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Secondhand smoke harmful for dogs, cats

...from tobacco exposure isn't available, but vets know from lab tests and office visits that inhaling smoke causes allergic reactions, inflammation and nasal and pulmonary cancers in pets, said Dr. Kerri Marshall, a veterinary officer for Trupanion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-07-19/secondhand-smoke-harmful-dogs-cats
J.B. Holmes wins Wells Fargo Championship three years after brain surgery

...He had brain surgery ? twice. The first time was to remove a piece of his skull. The second time was from an allergic reaction to the adhesive that was holding the titanium plate to the base of the skull, causing severe headaches.If that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-05-04/jb-holmes-wins-wells-fargo-c
FDA OKs 1st dissolving immunotherapy tablet for seasonal allergies; 2 from Merck await ruling

...to 30 percent, versus dummy tablets. Common side effects include throat irritation and mouth swelling. Severe allergic reactions, including life-threatening ones, are possible. For that reason, the first dose is given at a doctor's office...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-02/fda-oks-1st-dissolving-imm
Innovative new oral immunotherapy is promising for getting rid of allergies

...90percent of children were able to tolerate a test of eating 5 peanuts.Approximately 20percent of patients had moderate allergic reaction that required medical attention and were treated with an inhaler and medication. One patient had a severe reaction...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-04-02/innovative-new-oral-immunoth
Spiders can make your skin crawl, but they do a lot of good

...orb-weaver spiders in our area are considered dangerous to humans.The exception would be those people who have severe allergic reactions to insects and spider bites.Bringing house plants insideWith the threat of frost last Saturday and Sunday mornings...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/2013-10-31/spiders-can-make-your-skin-cra
Bees are among the best pollinators, and three easy steps can keep you from being stung

...doesn't mean bees are welcome in everyone's landscape.Some people (0.4 percent of the population) have serious allergic reactions to bee stings. They're always concerned when they see any kind of bee.Dozens of true bee species are in Augusta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2013-04-06/bees-are-among-best-
Woman makes quilts to donate to children

...Before they are donated, the quilts are laundered in either Dreft or Ivory detergent to decrease the risk of an allergic reaction.Johnson has quilted or collected about 30 quilts so far and plans to take as many quilts as she can to the Children's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2013-04-30/patterns-young-l
Kidney Action Day to offer health screenings

...checked. We didn't know it was in our family history," said Jordan, of Augusta.An emergency room trip for an allergic reaction to medication revealed what Jordan never knew. A blood test determined that her kidneys were failing, so she was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-06-28/kidney-action-day-offer-healt
Teenagers wanting to color hair

...younger kids. Wet the hair and shampoo it in. Leave on for 5 minutes, rinse, wash, and condition. Test for allergic reactions by doing the "patch test" suggested on the package before applying any product to the skin.Scott Terwilliger...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/fashion/2013-04-15/teenagers-wanting-color-hai
Warm winter, wet spring create perfect fire ant storm

...added. "However, since fire ants are in the same order as bees and wasps, there is the possibility of severe allergic reactions."Acute management of fire ant anaphylaxis, he said, is identical to treatment of anaphylaxis from other causes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-05-05/warm-winter-wet-spring-create