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Some Asthma Medications Restrict Kids' Growth

Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 07/18/2014 01:07 PM EDT on LiveScience Certain asthma medications may slightly restrict children's...

Chace Beech

6 Surprising Asthma Triggers

HuffingtonPost.com | Chace Beech | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living

Chances are, you know someone with asthma -- after all, about one in 12 people in the U.S. has the condition. Having asthma means to have airways that...

The Power of Empty Hands: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

We arrive on this planet empty handed, We will all soon leave empty handed. So then, how and in what spirit do we want to spend the time in between?...

The Absolute Worst Day Of The Week To Have A Medical Emergency

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I had a serious bronchial infection that found me sitting in the Emergency Room for a total of -- I am NOT exaggerating -- 10 hours; seven in the waiting room and three in the actual Emergency Room. The reason we were made to wait the first seven hours was because none of my limbs were ripped off.

Waiting For Environmental Justice to Come

David A. Love | Posted 07.08.2014 | Black Voices
David A. Love

Environmental toxins and pollutants know no class or race, and yet government policies and corporate activities place an undue burden on the health of the poor and communities of color.

Why Experts Are Skeptical Of A Report Showing A Drop In Asthma Rates

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) — A new survey suggests asthma in the U.S. may finally be on the decline. But the results are so surprising that health officials are ...

Don't Let Asthma and Obesity Sideline Our Kids

Jason E. Lang | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason E. Lang

As a researcher treating pediatric pulmonary diseases by day and a dad for three active kids by night, I greatly value the physical and mental benefits of exercise for all kids. As long as it is carefully managed, physical activity can usually improve both lung function and asthma control over time.

New York City Businesses Do the Right (Green) Thing

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.05.2014 | New York
Marcia G. Yerman

It's easy to get overwhelmed by the challenges facing the environment. However, it's crucial to remember that we can all have an impact as individuals...

New EPA Rule for Dirty Power Plants Fuels Strange Debate

Keith Gaby | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

The impacts of unlimited pollution are scary, as outlined in two recent scientific reports that outline the situation globally and in the United States. Kids will have more asthma attacks, storms will be more destructive, drought more severe, and lots of other dangerous problems.

Asthma Brought Us Together As Kids. Facebook Reunited Us As Adults

Scotty Reiss | Posted 07.29.2014 | Good News
Scotty Reiss

I stayed at CARIH for almost two years. When I was released and sent home, my friends and I exchanged addresses and promised to write, and we did for a while. But people grew up, moved, married and changed their names, and could be impossible to find. Over the years, I wondered what happened to my old friends.

Kristin Chenoweth Knows Her Count -- Do You?

Joshua Estrin | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Joshua Estrin

While the recent announcement from the Roundabout Theater Company that Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth will return to Broadway in February in On t...

Health Experts Issue New Prescription: To Stay Healthy Fight Climate Change

Frances Beinecke | Posted 07.06.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

By taking action to limit carbon pollution, we can reduce threats to our health and provide future generations with safer air, cleaner energy, and a more stable climate.

The Best Cities for Asthma Sufferers

Napala Pratini | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Napala Pratini

To help asthma sufferers identify the best and worst cities to live in the U.S., NerdWallet analyzed available data on asthma prevalence, air quality, cost and access to asthma care in the 50 largest U.S. cities.

As An Activist, Sometimes It Feels Like I'm Spinning In a Hamster Wheel

Heather Wood Rudúlph | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact
Heather Wood Rudúlph

In much of my feminist writing today, I am constantly reminded that some of the earliest books on topics like gender inequality, beauty standards and the racial divide could have been written today.

For 30 Years, Trek Across Maine Cyclists Have Kept Their Eye on the Prize: A World Free of Lung Disease

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey Seyler

As the American Lung Association gears up for celebrating 30 years of what has become our organization's largest fundraiser, it's hard to not think b...

Training for the Olympics May Win You Medals, But These Activities Can Also Trigger Asthma Symptoms

Julie Kuriakose, M.D. | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Kuriakose, M.D.

Swimming, hockey and other winter outdoor sports are great fun even when you're not an Olympic athlete! However, engaging in these activities often can make you more prone to developing asthma symptoms.

Scott Brown's Achilles Heel: Voting for Dirtier Air

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The Northeast is known as the tailpipe of our country, because so much of the nation's pollution filters through the region. This takes a heavy toll on kids. The childhood asthma rate in New England tops 10 percent -- one of the highest in the country.

Cleaner Gasoline and Vehicles Deliver on the Promise of Healthier Air

Harold Wimmer | Posted 05.04.2014 | Impact
Harold Wimmer

Each day, American Lung Association volunteers and staff work hard to fight lung cancer, reduce the burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease an...

We Are the Environment

Nikki Silvestri | Posted 04.29.2014 | Green
Nikki Silvestri

We don't just need to fight against all the things that are broken--carbon pollution, fossil fuels, poverty, and waste. We also need to mend things. We need to build a world that really works; one that we feel good about passing along to our kids and grandkids.

It's Time for President Obama to Tackle Traffic Pollution

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Jeffrey Seyler

It's a little hard to remember while we are currently in the late stages of a tough winter, but the smog season will soon be here. The air quality index will displace the wind chill index -- and in many areas, people will be urged to stay indoors to flee the dirty air.

New Analysis Reveals Changes in Future of COPD Therapies

Christopher King | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher King

COPD's worldwide prevalence is increasing; some research predicts a 30 percent increase in deaths over the next decade, with annual mortality exceeding six million people. Current therapies aim to ease breathing and relieve symptoms, but there is no cure

Why Starting a Detox Program Should Be a Top Health Priority for 2014 -- Part I

Woodson Merrell, M.D. | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Woodson Merrell, M.D.

There is a corresponding body of evidence that shows a proper detox program -- one that reduces the input of toxins and helps the body more efficiently eliminate toxins with a nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory lifestyle -- can significantly reduce the negative impact of environmental stressors.

Keystone XL Fork in the Road: TransCanada's Houston Lateral Pipeline

Steve Horn | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

there's a fork in this controversial pipeline system that has largely flown under the radar: TransCanada's Houston Lateral Pipeline, which serves as a literal fork in the road of the southern half of Keystone XL's route to Gulf Coast refineries.

Looking Back On 2013: Activism Helps Heal

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.15.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

As we enter into the final month of the year, it's natural to take an inventory of 2013. As I reflected on the environmental front, the nagging image of climate deniers immediately came to mind.

Lynne Peeples

Is Your Home, Office Or School Making You Sick?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

SEATTLE -- The Bullitt Center's composting toilets need less than a cup of captured rainwater to flush. Its rooftop solar panels keep the six-story of...