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Unless you’re closely following all the health studies that come out, you may not be aware that there’s a big new player in the world of health: bacteria. Not the kind of bacteria that make you sick, but the kind that keep you healthy—they support heart health, mental health, how we age, how we digest […]


Fight Fall Asthma and Allergies

September 13, 2017

Spring may have pollen, but fall has decaying leaves, dust, cold weather (encouraging that mucus to breed infection), and, this year, lots of smoke. Start early with precautions against fall allergies and asthma. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so start by finding ways to be proactive. Stay on top of […]

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It’s a good time of year for everyone—those with and without allergies or asthma—to take a look at the air contaminants coming from their own home and get rid of them. If you have allergies or asthma, you probably have a deep sense of the benefit of fighting back dust and other triggers. Otherwise, noticing […]

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Is your house too clean? That’s one conclusion being bandied about after a new study—another in a growing pile on the importance of probiotics—linking an absence of those good gut bacteria to asthma. But here’s the thing about your environment—not all bacteria are equal. Many aren’t actually good for you—they can make you sick, or […]

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…But now that it’s got your attention, rally to prevent all the other respiratory illnesses that will be starting up this month. Enterovirus is scary because it’s required tons of kids to spend about a week in the hospital—but it very rarely causes deaths (only 4 have had the virus). Unfortunately RSV, pneumonia, and other […]

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