The Weather Health Index-
Connecting your health to the weather around you
» Health Weather Alerts for Migraines, Diabetes, Heart Disease with Mediclim
Health Weather Alerts for Migraines, Diabetes, Heart Disease with Mediclim
What is MediClim?
MediClim is a health warning system that takes into account a multitude of weather parameters known to affect health, such as humidity, barometric pressure and temperature. MediClim can warn people when they are most susceptible to flare ups from migraine, asthma, arthritis or heart disease. Users subscribe to receive emails that will alert them if specific weather conditions coming to their area may cause them a problem.
In short, Mediclim provides weather health alerts via email, informing subscribers of advance weather conditions that may trigger migraine, asthma, arthritis, diabetes or heart disease problems.
History of Mediclim
In the early 1980s, Dr. John Bart, a medical practitioner in Toronto, noticed that patients were having similar complaints on the same days. Wondering if weather could be the common factor, he asked one of his patients, meteorologist Denis Bourque, if evidence for such a link existed. Mr. Bourque was intrigued by the possibility.
After much research the two found that, in fact, much European literature supported the weather health theory. From research carried out in 1964, 1974-1978, and 1980, the Dutchman Solco. W. Tromp had published major works on this topic, whereby Tromp and his colleagues, had been compiling studies on human biometeorology for 40 years were founding members of the International Society of Biometeorolog,.
From this , Bart and Bourque set out to develop an index that would map specific weather conditions known to trigger health. The results of their work are 14 distinct categories of weather known to affect health. MediClim was born.
How It Works
On any given day, at any given location, a MediClim factor can be calculated.
MediClim identifies the days that the weather will affect specific chronic or recurring diseases (migraine, asthma, arthritis, diabetes and cardiovascular disease to name but a few) and will warn subscribers via email that your health condition may be triggered. With this knowledge, you and your health care advisor can discuss steps to be taken to lessen the effects of your illness. For example, if you can tell that conditions which may trigger your migraine are likely to exist tomorrow, you can take appropriate steps to diminish the migraine's magnitude, or even avoid it altogether.
Get Weather Alerts Now!
Get email alerts the day before your health problem may be aggravated due to changes in the weather- it's easy! Simply enter your details into our signup form and you will receive critical information on future weather changes that may effect your health!