InstaPundit causes Asthma?

Another first for the blogosphere! – Which cities are worst for asthma sufferers? – Mar 16, 2004

Asthma hits all areas of the United States, but Knoxville, Tennessee, is the worst, according to an organization’s ranking of the nation’s cities released Tuesday.

Tennessee is also home to two other cities in the top 10: Memphis and Nashville.

To bring awareness to the potentially fatal disease, the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America developed a list of 100 metropolitan areas across the country that they term “asthma capitals.”

The group looked at the prevalence and mortality from the disease, outdoor air quality, smoking laws and the number of asthma medication prescriptions and specialists.

Note they didn’t look into blog rankings . Although not a traditional risk factor, blogs really have changed everything.

Update: then he skips town. Something is up!


  1. Hi there! I’m an emergency medicine resident from Singapore, and found your blog via Chris Rangel’s site. Couldn’t help noticing how similar our descriptions are ( almost 100% identical, except for the locations, haha! ).

    I link to Dr. Rangel’s page of medical links, so hopefully my readers will find your site somehow. :) Some of the medblogs are a little dry, but I like yours ( aren’t ERs the best places on Earth? ;)).

    I’m preparing an article on medblogs for the S’pore Medical Association newsletter in the near future. Don’t mind if I mention yours as well. :)

    Happy blogging!
    Jen Jen

  2. I am glad to see Little Rock is known for something. I can attest to the fact that asthma is endemic here. It may relate to the fact that from March through May everything is literally turned yellow from all the pollen. Then the heat and humidity of June- August can stop anyone from breathing. Finally there is the fungus and mold in the fall and winter to keep you wheezing. Job security… I love Arkansas!