New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (file / credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Gov. Christie Finishes Trip That Was Postponed After Health Scare

Christie signed bills appropriating $157 million for land preservation on Wednesday, completing a trip to a central New Jersey farm that he abandoned last week to seek emergency treatment for an asthma attack.


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks to the media outside of the Somerset Medical Center emergency room, Thursday, July 28, 2011. (credit: AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Presidential Run Questions Follow Gov. Christie’s Health Scare

Governor Chris Christie appeared in good spirits and good health as he left a Somerville hospital, and with his health no longer an issue, he answered questions concerning rumors of a possible presidential bid and whether he’s fit enough for it.


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks to the media outside of the Somerset Medical Center emergency room, Thursday, July 28, 2011. (credit: AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

N.J. Governor Christie Released From Hospital After Experiencing Breathing Problems

Christie, 48, started having breathing problems while he was on the way to an event at a farm in central New Jersey.


Arthur Davis, 5, of Durham, N.C., cools off in the Washington Square  fountain. (credit: Mary Altaffer/AP)

Hot, Muggy Weather Hits New York; Air Quality Alert Issued

It’s the heart of summer, when people can’t wait to get outside. But, today might be a day to limit your time in the sun.


Parents protest conditions at P.S. 51 on the West Side - New York, NY - Jun 22, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

P.S. 51 Parents Demand City Move Their Students While Construction Underway Next Door

“Relocate now!” was the cry from parents at P.S. 51 in Hell’s Kitchen who say their children are getting sick from contaminated soil at a construction site near the school.


Air quality graphic (Credit: AP)

Air Quality A Major Concern During Tri-State’s Sweltering Heat Wave

As high heat and humidity mix with pollution from power plants and motor vehicles, emergency health advisories and warnings were issued. Poor air quality can be very harmful, especially for those with asthma.


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Tree Pollen Count In N.J. Soars After Wet Spring, Snowy Winter

Coughing, sneezing and itchy eyes are all signs that allergy season has hit New Jersey with a vengeance. Holy Name Medical Center allergy director Dr. Theodore Falk said tree pollen “just exploded” a week ago because it has been a cool spring.


Smog Over Manhattan Skyline (credit: Hefeking/Flickr)

American Lung Association Gives Several NY Counties Failing Grades For Air Quality

For the 12th straight year, Suffolk County has received a failing grade from the American Lung Association for having the worst ozone pollution in New York.


Bronchial thermoplasty is a new, FDA-approved procedure that's giving severe asthma sufferers a new lease on life.

HealthWatch: A New Treatment For Severe Asthma

Of the 22 million Americans struggling with asthma, most are able to control it with medication. About 15 percent of asthma patients, however, have cases so severe they require frequent trips to the hospital. Now, there’s a new treatment to help those people breathe easier.


Patient Bailey Irwin blows into a spirometer to test his lung capacity and function. (credit: CBS 2)

HealthWatch: Vitamin D And Asthma

Areas in the northern hemisphere where millions of people are Vitamin D-deficient are the same areas where asthma is most common.


Friends and family rallied in Brooklyn on Sunday for reform in NYPD CPR training after Briana Ojeda suffered a fatal asthma attack while a police officer failed to administer CPR.

NYC Couple Demands NYPD Reform After Cop Failed To Help

The Brooklyn parents whose daughter died of an asthma attack when a police officer failed to perform CPR are now mobilizing a movement to require officers to take action, and to be prosecuted if they don’t.


Painkiller Pills (credit: AP)

Study: Painkiller May Be Linked To Asthma, Eczema

There’s more evidence Friday that a common over-the-counter medication may be linked to both asthma and eczema in children.