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A Letter To The Doctors And Nurses Who Cared For My Wife

The New York Times | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.06.2016 | Healthy Living

After his 34-year-old wife suffered a devastating asthma attack and later died, the Boston writer Peter DeMarco penned the following letter to the int...

Why You Should Never, Ever Eat The World's Hottest Pepper

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 09.14.2016 | Healthy Living

The internet has been fired up lately over the above YouTube video of two women tasting the Carolina Reaper, also known as the hottest pepper in the w...

Children Pay A Long-Term Price For Their Parents' Smoking Habits

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.13.2016 | Healthy Living

By Lisa Rapaport(Reuters Health) - Breathing secondhand smoke during childhood can lead to long-term breathing and health problems and a shorter life ...

How To Master Allergies And Asthma Before Leaving For College

Dr. David Stukus | Posted 09.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Stukus

If you're a teen heading off for your freshman year at college this fall, it may be the first time you will live on your own. In addition to studying ...

The Power Of The Gut

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 08.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Rose Kumar, M.D.

As an integrative medicine physician, I stay current with scientific research relevant to patient health in my clinical practice. Over the past two de...

Wizdy Shapes Healthier Behavior With New Mobile Games

Jason Choi | Posted 08.15.2016 | Technology
Jason Choi

Solving "real world" problems is one of the many possibilities that AOL founder Steve Case sees in the future of technology.

What causes asthma? Clues from London's Great Smog with implications for air pollution today

The Conversation US | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

Jamie T. Mullins, University of Massachusetts Amherst Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition with no known cure. It impacts people of all ages thr...

This Mobile Game Helps Children Prevent Asthma Attacks

Jason Choi | Posted 07.13.2016 | Technology
Jason Choi

Imagine your chest tightening as you struggle for for breath. There's no cure for it, and it will most likely be a hindrance to your day-to-day life. ...

The Real Meaning Of That New Study Linking Nail Biting To Allergies

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.12.2016 | Healthy Living

A new study finds that biting one’s nails in childhood, while gross, may lower one’s risk of allergies in adulthood. The study’s authors say tha...

Dangerous Triggers: How To Protect Your Loved One With Asthma From Summer Heat And Air Pollution

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 07.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Seyler

Did you know that 24 million people in the United States have asthma and 6 million are children? As summer heats up and air pollutants increase, it is...

Struggling With Asthma? There's An App For That

Dr. David Stukus | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Stukus

Some illnesses are hard to ignore, with constant symptoms that become instant reminders when a medication dose is missed. Others, like asthma, can see...

Expanding Impact For Patients With Asthma And COPD

Harold Wimmer | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Harold Wimmer

Research is key to discovering new and better treatment options, and through a network of clinical research centers, the American Lung Association is dedicated to making an impact in the lives of these Americans.

It's Harder to Breathe with White Privilege in the Air

Sabrina Sultana | Posted 06.02.2016 | Green
Sabrina Sultana

Image by Bronx Climate Justice North The South Bronx is notorious for its high rates of asthma among racial minorities as a result of their proximity...

You May Want To Read This Outside

Dr. Claudia Aguirre | Posted 06.01.2016 | HuffPost Home
Dr. Claudia Aguirre

Chances are, you're inside a building. In a classroom, at work, in a hospital or even at a retail store or restaurant. Most Americans spend an awful l...

Graduating With a Diploma in Food Allergy Life

Caroline Moassessi | Posted 05.30.2016 | Parents
Caroline Moassessi

My nails will be painted. I will sit up tall in the white wooden chairs used only for special occasions, as I fiddle with the edges of the program.

20-Year-Old Destiny Watford Fights Air Pollution, Wins Goldman Environmental Prize

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.11.2016 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Watford is now a 20-year-old student at Towson University. She pronounced to the audience during her acceptance speech, "It isn't the fate of our community -- our our planet -- to be a dumping ground."

Philly Kicks Off Wave of Major Actions Against Fossil Fuels in USA

Patrick Ammerman | Posted 05.10.2016 | Green
Patrick Ammerman

Philadelphia is the only major city in 2016 that is still investing in a large fossil fuel project. As the Philadelphia Port Authority decides whether to build an oil port on the Delaware River, 300 Philadelphians took to the streets this past Saturday demanding the project not go through.

This Is What It Feels Like to Have an Asthma Attack

Teen Vogue | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

That's why ​Teen Vogue​ editors did the #AsthmaStrawChallenge, where they tried breathing in and out of a straw for 20 seconds. It's meant to simulate what a person with asthma experiences during an asthma attack.

Create Home Curb Appeal and Avoid Wheezes and Sneezes

Robin Wilson | Posted 04.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Robin Wilson

When you play it smart and take a few precautionary measures, you can spend more time outdoors and create a beautiful looking yard that the whole family can enjoy during the spring and summer months.

A Talk With Tom Steyer About "Spotlight California"

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 04.18.2016 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

It's hard to get the message out about the enormous challenges that are facing the country when it comes to the environment. Tom Steyer, founder of...

Young Performer Jax Malcolm Discusses Maturity in Show Biz Kids

Ilana Rapp | Posted 04.14.2016 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Jax Malcolm has overcome many obstacles in his life. Jax Malcolm's Twitter , Website & Instagram: @thejaxmalcolm. The Other Side of the Door Trailer ...

A Brief History of Mold

Jason Earle | Posted 04.13.2016 | Green
Jason Earle

Mold is old. As Mother Nature’s great recycler, mold and fungi are a critical component of our natural environment. Simply said, we need mold to tur...

Allergies: Can Too Much Hygiene Actually Harm Us?

Elena E. Giorgi | Posted 05.02.2016 | Science
Elena E. Giorgi

It's that time of the year again. You step out of the house and your eyes itch, your nose starts running and your head feels like an empty balloon. Ye...

Back to the Future: Clean Air, Clean Water for Kids

Claire L. Barnett | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Claire L. Barnett

Why are we struggling today to provide clean air and clean water for school children? These, and similar problems, are in our minds as we mark the 14th annual National Healthy Schools Day on Tuesday, April 5.

Clear Skies From Wind Power

Tom Kiernan | Posted 03.30.2016 | Green
Tom Kiernan

Each wind turbine makes a big difference: a single turbine cuts 900 cars' worth of carbon dioxide emissions.