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Worst Cities for Spring Allergies for 2016
The arrival of spring might be a welcome break from the harsh winter weather, but the season’s change isn’t always good news for those who are sensitive to certain allergens and who live in these 10 cities. See if your city made the list.
8 Top Health Questions Answered
One of the most common questions pharmacists receive is "Can I drink alcohol while taking my medication?" See what other questions made the list.
Moms-to-Be and Vitamin D
Women often have questions about what they should and shouldn't eat when they're expecting. Here may be one answer to those questions.
Got Hay Fever? Allergy Shots May Help
What can cause a runny nose, red and itchy eyes, sneezing, fatigue and cough — all without a fever? If you guessed hay fever, you probably know the frustration of seasonal allergies. But there may be some relief where that is concerned.
For Egg-Allergic Kids, Nasal Flu Vaccine Appears Safe
Some flu vaccines are made using eggs, raising safety concerns for many patients with egg allergies. But a new finding may help put that fear to rest.
The Importance of Aspirin Allergy Testing
Aspirin has an impressive list of potential health benefits, but new evidence suggests that many patients are told to discontinue this low-cost, effective therapy without good cause.
The Impact of Genetics on Food Allergy Risk
Do siblings of food-allergic children have a higher allergy risk themselves? Not necessarily.
Penicillin: You Might Not Really Be Allergic
After an adverse reaction, many patients never take penicillin again — even though they've never been formally tested by an allergist. But these patients may want to take another look.
Epinephrine Devices Recalled
An epinephrine injection during a serious allergic reaction can be a lifesaver. But one brand of epinephrine injectors has been recalled because they might not deliver a lifesaving dose.
Anaphylaxis: An Unpredictable Danger
Anaphylaxis can occur within seconds of exposure to an allergen like a peanut or a bee sting. But new evidence suggests that many US schools may be ill-prepared to deal with such events.