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We do our best to take care of our health.  Still, most of us are likely to feel at least a little sick at some point over the next few months.  Whether it’s a minor cold or a more serious case of the flu, all you want is relief from your symptoms and to get over it as soon as possible. You know it’s important to drink lots of fluids and get plenty of rest when you’re not feeling well.  Here are a few more natural ways you can feel better faster the next time you have a cold or the...

When the seasons change, it’s a great time to focus on your heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system to help prevent asthma and allergies.  HVAC systems handle, filter and circulate all the air we breathe, making them essential for avoiding exposure to allergens.  An HVAC system that is regularly cleaned and serviced will reduce your symptoms to help you relax, feel comfortable and get a better night’s sleep. Replace air-filters regularly.  This is necessary to ensure your HVAC system is working effectively and efficiently.  Install new air-filters according to the manufacturer’s instructions or at least every two months.  It’s as easy as...

With Thanksgiving less than a month away, now is the perfect time to refresh and renew your healthy living habits! Many people make the mistake of putting their health on hold during the holidays.  By the time December rolls around, they’ve resigned themselves to yet another month of overeating and inactivity until after the New Year. How can you avoid this trap?  By tackling the issue now.  Establishing a healthy eating, exercise and wellness routine before the holiday rush will make it much easier to maintain it when you’re busy and short on time.  Here are some simple ways to get started. Focus...

Whether it’s your first visit to the Phoenix area or one of many, you’ll want to check out the fun and attractions of nearby Scottsdale.  And with allergy-friendly PURE Rooms now available at the Courtyard Scottsdale Old Town, you just might make this your homebase for exploring Arizona and the scenic Southwest! Scottsdale is a charming, family-friendly city just east of Phoenix.  Kids will love the old western atmosphere of Old Town, the city’s central neighborhood, while the shops, restaurants and galleries provide something for everyone to enjoy.  It’s all within walking distance from the Courtyard Scottsdale Old Town less than...

Top 5 Allergy-Friendly Destinations for Spring Break   With spring just around the corner, we’re dreaming about a sunny escape to some place a little warmer.  Spring break is the perfect opportunity to dust off the winter blues and look forward to the coming change in the season. While there may still be snow on the ground at home, allergy season is already underway in the warmer parts of the country, especially the Gulf Coast and the Southwest.  When you’re choosing a destination for spring break, you want to know won’t also be getting an early jump on spring allergies.  Here are 5...

Escape Allergy Season at the Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Town Center    If you’ve got spring on your mind, why not plan a warm weather getaway to sunny Virginia Beach?  The Hilton Garden Inn Town Center has recently added 12 new allergy-friendly PURE Rooms to ensure your visit is comfortable and relaxing this allergy season. The Hilton Garden Inn is centrally located in Town Center, Virginia Beach’s upscale downtown area.  You’ll be within walking distance of high-end retail, dining, entertainment and other nightlife options.  Experience world-class theater, music and ballet at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts or unwind with a...

Do You Know Your Asthma Triggers?   Most people understand that exercise and other strenuous activity can cause their asthma to flare up.  But have you ever experienced sudden asthma symptoms and weren’t sure what caused them?  This is common among people with asthma, which can be triggered by a variety of factors. If you’re not always aware of what brings on your symptoms, it can be a good idea to keep a quick asthma journal.  When you notice symptoms, even if they are subtle, note the date and time and write down any key information about your surroundings and what you are...

Probiotics and Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Reduce Child Allergies    Looking for ways to prevent allergies?  A new study has found that women who take probiotics and fish oil while they are pregnant  can significantly lower their children’s chance of developing allergies later in life. The study was conducted at the Imperial College of London where researchers looked at data from 1.5 million women across more than 400 prior studies.  While experts have long believed that a woman’s diet during pregnancy plays an important role in children’s future health, this study was the first comprehensive analysis of the evidence. The findings were promising...

Sleep Tips for Business Travelers When you’re traveling for work, it can be difficult to get a good night’s sleep.  Hectic schedules, work-related stress and disruptions to your normal routine can make the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep seem impossible.  But sufficient sleep is essential for work performance no matter where you are.  Read on to find out how you can sleep better while you’re away from home for work. During the Day Sleep problems often start long before it’s time to go to bed.  Business travel unfortunately makes it easy to fall into a bad routine of unhealthy food and a lack...

PURE Rooms Now Available at the Hilton Garden Inn BWI Airport   Travelers with asthma or allergies have a healthy new hotel option at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.  The Hilton Garden Inn has just added 10 allergy-friendly PURE Rooms to provide guests with the freshest and most comfortable rooms in the area. Bright and airy decor provide the Hilton Garden Inn BWI Airport with a warm and welcoming atmosphere the moment you enter the lobby.  The hotel’s generous amenities include an indoor pool and fitness center, 24-hour business services and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.  These comforts, along with the hotel’s caring and attentive...