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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.

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Dear Mom, I Love Camp – Even with Allergies!

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With extra precautions and additional planning, day camp, and even sleepaway camp, can be a safe, healthy reality for kids with allergies and asthma, as well as kids with food allergies.

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Summertime, and the Livin’ Is Sneezy

Tips for handling summer allergies

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America's Allergy Experts Don't Agree with Recent Study Suggesting Children with Asthma Need to Be Tested for Peanut Allergy

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Trending Stories Report for 18 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: nutrition, fibromyalgia, e-cigarettes, cystic fibrosis, asthma, and gluten

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Many Children with Asthma Have Reaction to Peanuts, But Do Not Know It

In recent years and months, peanut allergies in children have been in the news frequently, as scientists reveal new insights into why more and more children are developing them and what can be done to avoid them. However, until now, few have studied the connection between peanut allergy and childhood asthma.

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New Study Finds that Many Probiotics Are Contaminated with Traces of Gluten

More than half of popular probiotics contain traces of gluten, according to an analysis performed by investigators at the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). Tests on 22 top-selling probiotics revealed that 12 of them (or 55%) had detectable gluten.

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The Medical Minute: High Pollen Levels Hitting Allergy Sufferers Hard

This year's harsh winter in parts of the country staved off an early arrival of springtime allergies, but the wet weather that has gardens looking lush and green also means tree pollen – especially oak – has made things worse than usual for those who suffer.