Anyone who has ever experienced seasonal allergies knows they can be irritating and unpleasant.
Despite having many age-old names, such as coccidioidomycosis, desert fever, cocci, San Joaquin Valley fever, California fever, and desert rheumatism, Valley fever is a modern-day reality that has been on the rise in the United States in the last two decades.
About 31 million Americans are affected by a sinus infection each year. Microorganisms, like viruses, bacteria, or fungus, can take over one or more sinuses and trigger a sinus infection, also known as “sinusitis.”
The record-breaking 2020 fire season for the western United States has caused many to pause in awe of the destructive power of wildland fires. Authorities note that we may anticipate growing numbers of people becoming affected by wildfire smoke in years to come because of the prevalence of wildfires. For example, there is an increasing trend of longer fire seasons in California, which means wildfires burn longer and consequently produce smoke longer.
People in the U.S. suffer from more than one billion colds a year, and there were about 40 million flu illnesses during last year’s U.S. flu season alone. Can you tell the difference between a cold and the flu?
Why is it recommended that you get a flu vaccination every year? How is the flu vaccine made? And…is the flu “shot” the only vaccination option? Observe National Influenza Vaccination Week by finding out what you didn’t know about the flu vaccine. And if you haven’t yet—be sure to get your flu vaccination!
Research from the CDC indicates that too few people, especially adults, are taught how to recognize their asthma symptoms and do not have an asthma action plan that can save their life.
Food allergies can be life-changing and can be a source of much anxiety and stress for a patient, parent, or caregiver. According to Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), 32 million people in the United States suffer from food allergies.