Friday Links – Peak Flow on Your Phone, Traffic, Medical Apps
Blog Metamorphosis Update
Yeah, I totally just called the Asthma Mom redesign a metamorphosis just so I could use that butterfly illustration. (Thanks, Graphics Fairy.) We’re still working on the huge – HUGE! – update, and by “we” I mean Mr. Asthma Mom, for the most part. I’m pretty excited, and I can’t wait to unveil the changes next week. In the meantime, you can help me out with some navigation decisions:
What do you come here to read? What are your favorite features? Do you wish some subjects were easier to find?
Blue Flow Combines Peak Flow Meter, Phone
Seems like this would chart your peak flow numbers for you and save the step of inputting the data yourself, but articles describe it as a “concept” and I can’t find it for sale anywhere.
And speaking of technology and health:
What’s the FDA’s Role in Medical App Regulation?
On the one hand, safety’s important when it comes to medical technology, but app regulation would A) cost money, and B) risk stifling innovation. What do you think?
Heavy Traffic and ER Trips
We already know high traffic levels near homes and schools produce enough emissions to aggravate asthma, but now they appears to generate more emergency medical care for asthma as well.
Very Early Preemies and Lung Problems
Low birthweight, whether associated with preterm birth or not, ups the risk of asthma development in children. Here we’ve got more information on very early babies born at 25 weeks or earlier, who appear to face lung problems including asthma for the rest of their lives.