Kids and Allergies

Parenting on TVO Life Skills: Dr. Mark Greenwald talks to us about kids and allergies.

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LifeTime – Controlling Asthma

Canada has one of the highest rates of people with Asthma and 60% of Canadians with Asthma do not have good control over their asthma. Asthma is a chronic disease that affects your airways. The airways are the tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. If you have...

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Ragweed Season

The plant most commonly associated with pollen allergies is ragweed. Ragweed is the most common cause of seasonal allergies, is very light and can travel hundreds of miles. To alleviate your symptoms and/or allergies to ragweed pollen ask your allergist about...

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Dustmites: The Unseen Enemy

Dust mites are tiny, eight-legged arachnids of the spider family measuring less than a fraction of a millimetre in size and are the major cause of allergic reactions. House dust mites survive on shed human skin scales. As these mites digest their food, they produce...

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Undestanding Allergies

Allergies are the immune system's specific reaction to a normally harmless substance such as pollens, certain foods, or medicines. There are two main types, seasonal and perennial. The seasonal variety occurs at specific times of the year, while the perennial variety...

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Dr. Mark Greenwald talks to CTV AM about testing for allergies.

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What is an Allergist?

An allergist/immunologist is a physician specially trained to manage and treat allergies and asthma. Becoming an allergist/immunologist requires completion of at least nine years of training. After completing medical school and graduating with a medical degree, a physician will then undergo three years of training in internal medicine (to become an internist) or pediatrics (to become a pediatrician). 

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Standard Dust Mite Proof Mattress Encasing Queen

Pillow Encasings Covers for Allergies

You might think dust mites take up only a little room in your bed. In fact, within 10 years, dead dust mites and their waste can double the weight of your mattress.