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Friday Links: Hidden RSV & Early Asthma, Secondhand Smoke, Placebos, Junky Costumes

RSV Hides in Lungs, Asthma Develops The possible implications of this research are pretty wonderful. While the link between RSV and asthma-like symptoms until around kindergarten age has long been recognized, and most babies and toddlers contract RSV with no complications, new research on mice from UT Southwestern indicates that RSV can hide in the […]

Michelle Obama Rally, Northwest Florida

This week’s Weird Health feature will be a Thursday edition. You may have noticed both candidates’ campaigns are all over Florida this week. With 27 electoral votes and a very diverse population, this state is always a battleground. (see: election/recount 2000) Florida’s gone Republican in the last two elections and my particular area, the northwest […]

Your Feedback, Please

Something new is in the works for the Asthma Mom blog. While I’m not quite ready to divulge the details, I can tell you the changes won’t affect the content of the regular posts. But here’s where you get to help an Asthma Mom out. I’d like your input before this new thing goes live […]

Friday Links: Aspirin, Folic Acid, and that Elusive Asthma Cure

More Evidence of Asthma, Aspirin Link Read this whole article, though, as the 10 year-old connection does not necessarily mean a cause/effect situation. Too Much Folic Acid During Pregnancy Ups Babies’ Asthma Risk? Anyone woman who’s been pregnant in the last 16 years knows the drill: get enough folic acid in your diet to prevent […]

Why I Get the Bulk of My Political News From Comedy Central

Nah, not really, but consider: According to the most recent numbers I can find, 6.9 million U.S. children had no health insurance in 2006. That’s 10% of American kids, by the way. Ten percent in this, the richest country in the world. Even worse, 2% of U.S. children, or 1.8 million kids, could not receive […]

Health Care Quotes from the DNC Speeches

To read the larger contexts, go to the full speeches through the links. From Joe Biden’s speech: Barack Obama will bring down health care costs by $2,500 for the typical family, and, at long last, deliver affordable, accessible health care for all Americans. That’s the change we need. From Bill Clinton’s speech: Look at the […]

Keep Quiet, EPA Enforcement Official Tells Staff

The Environmental Protection Agency makes it almost too easy. These posts practically write themselves with an agency that claims this motto: Protecting human health, safeguarding the environment but, under the Bush administration, actually: A) ignores or downplays “human health concerns” by B) placing budgetary concerns over environmental health risks (illegally, too!) and operating under a […]

Weird Health Wednesdays: Radioactive Chocolate, Medical Revolutions, Carnival Food

Here’s a delicious radioactive candy bar to rejuvenate you: From this gallery of other radium-enhanced products, from the good old days when a little radiation was good for you. Five Medical Revolutions, According to the UK’s National Health Service Know what’s most amazing about these advances in medicine from the past 60 years? That they’re common enough […]

The Other Maintenance Meds

A few months back, I created the Steroid Question tab up there because I think parents of the newly diagnosed carry on an internal debate over maintenance steroids for kids more than any other aspect of asthma care. Well I did, at least. The idea that inhaled steroids would actually help rather than hurt was an enormous hurdle for my brain […]