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Deep Freeze Creates Unusual Advice for Better Breathing

A polar vortex has descended upon the Midwest U.S., and this time it’s a doozy. Roughly 85 percent of the people living in the lower 48 states will experience freezing temperatures with roughly 75 million people experiencing temperatures below zero. The worst of it will be in a region of the Upper Midwest from Chicago through Minneapolis. This region will…

How Air Pollution Affects Breath

It’s no secret—poor air quality affects your health. When pollution is bad, it can irritate the eyes, nose, throat, and cause shortness of breath. Breathing polluted air for long periods of time can cause serious health problems. The two primary pollutants people should understand are Ozone and particulate matter, also known as PM. Cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles are…

Better Breathing Tips for Every Season

Each season has its own unique charms. Unfortunately, each season also brings distinctive challenges for breathing and respiratory health in general. Congested more than usual? Wondering if that headache can be pegged to latent nasal pressure? Get a rare nosebleed? Worried about silent, invisible killers lingering in the air during certain times of season? Curious as to what you can…