Asthma
Reader Question: Cleaning Products at School
Reader Question: Cleaning Products at School

Reader Submitted Question:  I believe my daughter has been chemically poisoned at her school from cleaners they were using. Doctors are trying to diagnose her with ulcerative colitis and won’t listen to anything I say.  Do you know of anywhere in Iowa I could take her where she could get the proper care and diagnosis? […]

Up in Smoke? Health Impacts from Wood Burning
Up in Smoke?  Health Impacts from Wood Burning

The health impacts of wood burning have received increased attention from the scientific community in recent years.  The recent research activity has focused on the role of wood burning in air pollution, its potential health effects and measures to control the negative impacts.  Wood burning is used in a variety of settings including homes, schools […]

Visiting your Doctor with Environmental Concerns
Visiting your Doctor with Environmental Concerns

  Preparing for visits to our doctors or other healthcare providers is an important step to a successful outcome.  Give your questions and concerns to your providers ahead of time, so that they can help address them and find additional resources as needed. If you have a particular concern, share it when you are scheduling […]

Understanding Asthma – and its causes
Understanding Asthma - and its causes

Since 2001, the total number of people with asthma has increased from 7% to 8% in the U.S. As of 2009, approximately 10% of our children were diagnosed with asthma.1 As a parent, this is a huge and worrisome number. So what is asthma? Asthma affects the respiratory system, causing the airways to become narrow, which […]