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Respiratory Disorders

Smoke from Minnesota wildfires prompts air pollution advisory

Smoke from Minnesota wildfires prompts air pollution advisory

Smoke drifting into northern Illinois from Minnesota wildfires prompted officials to declare an air pollution action day Wednesday for a host of Illinois counties, including Cook and Will.

September 14, 2011 12:15 pm

Asthma rates on the rise

Asthma—that dangerous wheezing, coughing and tightness in the chest that affects some 17.5 million adults and 7.1 million children in the U.S.—is on the rise, according to CDC statistics. Since 1980, the number of children with asthma has more than doubled, but scientists and doctors are sti…

April 20, 2011 12:00 am
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