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Cold Weather and Your Lungs

If you have lung disease, you may wonder why you feel more breathless when the thermometer drops. For some people with chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD) and asthma,

Great American Smokeout

Next Thursday, November 19, is the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) annual Great American Smokeout. This is the day when we encourage all smokers to quit for one day and to commit to a long-term

Falling Leaves, Allergies and Asthma

We frequently think of allergy season as being in the spring when trees and grasses bloom but autumn brings its own concerns about allergy and asthma triggers. Ragweed is the main cause of fall

Flu Season- What you need to know!

While flu season has not “officially”  arrived yet, here are some tips to help you fight the flu. The flu is a serious contagious disease. It is caused by the influenza virus. It can be spread by

SB 755 Signed by Governor Rell – Student Self Administration of Asthmatic Inhalers and Epipens in School

On September 7th  Governor Rell signed a new bill that affects your child if he or she uses an inhaler for asthma or has the need to carry an epipen for allergies. Sue Albino and Geri Bernacki from

Paying Attention to Air Quality Alerts

The air quality alert for today is moderate, 51-100.  What exactly does that mean and why should we pay attention? The Air Quality Index (AQI) is an index for reporting the daily air quality. The EPA

The Cost of Smoking

Governor Rell is supporting an increase in the cigarette tax to $3 per pack, up from $2 per pack. While the powers that be have not come to full agreement on the budgetary line items, when the state