Friday Links – 2010 Asthma Cities, Electronic Nose, Dogs as Risk Factor
The AAFA’s 2010 Asthma Capitals
Congratulations, Richmond! The AAFA deems you the most challenging U.S. city for asthmatics to live in this year. You are, however, in good southern company with Tennessee carrying three of the top-10 slots and Georgia claiming two. (My area = 68.)
Electronic Nose Asthma Test
And now here’s a sensor-filled, scientist-created “nose” that appears to diagnose asthma through patients’ exhaled breath and with more accurate results than nitric oxide evaluations or even spirometry. (Via Allie, author of Stay, which comes out in June.)
Dogs, Not Cats, Up Asthma Risk?
Cats and allergies go together like, well, asthma and bronchodilators, but new research shows children at risk for developing asthma who live with dogs, not cats, have an even higher chance of developing it than those at risk who don’t.
Late Winter = Heavy Spring Pollen
Allergy symptoms making you miserable right now? Everyone else, too.
One More Pitch for Treme
The Wire in New Orleans – what could be better? Make your favorite Asthma Mom happy, and watch it to keep ratings up. Plus, then we could do a Monday recap/discussion.
Also, David Simon on Stephen Colbert:
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