5 Ways You Can Fight Hay Fever

If you greet the end of winter with a little bit of dread, it’s a safe bet that you have hay fever, also known as seasonal allergies.  If this is you, the arrival of warm weather also is the onset of misery because of the sneezing, wheezing, coughing and itchy eyes that the arrival of … Read More

Mold: What You Need to Know to Cut Your Risk

It can be found anywhere – on shower curtains, house siding or tree trunks. It grows in almost any color, and it thrives in damp, warm, humid places, sprouting up year-round. It’s mold, and if you’re exposed to it, you could develop breathing problems, from mild to severe. According to critical care pulmonologist Lamia Ibrahim, … Read More

Cold Weather Can Give You Exercise-induced Asthma

Most people with chronic asthma experience asthma symptoms when they exercise. But many people who never experience asthma symptoms also can experience the same chest-tightening and shortness of breath when they work out – especially in cold weather. Working out in frigid temps is a stimuli for exercise-induced asthma. The culprit is cold, dry air. The symptoms … Read More

Are You Sensitive to Aspirin? Here are Some Reasons Why

Contributor: David Lang, MD, Chair of  Department of Allergy and Immunology, Cleveland Clinic Aspirin can be very helpful in treating many conditions — from a headache to heart disease. However, when some people take this simple wonder drug, they experience one of a few types of adverse reactions, known as aspirin sensitivity. There are three groups of … Read More