Herbal Therapy, Sweat ‘Allergy’ and Other News of the Week

Health Hub health and medical picks from around the Web

Here is this week’s round-up of stories from around the Web featuring Cleveland Clinic experts that we know you won’t want to miss:

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  • Bad reaction

An athlete who gets a mysterious allergic-like reaction when playing soccer learns that heat and sweat cause her symptoms. Ohio Soccer Player Is Dangerously ‘Allergic’ to Her Own Sweat (ABCNews.com).

  • A new pacifier

Parents may be creating binge-watchers by using screen time to calm their fussy infants and toddlers, a new study suggests. Fussy toddlers are watching more TV, study finds (TODAY.com).

  • Using ancient knowledge

Herbal therapy has been practiced for centuries, but not in the U.S. That’s beginning to change with Cleveland Clinic’s herbal-therapy ward. Cleveland Clinic’s New Medicine (TIME.com).

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  • Breathing easier

Hospitals are testing new procedures that help patients with a devastating lung disease called COPD without major surgery. Lung Disease Treatment Without Major Surgery (WSJ.com).

  • Soaring pollen counts

Will the polar vortex be replaced by a pollen vortex? The long winter may mean a short, intense allergy season. Wild Weather May Mean Allergy Nightmare (NBCNews.com). 

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