelines on food allergies are out from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The new guidelines are directed at doctors to help them diagnose and manage food allergies. Experts say food allergies appear to be on the rise, affecting ne

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  4. How to Manage Food Allergies in Children

    Nov. 29, 2010 -- Pediatricians play a key role in preventing and treating food-related allergic reactions among school-aged children, and can help implement plans concerning the way food allergies are managed in the school setting, according to a clinical report published by the American Academy of

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  5. Some People Can’t Identify the Nuts They’re Allergic To

    Nov. 16, 2010 -- Many adults and children with nut allergies are unable to identify different types of tree nuts and peanuts, which could increase the risk of exposure and life-threatening allergic reactions. Researchers led by Todd L. Hostetler, MD, and Bryan Martin, MD, from The Ohio State Univers

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  6. Eating Peanuts While Pregnant May Up Allergy Risk

    Nov. 1, 2010 -- Babies with evidence of food allergies whose mothers ate peanuts during pregnancy may have an increased risk for potentially life-threatening peanut allergies, a new study suggests. The more peanuts the new mothers in the study ate during their third trimester, the higher their babie

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  7. Fall Allergy Capitals: The Worst Cities for People With Fall Allergies

    Oct. 27, 2010 -- Dayton, Ohio, tops the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s list as the toughest place to live in the fall for people with allergies, moving up from sixth in last year’s ranking of the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas. The AAFA says the rankings are based on a scientifi

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  8. Food Allergies Linked to Asthma Risk

    Oct. 20, 2010 -- About three of every 100 people in the U.S. have at least one food allergy, and the presence of a food allergy may raise their risk of asthma, a study shows. The study, which appears in the October issue of Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, is the largest to offer a nation

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  9. Children With Food Allergies Face Bullying

    Sept. 28, 2010 -- About one in four children is bullied, teased, or harassed because of a food allergy, a survey shows. The survey was completed by 353 teens, adults up to age 25, and parents and caregivers of children with food allergies. Researchers at the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at The Mount

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  10. 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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