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Asthma: Best Combination for Achieving Control

Are you one of the 25 million people in the U.S. who has asthma? Have you had bothersome asthma symptoms (cough, wheezing, shortness of breath or chest tightness) three or more days, or more than two times in the last week? Have you used your relieve...

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A Guide to Flu and Pneumonia Vaccines

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) changed their recommendations on how often and when to vaccinate for pneumonia and the flu, as well as which vaccines to give.

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Treating Allergy-Related Eczema

Allergic eczema can emerge even before a child reaches school age. Here’s how it develops and how to treat it.

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Winterizing Your Asthma Plan

Just as the weather changes with the turning of seasons, so should your asthma management plan.

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Managing Seasonal Allergies

Autumn is not so nice to those who have allergies to pollens, molds, dust mites and pets.

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Be Prepared for Flu Season

Flu season is rapidly approaching. Will you be prepared? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization has updated information for flu season 2014-15. As stated in previous years, the single most important step you can take ...

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Quiz: Are Your Chronic Hives Under Control?

Chronic hives can be successfully managed 90% of the time. This urticaria control test may help you decide it's time for a change.

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How Asthma Affects Women

Women with asthma may experience more severe symptoms than men after a certain age. Here’s what you should know.

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Getting Through Ragweed Season

Ragweed season usually begins in mid-August and lasts through October. Here are ways to reduce your suffering.

Vaccine Schedule for Adults

Vaccine Schedule for Adults

Data shows the number of adults getting vaccinated is disturbingly low. Which vaccines you should be getting as a grown-up!