A Primer on DailyBreath

October 10th – Now that I’ve detailed the value proposition for DailyBreath, let’s get into the use of the app on a daily basis.  We’re receiving feedback from users and doing our own customer interviews to develop our updates and improve the product as quickly as possible.  We haven’t asked a lot for you to include in your profile.  For …

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 …

Weather Aware->Individual Susceptibility->Personalized Insights->Health Prepared

April 24, 2017 – BLOG – Personalized medicine is all the buzz now as genomics is held out as a magic formula for eradicating disease or treating chronic illness more effectively.  Bending the cost curve may be realized when we eradicate costly types of disease, but in the meantime, personalized health and a focus on social, behavioral, and environmental determinants …

A Season of Respiratory Distress

March 27, 2017 – BLOG – Spring is the season most associated with allergies because many pollen allergens emerge in the spring.  Spring allergy sufferers instinctively know that it’s likely that their predominant pollen allergen is either grasses or trees, because this type of pollen becomes pervasive as grass grows, flowers bloom, and trees bud.  However, few have done the …

It’s Time to End the Needless Suffering Due to Environmental Exposure Impacts on Respiratory Health

February 14, 2017 — Every day in America, asthma sufferers endure 30,000 attacks, that lead to 5,000 emergent care visits, leading to 1,000 inpatient hospital stays, and, sadly, 11 people die of an asthma attack every day.  Add the COPD stats for many of our elderly and the numbers are staggering.  Many flare-ups or attacks are a result of weather …