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Lung Cancer Awareness Month – Different from the Rest

Does it ever seem like there is always some sort of National [insert something, anything HERE] Awareness Day/Week/Month going on? Just last month was Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month as well as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Along with Lung Cancer Awareness, November is also COPD Awareness Month and there may be more which this […]

An Introduction to Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Now that Halloween is over many people turn their attention to the celebration of the impending holiday season – but November is more than just Thanksgiving and the kick off to Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza and New Years’ festivities  – on a more sober note, it is also Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer is the […]

Dust Mites

Dust mites have a way of sounding more like something out of science fiction than harsh, unpleasant reality. They’re teeny tiny bugs which live in our pillows, carpeting, upholstered furniture, and mattresses. That’s where you’ll find them multiplying and thriving in temperatures 70 degrees Fahrenheit or higher with humidity between 70-80%. Frustratingly, they can flourish […]

Hypo-allergenic parks in our cities

They may be just around the corner It sounds like something from a futuristic movie but according to scientists from Spain, hypo-allergenic parks may not be that far off. The Spanish team examined trees growing in ten of Granada’s green spaces, to understand the extent to which the trees contributed to peoples allergies. The trees […]

SIDS Awareness Month

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome awareness month. Approximately 4000 infants less than one year of age die annually in the United States without any visible cause or explanation. This is called sudden unexplained infant death (SUID) and it is a tragedy no family should face. The most common form of SUID is Sudden Infant […]

Tobacco Cessation: Help From Insurance Companies Is on the Way

Earlier this week, anti-tobacco activists celebrated a major victory as the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) officially acknowledged that comprehensive tobacco cessation programs (three different forms of counseling and, if needed, pharmaceutical aids) an “A” for efficacy as a preventative health measure. Under federal law, preventative services must be given an “A” in order […]

September Asthma Spike

If you or someone you love is an asthma sufferer, you may have had a run in with the annual September Asthma Spike – the regular increase in the number of children admitted to the hospital as a result of their asthma typically occurring right around now. (The average has been listed as seventeen days […]