National Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month

National Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month

National Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month is observed annually in October. This month is dedicated to reminding Americans to take a look at their home and see how they can improve the quality of the air they breathe. While outside air pollution gets a lot of attention, it’s

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When Fresh Air Went Out of Fashion at Hospitals!

When Fresh Air Went Out of Fashion at Hospitals!

How the hospital went from luxury resort to windowless box. (uchar / iStock) By Jeanne Kisacky, Zócalo Public Square SMITHSONIAN.COM JUNE 14, 2017 820257 In the March 1942 issue of the journal Modern Hospital, Charles F. Neergaard, a prominent New York City hospital design consultant, published a layout for a

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There’s a Second Flu Wave Coming — and It’s Especially Bad News for Parents with Little Kids!

There's a Second Flu Wave Coming — and It's Especially Bad News for Parents with Little Kids!

Here’s what you need to know: It seems as if this year’s long, widespread flu season should be coming to an end, but parents—especially those with younger children—should stay diligent when it comes to spotting influenza symptoms. There could be a second wave of the flu, according to the

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Mold in Breast Implants

Mold in Breast Implants

More than 300,000 women get breast implants every year in the U.S. A Shalimar, Florida, woman has a warning for them. She says her implants nearly killed her. You may have seen some of the articles popping up on Facebook and various websites, linking mold in saline

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Arizona Virus Spreading among Kids

Arizona Virus Spreading among Kids

PHOENIX — Respiratory syncytial virus, a highly contagious respiratory illness in young children, has jumped by 234 percent from last year, according to documents from the Arizona Department of Health Services. This increase is affecting families across the Phoenix area as young children show signs of what

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