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How You Can Help Your Child Find Relief from Hay Fever

Tags: allergies, allergy medications, allergy prevention, hay fever, hayfever, seasonal allergies, sneezing

Seasonal allergy sufferers of all ages have been battling brutal symptoms this spring. But if you’re a parent, there’s no reason to restrict your children’s outdoor activities because they have hay fever.


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How You Can Help Reach the Right Cystic Lung Disease Diagnosis

Tags: cystic lung disease, diagnosis, lung disease

If you suffer from ongoing shortness of breath or frequent lung infections, there are many possible culprits — including cystic lung diseases. Find out why getting the right diagnosis is crucial.


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If You Have Sleep Apnea, Your Memory May Decline Earlier in Life

Tags: Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s disease, memory, memory loss, sleep, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, study

Sleep apnea — a sleep disorder in which breathing is briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep — may be doing more than affecting the quality of your sleep and making you tired. A recent study finds a link between abnormal breathing patterns during sleep – like heavy snoring and apnea – and cognitive decline at an earlier


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Scheduled for Surgery? Here’s Why You Need Sleep Apnea Screening

Tags: continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), CPAP, diabetes, heart attack, high blood pressure, sleep, sleep apnea, stroke, surgery, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

People who have sleep apnea are at risk for serious medical problems if they are not diagnosed before surgery. Get the facts from a sleep disorder specialist.


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Do You Snore? How Sleep Apnea Can Hurt Your Heart

Tags: arrhythmias, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), CPAP, Headaches, heart failure, insomnia, sleep apnea, snoring

Daytime sleepiness, heavy snoring and waking abruptly and out of breath could mean you have sleep apnea. Find out how this can lead to arrhythmias and heart failure.


5 Ways You Can Fight Hay Fever

5 Ways You Can Fight Hay Fever

Tags: allergies, allergy, allergy medications, asthma, hay fever, spring

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. Here are strategies you can use to breathe easier.


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Is Your Bedding Disrupting Your Breathing?

Tags: breathing, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, interstitial lung disease, lung disease

From your bedding to on-the-job hazards, the causes of interstitial lung disease aren’t always clear-cut. Find out why details matter when working toward a diagnosis.


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Try This Easy 6-Minute Acupressure Exercise for Allergy Relief (Video)

Tags: acupressure, allergies, allergy, Headaches, stress, video, videos

If you have allergies, here’s a remedy you may not have considered before: acupressure. No needles are involved. It's a six-minute, painless exercise you can do yourself to relieve sinus pressure.


Young woman working to fix the bathtub caulk with toxic mold with a chisel and is involved in hard work and dirt

Mold: What You Need to Know to Cut Your Risk

Tags: asthma, fungus, humidity, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, lung disease, lung disorders, lungs, mold

Mold exposure occurs in warm, wet indoor and outdoor locations. Contact can cause mild to severe breathing problems and more. Here's how to cut down your risk.


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Will New Rules Change Your Wait for a Kidney or Lung?

Tags: kidney disease, kidney donation, lung transplant, organ donation, organ transplant, transplant, transplant wait list

Kidney transplants are no longer first-come-first-serve. Learn how new rules for matching transplant candidates and donors may affect your wait.