July 2011

Bad Air Day
Air Quality and Your Health

Cartoon of a man running indoors on a treadmill, with traffic visible through window.

In many parts of the country, summer has the worst air quality of any season. When the forecast says it’s a code red day for air quality, what does it mean for your health? How do you know when you should you change your plans? Read more about air quality.



A Breakdown in Breathing
The Complexities of Cystic Fibrosis

Cartoon of lungs with mucus.

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited illness that ravages the lungs and many other organs in the body. Fifty years ago, children with CF generally died by about age 10. But wide-ranging research has led to dramatic improvements in treatment. Read more about cystic fibrosis.

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