May 18th, 2017

Helping Older Adults to Age Gracefully in Place

Helping Older Adults to Age Gracefully in Place by Jill Breysse When my mom was in her early seventies, her health began to decline. It seemed like she had appointments with different specialists every other day: endocrinologist,… More

October 19th, 2015

Bring Back House Calls . . . and Fix the House

Bring Back House Calls…and Fix the House by Jill Breysse In his October 14, 2015, opinion in The New York Times, cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar lists two major reasons why the revival of doctor house calls makes sense:… More

October 25th, 2012

ERMI Data Used as a Predictor of Asthma

ERMI Data Used as a Predictor of Asthma by Jill Breysse Many private firms recommend collecting mold samples to determine whether a home has a mold problem. Yet, federal and state agencies, and many nongovernmental organizations (including… More

October 6th, 2011

Building Dampness, Mold, and Health

Building Dampness, Mold, and Health by Jill Breysse I applaud the California Department of Public Health for its new Issues Statement on Building Dampness, Mold, and Health [2016 revised version here]. For routine residential assessment, NCHH generally… More