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Month: September 2016

Get Real-Time Asthma and Allergy Updates with These Great Apps

Get Real-Time Asthma and Allergy Updates with These Great Apps

Managing your allergies and asthma is never fun, but at least in the 21st century, it can be easier! There are now lots of apps you can download to your tablet or smart phone that can give up-to-the-minute information for asthma and allergy sufferers – whether it’s the daily pollen count in your area, a reminder to pick up allergy medication, symptoms trackers and expert tips on how to navigate your day based on your specific issues.   If you’ve got…

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8 Smart Ways to Clean Up Your Indoor Air Quality

8 Smart Ways to Clean Up Your Indoor Air Quality

If you’ve ever walked into your home after a week’s vacation and been hit by a wall of unpleasant odor, you might just have an indoor air quality problem. Lots of factors can contribute to it: cooking odors, pets, excess moisture levels, smoke, lack of ventilation, and contaminants like mold, mildew and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Stale, stinky air is a dead giveaway that something in your home isn’t right. Most people will reach for a candle or air freshener to…

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Parents & Schools Work Together to Prevent Students’ Asthma Attacks

Parents & Schools Work Together to Prevent Students’ Asthma Attacks

School can present a variety of challenges for kids: did they get their homework completed? Did they get picked for the kickball game at recess? Are they making friends? Are their grades improving? But for kids who have asthma, ordinary school concerns can pale in comparison. While a parent can closely monitor and curate the indoor environment of a home, schools can be less amenable to kids with breathing sensitivities. Because there are a myriad of possible triggers – from…

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Feeling Wheezy? The Truth About Adult-Onset Asthma

Feeling Wheezy? The Truth About Adult-Onset Asthma

It might seem improbable, but for some people, discovering they have asthma comes later in life than they might expect. While many asthma sufferers are diagnosed in childhood, perhaps after being observed by an eagle-eyed parent or teacher, people who have less severe cases of asthma or irregular appointments with a primary care physician, can end up with a diagnosis much later in life. Prior to this diagnosis, their asthma might simply present as a more innocuous condition: allergies, a stubborn cough…

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Make Your Clothes Last Longer with Laundry Pro

Make Your Clothes Last Longer with Laundry Pro

Maybe it’s your favorite button-down shirt. Or that pretty knit dress you wear all the time. At some point, though, with regular laundering habits, those beloved articles of clothing are probably going to show signs of wear. Maybe the color fades, or maybe the fabric pills. Maybe stains refuse to budge. Or maybe there’s a residue and lifelessness to your clothing now. You have to launder your clothes, but does that automatically mean you have to watch their quality deteriorate,…

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