Can Cold Cause a Cold?

If you grew up with a mom like mine, you probably heard this quite a bit while growing up. “Put your coat on or you’ll catch a cold!” If not that specific phrase, you can insert whatever article of clothing…

Extreme Cold Spells Trouble for Asthmatics

The last few days have been like a sucker punch to much of the country. Extreme cold, and in some places heavy snow, have ushered in the new year in a way most of us would rather just forget. In…

Cold Weather Faucet – Your Nose

If you spend any amount of time outdoors, particularly during the winter when the temperatures and dip to around or below freezing, you may notice your nose changes. Normally our noses range in function (or dysfunction!) from an odd looking…

Ebola in OH – A Common Sense Perspective

I've avoided writing about this topic for about as long as possible, but with my entire family being in Ohio, two nurses in the family, and the recent revelation about a second Dallas nurse who tested positive for Ebola a…

MERS, Microbes and My Growing Fear of People and the Bugs They Carry

I cannot deny, that the older I get, the more I become a bit of a germaphobe. It is not something I

Mask for Street Art

Before getting into our actual topic today, I want to define some terms that may be misunderstood or ambiguous to the general public. _ Street Art – a form of visual art in public locations that the artist has been…

Block Spring Pollen Tips & HEPA Air Purifier Giveaway

Spring allergy season is fully upon us in many parts of the country. Locally, Atlanta has seen an average pollen count of 2,624 for each of the last nine days! As usual tree pollen is the primary culprit early in…

New in Blue! Respro Allergy Mask

Today at lunch, I again noticed a nice yellow-green dust on my truck. So, with spring pollen season gearing up, we're proud to give you a choice Respro Allergy Masks. It now comes in Royal Blue! The Respro Allergy Mask…

Go Away Leaves, and Take Your Mold With You!

Part of my Thanksgiving holiday was spent tackling a chore that I really don't like this time of year – raking leaves. I love trees as much as the next tree hugger but after having mulched up and filled over…

As Temps Climb, So Does Ozone

Starting in spring each year, you might notice a mention of the ‘air quality index’ on the local news. Typically during the spring months, this index is influenced by the level of pollen in the air, but as spring dials…