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Top 5 Food Allergies: Symptoms & Prevention

Posted 05-19-2014 at 05:21 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 05-20-2014 at 03:34 PM by ChristaIB

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Many people eat eggs, nuts, wheat and seafood without a problem. But, approximately 15 million Americans are allergic to these beloved foods, and of that group, at least 200,000 will be sent to the emergency room every year as a result of an allergic reaction. Having a food allergy may seem small to those who do not have one, but those who do often have to rearrange their diet and be overly conscious about the foods they consume (and even touch). Taking food allergies seriously...
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10 Ways to Reduce Your Allergies

Posted 04-21-2014 at 03:46 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Seasonal allergies can be a miserable experience. Itchy eyes, a runny nose, asthma attacks, that wheezing feeling when you breathe and a sore throat are a few of the miseries. Living life in an ongoing fog of allergy is a nightmare. Between the pollen from grass, trees and other culprits, spring and fall are dreaded by people who know what's coming. You can take over-the-counter or prescription medications that will provide some allergy relief, but there are also other measures...
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6 Ways to Cope with Your Asthma

Posted 02-24-2014 at 03:28 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Asthma is a respiratory condition caused by inflammation, or swelling, and spasms in the bronchial tubes. When the bronchial tubes swell and spasm it causes wheezing, coughing and difficulty breathing.

The cause of the inflammation depends on the type of asthma:
  • Allergic asthma is caused by a reaction to common allergens like cigarette smoke, animal dander and pollen. Variants of allergic asthma include occupational
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Wash Your Hands to Prevent the Flu

Posted 11-08-2013 at 05:52 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Late fall and winter are the beginning of the prevent the flu is to get a flu shot. sneezes or coughs into his hands, then touches something like a doorknob, the touch pad at the ATM or grocery store, or the handles on a piece of gym equipment. Someone else comes along and touches that same object, then rubs his eyes or touches his nose, which allows the virus to enter the body.

Washing your hands properly after touching public or shared items can reduce your risk...
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4 Tips to Avoid Colds & Flu

Posted 11-05-2013 at 11:59 AM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 11-05-2013 at 12:15 PM by ChristaIB

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Are you trying to avoid colds & flu this season? It is like the sound of nails dragging across a chalkboard—when that one guy in your office starts sneezing, coughing and blowing his nose. If you're lucky, he'll cover his mouth, but chances are that he won't wash his hands before touching just about everything in the office.

You don't have to become a paranoid freak about sneezy guy may seem far away and harmless, but he can be the source of a lot of illness for...
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