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Sunny Highs to Shivering Cold

Wild weather swings take a health toll

Lily Pien, an allergist at the Cleveland Clinic, drove to work earlier this week in snow and hail. The next day it was 65 degrees and sunny.

This weather whiplash had her bracing for an influx of patients seeking relief for their suddenly suffering noses. "My schedule is filled up," she said. "As the weather changes, so does my patient load and their nasal symptoms."

Many parts of the United States have seen wild weather swings and unseasonable conditions in recent days. The West is shivering in record cold, while the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic are experiencing unusual heat for February, including a pattern of springlike days on top of cold snaps — and vice versa.

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