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Secondhand Smoke Sends Kids to the ER
Kids exposed to cigarette smoke at home are 24 times more likely to be hospitalized. It could be a good opportunity to offer smokers help.
Household Cleaners As Asthma Triggers
Cleaning sprays are hard on babies, especially if they are scented. They stay in the air for hours and are linked to childhood asthma.
E-cigarettes were supposed to help smokers quit. The problem is, they often don't, leaving smokers' lungs even more damaged.
Sidestepping Food Allergies
Exposing babies to foods like eggs, peanuts, shellfish, and milk early on makes kids less likely to go on to develop food allergies.
Breathe Easier in Two Days!
When air quality improves, the benefits for health -- especially breathing issues like asthma -- are nearly instantaneous.
Go Fish, Baby
Giving kids fish starting at about a year old reduces the risk of asthma and eczema. And it's easy to do.
What If Doctors Prescribed Food?
When healthcare providers "prescribe" fruits and veggies and the means to obtain them to patients in need, health improves dramatically.
Preventing Peanut Allergies
Exposing infants to peanut proteins early is a good way to reduce their risk of an allergic reaction. Here's how to do it.
Big Tobacco's Failed Ad Campaign
When tobacco companies were ordered to pay for an ad campaign on the dangers of smoking, reaching vulnerable markets was not a priority.
Cleaner Air Cuts Kids' Asthma
There was a stunning drop in childhood asthma rates in the communities around Los Angeles after air pollution regulations were put in place.
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