A new report shows there's no place safe from allergies this fall. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of American has ranked the 100 worst cities for allergies around the country and Bakersfield is not as high as you may think. "Often, we are noted to be in the worst condition, but it is kind of interesting," said Dr. Claudia Jonah of the Kern County Public Health Department. The 2013 Fall Allergy Capitals report ranks Bakersfield No. 78 based on the city's pollen levels, use of over-the-counter and pres
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According to WebMD and a 2013 review by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, here are the 5 worst cities to live in for spring allergies. If you're one of the 40 million Americans who suffer from indoor or outdoor allergies, you probably know spring is here when the itchy, watery eyes and sneezing begin. According to WebMD and a 2013 review by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, here are the 5 worst cities to live in for spring allergies: Number 5 -- Louisville, Kentucky. Right on the Ohio River, Louisville is thick with bluegrass. Besides checking pollen counts for grass, also check other allergens like trees and weeds before going outdoors. Number 4 -- McAllen, Texas. Located on the state's southern tip, McAllen sees high temps and humidity already in the spring. Those conditions help spread pollen further. Number 3 -- Chattanooga, Tennessee. Allergens have gotten worse in this city famous for its steam-powered train. Prevent them from getting inside your home by turning on your air conditioning's recirculate setting and leaving windows and doors closed. Number 2 -- Knoxville, Tennessee. After spending a few years as number 1, this mountainous and charming city has dropped down one spot. Whenever contact with allergens can't be prevented, various treatments can help to manage symptoms. Number 1 -- Jackson, Mississippi. Full of prairies, croplands, and forests, Jackson has moved up three spots to number 1.
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Did Your City Make the List? If you have asthma, where you live makes a difference. High pollen counts and smog lead to flare-ups, and controlling symptoms can be tricky if your area is short on doctors. Every year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) looks at these and other medical and environmental factors, then ranks the 100 hardest places in the U.S. for people with asthma. Here are 2015’s top “Asthma Capitals.” Chicago Air quality in Chi-town is poor, thanks to many days of high soot and smog levels. The city has an above-average number of ER visits and deaths because of asthma. Also, 38% of people in the region are uninsured, making it hard for them to control their symptoms or afford medicine. Some asthma inhalers cost close to $800 a month. New Orleans Like other cities on the list, poverty and lack of health insurance factor into NOLA’s higher-than-average death rate due to asthma. But the city’s hot, humid weather also makes breathing harder. Allergens in the environment are a problem here, too. The Big Easy has a high pollen score, and 2005’s Hurricane Katrina left an unhealthy legacy of indoor mold. Both can make breathing easy a serious struggle. Chattanooga, TN Air quality isn’t the problem here. In the past year, Chattanooga has slashed pollution and is now considered one of the nation’s cleanest cities. Still, its nonsmoking laws are weak. Twenty percent of adults and 17% of high school students are smokers. A low number of asthma specialists in the area means ER visits are high. Knoxville, TN The AAFA also lists Knoxville as one of the worst for spring allergies, thanks to high levels of tree and grass pollen. Both can cause asthma symptoms to flare. But that might not be the only reason for a higher-than-average use of asthma medicines here. Studies show a link between weight gain and asthma, and in 2010, nearly two-thirds of people living here were overweight or obese. Augusta, GA Located 150 miles from Atlanta, the “Garden City of the South” is the second largest and second oldest city in Georgia. It’s also the worst in the state for people with asthma. In just 2 years, nearly a dozen children in and around Augusta died from the condition. The area has a high pollen count, and nonsmoking laws also aren’t up to snuff. An effort to ban smoking from bars and public places has failed three times in recent years. Oklahoma City As many as 23% of Sooners living in Oklahoma County have no health insurance. That, along with a serious lack of asthma specialists in the area, can make it hard for people to get the medical care they need. It doesn’t help that Oklahoma City is ranked 15th out of 220 cities for high ozone days. Ozone, which is more common on hot, humid days, can make asthma symptoms worse. Detroit The Motor City has a better-than-average pollen count, and its public smoking laws are on par with the rest of the U.S. Still, asthma rates here are 50% higher than the rest of Michigan. Many residents use quick-relief asthma inhalers, which means their disease isn’t well-controlled. While the air is a risk factor, some experts believe a bigger problem is that many residents are poor and uninsured. Philadelphia Emergency room visits for asthma in the City of Brotherly Love are higher than average. The disease sends more than 16,000 kids to the ER each year. Since many who have the condition here live in low-income neighborhoods, a Community Asthma Prevention Program offers free home visits to explain how to control triggers like house dust and animal dander. Up to 60% of residents with asthma are also allergic to cockroaches. Richmond, VA With its rich Civil War history, this town is popular with vacationers. But it’s not such a great place to live if you have asthma. Smog is a problem, especially in the hot, humid summer months. The city also has higher-than-average rates of people living in poverty and without insurance. They’re more likely to have asthma in part because they’re around more allergens at work and home. Memphis, TN About 14% of kids here have asthma. It causes 40% of stays at the city’s Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. But a lot of ER visits and high use of asthma meds aren’t the only reasons the Home of the Blues nabbed this year’s No. 1 spot. Local steel and food processing plants pollute the air. An above-average pollen count and poor nonsmoking laws don’t help, either. Brighter Spots for Asthma Of the 100 cities ranked, these 10 are the best. For the most part, they have less poverty, better school asthma programs, and better access to health care. But they also have cleaner air and good smoking bans. The result: fewer ER visits and deaths, and easier living with asthma. Here’s the list: 10. Austin, TX 9. Raleigh, NC 8. Sarasota, FL 7. Cape Coral, FL 6. Palm Bay, FL 5. Abilene, TX 4. San Jose, CA 3. Seattle 2. Boise, ID 1. San Francisco
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Fall allergies are never fun, but depending upon where you live you could be suffering more than those in other parts of the country. Fall allergies are never fun, but depending upon where you live you could be suffering more than those in other parts of the country. In assembling their worst 100 list of the "2013 Fall Allergy Capitals", The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America took three primary factors into consideration. They were pollen count, medication sales including both prescription and over the counter allergy remedies, and the number of doctors specializing in allergies working in the area. Scores revealed that places all over the country proved to have a combination of those factors significant enough to rank, but only one city got a perfect score -- Wichita, Kansas. According to the official report, it was high pollen and dependence on medications that really made the city stand out. Jackson, Mississippi came in 2nd, and Knoxville, Tennessee was given the number 3 spot. Residents of last year's top ranked Louisville, Kentucky will no doubt be overjoyed to learn that this year they've dropped to 4th place. Memphis rounded out the top 5. Regardless of their city's rank, experts remind the 40 million Americans afflicted with allergies that suffering is often optional. Seeing a specialist is highly recommended.
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Allergies are something that a lot of people deal with; some worse than others. For those that really struggle with allergies, The Grounds Guys shows you a few plants to avoid. Ragweed is a very common allergen in North America. The spores produced by the plant are spread by the wind, affecting people hundreds of miles from the source. Cedar is commonly found in Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. The pollen from this tree appears almost like smoke and can also be carried for miles affecting everyone in its wake. Bermuda is a very common grass found throughout the country. The pollen in nearly impossible to see with your eyes, but if present, it can definitely affect you. Tree pollen is another common cause of allergies. The oak tree releases its pollen in late winter or early spring. And even small amounts of this pollen can affect people with allergies. Pigweed is very common to the western and northern parts of the U.S. it peaks from early spring to the middle of fall, and it usually can be found on roadsides and lawns. Thanks for watching! We hope you've learned some helpful hints for your home. For more tips like these, visit us at GroundsGuys.com or call us anytime at 855-349-7757.
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Colorado Springs has been ranked one of the top 10 best cities to live in if you have spring allergies, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
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If you feel miserable, you're not alone. Allergy season in the Sunshine State is one of the most miserable in the country. And this year, it's even worse. MORE: http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/florida-hardest-hit-by-pollen-allergies
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The asthma and allergy foundation of America has released the list of the top 10 cities where its most challenging to live in for spring allergies.
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Is Your Town on the List? Spring's beautiful blossoms bring on sneezes and sniffles. Where you live has a big impact on how you feel. Every year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) ranks the 100 largest U.S. metro areas by pollen count, allergy medicine use, and allergy doctors. Is your city one of the 10 worst "spring allergy capitals" for 2015? Richmond, VA You might be breathing a little easier than last year if you live in Virginia’s capital. Richmond's ranking has improved two places since then. Still, the city’s high year-round pollen levels can make it tough to step away from the tissue box. Living here can also be a challenge if you or your kids have asthma. It's been ranked several times as the worst U.S. city for people with asthma. Providence, RI You might be surprised to find this New England city on the list. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology doesn't even have a pollen counter stationed here. But climate change experts say the city’s daily average temps are on the rise. This helps plants thrive and make more pollen. Its current ranking is also due to a lower-than-average number of allergy doctors. Dayton, OH The birthplace of aviation it was home to the Wright Brothers -- has shuffled in and out of the top 10 for years. Tree pollens spike here around April. Common allergy culprits are cypress, juniper, cedar, and beech trees. If you're allergic to tree pollen, you'll keep you sneezing through May in this city. A rise in the use of allergy medicines helped secure its ranking this year. Wichita, KS The largest city in Kansas jumped 5 places to earn a top 10 ranking. Weeds and grasses are to blame for your itchy, watery eyes and sneezing if you live here. This year's spot is based on higher-than-average pollen counts and increased use of allergy meds for the city's estimated 382,000 people. The Midwest town's lower-than-average number of allergy doctors also played a role. McAllen, TX Wind-swept pollen from mountain cedar trees hundreds of miles away kicks off sneeze season early in this city in the Rio Grande Valley. Later on, native plants like mesquite, huisache, and grasses join in. And there's not much rain to wash away the sniffle-causing particles. McAllen only gets about 26 inches a year. Knoxville, TN Knoxville vaulted into the top 5 worst allergy cities this year after taking 16th place in 2014. That might be a surprise, since the area has a good number of allergy doctors. But the surrounding mountains help trap pollen in this valley city. And springs arrives early in the South. So pollen-making trees bloom sooner. Oak, birch, and maple box elder are common allergy culprits here. Memphis, TN Allergies have many people in this town singin’ the blues. Trees that give off spring pollen thrive in the area's warm days and cool nights. Though it’s slipped a bit from last year’s second-place finish, Memphis often ranks as one of the worst places to live for people with asthma. Closing your windows and using the A/C can help help you breathe easier. Oklahoma City, OK The Sooner State boosts plentiful sunshine -- and lots of trees that put out pollen. Blame your sneezes here on oak, mulberry, poplar, aspen, and sycamore trees, among others. Warm, dry, windy days make pollen counts surge. The tiny grains can drift for miles in the breeze. If you've been outdoors when the count is high, shed your clothes and shower when you get home. Louisville, KY That beautiful carpet of Kentucky bluegrass is a potent allergy trigger. It makes more pollen than any other grass in the U.S. Most of it is released in the early morning. If you have grass allergies, your symptoms will spike here in late spring and early summer. Louisville was ranked the worst place for spring allergies in the U.S. last year. Jackson, MS Jackson leads the nation as the worst place for spring allergies. It's back in first again after a stint at 5th last year. Forests rich in oak, ash, elm, and hickory trees cover more than half of this state. That greenery leaves behind thick coats of springtime pollen that keep you stocking up on tissues. The City With Soul's jump back to top place is due, in part, to higher use of allergy meds.
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It’s officially May, and, as the saying goes, the April showers helped bring May flowers. And with those flowers came allergy season. Pretty much everywhere across the United States, flowers are blooming and trees are sprouting new leaves, and both are bringing an abundance of pollen. But people in some cities are more likely to experience allergy symptoms, like runny noses, congestion and itchy watery eyes, than in others.Five cities across the country were named the “most challenging places to live with spring allergies” by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). The cities that top the list and take the No. 5 spot are both in Texas. McAllen was ranked the most challenging to live in, with San Antonio in fifth place.In second place was Louisville, Kentucky, followed by Jackson, Mississippi, in third place and Memphis, Tennessee, in fourth.The ranking is based on the pollen and mold counts, the amount of allergy medication used there and the availability of the board-certified allergists in the area, the AAFA said. McAllen residents and visitors there encountered the city’s above-average pollen and mold as well as fewer available allergists.Recommended Slideshows5150 Best-Selling Albums in U.S. History51In Pictures: The 50 Most Powerful Military Forces in the World51In Pictures: Top 50 U.S. Cities Ranked by Quality of Life And Average SalaryFor those whose city didn’t make the list, the AAFA also provided regional rankings of cities. Providence, Rhode Island, was named the most challenging city for allergy sufferers in the Northeast, and Las Vegas the most challenging for those in the West.It’s likely that allergy seasons will get only worse in the future, according to the National Climate Assessment. A full report of the pollen and mold scores, along with other factors the AAFA considered, is available with a list of 100 cities across the country, including New York, at No. 25; Los Angeles, 66; and Miami, 29. All three of those cities are worse off this year than they were in 2016, the report shows.
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Dayton -- Dayton ranks number seven in the list of worst U.S. cities for people with allergies. The list composed by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is based on pollen scores, the number of over-the-counter, prescription allergy medications per patient and the number of board-certified allergists per patient. Dr. William Parker, allergist in Huber Heights say outdoor allergies occur when tree pollens and other outdoor allergens are inhaled into the nose and lungs. He advises people who are allergic to avoid being outdoors for long periods of time during the middle of the day. He says try to do you outdoor activities in the early morning. Top 10 worst cities for allergy sufferers:1. Jackson, Miss.2. Knoxville, Tenn.3. Chattanooga, Tenn.4. McAllen, Texas5. Louisville6. Wichita7. Dayton, Ohio8. Memphis9. Oklahoma City10. Baton RougeReporter, Annette Peagler will have different over the counter drugs Dr. Parker says you can try if you have bad seasonal allergies. Watch her report on ABC 22 at 6:00 p.m. and Fox 45 at 6:30 p.m. Follow her on Twitter @Annette2245
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Jackson, MS has been named the worst U.S. city for people with allergies. University of Mississippi Medical Center Chief of Clinical Immunology and Allergy explains why, and gives some tips to those people who suffer allergy flare ups during the heaviest pollen season.
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Two Triangle cities made a list that some people probably want no part of.
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(WTNH) - Be careful what you wish for. Spring has arrived but it brings with it a new set of problems, itchy, watery eyes, headaches and difficulty breathing. Millions of Americans suffer from allergies. The Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America has compiled a list of the most challenging places to live for allergy sufferers. They based the list on local pollen levels, use of over the counter prescription allergy medications and the number of board-certified allergists in the area. Three Connecticut ci
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With spring allergy season around the corner, author Jeff May and Dr. Michael Blaiss discuss how to locate and remove lurking allergens in your home.
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Aisha Khalid, Urdu VOA News, Washington In this show of 'Life Smiles' situation with pollen allergies is discussed in two capitol cities; Islamabad and Washington DC and the fact that so far there is no permanent cure available for seasonal outdoor allergies. Dr. Richard Nicklas of Allergy & Sinus Clinic of GWU discusses the reasons behind the large number of pollen allergy patients in DC area and the latest medical options available for the problem. Spokesperson of Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America, Angel Waldron, gives some useful tips for the prevention of pollen allergies and says that contrary to popular belief, this problem is not just prevalent in DC but in many other states in America as well.
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SAN ANTONIO -- Have allergies sprung into your life this Spring?If so, no wonder...San Antonio has made the top 20 list of cities with the worst allergies.That's according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.San Antonio came in 15th. Louisville, Kentucky topped the list.Two Texas cities were higher on the list. Dallas came in 7th and McAllen came in 10th.The list was based on pollen levels, use of allergy medications and the number of board-certified allergists in the area.
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A list named Oklahoma City one of the worst spots in the country for allergies. Subscribe to KOCO on YouTube now for more: http://bit.ly/1lGfjIl Get more Oklahoma City news: http://koco.com Like us:http://facebook.com/koco5 Follow us: http://twitter.com/koconews Google+: https://plus.google.com/+KOCO/posts
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The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America released its annual list of the worst cities for spring allergies. The report combines data on pollen count, allergy medication us and the number of allergists in the area.
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Nationally Renowned Organization and Doctor Discuss the Newly-Ranked Allergy-Suffering Areas and Tips to Cope This Season More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year and while the seasonal allergy symptoms appear not to discriminate by age or gender, where one lives could be a main factor in the volume and strength of suffering. On March 23rd, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) will release its annual Spring Allergy Capitals™ report ranking the 100 most challenging places to live with spring allergies in the U.S. Here is an inside-look into this year’s chosen areas with leading allergy specialist, Dr. Purvi Parikh and Dr. Cary Sennett at the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). Together they will speak to the newest capitals and tips for coping with spring allergy symptoms in these areas and beyond. 2016’s report provides some interesting results and an interview is sure to be fun and educational for your viewers/listeners. Dr. Parikh and Dr. Sennett discuss: The process behind choosing the allergy capitals each year Surprise cities and repeat areas for 2016 Steps allergy-sufferers can take and questions to ask your physician Doctor-recommended treatment options About the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA): Founded in 1953 and celebrating over 60 years of service, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is the oldest and largest nonprofit patient organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma, allergies and related conditions through education, advocacy and research. AAFA provides practical information, community-based services, support and referrals through a national network of chapters and educational support groups. For more information, visit www.aafa.org. *Interview courtesy of Meda Pharmaceuticals For more informative videos go to: http://newsplexnow.com/
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Have you heard someone say their city is the nation’s allergy capital? If they live in the South, they may be speaking some truth. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America named Jackson, Mississippi as the most challenging place to live with spring allergies. Memphis was second worst on the 2016 list and 13 of the 20 most challenging cities for spring allergies were in the South.
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An annual ranking of the worst U.S. cities for spring allergies zeroed in on the Southeast but warned of an overall bad season everywhere. Some allergy experts say climate change may fuel earlier, longer, more intense allergy seasons. (April 2)
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Michigan's Big Show with Michael Patrick Shiels reveals why you may be sneezing and rubbing your eyes so much during allergy season this fall.
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Nutritionist and Wellness expert Rose Reisman tells us which foods to incorporate and leave out of your diet this spring to minimize allergies! Subscribe to BT on YouTube - https://goo.gl/qpzqe0 Subscribe to the City Insider Newsletter - https://goo.gl/04k0rM
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Greenville may be beautiful, but its pollen certainly isn’t. Subscribe to WYFF on YouTube now for more: http://bit.ly/1mUvbJX Get more Greenville news: http://www.wyff4.com/ Like us: http://www.facebook.com/WYFF4 Follow us: http://twitter.com/wyffnews4 Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wyffnews4
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Richard Hatch, a board certified allergist with the Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic, gives advice for Oklahomans whose allergies are acting up. Subscribe to KOCO on YouTube now for more: http://bit.ly/1lGfjIl Get more Oklahoma City news: http://koco.com Like us:http://facebook.com/koco5 Follow us: http://twitter.com/koconews Google+: https://plus.google.com/+KOCO/posts
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Several regional cities landed in the top 25, and neighboring city Louisville topped the list.
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