July 2011

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

    Bad Air Day

    Air Quality and Your Health

    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?

  • Illustration of lungs with mucus.

    A Breakdown in Breathing

    The Complexities of Cystic Fibrosis

    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.

Contributors to this issue: 

  • Vicki Contie
  • Bryan Ewsichek (design)
  • Belle Waring
  • Harrison Wein