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Patients Coping With Cancer And ADHD Turn To Yoga

ABC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In this first monthly segment, we look at the increasing body of research into the effects of yoga in a variety of conditions such as cancer, asthma, ...

Dust Storms Spread Deadly Diseases Worldwide, But May Ease Effects Of Climate Change: Researchers

The Observer | John Vidal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Huge dust storms, like the ones that blanketed Sydney twice last week, hit Queensland yesterday and turned the air red across much of eastern Australi...

One Stop Shopping for Greening Your Home: Green Depot Has It All

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marissa Bronfman

Find out how Sarah Beatty, a determined new green business woman, has earned Green Depot's moniker as America's leading one-stop shop for building solutions.

EPA Scraps Bush-Era Smog Rule And Will Start Over

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency is scrapping a controversial Bush-era rule that set stricter limits for smog but fell short of ...

Swimming Pools May Be Fueling Allergies | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Swimming in a chlorinated pool may boost the odds that a child susceptible to asthma and allergies will develop these problems, a study indicates....

Cooking up Lies with Dirty Coal

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

Big Coal and Big Oil are determined to cover our ears so we can't hear about the overwhelming advantages of the climate and energy bill, especially for us Latinos.

Obama's Health Plan: What Matters the Most is Missing

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Hyman, MD

To effectively reform healthcare in the U.S., we must change not only the way we practice medicine, but also the type of medicine we practice.

Smog Is Increasing Risks Of Premature Births By 128% | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A comparison of medical records from 81,186 single child births to air pollution levels in the area revealed that high pollution exposure raised the r...

Seasonal Allergies Take One Mother's Breath Away

Susan Weissman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Weissman

My son, Eden, was three years old before he revealed the limits of his lungs (read: allergic asthma.) It happened after what already seemed like a lifetime of severe food allergies.

An Open Letter to Michelle Obama, Mother-In-Chief

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

As you crusade for the health of our children, please know that mothers around the country stand beside you. Our collective abilities can and will bring the change that our children deserve.

A Toxic Lesson

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

In more than half of the investigated schools, students were in danger of contracting cancer and respiratory diseases because of the presence of toxic compounds.

It's Not Just AIG, Friends

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Gordon

I don't think being outdoors should be life-threatening. Southern Company, a power company behemoth providing some 5% of the United States' electricity, acts on a very different premise.

On Vaccinations: Consider the Source and Follow the Money

Deirdre Imus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Imus

A vaccine profiteer personified (he is now a multimillionaire from his partnership with Merck) Dr. Offit continues to make intellectually and factually dishonest remarks regarding vaccine safety.

The Promise of Public Health

Amy L. Fairchild, Ph.D. and Ronald Bayer, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy L. Fairchild, Ph.D. and Ronald Bayer, Ph.D.

Like the provision of medical care to the ill, an effective health system -- which keeps children and adults from becoming sick in the first place -- depends on both vision and commitment.

Don't Risk Going Unvaccinated

Paul A. Offit, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul A. Offit, MD

If parents choose not to vaccinate their children, not only do they put their own children at risk, they put others at risk as well.

What New Orleans Lost in Cayne

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Cayne went to Tulane Medical Center during asthmatic distress and was given a dose of prednisone, a drug which she had suffered a bad reaction to before.

Peaceful Revolution: When Did It Get So Hard To Be A Mom?

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

Ten years ago, we didn't worry about sending a peanut butter and jelly sandwiches into school with our children, and we didn't medicate our eight year olds to get them through the school day.

Study: Autumn Babies At Greater Risk Of Asthma

Yahoo! News | Julie Steenhuysen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living


Momonomics 103: The Price Tag of Health Care

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

Today it is estimated that 50 per cent of Hispanic and African-American children will develop diabetes, that 1 in 90 boys has autism, and that 1 in 4 children has asthma.

Day One: There Is a New Green in Town

Sloan Barnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sloan Barnett

The cause of my son's asthma may have been me. I may have been poisoning my own son by using certain cleaning products.

Environmental Racism Takes Hold In California

Olivia Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Olivia Zaleski

Don't we all deserve clean air? The answer seems obvious, but in the predominantly Latino, Black and poverty-stricken neighborhoods of Southern Los An...

How Close Is Too Close? Allergy And Asthma Rates 50% Higher Near Highways | Dan Shapley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A study of nearly 6,000 children in Munich has found that children are much more likely to develop asthma, allergies and skin rashes if they live near...