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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...

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...

    Ideally situated in the heart of D.C.’s Dupont Circle neighborhood, The St. Gregory Hotel provides luxurious accommodations and unbeatable access to the city’s best cultural and historic offerings.  We’re pleased to announce that The St. Gregory Hotel now offers guests the option of PURE Wellness Rooms, which provide superior comfort and relaxation during your next visit to the nation’s capital. The St. Gregory Hotel combines sumptuous design with impeccable service to immerse travelers in D.C. life while they’re in town.  Entering the hotel’s handsome and striking lobby, which features an inviting, dual-sided fireplace, you’ll immediately notice the attention to detail and quality that...

Is it too early to say, Happy Holidays?  Now that Thanksgiving is less than a week away, we don’t think so! Many of us will be hosting guests at some point this season and the first step in having a great time is to make sure that everyone is comfortable.  Whether you’re concerned about your guests with asthma or food or environmental allergies, our guide to allergy-friendly holiday planning will help ensure your Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas party is a big success! Inquire about food allergies.  Just as you’d ask about other dietary restrictions like vegetarian or Kosher, don’t hesitate to contact...

Are You Ready for Pollen Season?   It’s still cold and snowy in many parts of the country but spring allergy season is right around the corner.  In fact, pollen levels are already starting to spike in places like Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.  Make sure you’re prepared for pollen season when it starts where you live. Pollen allergies are the most common outdoor allergies, affecting about 50 million Americans every year.  Pollen  is very difficult to avoid because it is released in highly concentrated amounts and spreads easily through the air.  To make matters worse, climate change seems to be the reason...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...