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For more than two decades, Wanda Remo has battled one illness after another. Asthma, chronic lung disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, depression, chronic pain, strokes. Specialists treat her lungs, her heart and her joints. Her...
Maria Gomez stood with the Class of 2011, waiting to climb the stage. The sun was bright on the UCLA campus, her fellow graduates buoyant. To reach this elite company, she'd worked baby-sitting and housecleaning jobs, scraping up tuition from quarter...
FrameworkBy Anna Gorman CALEXICO—As the relentless wind stirs up piles of dust and dirt and creates a gigantic funnel of haze in the vast and sweltering Imperial Valley, children like Marco Cisneros battle to breathe. Marco wheezes and coughs and reaches...
L.A. NOWOfficials Monday night contained a massive fire that raged out of control at a Chevron oil refinery in the Bay Area city of Richmond, according to media reports....
GreenspaceAs temperatures rise, so could the threats to your health. Climate experts predict average temperatures in California could rise between 4.7 to 10.5 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of this century, potentially worsening illnesses related to extreme heat and...
More and more kids these days seem to have food allergies, and peanut-free classrooms are becoming the norm in many elementary schools. In trying to characterize the apparent increase, scientists have identified two distinct trends. The first is that...
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It's easy to see how air pollution would affect respiratory disease: You breathe in smog-filled miasma all day and the ozone, other noxious gases and small particulate matter therein can make you wheeze and cough. Pollutants can trigger asthma attacks and...
Booster ShotsParents can hope all they'd like. But they can't assume that their children's early asthma-attack symptoms will simply go away. Of course, first they have to learn to recognize the symptoms as such -- and then they have to learn......
The Daily MirrorSweden and Chessman David Stone, instructor at John Adams Junior High School, plans a trip to Europe this summer with another teacher. Not long ago he wrote a friendly letter to a newspaper in Sweden giving the date they would be there and expressing...
ALEX PALERMO Psychic On the sixth floor of the Paddock Building downtown, a line of people milled restlessly along the hushed hallway. They paced in front of a wooden door, which looked more like the entrance to a broom closet than the law offices...
Special to the Chicago TribuneSlowly, ever so slowly, hotels are recognizing that travelers who suffer from severe asthma and allergies triggered by dust mites, mold, smoke, pollen, chemicals and animal dander might like to stay in hypoallergenic rooms -- for a price. With as many as...
Jimmie Rizzo puts a lump of chaw in his lip and picks his way into a ravine below a home in Redlands. Through a wrought-iron fence, a French bulldog named Phoebe yips, snorts and wheezes in her rhinestone collar. Rizzo tells her to shut up. He's here to...
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