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Allergies & ENT

4 things you need to know about pets and your allergies

They’re cute and oh-so-cuddly, but your sneezes, watering eyes and headache are anything but adorable. Pet allergies, including those to cats and dogs, are among the most common allergies. While an animal can be a wonderful addition to any home, talking with your allergist before introducing a new pet is an important step to integrating …

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Empowering your voice: Therapy for vocal cord dysfunction

In 1983, doctors at the National Jewish Center described a condition that has the potential to mimic asthma. Those findings eventually lead to inaccurate diagnosis and inappropriate, potentially harmful treatment. This condition is called Vocal Cord Dysfunction, or VCD. The condition is characterized by vocal cord closure that usually occurs when you are inhaling. This …

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Allergy treatment: Is medication or allergy shots right for you?

Allergy symptoms are all-too-common. More than 50 million Americans experience them each year. Allergens, sadly, are almost everywhere—from your pets to your yard to your workplace. But there’s good news, too: allergies can be treated by physicians in a wide array of specialties. The most common specialties offering allergy treatments are family practice, pediatrics, internal …

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Allergies: A genetic superiority from our ancestors

When I woke up this morning, sneezing.  I didn’t need to look at the calendar to know my allergies had returned. The nose knows! Dr. Bobby Lanier, an allergist on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth breaks down all the why’s and how’s of allergies. What are …

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