Seasonal Allergies vs. Year-Round Allergies

By rocky

It’s not uncommon to suffer from seasonal allergies during the spring. With the blooming flowers come sneezing, a runny nose, and red, itchy eyes. However, there are unlucky people who are stuck with these symptoms year-round.

What’s the difference between seasonal and year-round allergies?

Seasonal allergies are usually due to outdoor triggers like tree or grass pollen, or mold spores that grow in warm, damp weather.

Year-round allergies are typically due to indoor triggers such as cat or dog dander, dust mites, cockroaches or mold spores.

How can I tell if I’m suffering from springtime allergies or something else?

To get a proper diagnosis, visit your doctor. If you have bothersome and persistent symptoms, your doctor may recommend a skin test to determine the exact…

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Member Stories: Living with PTSD and COPD

By Therese Pope

“I’m a great listener and I tend to give good advice even though I’m always not good at taking it.”

– Michelle

For Michelle, managing bipolar and borderline personality disorders, depression, PTSD, and COPD can sometimes feel overwhelming. When it comes to managing chronic conditions, she understands what others go through on a daily basis. Here’s what Michelle shared with…

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What Counts as Exercise?

By Therese Pope

You don’t need to join a gym, wear special exercise clothes, or get sweaty to say that you are exercising. The truth is that you just need to move your body. Studies show that sitting for long periods of time can increase your risk of diabetes and heart disease, so it’s important to exercise for at least 30 minutes each day.

How to add exercise into your daily routine

If it’s not possible…

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What Can I Drink in Place of Soda?

By Therese Pope

The human body is made up of approximately 60% water, therefore hydration is important for good health and to help keep your body functioning properly. Thirst can often be confused for hunger, so drinking enough water throughout the day may help you maintain a healthy weight.

Why should I avoid drinking soda?

Soda lacks nutrients and contains cane sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial…

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