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    Tulsa Tops Spring Allergy City List

    Group Lists Top 100 U.S. Cities Challenged by Spring Allergies
    WebMD Health News
    Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

    April 16, 2007 -- Tulsa, Okla., is the U.S. city most challenged by spring allergies this year, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).

    The AAFA today issued its list of America's 100 spring allergy capitals. These towns are the "most challenging places to live with spring allergies," states the AAFA.

    The spring allergy capitals are:

    1. Tulsa, Okla.
    2. Dallas-Fort Worth
    3. Fort Myers, Fla.
    4. San Antonio
    5. Tucson, Ariz.
    6. St. Louis
    7. Wichita, Kan.
    8. Little Rock, Ark.
    9. Charlotte, N.C.
    10. Atlanta
    11. Augusta, Ga.
    12. Jacksonville, Fla.
    13. El Paso, Texas
    14. Columbia, S.C.
    15. Oklahoma City
    16. Bakersfield, Calif.
    17. Tampa, Fla.
    18. Sarasota, Fla.
    19. Las Vegas
    20. Los Angeles
    21. Phoenix-Mesa, Ariz.
    22. Richmond, Va.
    23. Birmingham, Ala.
    24. Austin, Texas
    25. McAllen, Texas
    26. Memphis
    27. San Francisco
    28. Houston
    29. Greensboro, N.C.
    30. Jackson, Miss.
    31. Charleston, S.C.
    32. Allentown, Pa.
    33. Philadelphia
    34. Melbourne, Fla.
    35. Orlando, Fla.
    36. Daytona Beach, Fla.
    37. West Palm Beach, Fla.
    38. Albuquerque, N.M.
    39. Madison, Wis.
    40. Norfolk, Va.
    41. Pittsburgh
    42. Milwaukee, Wis.
    43. Indianapolis
    44. Mobile, Ala.
    45. Pensacola, Fla.
    46. Springfield, Mo.
    47. Louisville, Ky.
    48. Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.
    49. Modesto, Calif.
    50. Sacramento, Calif.
    51. Stockton, Calif.
    52. Lexington, Ky.
    53. Greenville, S.C.
    54. San Diego, Calif.
    55. Denver
    56. Chattanooga, Tenn.
    57. Dayton, Ohio
    58. New Orleans
    59. Rochester, N.Y.
    60. Salt Lake City
    61. Johnson City, Tenn.
    62. Cincinnati
    63. Knoxville, Tenn.
    64. Omaha, Neb.
    65. Nashville
    66. Baltimore
    67. Baton Rouge, La.
    68. Columbus, Ohio
    69. South Bend, Ind.
    70. Kansas City, Mo.
    71. Washington
    72. Canton, Ohio
    73. Cleveland
    74. Hartford, Conn.
    75. Lancaster, Pa.
    76. Harrisburg, Pa.
    77. Buffalo, N.Y.
    78. Youngstown, Ohio
    79. New York
    80. Spokane, Wash.
    81. Colorado Springs, Colo.
    82. Providence, R.I.
    83. Fresno, Calif.
    84. Portland, Ore.
    85. Chicago
    86. Boise City, Idaho
    87. Des Moines, Iowa
    88. Albany, N.Y.
    89. Miami
    90. Grand Rapids, Mich.
    91. Kalamazoo, Mich.
    92. Minneapolis-St. Paul
    93. Toledo, Ohio
    94. Scranton, Pa.
    95. Syracuse, N.Y.
    96. Seattle
    97. Lansing, Mich.
    98. Detroit
    99. Boston
    100. Fort Wayne, Ind.

    The AAFA based its ratings on three factors: seasonal pollen counts, allergy medicine use per patient, and the number of board-certified allergists per patient.

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