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  1. 6 Daily Habits That May Make You Sick

    They say that home is where the heart is. But what you may not know is that it's also where 65% of colds and more than half of food-borne illnesses are contracted. The things we do around the house every day have a big impact on both our long- and short-term health.  Here are six common household ac

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  2. Nasal Allergies: How to Pamper Your Nose

    When seasonal allergies strike, your nose can really take a beating. A runny nose, congestion, and sneezing are among the most common allergy symptoms, and they can leave you with a red, sore, itchy nose. Here are some ways to help protect, pamper, and soothe your nose. A red, rough nose is the hall

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  3. Are Allergies Ruining Your Beauty Plan?

    Sniff, sniff. That's an all-too-familiar sound during allergy season, when thousands of allergy sufferers are reaching for tissues and rummaging through makeup bags to find the right cover-up for red noses or itchy, watery eyes. If this description hits close to home, you're not alone. Approximately

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  4. Nasal Allergies and Household Mold

    Do your nasal allergies linger well after the first frost? If so, you may have a mold allergy. Mold is found everywhere -- outdoors on leaves and rotting wood and indoors in damp basements and bathrooms. So mold allergies -- and allergy symptoms -- can happen year round. The symptoms of a mold aller

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  5. How Renting Instead of Owning Can Hurt Your Asthma

    Aug. 3, 2012 -- The real estate crash may be having a surprising effect on the health of some Americans with asthma. A survey of people with allergic asthma found that renters are less likely than homeowners to make changes to minimize exposures to the allergens that trigger their breathing problems

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  6. 'Egg Therapy' May Help Allergic Kids

    July 18, 2012 -- Exposing children with egg allergies to egg in a carefully controlled setting can dramatically reduce and even eliminate potentially life-threatening allergic reactions for some children, new federally funded research shows. About 4% of children in the U.S. have food allergies, acco

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  7. Worst Cities for Spring Allergies in 2012

    March 20, 2012 -- The third time is said to be the charm. But it's doubtful the allergy sufferers in Knoxville find it charming that for a third consecutive year their East Tennessee city has earned the No. 1 spot on the list of the worst places to live with spring allergies. Knoxville natives have

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  8. Spring Allergies Strike Early This Year

    Feb. 17, 2012 -- Got a stuffy nose, sore throat, watery eyes, or throbbing head? In February, those symptoms are usually caused by a cold or the flu, but this year, the culprit could be allergies. Thanks to a mild winter, spring allergy season got started nearly a month early in many parts of the U.

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  9. Antibiotics Do Not Reduce Symptoms of Sinus Infection

    Feb. 14, 2012 -- Patients may want to pause before asking for antibiotics to treat a sinus infection. A new study involving more than 150 patients ages 18 to 70 suggests that the antibiotic amoxicillin may be no better than a placebo in improving symptoms for those with sinusitis -- a common inflamm

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  10. Does Honey Help Prevent Allergies?

    In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics, including some of the most cherished medical myths out there. For our March/April 2012 issue, we talked to Michael Palumbo, MD, an allergist with Allergy & Clinical Immunology Associates i

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