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How Fall and Winter Weather Can Affect Your Breathing

How Fall and Winter Weather Can Affect Your Breathing

If you’re one of the 25 million Americans with asthma, then you’re probably well-versed with the triggers you have to watch out for. Walking past the fragrance counter, visiting your friend who has 4 cats, or visiting your struggling actor cousin who lives in LA (cough *smog* cough) can send you running for your inhaler or nebulizer. But depending on where you live — and what the weather’s been like that year — the four seasons can bring their own hurdles…

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Is Particulate Matter Affecting Your Health?

Is Particulate Matter Affecting Your Health?

Pollution has long been connected to breathing difficulties, and considering the average adult breathes 3,000 gallons of air per day, that can be a huge problem. City dwellers often flee urban settings in favor of the “fresh air” of the country – and sometimes, with good reason. Those who suffer from respiratory complications can have an especially hard time with air quality in highly polluted areas. Polluted air can be particularly harmful – not just to those with asthma and allergies,…

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