Health News

Fires Flare Up Asthma and COPD Attacks
The summer of 2011 is one for the record books. This hottest and driest summer in recent memory has led to many forest and home fires. These fires can lead to more asthma attacks and worsen respiratory conditions in those most sensitive in the population.
Asthma's Algorithms
Of course, one of the goals in pregnancy is to avoid or lessen in utero exposure to drugs. Maternal asthma is a tough condition to control while minimizing medicines.
Predicting Child's Asthma
What can be done prior to conception  to decrease the risk of of your child developing asthma? Mothers-to-be should get on an exercise and nutritional program.
Asthma's Smoking Gun
The dangers to the unborn child from prenatal smoking exposure are even greater than originally thought.These children start their life with a great health disadvantage.
Lungs and Fitness Heating Up
Outdoor activities are usually a summer staple. It's great to be outside, but record-breaking heat requires protective strategies to keep things fun, fit and safe.
Back to School with Asthma requires Planning
It's back-to-school time, when kids and their parents shop for new clothes, check off the school supply list, and get ready for the new year.
Managing Asthma Can Reduce ER Trips
When teaching children fire drills, the mantra is STOP, DROP, and ROLL. When teaching asthma attack prevention, a new mantra of MANAGE, ANTICIPATE,  and AVOID is in order.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
The  wonderful children's book  teaching cause and effect,  If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, just giving a mouse a cookie sets off a fun chain of events: "If you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk. When you give him the milk, he'll probably ask you for a straw. ....." Another chain of events seems to take place when a female baby is in a compromised  uterus.  Two things, not necessarily in this order, take place: Asthma and early onset of her menstrual cycle. Metabolism and hormones appear to have an impact on the respiratory system   The chain ...
Stay-at-Homes Stay Safe
Asthma, accidents and other health problems are more likely to plague children of working mothers, according to new research from North Carolina State University.
Mealtime Matters
Researchers have identified a link between the health of children with asthma and the quality of family interactions at mealtime.