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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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Pumpkin Spice 101

In this fact sheet and the associated video food scientist, Kantha Shelke, PhD, CFS answers questions behind the science behind the popular fall drink, the pumpkin spice latte. Shelke shares how the drink and the spice mix is made, explains any safety concerns involving the ingredients, and the science behind why we love it so much.

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Catching Fall Foliage Colors Across America

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Catching the fall foliage at its peak in the United States just became a little easier, thanks to the work of senior scientist Xiaoyang Zhang in the Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence at South Dakota State University. He and research scientist Yunyue “Bob” Yu of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) developed a method to monitor and predict changes in leaf coloration using satellite imagery. Maps are available at http://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/star/news2014_201410_FallFoliage.php.

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Vanderbilt Experts Offer Advice for Trick-or-Treating with Food Allergies

Ghosts, skeletons, zombies and vampires will emerge this Halloween to strike fear into the hearts of trick-or-treaters, all in good fun. But for some children, one of Halloween’s most exciting traditions presents an issue that can strike true terror into the hearts of their parents—food allergies

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The Halloween Fear Factor: Film, Psychology and Philosophy Experts Available to Discuss Why People Enjoy the Thrill of Being Scared

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Tips to Trick or Treat Safely From the Scariest Place of all - The Emergency Department

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Each year, 9.2 million babies, children, and teens are injured severely enough to need treatment in emergency departments all across America, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Nothing is scarier than a trip to the emergency room," said Mark Cichon, DO, chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Loyola University Health System. "In a season devoted to frights, it is our goal to keep everyone safe

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A Toothy Grin Lasts After Halloween Says Loyola Dentist

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A big sack of candy is the top priority of children at Halloween but with some easy substitutions, adults can offers kids treats that preserve dental health and Halloween fun. "Every year right after Halloween I get emergency visits from parents with kids who have damaged teeth caused by Halloween candy," says Martin Hogan, DDS, division director of dentistry, Loyola University Health System.

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Keep Kids Safe So Halloween Doesn’t Become a Nightmare on Your Street

For one night you get to be someone completely different, have a mission of collecting candy at every house you see and it’s OK to be scared. It’s no wonder Halloween has become one of the most exciting holidays for kids. But, without some safety reminders a child’s dream come true could turn into a parent’s worst nightmare.

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#TexasTech Experts Available for #Halloween Stories

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#Halloween Story Pitch: Can #Ebola Crisis Eventually Turn Into Worldwide Bio-Horror?

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Halloween: GW’s Medical, Marketing, Urban Development and Religion Experts Available

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Talking to Kids about Death Amidst the Fantasy of Halloween

During the weeks leading up to Halloween, kids dressed in white sheets as ghosts, silly-looking goblins and dancing zombies can make death seem comical or cartoonish. However, this pretend, temporal idea of death can be confusing for children, especially a child who is trying to understand the loss of a loved one.

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Trick or Treating Terror - Should We Be Worried by Poisoned Candy? Professor Joel Best, UD Explores This Urban Legend

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Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall? (Video)

It’s the first day of autumn, and the telltale signs are here: crisp weather, pumpkin spice lattes and, most importantly, the leaves are changing colors. Ever wonder why some leaves turn red, others yellow and some just turn brown? We’ll tell you all about the chemistry behind this seasonal spectacle in the latest Reactions episode.

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@ProMedicaHealth Sports Medicine Expert Available to Comment on Keeping Kids Safe During Fall Sports

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UAB Pediatrician Says N.D. Woman's Approach to #Childhoodobesity Is Damaging; Could Use Passion to Be Healthy Role Model

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Don't Let Halloween Fun Damage Your Eyes

It’s almost time to don your outfit for the 31st, but keep in mind some important safety tips, say doctors at Philadelphia’s Wills Eye Hospital, that may keep you from doing real harm to your eyes -potentially landing yourself in the emergency room and in some cases, risking permanent vision loss.

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Preventing "Fall Back" Setbacks

What’s not to love about an extra hour of sleep? Just ask any parent and they’ll tell you how that one little hour that gets added every fall as part of Daylight Savings Time can wreak havoc on their children’s routines.

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Vanderbilt Allergist Offers Tips for Coping with Fall Allergies

Fall allergies and rapidly changing temperatures send many people reaching for pain relievers or other remedies to deal with runny noses and other symptoms associated with sinus and allergy problems. John Fahrenholz, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine who practices at the Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus and Allergy Program, says that this time of year can be a real challenge for people with allergies—and for the rest of us, too.

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Taking the Boo! Out of Halloween

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Super heroes, monsters, and princesses…oh my! Halloween is fast approaching and is often a favorite holiday for kids. You dress up and get lots of candy for free; what’s not to like! However, Halloween can present some safety concerns for parents. Make your Halloween safe and happy by following these safety tips.