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Pollen, Pets

Dr. Oz, Dr. Bassett on the Allergy Epidemic

On April 3, Dr. Oz declared “This year, you’re going to feel even more miserable than ever before.” Allergist Dr. Bassett explained why.

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AAFA Releases Spring Allergy Capitals 2013

AAFA has released their annual Spring Allergy Capitals list – where does your city rank?

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New Grass Allergy Treatments Almost Here

New treatments for allergy to grass pollen show promise.

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Low-Allergy Plants for the Garden

Get your Groove Back You’ve banished gardening from your life, uprooted your plants and spend your Spring hiding indoors. Little do you know, there are hundreds of low-allergy options for your garden. What’s more, many of these are far more beautiful than their pollen-pouring counterparts, because they have to stand out in order to attract […]

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Garden Plants to Avoid with Allergies

Annuals, Perennials, and Sneezeables The Plants to Avoid: Botanical and Common NamesThe following plants can cause problems for people with allergies and should be avoided. In general, it’s a good idea to avoid any plant which releases its pollen into the air, rather than relying on insects for pollination. For sensitive individuals, it is also […]

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New Cat Allergy Vaccine Set for Its Big Test

If successful, a new form of immunotherapy will rid a patient of cat allergy in just 4 shots.

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Pollen Allergens Expected to Double in Future

Forecast for 2040: pollen and lots of it, say Rutgers scientists.

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Coping with Grass Allergy: Our Top 10 Tips

Grass pollen allergy is more formally called seasonal allergic rhinitis. With it, you’ll get symptoms that include runny nose, congestion and, more often than not, watery eyes. Those who are severely allergic, may get hives with grass pollen contact and, on occasion, even anaphylaxis if grass proteins get into the blood system due to scraped […]

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Olympian Misty May-Treanor Speaks Out on Allergies

Misty May-Treanor is the queen of the sand court – the two-time Olympic gold medalist in beach volleyball. As she gears up for the Summer Games in London, her eye is keenly on the ball for a shot (along with partner Kerri Walsh) at an incredible third gold medal for Team USA. One thing May-Treanor […]

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All Stuffed Up from Pollen Allergies

The pollen’s out and once again you’re congested and bleary-headed. Do you get a few allergy symptoms or the whole enchilada? HEADACHE Allergies cause fluid to build up in the sinuses, putting pressure on the nerves in the area. This can lead to a headache directly above the eyes. The pain is different for each […]

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