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The Sexist World of Sleep Apnea

When we think of someone snoring, we usually picture a portly man with his mouth agape. It’s supposed to be humorous (despite it being a little sizeist). Society says it’s okay to hold up the male figure to be powerless as he makes a funny sound in his dormant state. As medical professionals, we see someone who potentially has a…
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March 19, 2019
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How Do You Select an Allergy Specialist?

Unless you’re an allergist in your off-hours, dealing with allergies may require some faith and trust (after a lot of research). If you pay close attention to what your doctor says, you’ll be able to discern whether you’re getting the best care possible. Here are some things to look out for when considering an allergy specialist. (more…)
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March 1, 2019
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4 Reasons to Make Allergy Treatment Your Top New Year’s Resolution

As 2016 comes to an end, it is time to look forward to the New Year and all the excitement and opportunities it will bring. Allergies often get overlooked until symptoms worsen but beginning allergy treatment this year is a New Year’s resolution you can definitely keep! Given the long-term benefits to your body and to your happiness, here are…
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December 29, 2018
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What Happens When You Get Too Little Sleep?

What would happen if a quarterback only got three hours of sleep the night before a game? What if he only slept for four hours every night for a week before a game? What if it had been months since he’d gotten a good night’s rest? One thing’s for sure, there would be a lot of angry football fans. You’ve…
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October 1, 2018
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How Labor Day Is Responsible for Healthy Sleeping

Labor Day is upon us. A long weekend right after the school year begins anew. No school, no work. No gifts to exchange or parties to attend. But did you know that labor movements are responsible for instituting a healthier structure for sleep in this country?
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August 31, 2018
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How to Live with Pets and Allergies

You’ve recently started dating a new girl, and things are getting pretty serious. We’re talking “bring-her-home-to-meet-the-parents” serious. She’s a master of puns, she makes a mean quiche Lorraine, and she’s wicked smart to boot. There’s only one problem...she and her dog, a 60-pound Siberian husky named Bentley, are kind of a package deal—and you’re allergic to dogs. Before you know…
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August 17, 2018
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How to Get Back Your School Year Sleep Schedule

With the lazy days of summer coming to a close, the kiddos and parents alike have to get back into the swing of a school schedule. As much as everyone wants to make the carefree summer vacation stretch out into September, the return to normalcy is healthy for both adults and children alike. The magic of an unscheduled summer with…
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August 6, 2018
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How to Prevent Mold in Your Home

It’s July and spring allergy season is officially over. Cheers to no more allergies until spring rolls around again next year. Well, this may be true for some. But for others, while pollen and ragweed levels have subsided, other allergens are now at the forefront. The summer months’ largest culprit? Mold. July signals the start of fungus spores and seeds—which…
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July 30, 2018
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Sleep Soundly in the Summer Heat and Humidity

The summertime brings with it those bright, sunny days where you can lie by the pool and soak up the sun. The springtime showers have brought their beautiful blooms to your front yard gardens. But as Houstonians, we know that the summer doesn’t only bring a lot of heat but a lot of humidity too. From Newstonians to “I Remember…
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July 6, 2018
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Why Do People Suffer from Allergies Differently?

Allergies are an immune response to outside substances entering our bodies. If they were invading objects like bacteria, viruses, or toxins, collectively considered “pathogens,” we would normally be happy with our immune system defending us from potential illness. When the object is a harmless pollen or mold spore, the body’s response intended to “defend” itself instead makes us miserable. (more…)
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June 22, 2018