allergies

Grab a Tissue, Major Allergy Season Coming

Posted on 04/7/2014 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthMan, this winter just keeps on giving. Turns out those record-setting, lower-than-normal temperatures we just suffered through are now going to cause higher-than-normal pollen counts starting this month. Or, as Susan Kosisky, chief microbiologist at the U.S. Army Centralized Allergen Extract Laboratory, told the Washington Post, “Grab your Kleenex. It’s coming.” Evidently the long cold spell has given trees more time to build up pollen, which basically translates to lots of eye-watering, sneezy-wheezy misery as the weather warms and all …

Hypoallergenic Dogs? No Such Thing, Study Says

Posted on 07/3/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthThis could be bad news for Bo, the Obamas’ supposedly hypoallergenic Portuguese Water Dog: A new study says it’s a myth that certain dog breeds are less likely to aggravate allergies. The research, published last week in the Journal of Allergy Clinical Immunology, finds that there is “no evidence for the classification of certain dog breeds as being “hypoallergenic,” Dutch researchers wrote. In fact, as Reuters reports, scientists found that “hypoallergenic” canines had more allergy-causing protein in their fur than …

AARP Launches Health Record

Posted on 06/5/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthOur health information is both extremely valuable to us, but also highly important to share with those who need it. To this end AARP is launching AARP Health Record(SM) – an easy-to-use, online tool designed to help people over 50 manage their family health care needs. AARP Health Record lets you safely store and access critical health information such as medications, allergies, blood type, immunizations and emergency and provider contact information. You can also print an easy-to-read pocket card with vital stats. This …

Stock Up On Tissues: Fall Allergy Season Going To Be Bad

Posted on 09/13/2011 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthItchy eyes, runny nose, lots of sneezing — yup,  it’s bad news for those of you who suffer during allergy season. Record high ragweed counts plus mold in the air from the recent wet weather will add up to the worst, and longest, fall allergy season yet, say allergy experts. “We’re going to have an allergy double whammy,” Clifford Bassett, MD, director of Allergy and Asthma Care  of New York, told ABC News. Fall’s typical ragweed pollen levels are already high, …