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Childhood Asthma

Mom Fights For New Asthma Legislation After Son's Death

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

A Canadian mom who lost her son to asthma is now fighting to make sure other children do not suffer the same misfortune. Twelve-year-old Ryan Gibbo...

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?

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.

Code Blue in a Dark Room

Rob Taub | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Taub

Unfortunately, because asthma doesn't present us with any external tangible existence, adult sufferers are often maligned at the office. Burton Rocks is on a mission to help people with and without asthma and I can't think of a better representative.

Helping Children With Asthma Often Means Thinking Outside the Box

Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D.

For millions of children with asthma, thinking outside the box could mean the difference between staying in school and learning with friends or winding up in the emergency room.

The Geography of Asthma Risk

Meredith Barrett, Ph.D. | Posted 05.19.2013 | San Francisco
Meredith Barrett, Ph.D.

Given that the Bay Area boasts an ever-expanding health technology scene, we have to ask ourselves: Why aren't we doing better at gathering real-time, place-based health data?

Doctor Saves 'Lifeless' Boy He Encountered On The Road

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.18.2013 | Good News

An 11-year-old South Carolina boy having an asthma attack told his mother, "I'm dying," and then stopped breathing, the Orange County Register reports...

Asthma May Stand in the Way of Overcoming Obesity for Some Children

Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D.

There's one barrier to overcoming childhood obesity that might be a surprise. Asthma. For more than 4 million children with uncontrolled asthma, the simple mantra of "eat less, move more" might be easier said than done.

World Asthma Day: For Some, Everyday Is World Asthma Day

Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D.

World Asthma Day provides an opportunity to stop to consider the challenges of combating a disease that affects almost seven million children in the United States. But for some children and their families, every day is asthma day.

Black With Asthma

Dominique Browning | Posted 06.06.2012 | Green
Dominique Browning

Reducing air pollution -- and the outpouring of mercury, a potent neurotoxin that disproportionately harms the developing brains, hearts and lungs of fetuses, babies, and toddlers -- is a social justice issue of profound significance.

Lynne Peeples

Fighting For Air: Childhood Asthma On The Rise As Political Battles Threaten Clean Air Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.14.2012 | Green

Asthma was once just an academic concern for Sylvia Brandt, who has spent years studying the chronic lung condition and calculating its tragic toll. N...

Higher Rates Of Childhood Asthma In Latino Populations: What To Do As A Parent

Roxana Soto | Posted 11.04.2011 | Latino Voices
Roxana Soto

I'm more committed than ever to do all that's in my power to fight for clean air and to encourage other parents to stay informed on their child's condition.

Asthma and the African-American Community

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

While asthma impacts people young and old, from all races and backgrounds, the hard truth is that it's hitting the African-American community the hardest.

25 Million and Counting

Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 08.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D.

Approximately 25 million Americans have asthma -- and the numbers are increasing every year without clear explanation.

Love, Loss, and Mystery in Caroline Leavitt's New Novel, Pictures of You

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Holly Cara Price

Caroline Leavitt's ninth novel, Pictures of You (Algonquin Books), drew me into the fractured and lonely lives of two strong women who are about to co...

Chemicals Are Stealing Our Children's Future

Nancy Chuda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nancy Chuda

Childhood rates of asthma, ADHD, autism, and cancer are all on the rise in the U.S. How are these diseases related to children's increased environmental exposure to chemicals?

Childhood Asthma and Environmental Health

Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D.

Asthma's growing incidence in the United States, which some experts speculate is indirectly related to climate change, has left one in seven US children struggling with the condition.

New on Green: Sloan Barnett and Green Goes With Everything

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Arianna Huffington

America is in the midst of an asthma epidemic caused by the explosion of toxins in our environment, an epidemic that has rendered million of children afraid to go out and play without bringing along their inhalers. For many people, the signature image signifying threats to our environment is the disappearing snowcap atop Mt. Kilimanjaro. Sloan Barnett epitomizes the new image. She is a former consumer reporter who became an environmental activist when her son developed asthma. Starting this week, we are delighted to welcome Sloan -- whose book, Green Goes With Everything, has become a best-seller -- as a featured regular on our Green section, blogging about the many ways we can protect ourselves and our families by detoxifying our lives. Check out her first post below.