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Reducing Kids’ Type 2 Diabetes Risk

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Most children with diabetes tend to have type 1 or insulin dependent diabetes, which means that the pancreas isn’t producing the insulin necessary to change food into energy. These days not only are children and teens being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, but they are being diagnosed in greater n …

Managing Your Allergies Outside

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If living with seasonal allergies makes you feel uneasy at the thought of outdoor plans, you are not alone. Fortunately, with the right care, you can go outside and take a run around the block, play some golf or do whatever it is you enjoy while keeping your allergies under control. Before going ou …

Allergy Survival Guide

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Every year, allergy sufferers are swearing that each season keeps getting worse, and they are right. “Pollen levels are increasing, pollen seasons are getting longer, and more people are developing allergies,” says Estelle Levetin, PhD, chairwoman of the aerobiology committee for the Am …

Migraine Signs to Watch Before Your Head Hurts

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The intense, throbbing pain, sensitivity to light and sound, and occasional nausea and vomiting are the most common signs of a migraine. However, for someone such as a teenager going through his or her first experience, these painful migraines are often not so easily pinpointed. The reason, is beca …

What Kids Should Say About Their Asthma

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It is the children, not their parents that should be speaking up about their asthma symptoms when they are seeing an allergist, according to a new study. Researchers looked at about 80 children with asthma and their parents. They found that although parents can provide useful information, it is imp …

When Your Loved One Experiences a Migraine

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Imagine that one day you start to notice shimmering lights, your vision might be dull, and you may have a tingling sensation in your arm or leg. This is an aura, which is a warning that probably in about 15 minutes, the throbbing head pain will begin. This headache, which can last hours or even &he …

Traveling with Asthma

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Just like everyone else, people with asthma may find themselves dreaming about drinking a smoothie on the beach of an island or hiking in the Australian Outback. However, all too often such travel dreams are spoiled by the fear of an asthma attack occurring far from home and emergency medical help. …

Showering During a Migraine Attack

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When a migraine attack occurs, chances are you will probably avoid showering, since it might wear you out and increase your pain. Here are some strategies to help you during these circumstances: Make the water as hot as you need it in order to be comfortable. Keeping the water too hot can make your …

Create an Asthma-Friendly Bedroom

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The bedroom can be an asthma nightmare, containing allergens that trigger asthma attacks and allergic reactions. Fortunately, with the proper planning and some strategic changes, you can eliminate the culprits and have a restful sleep. One common source of allergic reactions and asthma symptoms, ar …

Preventing Your Allergy Flare-Ups When You are Cleaning

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If you suffer from indoor allergies, you know just how important it is to keep your home clean to minimize the impact of allergens such as dust mites, pet dander, and mold. However, in an unfortunate allergy catch-22, if you use the wrong cleaning products, they can actually make your allergy sympt …