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Dad Daze: A catastrophe as Jane’s beloved cat Soo Soo passes away

The tears were warm and relentless. Jane's flushed face was flooded for 15 minutes after discovering the lifeless body of her beloved cat, Soo Soo, prone by her dresser. His passing wasn't a surprise since Jane's best friend was losing weight and mobility.

Plant experts: Allergy season here for another month, but rainy days a silver lining

Spring flowers can get a bad rap when it comes to the season of itchy, watery eyes and exacerbated asthma, but biologists from Eastern Washington University and Washington State University say it’s mostly wind pollinators to blame for allergy season. Unfortunately, wind pollinators translate to trees and grass, so the outdoors will continue to be a minefield for allergy sufferers.

Beating seasonal allergies: Doctors share tips for dealing with pollen

Here come seasonal allergies. It might begin with tree pollen in March and April. Other people are allergic to the pollen from grass and plants growing in May and June. By July, weed pollen usually hits hard. Local allergy experts share preventative tips to get ahead before symptoms do.

Study: Sucking on your baby’s pacifier may protect them from allergies

New research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology’s annual meeting in Seattle suggests there’s a link between parental sucking on a pacifier and a lower allergic response among young children. “We interviewed 128 mothers of infants multiple times over a period of 18 months and asked how they cleaned their child’s pacifier,” lead author and allergist Eliane Abou-Jaoude said in a news release.

Ask Dr. Universe: The history of humans, allergies

On the way to discovering allergies, scientists first had to learn about the immune system, which helps protect the body from invaders, or things like bacteria and viruses. These invaders are called antigens and when they get into your system, your body gets ready to react, releasing something called antibodies to help defend you.

House Call: Making it through allergy season

If you have allergies and made it through another Spokane spring, congratulations! For many of you, allergy symptoms may be over; however, there are plenty of people who have a whole summer and fall of sneezing, congestion, itching, runny noses and watery eyes to look forward to.