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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.


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Why You Should Start Treating Your Allergy Symptoms Now

Tags: allergies, lungs, seasonal allergies

Allergy season doesn't officially start until the end of March, but some parts of the country are already reaching for the tissue boxes. Planning ahead can help limit symptoms.


Humidifier

How You Can Tell If You Need a Humidifier

Tags: allergy, asthma, humidity, shortness of breath, tips for winter weather, winter

Humidifiers improve indoor air quality, reducing lung and nose discomfort and alleviating asthma and allergies.


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Stressed Out? Aromatherapy Can Help You to Feel Calmer

Tags: anxiety, aromatherapy, sense of smell, stress

A scent can be more than a passing pleasant experience. If you’re feeling stressed out or tired, scents can help to lift your mood, and help you to feel calmer and more energized.


Cold Weather Can Give You Exercise-induced Asthma

Cold Weather Can Give You Exercise-induced Asthma

Tags: asthma, exercise, exercise-induced asthma, tips for winter weather, winter, winter sports

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.


Is the Chlorine in Indoor Swimming Pools Hard on Your Lungs?

Is Chlorine in Indoor Swimming Pools Hard on Your Lungs?

Tags: allergies, asthma, chemicals, cough, pulmonologist, swimming, water, water safety

Chlorine, the most common swimming pool disinfectant, protects you from harmful bacteria. However, indoor swimming pools can pack a punch of strong chemicals that can irritate your lungs. Find out more.


Could Early Exposure to Peanuts Help Avoid Allergy Later

Could Early Exposure to Peanuts Help Avoid Allergy Later?

Tags: allergies, allergy, asthma, eczema, food allergies, peanut butter, study

Results of a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine found that early introduction of peanuts in children at high risk for peanut allergy could decrease their risk of becoming intolerant to the nuts.


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8 Tips to Relieve Your Dry Mouth

Tags: alcohol, bad breath, cancer treatments, chapped lips, chemotherapy, dehydration, dentures, dry mouth, gingivitis, oral health, radiation, yeast infection

A Family Medicine doctor offers advice on relieving dry mouth after cancer treatments.