An Asthma Attack: A Terrifying Memory

BY ON June 15, 2011
A few days ago, my husband and I were watching TV when we saw a commercial for the National Jewish Health, the #1 respiratory hospital in the U.S., which happens to be right here in Denver, where we live. The commercial featured a little boy...

TOPICS: Asthma, Pollution

Air Quality Alert-Tips for Indoor Fun

BY ON June 13, 2011
This piece was cross-posted at Farmers Daughter There was an air quality alert Thursday in my neck of the woods thanks to high temperatures and elevated smog levels.  Temps were in the 90′s, humidity was high and it certainly felt hot! Some schools even dismissed early...

TOPICS: Asthma, Pollution

Persephone, Hubris, and Climate Change

BY ON June 9, 2011
This piece was cross-posted at Marcia G. Yerman and The Huffington Post. When I first learned about Persephone in grade school, I loved how the Greek myth explained the reason for the seasons.  Stolen away by Hades, god of the underworld, (we weren’t told it was...

TOPICS: Pollution