Air Quality Archive

  • Friday Links – Comprehensive Look at Vitamin D Research, Boulder Wildfire

    Friday Links – Comprehensive Look at Vitamin D Research, Boulder Wildfire

    You Might Want to Look Into Vitamin D Supplements We’ve been hearing about vitamin D and the possible benefits of a little more sunshine in your life for some time now, but no one recommends or prescribes supplements for asthma yet. This group studied all the PubMed research on the subject from 1950 to 2009, [...]

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  • Friday Links – Inhaler Wars, Harold Dow and Summer Asthma Deaths

    Friday Links – Inhaler Wars, Harold Dow and Summer Asthma Deaths

    Mold and Kids’ Asthma in New Orleans, 5 Years After Katrina High post-Katrina levels of asthma among New Orleans residents is the big story here, and it’s a devastating one. At the end of this particular interview, though, something else caught my eye. Dr. Floyd Malveaux, when talking about his intervention and treatment program of [...]

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  • Tuesdays are Your Turn – Confronting Public Smokers (Or Not)

    Tuesdays are Your Turn – Confronting Public Smokers (Or Not)

    Last week Kelley sent me this question: [W]e’ve been spending a lot of time outside at the beach, park, etc. Smoking is illegal here in all public parks including the beach, however, I always (at least every other time) have someone doing it anyway. Most people will go where they are supposed to when I [...]

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  • Friday Links – Scotland and Discrimination, Mediterranean Diet, I Write Like

    Friday Links – Scotland and Discrimination, Mediterranean Diet, I Write Like

    Air Pollution and Asthma May Up the Risk of Suicide I know what you’re probably thinking after reading that header: “Well, yeah.” Because air pollution can make asthma worse, and the more severe symptoms are, the more likely the risk of suicide would get, right? Actually, the research suggests air pollution increases the risk. Period. [...]

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  • Tuesdays are Your Turn – Heat

    Tuesdays are Your Turn – Heat

    The high in Denver today is forecast for 97 degrees. Which, because this is Colorado, means all the local news and Twitter feeds focus on the heat, the high temperature that will possibly break records today, the dangers of such a hot sunny day, AND FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, HAVE WE MENTIONED THIS TERRIBLE [...]

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  • Friday Links – Fruits and Veggies, Healthy Weights for Better Breathing

    Friday Links – Fruits and Veggies, Healthy Weights for Better Breathing

    More Evidence Healthy Food Helps Prevent Asthma in Kids Specifically, Mediterranean-type meals, heavy on the produce and fish and low on saturated fats. Let’s face it. That’s the kind of diet most people should eat, anyway, asthma risk or no, but anytime I post information like this I feel compelled to mention the following, if [...]

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  • Summer Air

    Summer Air

    Show of hands: who flares during the hot months? Ever notice that? How it tends to be one or the other? So many asthmatics seem to breathe okay with either warm or cool weather, but usually not both. My kid, for example, sometimes flares with heavy exercise in high humidity, but her airways appear to [...]

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  • Friday Links – Groundbreaking Severe Asthma Treatment, ALA’s State of the Air 2010

    Friday Links – Groundbreaking Severe Asthma Treatment, ALA’s State of the Air 2010

    Site Redesign! Monday Morning! Be There! (I mean here) For real this time. Asthma Mom will be down all day Sunday for the big rollover, and you’ll see the beautiful, brand-new design and expanded navigation and content bright and early Monday morning. Maybe even Sunday night, but no promises. Related, I am slowly driving myself [...]

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  • Friday Links – Peak Flow on Your Phone, Traffic, Medical Apps

    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 [...]

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  • Friday Links – Iceland Volcano Ash, COPD Risk, School Traffic

    Friday Links – Iceland Volcano Ash, COPD Risk, School Traffic

    (Photo: NASA Goddard Photo and Video) Iceland Volcano Still Spewing Ash Into the Air Beware the Eyjafjallajokull. Especially if you live in northern Europe in the path of the ash cloud heading east (satellite photo above) and have respiratory problems.

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