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Tuesdays are Your Turn – Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

Talking about Thanksgiving recipes on Friday was sort of fun because I love to cook. And taking a break from our typical lung talk always makes for a good time, too. So in the interest of knowledge and crowdsourcing and using the powers of the Internet for good (or something like that), let’s talk food: […]

Friday Links – Turkey Cake and Other Thanksgiving Fun

I didn’t come across any health or lung news this week that looked interesting, so here: have a random assortment of links for the upcoming American Thanksgiving holiday instead. Probably the Grossest Thanksgiving Recipe Ever It’s a turkey cake, but maybe not the kind you’re picturing. Want a Good Cranberry Sauce? Make this one. The […]

Milestone

Just so you all know. I was working on a freelance article recently, and I had to read through the descriptions of asthma severity to refresh my memory. I read, I wrote, and then I realized: AG doesn’t fit the classification for moderate persistent anymore, and she hasn’t for awhile. My kid. This kid right […]

Tuesdays are Your Turn – Starting Sports

People in my face-to-face life don’t always know I own this site. It’s not a secret, exactly, but while I’m comfortable plastering my kid’s early medical history all over the Internet in a quasi-anonymous fashion, at the same time I want to respect her privacy and so don’t volunteer any information about the existence of […]

Friday Links – Sports Coaches, Lung Cancer, Incredible Cakes

Coaches Have No Idea About Kids’ Asthma So this is scary. If your kids play team sports, you might want to have a little talk with their coaches post-haste, since chances are decent that even if they know about the breathing problem thing (and they probably don’t), they still don’t know how to recognize or […]

Friday Links – Sports Coaches, Lung Cancer, Incredible Cakes

Coaches Have No Idea About Kids’ Asthma So this is scary. If your kids play team sports, you might want to have a little talk with their coaches post-haste, since chances are decent that even if they know about the breathing problem thing (and they probably don’t), they still don’t know how to recognize or […]

Asthma Mom’s Rules for Bedroom Dust

I’ve been living the dust mite prevention life for so long, sometimes I forget that families new to asthma don’t necessarily know about the more subtle ways to battle this allergen. You probably already know about the mattress and pillow covers. And then there’s the stuffed animal process. And the thing about avoiding carpet in […]

Tuesdays are Your Turn – Food and Drink Triggers

We’ve talked about common triggers. We’ve talked about unusual triggers. Now let’s talk about eating triggers. What foods or drinks can send you/your kid into an asthma flare? I don’t mean just the “official” food allergies, either. Share your thoughts on any eating/drinking experiences that ended up as triggers.

Friday, er, Monday Links – California Whooping Cough, Lung Taste Buds

Let me tell you something: Colorado takes Halloween seriously, you guys. There were parties. There were dances and haunted houses. There was trick or treating last night with a whole bunch of other people until after 9:00 and, unlike the Deep South where I used to live, there were hordes and hordes of neighbors still […]

(Probably) the Last of the Fall Photos

Last Halloween looked like this. This year, lots of trees along the Front Range still have their autumn leaves. And while we haven’t seen any snow yet, it’s surely coming. Oh, it’s coming. The immediate forecast looks pretty mild and dry, but with the highest peaks already white and the ski resorts starting to open, […]