Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should KnowParents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.
Fall Allergy Season Already Flaring Up -- And It's A DoozyThe sniffing, sneezing and itchy eyes. Fall allergy season is flaring up, and it's just the beginning. Allergy and asthma specialists say the pollen counts are high in our area.
Heat Triggers Pollution Advisory For MetroThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued a health advisory Monday because of the air pollution caused by the heat. The MPCA says that the ozone concentration is at its highest point during the evening between 5 - 9 p.m. They advise that people should avoid too much outdoor activity during this time of day. Despite the advisory, people are still spending time outside, and many are taking precautions.
Health Watch: Promising 'Combo Inhaler' For Asthma PatientsNine people die from asthma each day in the U.S. Now, a new study looks at patients who have trouble controlling their condition and suggests possibly changing the way doctors treat them.
New Procedure Helps Asthma Victims Breathe EasyFor decades, the only way to treat asthma has been with drugs. And even those, sometimes, aren't enough to treat severe asthma.
More Metro Dwellers Hospitalized For AsthmaMinnesota health officials say residents of the metropolitan Twin Cities are more likely to end up in the hospital for asthma compared to those living in the rest of the state.
Study: Health Risks Increase For Baby Boomers With AsthmaAn alarming new study shows the health risks for baby boomers with asthma increase significantly as they get older. In today's Health Watch, we're learning the disease is often misdiagnosed and not treated properly.
Is Facebook Bad For Your Relationship/Health?Here are a couple of links to stories in the news about Facebook...