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Travel Alert: Yellow Fever

YELLOW FEVER in UGANDA, CAMEROON, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CONGO DR, COTE D’IVOIRE, GAMBIA, SIERRA LEONE The outbreak in Northern Uganda has confirmed 53 deaths since the disease was first detected in late 2010. In Cote d’Ivoire 35 deaths have been reported in the past month. Central African Republic [CAR] reported 4 suspected cases of yellow […]

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Travel Alert: Malaria in India, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka

Travel Alert: Malaria in India, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka

Each year, more than 250 million cases of malaria are reported worldwide, killing between one and 3 million people. 90% of malaria-related deaths take place in Sub-Saharan Africa. Reports of malaria continue to appear in Mumbai India. In Andhra Pradesh India 2 deaths have been reported this year and 311 cases were reported in February […]

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Allergy Shots

Allergy Shots

If you have allergies, you may be wondering if allergy shots are the best treatment for you. After all, getting regular shots isn’t anyone’s idea of fun, but the possibility of being free from your allergy symptoms may be worth it. Allergies are the result of a chain reaction that starts in the immune system. […]

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Tips to Remember

Tips to Remember

Do you cough, wheeze and have a tight chest or shortness of breath when you exercise? If yes, you may have exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB). This happens when the tubes that bring air into and out of your lungs narrow with exercise, causing symptoms of asthma. An estimated 300 million people worldwide suffer from asthma, according […]

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Asthma and Allergy Medications

Asthma and Allergy Medications

If you are one of the more than 50 million people in the United States suffering from allergies and/or asthma, there are many different medications that can help you feel better. In order to determine which medications are right for you, it is important to understand what triggers your symptoms. An allergist/immunologist, often referred to […]

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Inhaled Asthma Medications

Inhaled Asthma Medications

If you suffer from asthma, you know what it feels like to gasp for air or feel tightness in your chest. The goal of asthma medications is to prevent symptoms like these from happening. There are two general classes of asthma medications: quick-relief and long-term control medications. Many inhaled asthma medications are meant to be […]

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Outdoor Allergens

Outdoor Allergens

Seasonal allergic rhinitis, or “hay fever,” affects more than 35 million Americans. If you suffer from it, you may experience sneezing, stuffiness, a runny nose and itchiness in your nose, the roof of your mouth, throat, eyes or ears. These allergic reactions are most commonly caused by pollen and mold spores in the air, which […]

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Rhinitis

Rhinitis

Do you suffer from frequent sneezing, congestion and an itchy or runny nose? If so, you may have rhinitis. Rhinitis is one of the most common chronic conditions, affecting 10% to 30% of adults and up to 40% of children in the United States. If this includes you, you don’t have to suffer. By learning […]

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Asthma and Exercise

Asthma and Exercise

Do you cough, wheeze and have a tight chest or shortness of breath when you exercise? If yes, you may have exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB). This happens when the tubes that bring air into and out of your lungs narrow with exercise, causing symptoms of asthma. An estimated 300 million people worldwide suffer from asthma, according […]

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Psoriatic Arthiritis

Psoriatic Arthiritis

Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritic inflammation that occurs in about 15 percent of patients who have a skin rash called psoriasis. This particular arthritis can affect any joint within the body, with symptoms that vary from person to person. Research has shown that persistent inflammation from psoriatic arthritis can lead to joint damage. […]

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