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The Hidden Costs of Air Pollution

We may think we are saving money and time with many things that contribute to air pollution. In reality, we are taking years off our lives and putting more money into curing the diseases that it causes. Air pollution is causing more and more lung and heart disease than ever before. Clean oxygen is absolutely …

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7 Frequently Asked Questions about Living with Asthma

At times, dealing with asthma can seem like an overwhelming ordeal. Always having to be wary of asthma triggers and what to do in the event of an attack can be taxing on a sufferer’s well being. With the right information, however, living a life with asthma can be manageable and simple. Here are answers …

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Childhood Allergies: Will They Go Away?

Your immune system protects your body against harmful substances such as viruses. But if your immune system is overly sensitive, it reacts to allergens such as pollen and specific foods. One of the many ways your body reacts to these allergens is to increase mucus production, which causes sneezing, nasal swelling, itchiness in your nose …

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6 Tips to Reduce the Risk of Asthma Attacks in Winter

For people with asthma, winter is a dreary season. It can trigger or increase their risks of attack. It can irritate hypersensitive lungs, causing inflammation and bronchospasm. The muscles around the irritated bronchial tubes become constricted and narrower, making it harder to breathe. An increase of mucus in the lungs can limit breathing, resulting in …

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What Does a Sleep Study Involve?

According to the Better Sleep Council, “Half of Americans say they don’t get enough sleep, but less than half of them take any one specific action to help them get better sleep.” Seeing as healthy sleeping habits are among the most important aspects of a healthy lifestyle, it would seem strange that so many Americans …

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The Safest Ways to Test for Allergies

If you have an allergy, your immune system overreacts to a substance you inhaled, touched, or ate. But how can you be sure which allergens are responsible for your symptoms? Allergy tests, combined with a physical examination and medical history, can give precise information about what you are, as well as what you are not, …

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10 Foods that Help with Sleep

Some people have trouble falling asleep. Others can’t stay asleep. And then there are the people who have trouble turning life “off” and tucking into bed at a reasonable hour. Whatever the reason, there’s a solution. Adding these foods to your diet may help to increase your odds of a good night’s slumber. The Relationship …

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Ensuring Christmas Excitement Doesn’t Keep Your Kids Up

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for those unconcerned with a good night’s sleep. Christmas time is certainly magical, but along with the cozy charm of the holidays comes the loud and sometimes chaotic byproduct of all that excitement. Pressure and stress of holiday shopping, planning for family dinners, planning for your family …

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How Allergies and Sleep Affect One Another

Having and maintaining good sleep hygiene is an essential part of living a healthy lifestyle. However, for those who are allergic to airborne allergens, getting and maintaining a good night’s sleep can prove quite difficult. This is because those with allergies often experience symptoms such as shortness of breath and nasal congestion, which can make …

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Can Depression and Anxiety Worsen Asthma Conditions?

When most people think of an asthma trigger they think of pollen or pet dander, however, it’s just as important to acknowledge that one’s emotional state can be a common trigger for acute asthma attacks. And while everything from laughing to feeling angry can cause an asthma attack, feelings of depression and anxiety are the …

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