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It’s Allergy Season! Don’t Let Yours Hold You Back

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Spring is in full-force and the sun is back strong, which—for many allergy sufferers—is not always the best news. The worst thing about the sun coming out is not being able to enjoy it because of those annoying allergy symptoms. The sneezing, runny nose, and itchy, watery eyes can all get in the way of your life, making it nearly impossible to comfortably do something as simple as go outside for a walk—much less a hike by the river or playing with the kids at the park.

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A-Peel-ing Spring Skin Rejuvenation at the Skin & Allergy Center

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The weather is warming and flowers are blooming—spring is on its way. Finally, we can say goodbye to dull winter skin here in Nashville. Your heavy layers aren’t the only thing you should shed this spring–peel away tired winter skin with the help of a chemical peel at the Skin & Allergy Center.
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Supercharged Skin Rejuvenation with Halo™

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Amongst the list of New Beauty Magazine’s Beauty Choice Award winners is a favorite here at Murfreesboro’s Skin & Allergy Center—Halo Fractional Laser! Hailed as “the most effective laser for glowy skin,” Halo was listed amongst other, “Supercharged” treatments and products that “reach next-level status thanks to their powerful blend of ingredients and cutting edge technology.” Along with the other twelve supercharged products of 2016, New Beauty points out that with Halo, “you’re bound to see dramatic results that will make these your newfound favorites that you’ll always want to keep stocked in your beauty arsenal.”
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Huge Economic Burden of Melanoma in the USA

According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year between 2004 to 2006, over 45,000 cases of melanoma were reported in 45 states and the District of Columbia. In the U.S. skin cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer. Although melanoma is the third most prevalent type of skin cancer, it is more dangerous than other skin cancers, and is the leading cause of death from skin disease killing approximately 8,000 individuals each year as well as costing the country billions.

 Read the full article from Medical News Today.

Ready or Not, Ragweed Season is Here

Think your recent sneezing and runny nose is due to a summer cold, you may want to think again. Hay fever season is here, causing misery for some of the 50 million Americans with allergies. One of the main causes of fall hay fever is ragweed, which comes in 17 varieties and blooms from August to late October or early November.

While warmer temperatures can be enjoyable in the fall , climate change is making the hay fever season last up to three weeks longer. Windy days can also mean heightened allergy symptoms. Wind can carry the small pollen grains from ragweed, grasses and trees up to 100 miles from its source.

To help combat fall allergies:

  • Take medication before symptoms begin
  • Keep car and home windows closed so pollen doesn’t filter indoors
  • Wear a pollen mask (such as a NIOSH rated 95 filter mask) when working outdoors
  • Limit outdoor activities during the morning when the pollen counts are highest
  • Make an appointment with Dr. Sullivan to find relief

Trigger avoidance and allergy medication might provide great hay fever relief for some, but not for all. Dr. Sullivan can provide effective treatment with medications that may go beyond over-the-counter remedies.

Wondering where to travel to if you have allergies?

http://local.msn.com/travel/where-to-travel-when-you-have-allergies

Broccoli as sunscreen?

Eat (and now wear!) your veggies. We knew eating Broccoli could help prevent skin cancer! But now broccoli creams help too! Fresh though. Frozen broccoli loses this benefit.
  http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/265784.php

An Emmy winning actress learns about anaphylaxis

Read more about how “Modern Family” star Julie Bowen is dealing with her son’s severe allergies.  For more: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/12/04/julie-bowen-my-son-almost-died-from-an-allergic-reaction/
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