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Asthma on American Idol

Do you watch American Idol? AG has a beautiful, powerful voice that she does not get from me. She and her Steadfast Sidekick love that show. When they watch it, I usually cringe over Idol’s smarmy, heavy-handed editing of contestants’ “very special stories” that shouldn’t have any bearing on a talent competition, anyway, since everyone has some […]

Things That Matter – MLK Day 2010

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. More MLK Quotations Unlike many collections, this one sources each quotation with speeches and dates. Synopsis from How Stuff Works A summary of Dr. King’s role in the civil rights movement and the movement itself, […]

I’m Sort of Back

I’m slowly – and I do mean S-L-O-W-L-Y – getting myself onto a post-holiday routine but lemme tell ya, it’s hard. For starters, the girls don’t go back to school until Wednesday. WEDNESDAY! What was the school board thinking when they created this schedule? Clearly, it wasn’t about telecommuters who need to get some work […]

It’s Thanksgiving

(Photo by stock.xhng user mikecco.) So have some pie, watch the parade, enjoy your (hopefully) long weekend, and I’ll see you all next week!

H1N1 Flu Update – Week Ending Nov. 20

Norway Reporting Possible Problematic H1N1 Mutation Stress on the *possible.* The Norwegian Institute of Public Health found this form of swine flu in two patients who died and one who had a severe case, but this article also includes the following from the institute’s statement: Based on what we know so far, it seems that […]

Swine Flu Update – Week Ending Oct. 23

H1N1 Cases in England Double in One Week If there were any doubt left about how contagious this strain is: Last week = 27,000 cases This week = 53,000 cases CDC Calls H1N1 a “Disease of the Young” New CDC research from Sept. 1 through Oct. 10 shows that of the swine flu fatalities studied […]

Cleaning House

Not literally, though. I have no plans to clean my actual, literal house anytime soon. By *house* I mean *this blog,* which will go through some minor renovations next weekend. Most of the work involves background stuff you’ll never see, but some of the visible design and a little of the navigation (though not much) […]

Fall Allergy Cities

(Photo: SXC user pixkit) In non-H1N1 news, which this site does still cover sometimes, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America released its autumn allergies report for the 100 largest cities in the United States. McAllen, TX gets the dubious honor of number one, and my metro area (Denver) hit 84. To see the other […]

Dear New York Asthma Parents

Are you in the Queens area? Feel like helping a graduate student out with an article? Sure you do! Check it out, straight from my inbox to you: Hi all- I’m a student at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and I work full time in promotion at NBC Universal in NYC, and I’m hoping […]

Review – POM Wonderful Juice

Ever since doctors diagnosed AG with asthma 8 years ago and throughout our early struggles with her breathing, we’ve slowly incorporated specific foods purported to have healing properties into our eating patterns. Foods like omega-3-rich fish, for example, may promote my kid’s good lung health or it may not, but I err on the side […]