Category: Health

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Coping with Spring Allergies

Spring is here (more or less) and with it comes hay fever allergies, aka seasonal allergic rhinitis. Hay fever’s sneezing, congestion and runny nose are similar to those of a cold. But where a ...

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Treating Household Burns

Ever burn yourself on a hot iron or stove and rub butter on it? That’s what moms have done for years, and while it feels good, it can make things worse. According to the...

Frostbite in winter

What to Do If You Get Frostbite

So, it, it seems as if the winter weather/wind chill advisories just keep coming, and while this wind chill chart can help you be better prepared if you have to go out into dangerously...

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Treating Pain in Your Dog

If you’re like most people, you reach for aspirin, ibuprofen or some other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or NSAID, when you want to relieve pain. So it should be no surprise that NSAIDs also are...

Allergy Relief

9 Common Asthma Triggers and How to Fight Them

Any number of things in the home can trigger an asthma attack or discomfort, forcing suffers to turn to inhalers or other medications for relief. But the best “treatment” for asthma sufferers is prevention,...

Asthma Awareness Month

May is Asthma Awareness Month

May is Asthma Awareness Month, but there’s nothing wrong with a little head start. The place to begin, of course, is determining if you have asthma or, if you do, if it’s being managed...

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There’s No Such Thing as Zero VOC Paint

Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are compounds that evaporate at room temperatures, and some are harmful to your health as well as to the environment.  Interior paints historically have contained significant levels of VOCs,...