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Few aspects of colder weather months can be as irritating as dry winter air. From fly-away hair to scaly skin, the cold winter air can wreak havoc on your body’s appearance. But did you know that dry winter air also can make you vulnerable to illness?
We know to guard our skin against frostbite by covering up when we go outside in sub-freezing temperatures. But extreme cold also can impact vital organs, such as the heart and lungs. For example, cold can make your heart beat faster, which makes your blood pressure go up, says interventional cardiologist Leslie Cho, MD. “It’s really how the body reacts to the cold,” Dr. Cho … Read More
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Think your house is free of the eight most common allergens: cat, dog, cockroach, mouse, rat, mold and two types of dust mites? There’s a 99 percent chance you’re wrong. Allergist Sandra Hong, MD, explains.