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Migraines Often Misdiagnosed as Allergies in Houston

Posted on · Migraines can be pretty painful. Some of the symptoms can include a pounding headache, nausea, vomiting and light sensitivity. For some people migraines can be debilitating, and the only solution might be to lock yourself in a dark room until the worst of it passes. In a city like Houston with a high pollen count, […]

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Study: Hypoallergenic Products Can Often Be Misleading

Posted on · The term “hypoallergenic” can be found on a number of skin care products, and it is often used to describe something that’s safe for consumers with sensitive skin. But a new study from Baylor College of Medicine says not only can the term be misleading, these products can also contain chemicals that could cause allergic […]

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Answers to Your Allergy Questions

Posted on · With Houston’s warm, humid climate so many plants grow here, which means more things to irritate our eyes and noses — to say nothing of irritants from our furry companions, pollution and food. So, today we welcome your questions about allergies — seasonal allergies, food allergies, asthma, eczema, and more. Dr. Dat Tran, Assistant Professor of […]

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Wrongful Convictions & Living Car Free: Tuesday’s Show (February 17, 2015)

Posted on · We posed this question to you last year: is it possible to live in Houston without a car? Some Houstonians would characterize such an idea as pure folly. There’s too much of Houston that isn’t walkable, too much that’s too far away from public transportation to make life in Houston manageable without a car. But […]

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Are Allergies and Asthma Worse in Houston?

Posted on · Taking a deep breath may seem like a good idea sometimes. But when it comes to allergy season and asthma — forget it! Like most of the country, Houston has distinctive allergy seasons. Sometimes they’re shorter, sometimes they’re longer. But with a humid climate and air pollution, it may seem like allergies are a problem […]

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Allergies & Asthma, A New Approach to Online Educ. & Recovering from Amnesia: Houston Matters for Tues., Feb. 4, 2014

Posted on · Taking a deep breath may seem like a good idea sometimes. But when it comes to allergy season and asthma — forget it! Like most of the country, Houston has distinctive allergy seasons. Sometimes they’re shorter, sometimes they’re longer. But with a humid climate and air pollution, it may seem like allergies are a problem […]