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

Heather Wood Rudúlph | Posted 04.18.2014 | 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 04.03.2014 | 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 03.24.2014 | 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 03.19.2014 | 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 03.04.2014 | 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 02.27.2014 | 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...

Warmer Temperatures Change the Balance of Nature

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.08.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Who will pay the price? It will be our children -- and the currency will not be monetary.

Getting Pregnant May Take Longer For Women With Asthma

Posted 11.14.2013 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 11/13/2013 07:14 PM EST on LiveScience Getting pregnant may take longer for women with asthma, a ...

Lynne Peeples

Another Toxic Threat From Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.08.2013 | Green

A draft summary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest report on the impacts of global warming leaked into the blogosphere last Fri...

Joe Lhota and Bertha Lewis Speak With One Voice Against Bloomberg Garbage Dump -- And Get No Press.

Matthew Chapman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

When two powerful city figures with such different political views as Lhota and Lewis agree so completely and so vehemently on an issue, something is obviously wrong and it should get coverage.

Asthma Shouldn't Kill -- Every School Needs a Nurse

John H. Jackson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
John H. Jackson

Trained to recognize when a student is in need of emergency care and to provide it, a health professional is a critical resource that no school should be without.

Louisville Premieres New Program to Fight Pulmonary Disease

Keith Runyon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Keith Runyon

On hot summer days, when the stagnant, humid air of this old river city hangs like a shroud, even people with healthy lungs find themselves gasping. F...

An Environmental IQ Test for the Next Mayor of New York

Matthew Chapman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

There are garbage transfer stations in industrial areas in the outer boroughs. To get to them, unregulated private garbage trucks must pass through residential neighborhoods causing pollution. Fearing for their children's health, the residents want help. As mayor of this city, which of the following solutions would you support and why?

I Had 'Asthma' for 12 Years -- Until I Found Out It Was Cancer

Kerry Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kerry Miller

The tumor was slow-growing and had been the source of my "asthma" over the past 12 years.

So Do We Really Need Funding For Science Or Benefits For Vets?

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 12.02.2013 | Fifty
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

Don't worry veterans, you might not get your educational and rehabilitation benefits, but it could be worse. Actually it will be worse if this goes on for more than a few weeks, but let's not go there. Tune in next week, what's next? Witch hunts?

IPCC's New Climate Change Report Recommends Fossil Fuels Stay Where They Are... in the Ground

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

Most of us have already made peace with that part, and are ready to change -- 60 percent of Americans agree clean renewable energy is the future. But our willingness to do the right thing for ourselves and the planet is being undermined by the slow response of our own Environmental Protection Agency.

Breathe Easy: Addressing the Root Causes of Asthma

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Asthma results from inflammation in the lungs. Rather than suppressing inflammation with powerful steroid medication (which is what most inhalers contain), we need to ask a different question.

Police: Friends Dumped Woman's Body After Apparent Asthma Attack

Posted 09.03.2013 | Crime

A mother in Georgia is "mad as hell" after her daughter's body was found abandoned outside a mobile home following an apparently fatal asthma attack. ...

Louisiana gives the green light to a publicly opposed coal terminal

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.31.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This is an updated version of an Aug. 26, 2013 article in "The Louisiana Weekly.") On Friday, Louisiana's Department of Natural Resources gave RAM T...