Back in School and Asthma Trigger Awareness

Nearly 6 million children living with asthma are now well back in school, which means parents and caregivers, teachers and coaches, and school nurses and administrators, need to know the asthma triggers for the children in their care.  More importantly they need to know the outdoor conditions that may impact these children.  The school is usually well prepped to mitigate …

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 …