Simple Treatment at Home for Allergy Sufferers

If you suffer from allergies, whether they are seasonal allergies or a year-round problem, you may use over-the-counter or prescription allergy medications to control your symptoms. However, it is possible in some cases to reduce your allergy symptoms without medication …

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween 2011 is almost here. Halloween can be a very fun celebration for children and parents alike, but traditional activities like trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving have the potential to be hazardous if safety precautions are not kept in mind. This …

Preventing Whooping Cough

Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a respiratory infection caused by Bordetella pertussis, a bacterial infectious agent. Pertussis causes a severe cough, and the symptoms of whooping cough typically persist for about six weeks. Whooping cough is more dangerous in infants, with …

What Exactly Does Smoking Do to My Lungs?

Smoking cigarettes is very bad for your overall health. Awareness of the increased risk of lung cancer involved with smoking cigarettes is high, but smoking cigarettes is bad for the health of your lungs and the rest of your body …

Cardiac vs. Non-cardiac Chest Pain

The term “chest pain” is commonly associated with heart attacks or other types of cardiac conditions, such as angina. In fact, roughly half of the chest pain cases seen by doctors are of cardiac origin. The remaining 50% is referred …