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Teal is The New Orange: The Teal Pumpkin Project

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With the leaves falling and the cooler weather brewing, Halloween is right around the corner. While a lot of us are wondering what costumes we’re going to scramble to buy or put together, a lot of parents have to caution their children what to expect if they go trick-or-tricking. Why you may ask? 1 in 13 children have a food allergy of some sort. Imagine daydreaming about what you’re going to be for Halloween, get dressed up and go out with your family and friends to ask for treats, only to be able to eat a small amount of the treats you received if any at all. It’s safe to say that this can put a damper on trick-or-treating. Luckily the Teal Pumpkin Project, a nationwide movement, is hoping to change all of that! Read More »

Is Exercise Making You Feel Sick?

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We’ve been cooped up all winter, and now that the weather is warming up it’s time to be outside riding bikes, walking, running and playing with the kids. But with the beauty of spring comes the misery of allergies. “As a pharmacist and long-time allergy sufferer, I’ve discovered how using natural remedies and lifestyle measures can help alleviate allergy symptoms so that you don’t have to hide indoors or suffer with drug side-effects,” says Sherry Torkos. Read More »

Healthy housekeeping tips offer a fresh approach to spring cleaning

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After the long and cold winter experienced across the United States, families will be tackling spring cleaning with a passion this year. But for more than 40 million Americans living with allergies and 25 million with asthma, housekeeping comes with extra concerns and responsibilities. More than half of all homes in the U.S. have at least one person dealing with allergies or asthma, so spring cleaning needs to focus on removing common household allergens and irritants, and avoiding problems that some cleaning supplies could actually create. Read More »