The Link between Asthma and Weight
It's no secret that many Americans struggle with their weight. If you're one of them, you're not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 38 percent of adults in the U.S. are obese, defined as having a body mass index, or BMI, of 30 or more (the normal range is 18.5-24.9, and overweight is 25-29.9). But why is this relevant to people with asthma?Related Topic: Health & Wellness
The Health Dangers of Wildfires Are Well Known, Why Not Biomass?
For many Americans, particularly in the western United States, the start of summer also means the height of wildfire season. In this month alone, wildfires blaze in Arizona, Colorado, Utah, California, Montana and other western states. We can see the direct destruction that wildfires cause. We also track the harmful wildfire smoke that can threaten the lives and health of firefighters, as well as people living hundreds of miles away.Related Topic: Healthy Air
Tracheotomy: Does TV Get it Right?
We as a nation love medical dramas. It has to be a fact, as 91 shows related to the genre have been produced since 1951 in North America alone. What's not to love? A fast-paced environment, strong characters and a little bit of health advice along the way! Except… with such popularity, a lot of writers seem to get their facts confused in order to instill a bit more drama in the story.Related Topic: Arts & Entertainment
Popcorn Lung: A Dangerous Risk of Flavored E-Cigarettes
Over a decade ago major popcorn manufacturers removed diacetyl from their products because of deaths and hundreds of cases of bronchiolitis obliterans, a serious and irreversible lung disease. But some people are still being exposed to diacetyl - not through food flavorings as a worksite hazard, but through e-cigarette vapor.
Secondhand Smoke - Firsthand Risk
Today, 28 states and the District of Columbia have passed comprehensive laws to protect their citizens from secondhand smoke. Now it's time for the remaining 22 states to do the same.
The Connection between Lung Cancer and Outdoor Air Pollution
Did you know that air pollution can also cause lung cancer? Overwhelming evidence shows that particle pollution in the outdoor air we breathe, like that coming from vehicle exhaust, coal-fired power plants and other industrial sources, can cause lung cancer.
Questions and Answers About Stem Cells
What are stem cells and how are they used to treat disease? Get answers to your questions about stem cell therapy and lung disease.
Don't Puff Around Pets
We know that smoking affects the health of not just the one smoking, but everyone exposed to the secondhand smoke. But have you thought about second-paw smoke? Rover and Mittens are just as susceptible to the health effects of secondhand smoke just like the rest of the family.
Promising or Placebo? Halo Salt Therapy: Resurgence of a Salt Cave Spa Treatment
A spa day. We all need one. It's meant to relax and revitalize the body and mind, but what about the lungs? A new trend increasingly found at modern spas is halotherapy, or salt therapy - breathable salt particles intended to improve breathing.Related Topic: Health & Wellness
What Does Your Garage and a Cigarette Have in Common?
One cigarette probably has more chemicals than all the stuff you keep in your garage. Take a look at what's in a cigarette.Related Topic: Tobacco & Smoking