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Can Video Games Help with Asthma?

A recent study made an intriguing discovery about the relationship between video games and asthma. Over the course of an 8 week experiment, carried out by researchers from the Nove de Julho University in Brazil, it was found that children who played an active video game for at least 30 minutes a day had reduced pulmonary inflammation and improved lung function. …

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Is It a Cold or an Allergy? Reading the Signs

As they share some of the same symptoms, it’s incredibly easy to mistake a cold or flu infection for an allergy. In fact, aside from some key differences, it would take a qualified medical professional to differentiate between the two illnesses. What Colds and Allergies Have in Common Although they are very different in nature, viral infections …

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Five Ways to Reduce Mold Allergies

If you suffer from mold allergies, you may feel overwhelmed because of the prevalence of mold spores indoors and out. However, there are a few steps you can take to reduce your overall exposure to mold, and consequently, the severity of your symptoms. Plan Your Shopping Carefully While there’s always a certain amount of mold …

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4 Ways to Strengthen the Immune System to Fight Those Allergies

If you have a seasonal allergy, you know how difficult it can be to complete even the simplest tasks once the air becomes filled with pollen and other allergens. While there are a number of different treatment options for your condition, there are also a number of steps you can take to strengthen your immune …

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Pampering Your Child’s Nose

If your child suffers from pet dander, plant, mold or dust allergies, they probably have to blow their nose repeatedly when their condition is triggered. Unfortunately, frequently blowing one’s nose can result in it becoming chapped and painfully inflamed. However, by taking a few simple steps, you can ensure that your child does not have to deal …

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Can You Outgrow Those Allergies?

If you had a childhood allergy that was incredibly debilitating that no longer affects you or if you have a child who suffers from allergies, you may be wondering if it’s possible to  outgrow an allergic reaction certain substances. The answer is yes, depending on the nature of the allergy, whether or not it was an allergy or …

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Are you Allergic or Just Sensitive?

Recently, food allergies have become a hot topic of conversation across the country. Specifically, more and more people have been self-diagnosing themselves as being “allergic” to gluten or lactose. However, this is a misconception, albeit a popular one. A recent survey found that 1/3 of the American public believes they have some form of food allergy. To …

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Coming Winter Allergies and Your Kids: What to Watch Out For

While spring and summer are thought of as the worst parts of allergy season, the fall and winter can also be challenging for children who have pollen, dust and other allergies common to the New York area. Ragweed flowers mature and release pollen in the fall, which triggers the allergic responses in the form of hay fever in more …

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