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September 2011 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

Make a Call for Healthy Air
September 20, 2011 10:18 AM by Valerie Newitt
A call for action is out! President of the American Lung Association Charles D. Connor issued a letter asking for support for clean air. He said, " We were outraged by President Obama’s September 2nd announcement that he would not update smog standard Read More...
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Campus Smoking Ban Yields Success
September 15, 2011 12:38 PM by Valerie Newitt
Even a lightly-enforced smoking ban can have major impact on a college campus. So says a study from Indiana University (IU) published online in the journal Preventive Medicine . When investigators looked at student behavior following the implementation Read More...
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Football Players Don't Get Asthma....
September 12, 2011 11:44 AM by Valerie Newitt
That was the message conveyed by the football coach of one young player who began wheezing during practices. Here's an excerpt from the parent's frustration as published by WebMD : "My son is almost 12 and has played football since first grade. This year Read More...
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Study: Go Bananas to Beat Asthma
September 2, 2011 10:34 AM by Valerie Newitt
"Going bananas may help kids breathe easier," was the opening line of a news brief from Newswise. With a cluster of four still-green Dole beauties parked right on my desktop, how could I stop reading? Allow me to share: Children who ate just one banana Read More...
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How ready are YOU when disaster strikes?
September 1, 2011 10:14 AM by Valerie Newitt
Sixty-four percent of American families are not prepared for emergency situations, according to a GE Generator Systems survey released today. The survey was conducted in anticipation of National Preparedness Month beginning today, and comes on the heels Read More...
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