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Hypoallergenic Parks: Coming Soon?

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Grenada, Spain's climate and layout is like that of many cities in the Mediterranean area, which has the highest occurrence of pollen allergies in the world. The researchers hope their efforts will lead to fantastic urban green spaces that don’t cause allergic reactions for 30% of the city’s population.

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Even if Severe Allergic Reaction is in Doubt, Epinephrine Should be Used

Expert panel agrees even when emergency physicians aren't 100 percent sure a person is suffering from a severe allergic reaction, epinephrine should be used.

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If the “Pollen Tsunami” Has Swept Through, Why Are You Still Miserable?

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Although spring, summer and fall have different sets of allergens to trip up allergy and asthma sufferers, they can cause the same symptoms. Those who have multiple triggers, may not be able to distinguish between what’s causing their symptoms. They just know they’re congested, with red eyes and an itchy nose.

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Before School Starts, Train Everyone's Brains for Allergies and Asthma

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Parents may have been thinking through their child’s back-to-school allergy plan since school let out in spring. But unless everyone their child deals with at school knows his symptoms and triggers, the plan won’t help keep allergies and asthma under control.

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For Children with Allergies, Reading Food Labels Crucial

It is estimated that one in every 13 children in the U.S. has a food allergy. Food allergy reactions can range from a rash to respiratory distress and even death. The uncertainty of how a child will react when exposed to food allergens is a great concern for parents.

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Are Your Allergies and Asthma Ready for College?

Some first-time college freshman may need a reminder that they must take charge of their healthcare, and everything that involves. They’ll have to make sure they have needed supplies and the emergency systems in place should they have an allergic response or an asthma attack.

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Study Shows Second Severe Allergic Reaction Can Occur Hours After First

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New research offers clues as to why some kids can have a second, related severe allergic reaction hours after a first – and what to do about it.

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Red, White and Ah-Choo? Not This Year

With the 4th of July around the corner, no one wants to be a “Yankee Doodle Scratchy.” The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology offers some tips for those who want their 4th of July celebrations to be itch, sneeze and wheeze-free.

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Award-Winning SLU Research Paper Tackles Dust Mite Dilemma

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Kee-Hean Ong, Ph.D., an assistant professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at Saint Louis University, studies methods for reducing indoor microbes from carpets. Indoor microbes can include dust mites, dust mite allergens and mold. His tip to keep dust mites at bay? It's as simple as regularly vacuuming with a vacuum with a good HEPA filter.

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Tips for Avoiding or Treating Poison Ivy from the Tennessee Poison Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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This itch-causing plant pest, along with its cohorts poison oak and poison sumac, cause more common allergic reactions than any other source, said Renee Miller, R.N., a certified specialist in poison information at the Tennessee Poison Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.