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Fall allergies just as problematic as spring allergies
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Spring allergies left many people miserable this year, but fall can bring problems of its own. So if you're wondering why you may be sneezing more a fall allergy might be triggering your problem. Fall allergies include …
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Your health: Dealing with fall allergies
Simple in-office allergy tests can pinpoint your problem. • Start early with allergy treatment. Many medications will work better (nasal antihistamines/steroids, oral antihistamines and eye drops) if you start them even before symptoms begin …
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Mold, ragweed rank as top allergens in East Texas in Fall months
These allergens may create minor symptoms, but can be problematic in people with asthma or who are allergic to them. Classic seasonal allergy symptoms include itchy eyes, an itchy and runny nose, sneezing, and a post-nasal drip. The drainage is …
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UF scientist trying to make peanuts safe for allergy sufferers
If Yang can cut the allergens from 150 milligrams of protein per peanut to below 1.5 milligrams, 95 percent of those with peanut allergies would be safe. It's challenging to eliminate all peanut allergens, he said, because doing so may risk destroying …
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Managing Autumn and Winter Skin: Top dermatologist Joshua Fox, MD, with Tips on the Seasons Essential Steps for Beautiful Skin

Roslyn, NY (PRWEB) October 07, 2014

During the autumn months the kids head back to school, the temperatures (finally!) get down to a comfortable level, the leaves changeand so does your skin. Fall is a time of transformation throughout nature, says Joshua L. Fox, MD, founder and medical director of NY and NJ-based Advanced Dermatology PC, so it shouldnt be a big surprise that we humans go through transitions of our own this time of year. And just as fall, and then winter, brings a variety of changes in the natural world, its also a mixed bag for our skin. Dr. Fox offers a rundown of some of the changes you can expect in your skin, plus tips on how to manage them.

Welcome to the dry season. While lower humidity is great for anyone who battles frizzy hair and a shiny forehead all summer, it means drier skin for everybody, as less moisture in the air translates almost immediately to a corresponding drop in the moisture in us. Whats more, turning on the heat in your home also dries you out, no matter whether the heat comes from electricity, gas, or firewood.

To keep your skin beautiful and properly nourished this fall and winter, Dr. Fox recommends switching moisturizers, trading in the lotion for a cream or something else thats more emollient. This goes for the skin on your body as well as your face. Use products made with humectants (such as glycerine, sorbitol urea, and alpha-hydroxy acids), which attract moisture to your skin, and look for an oil-based moisturizer for off the face, which will create a protective layer to hold that moisture in.

To combat dryness from the inside, stay hydrated (drink plenty of water and keep alcohol and caffeine to a minimum). You should note, however, that the old saying about drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water a day to keep your beautiful is a myth, Dr. Fox says. We know that water is essential to keep the body functioning. But unless youre dangerously dehydrated, drinking extra water wont show up in your skin. What can help, he says, is adding a humidifier to the rooms where you spend the most timeprobably where you sleep and work. Humidifiers add moisture to the air, which helps keep your skin from drying out.

Make a date to exfoliate. After a summer spent outdoors, most people have exposed their skin to sun and wind (hopefully with sunscreen). But regardless of the SPF youve been using, Dr. Fox says, your skin has probably gotten at least some damage and may well show the signs: a dull and uneven surface (thanks to built-up skin cells), dry texture and hyper-pigmented patches. Fall is a great time to have an in-office exfoliation procedure, such as microdermabrasion or a chemical peel, he says. You also might consider photorejuvenation, which uses a laser technique known as IPL (intense pulsed light, Blue

light or lasers) to improve the look of freckles, spots, and other sun damage.

At home, Dr. Fox says, slough off dull skin and get your face and body springtime-smooth again with gentle exfoliants (try a hydrating mask on your face and an oil-based scrub on your body). Just dont overdo it, especially if your face is already feeling irritated or extra dry.

Acne adjustments. The seasons cooler temperatures, coupled with drying acne treatments, can leave even oily and acne-prone skin feeling tight and flaky. Unless your dermatologist advises differently, keep up your regular acne treatments, but switch to a slightly heavier moisturizer (look for one thats oil free and noncomedogenic) and cut back on cleansing.

Rosacea reinforcements. The stronger winds and cooler temperatures of autumn can leave some faces red and inflamedespecially those with rosacea. Other rosacea triggers, including indoor heat and hot beverages, can make things even worse. To keep your skin under control, use a humidifier and set indoor temps at the lowest comfortable setting, let the coffee (or cocoa) cool before drinking it, and protect your skin with a scarf when you go outside. Stick to your prescribed skincare routine, but consider switching to a heavier moisturizer if your skin feels especially dry. Sometime and additional prescription may be required.

The attack of the chicken skin (aka keratosis pilaris). Autumn is also a time for flare-ups of the condition dermatologists call keratosis pilaris (KP) or lichen spinalosis, characterized by bumps on the backs of the upper arms and thighs (which are caused by a buildup of keratin in and around the hair follicles) and exacerbated by dry conditions. To fight it, exfoliate gently and bump up the moisturizer (you might even switch to an ultra-rich ointment for KP patches). It that is not helpful, dermatologists have several prescriptions that can help clear up the condition.

Allergy alert! Changes in your skin during the fall months can also be triggered by increased exposure to allergens such as pollen, ragweed and mold. Allergic skin reactions can include itchiness, redness, puffiness, and flakiness (more severe symptoms include swelling, hives, rashes and blisters). If youre allergic to pollen, wash your face and hands after youve been outside and keep the windows closed during peak pollen times (roughly 10 am to 4 pm). If ragweed or mold is your nemesis, use an air purifier with a HEPA filter. And moisturize often (with a hypoallergenic product).

Advanced Dermatology P.C., the Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery (New York & New Jersey) provides cutting edge medical, laser & cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery services.

Joshua L. Fox, M.D., F.A.A.D., is the founder and medical director at Advanced Dermatology P.C. He is a leading authority in the field of dermatology with expertise in skin cancer, cosmetic surgery and laser procedures and is program director of a fellowship in laser and cosmetic surgery

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Cincinnati doctor develops innovative food allergy shot
A University of Cincinnati doctor has lined up $ 2 million to continue studying how dangerous allergies might be suppressed with injections of an antibody. The innovative treatment could help millions of people who could have life-threatening immune …
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Louisville surgeon plans to perform new sleep apnea treatment on Monday
Dr. Andrew Gould, a surgeon at Louisville-based Advanced ENT and Allergy, is set to implant a device in a patient on Monday. Company officials believe this to be the first such procedure performed in Kentucky. The treatment was approved by the U.S …
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Mylan to test generic version of Advair Diskus for asthma treatment
Mylan will conduct a phase 3 clinical trial to evaluate the equivalence of its generic version of Advair Diskus as inhalation treatment in adults with asthma, according to a press release. The randomized, double blind, double-dummy, parallel group …
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Fall Allergies
So people, allergy sufferers, get a little bit of a reprieve, but not for the last three years." Dr. Raschal recommends a natural way to treat her patients symptoms using allergy shots. Dr. Raschal said, "Allergy shots have been shown to do a number of …
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Makers of experimental Ebola drugs struggle to increase
The patients included physician Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy Writebol, Americans who were infected in Liberia this summer and recovered after treatment in the United States. It is impossible to determine from that small … Anthony Fauci, director …
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Food allergies challenging for families
Exposure to peanut, tree nut, sesame, chickpea or sunflower products could cause Claire to suffer anaphylaxis, a life-threatening reaction that can make it difficult to breathe, so the family carries an EpiPen — a device to administer an emergency …
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Pentagon WMD Chief: Ebola Could Be Used as a Weapon
“CDC recognizes that Ebola causes a lot of public worry and concern, but CDC's mission is to protect the health of all Americans, including those who may become ill while overseas. Ebola patients can be transported and managed safely when appropriate …
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Longer allergy season due to climate change
“And it is this protein which causes the allergic reaction.” Referring to plant phenology, which is the timing of what happens inside a plant, Dr Schultz said pollen was now being released earlier in some plants due to warmer temperatures. “And …
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Regeneron says allergy drug may be darling of its pipeline

Regeneron says allergy drug may be darling of its pipeline
The allergy drug, dupilumab, is meant to treat underlying causes of asthma, eczema and nasal polyps and could transform treatment of those suspected related ailments, the officials say. "We have a lot of debate within the company as to which of our …
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5th American with Ebola arrives in Nebraska
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said "all options are being looked at." The question, Fauci told CNN, is whether "the extra level of screening is going to be worth … The virus that causes …
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Polluters to blame for Detroit asthma rates

Polluters to blame for Detroit asthma rates
For almost seven years, I've educated families and classrooms about asthma risks and safety measures. I teach children with asthma about self-management, how to use inhalers and I teach parents about rescue medication. My goal is to see decreased …
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New treatment for asthma changing local lives
Imagine not being able to go for a walk, or go upstairs or enjoy daily activities without struggling to breathe. It's a reality for people with severe asthma. A new procedure, now being offered in our area, is changing the lives of people with …
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Airway muscle-on-a-chip mimics asthma
Cambridge/Boston, Mass – September 23, 2014 – The majority of drugs used to treat asthma today are the same ones that were used 50 years ago. New drugs are urgently needed to treat this chronic respiratory disease, which causes nearly 25 million …
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New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. Celebrates 26th Anniversary Serving Orland Park and Surrounding Chicagoland Communities

Orland Park, Illinois (PRWEB) September 16, 2014

New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. first opened its doors in Orland Park in September 1988 with the intent on being more than just a place to find nutritional supplements and allergy friendly foods. Today, 26 years later, New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. has developed into a complete nutritional resource center. It is also home to the newest and widest selection for allergy free foods, beauty, and house hold products.

Barbara Griffin, NMD, CNC, Certified Gluten Practitioner and founding owner of New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. shared, I am proud and honored that after 26 years, New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. continues to thrive and serve our loyal patrons. It is invigorating to reach this milestone. Yet, it is just that, a milestone; one step in a continuum of accomplishments all which are geared to better serve our customers.

True to its mission to empower others by helping them take charge in achieving optional health, New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. will be hosting an educational Q & A seminar. Dr. Griffin and her daughter, Diana Sourek, MS, CNC, Certified Gluten Practitioner, and manger of New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. will be fielding questions from the audience. Come and taste test some of the delicious allergy friendly foods New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. offers. This informative celebration will take place on Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 1p.m 3 p.m. at New Vitality Health Foods, Inc.s new location within Orland Park Crossing, 14225 S. 95th Ave., Suite 410, Orland Park, IL 60462.

One advantage that distinguishes New Vitality Health Foods, Inc., is the experience and training the New Vitality team possesses. As a result of the over 41 years experience in the health field, the New Vitality team is able to provide the customer with educated and sound nutritional advice. The New Vitality team frequently attends educational seminars for professionals so that they can keep abreast of current health trends and pass the information on to their customers.

Certified Nutritional Consultants: Three members of the New Vitality team are Certified Nutritional Consultants. Possessing a CNC designation demonstrates a commitment to the high standards of professional competence in nutritional counseling and dedication to the cause of good health through nutrition.

Gluten Free Practitioners: New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. has on staff two Certified Gluten Free Practitioners whom are ready to lend their knowledge of non-celiac gluten sensitivity and celiac disease. The Certified Gluten Practitioner program is designed to present an in-depth understanding of the causes of non-celiac gluten sensitivity and celiac disease. As a result, this commanding knowledge of gluten and how it can affect the body can be utilized to help educate the customer.

New Vitality manager, Diana Sourek, shared, As the gluten free allergy market continues to be flooded with choices, our goal is to seek out true allergy free companies that are built on integrity. We also strive to support other small businesses, which are the backbone and pioneers in the development of gluten free, and allergy free food products.

A founding goal of New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. is provide the widest selection and variety of allergy friendly foods. Each week new allergy friendly foods, beauty and home products are put on the store shelves. Currently, New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. offers bread products from ten different vendors. Providing its customers with delicious choices to select from will continue to be a critical goal for New Vitality Health Foods, Inc.

About New Vitality Health Foods, Inc.:

Established in 1988, New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. provides Chicagolands largest selection of allergy-free foods that have met their high standards for taste, quality, and nutrition. New allergy-free foods are introduced weekly. They also carry frozen foods, vitamins, herbs, homeopathic, aromatherapy, body care, pet care, household items and much more. New Vitality features only the highest quality, effective nutritional supplements to support their customers total health. New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. is located at Orland Park Crossing, 14225 S. 95th Avenue Suite 410, Orland Park IL, 60462. (708) 403-0120

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5 Ways to Sidestep Allergies

5 Ways to Sidestep Allergies
These antigens cause the immune system to launch a cascade of events as a defense. “A typical seasonal allergy response causes the release of IgE, an immunoglobulin, by B lymphocyte cells, which are part of your immune system's defensive army,” …
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Fall, season of allergies
Allergic diseases usually occur at the end of summer. Main causes of the allergies in the fall are pollen. In fall, many plants continue to multiply, thus, the pollen flies in the air and each person inhaling it gets allergy symptoms. No one is …
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How food allergy causes Weight Gain

Board Certified Dr. Naras Bhat, explains how Food Allergies can cause weight gain, and how we diagnose and solve the problem .
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