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Asthma: The Seasons of Suffering

What triggers your asthma? Many people will say, “It’s the weather!”. As spring approaches and pollen is at an all-time high, allergies often account for a good majority of asthma flare-ups. You may notice that your allergy symptoms are more apparent in the morning hours during the spring season. This is because pollen levels are …

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Asthma Attack: What’s Happening Inside?

Asthma is a disease that affects the airways of your lungs. When you have asthma, the lining of your airways become inflamed and more sensitive to things you are exposed to everyday. These “triggers” as we like to call them can be anything from dust, pet dander, weather changes, even stress. When we are exposed …

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Clinical Trials: What They Are and How They Work

Clinical trials are research studies that use volunteers to test how well a new medical approach works. They are designed to find more efficient ways to prevent, treat, and diagnose medical conditions and diseases. Researchers follow strict guidelines when performing clinical trials which are set to protect participants as well as to provide accurate and …

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Lifestyle Tips to Reduce Symptoms Associated With Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is no joke. It’s hard not to laugh when envisioning a narcoleptic cartoon character such as Homer Simpson nodding off at inopportune times. But when narcolepsy affects real people, it is often inconvenient, disruptive, and even dangerous. For those that suffer from narcolepsy, there are many risks associated with the condition. Becoming excessively sleepy …

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