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How Antibiotics Could Be Changing Your Kids' Gut Bacteria For The Worse

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Agata Blaszczak Boxe  Published: 01/28/2016 09:39 AM EST on LiveScience Children who take certain antibiotics called macrolides to treat an ...

Could You Have COPD?

Jim T. Miller | Posted 01.25.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

If you do indeed have COPD, you need to know that while there's no cure, there are things you can do to help manage symptoms and protect your lungs from further damage, including:

When Your Dog Is Free, I Am Not

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 01.16.2016 | Impact
Loolwa Khazzoom

As someone who needs to stay away from dogs, for reasons that are invisible to the outside observer, I'd like to share some considerations for keeping your dog on a leash, not because it's the law, but because you care about the wellbeing of your fellow humans

The Indelible Connection Between Clean Air and Children's Health

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 01.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Lynn R. Goldman

It is all too easy to forget that a healthy childhood is not just about avoiding germs and preventing accidents. Many air and water pollutants are invisible to the naked eye, so small that we often overlook their role in our children's health.

Childhood Asthma Rates Are Leveling Off Except In One Group Of Kids

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Childhood asthma rates appear to have stopped rising among many U.S. groups, but not among the poorest kids or ch...

Kids Who Grow Up With Dogs Are Less Likely To Develop Asthma

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 11.04.2015 | Healthy Living

As if their unconditional love, mood-boosting powers and delightfully slobbery kisses weren't enough, dogs may provide yet another benefit to their hu...

Climate Change This Week: U.S. Food Supply Threatened, Solar as Cheap as Gas, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.13.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Fire of Another Kind: The aurora borealis bathes a boreal forest. Source pinterest ...

70 Mayors to President Obama: We Support Strong Clean Air Protections Against Smog Pollution!

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.25.2015 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

If it's possible to love something else as much as the Pope's statements on climate this week, it's this: On Tuesday, 70 mayors from across the U.S. sent a letter to President Obama signaling their support for a strong clean air protections against smog pollution.

Florence Nightingale Still Gets It Right: A Healthy Home Equals Healthy Kids

Patrick Corvington | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Patrick Corvington

The Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) will soon launch a new app that will allow families to conduct healthy home audits. Why? Because right now there are roughly 6 million substandard housing units nationwide, and low income persons are much more likely to live in them than their middle income peers.

Cantaleta: Cuba's Funniest Import

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 08.25.2015 | Arts
Johnathan Lee Iverson

Clowning is a compulsion. The pull of clowning is inescapable. So it was for Joan Fernández Cabrera. "I feel a little magic," is how Joan Fernández Cabrera describes his transformation into his clown alter ego, Cantaleta -- a hyperactive blend of mischief, athleticism and a hapless romantic.

NY Battles Legionnaires': Poverty Wins War

Diana Hernandez | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics
Diana Hernandez

The children of the South Bronx today are likely the unhealthy and vulnerable adults of tomorrow -- unless our leaders actively intervene to create enhanced health opportunities for Bronxites.

I Don't Need Mindfulness, But the Guy Next to Me Sure as Hell Does

Joe Burton | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
Joe Burton

I had the pleasure of speaking at the Mainstream conference in Denver several weeks ago. Mainstream brings together the world's leaders in maintenance, reliability and safety in industries like oil, gas and power.

Three Myths Pushed by Polluters to Avoid Improving Air Quality

Keith Rushing | Posted 07.31.2015 | Green
Keith Rushing

Just days ago, the National Association of Manufacturers, an organization representing factories and other major polluters, launched a multimillion dollar TV ad campaign aimed at keeping the EPA from strengthening federal health protections from ozone pollution.

The Breastfeeding Corner

Merritt E. James | Posted 07.30.2015 | Black Voices
Merritt E. James

Helpful Hints: Breastfeeding and Asthma Fact: Black children are 2 times more likely to have Asthma than white children. Tip: Mom should be referred...

What's Actually Driving Opponents of the Clean Power Plan?

Keith Gaby | Posted 08.12.2015 | Green
Keith Gaby

Opponents of the Clean Power Plan seem united in their belief that solving climate change is either unnecessary or should be very low on the list of national priorities. Their ideology remains fixed in a world of polluting energy. Fortunately for our children and grandchildren, the rest of us are moving forward.

The Stress Factor in Asthma

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Rapidly expanding new research that links psychological stress to the onset of asthma may have important implications for slowing this epidemic and lowering children's risk of developing this lifelong disease.

The Breastfeeding Corner

Merritt E. James | Posted 07.28.2015 | Black Voices
Merritt E. James

May was Asthma awareness month. It's a chronic disease of the lungs: characterized by repeat episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and nighttime or early morning coughing.

Come Out, Come Out Wherever I Am

Edie Weinstein | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

As public as I may seem to be, I realize how much I was hiding, out of fear of not being loved if people knew about the way my mind works sometimes. A...

Climate Change This Week: The Extreme Weather Connection, Another Solar Breakthrough, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.07.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Beautiful in so many ways: where people moved government to act on climate. Source...

This Is What Asthma Feels Like for Marylanders

Earthjustice | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
Earthjustice

While the governor drags his heels, Marylanders across the state struggle to survive during bad ozone days.

Evolving Asthma Care for the Biggest Impact

Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D.

We have seen the positive impact of tailored, community specific approaches to manage asthma better; we must continue to support this work. Let's not only renew our focus, but disrupt the status quo to advance the evolution in care and research -- we owe it to those seven plus million children living with asthma.

Fighting for the Right to Breathe in Detroit and Beyond

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.06.2015 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

The following guest post is an open letter to Detroit-based utility company DTE Energy, which is having its annual shareholder meeting this week. The ...

Rand Paul and the Big-Polluter Agenda

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

You'd think that as a physician, Sen. Paul would understand the importance of clean air and clean water to human health. You'd think that as a politician, he'd understand that voters don't want to elect leaders who are advocating the big-polluter agenda.

Every Breath You Take: State of the Air 2015

Harold Wimmer | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
Harold Wimmer

Think about this: more than 4 in 10 people in the United States live in counties that have unhealthy levels of either ozone or particle pollution. Now think about this: in the time it took to read that, you probably took 4-5 breaths. Makes you want to know what was in that air, doesn't it?

Take Your Kids to Work... and Speak Up for Their Health

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

I do so much of my work for my daughter's future. I imagine that many of my colleagues who are parents feel the same. We work together to phase out coal plants so that families can enjoy cleaner air and water. We demand clean-energy investments to help fight climate change so that our kids and grandkids will have a safer, healthy planet when they grow up.