‘That One Life Has Breathed Easier’

July 3, 2017 – BLOG – Developing a mobile app and claiming it will save lives runs the risk of hyperbole, so I will not make that claim.  DailyBreath is a tool to help allergy and asthma sufferers be weather aware so that they can be health prepared. The ‘dog days of summer’ spark visions of listless dogs baking in …

Technology Solves 3 Unmet Needs: Causal Triggers, Individual Susceptibility, Preventative Actions

June 21, 2017 – BLOG – With summer here, we encounter temperatures rising to an extreme, often with accompanying humidity.  Warmer temperatures certainly enhance pollen because of grass, tree, plant and flower growth following the rain that many of us often get in May.  Poor air quality is also a by-product of hot temperatures and high humidity with particulates becoming …

5 Things to Know about Pollen Allergies

June 6, 2017 – BLOG – When it comes to pollen allergies, we just don’t know what we don’t know.   There are clear gaps as it relates to our awareness and understanding of pollen exposure and its impact on allergies and asthma.  So, as we enter the summer season and encounter increased pollen, I’ll illuminate 5 issues that I believe …

Environmental Factors – A Determinant of Health Long Neglected and Requiring Adaptation

May 9, 2017 – BLOG – Today, I am speaking on a panel at the National Adaptation Forum, here in St. Paul, Minnesota, entitled, Heat, Floods, and Diseases – Integrating climate change with human health.  When I started having conversations with the climate science community, I’m not sure I envisioned I’d be speaking to this community about my vision for …