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Know your nose: seasonal allergies are in the air

Know your nose: seasonal allergies are in the air

As another summer ends and back to school season begins, many of us are beginning to notice emerging symptoms of sneezing, watery eyes, runny nose, scratchy throats, and congestion. The first day of fall is tomorrow, September 23rd, and with the warm daytime temperatures and cool night climate, ragweed and tree pollen are thriving at the expense of our immune systems. Allergies in the fall? Allergies are a growing public health issue affecting millions of Americans, and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Allergies, Prevention, Winter Health

Tufts PHPD Explores Bullying Interventions for National Bullying Prevention Month

Tufts PHPD Explores Bullying Interventions for National Bullying Prevention Month

October is here, and in the realm of Public Health it is easy to forget about autumn foliage and pumpkin spice lattes. Instead, we busy ourselves with flu shots and preparing for the cold weather. However, October does not only mark the beginning of flu season. It also is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying has garnered attention as a national concern. Nationwide surveys and studies have revealed that one in three youths experience bullying on a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bullying, Prevention