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POLL: Are Your Allergies Worse This Summer?

It’s been a tough year for allergy sufferers, and it may get even worse.

14 hours ago

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NCIS Star Pauley Perrette Issues Hair Dye Health Warning After Severe Allergic Reaction

NCIS actress Pauley Perrette is warning fans about the dangers of hair dye after suffering a severe allergic reaction to her trademark ink-black color.

07/22/2014

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Doctors: More & More People Suffering From Technology Allergies

North Texas parents have yet another reason to limit the time that little ones spend with tech gadgets in their hands — devices containing nickel are being blamed for itchy, uncomfortable rashes, and not necessarily on users’ hands.

CBS 11–07/14/2014

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Get Out Tissue, 2014 Texas Allergy Season Worse Than Most

Each year the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) puts out a list of the “100 Most Challenging Places to Live With Allergies.” Usually the Dallas area is ranked about a quarter of the way down – this year Dallas is number 7!

CBSDFW.COM–04/22/2014

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Weather Has North Texans Sniffling, Sneezing & More

If you’ve been feeling a bit under the weather, you might be able to actually blame it on the weather. The recent weather has awakened a seasonal monster — mountain cedar.

CBS 11–03/19/2014

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Dallas Residents Urged To Get Checked For Mercury Exposure

The City of Dallas is urging some residents near a local park to get checked for possible mercury exposure.

CBS 11–10/04/2013

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Texas Football Player, 12, Dies After Ant Bites

A 12-year-old boy died after apparently having a severe allergic reaction to ant bites he suffered while warming up during halftime of a Texas middle school football game.

09/17/2013

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Insect Experts Offer Advice If Swarmed By Bees — Run!

It seems every year, around this time you hear about someone being seriously injured or killed after being attacked by killer bees. According to entomologists, the bees will attack if they feel it’s necessary to defend their territory.

CBSDFW.COM–07/23/2013

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Tick Bite Causes Potentially-Deadly Allergic Reaction To Meat For Coppell Man

When Aldon Rutherford spends time at his ranch he comes home with good memories, beautiful pictures and, last August, two tick bites.

CBS 11–06/26/2013

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Severe Egg Allergy? There’s Now A Flu Shot For You

People with serious egg allergies may no longer have to worry about flu shots. A federal advisory panel on Thursday said a new vaccine that’s made without eggs is an option for adults with severe allergies.

06/20/2013

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Allergy Sufferers Should Brace For A Rough Season

Right now allergies are a big problem in North Texas. Experts say the mild winter weather and wet summer has opened the door for ragweed and mold.

CBSDFW.COM–09/20/2012

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Texas Schools Prepare For Food Allergy Policies

When classes resume in the fall, Texas schools must have policies in place to deal with students who have food allergies.

05/22/2012

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