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EACH Breath: a Blog by the American Lung Association

Breathing is essential to life, and through this blog, we hope to illustrate the importance of lung health. Hear directly from experts, researchers, staff and volunteers about our ongoing fight for healthy lungs and healthy air.

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  • What Is Walking Pneumonia?
    February 23, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    “Walking pneumonia” is a non-medical term for a mild case of pneumonia. Technically, it’s called atypical pneumonia and is caused by bacteria or viruses; often a common bacterium called Mycoplasma pneumonia.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness

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  • Stomach Flu – Menace or Myth?
    February 9, 2017  |  Norman H. Edelman, MD
    We've all heard about someone being sick with the "stomach flu." But, what is the stomach flu? Is it really a type of flu, or is it something else entirely?
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • I Hope One Person Quits Smoking Because of This Blog
    February 6, 2017  |  Chris Trottier
    I was 9 years old, with a few friends, and one of them got cigarettes from their parents. We went to a sand pit in our neighborhood, and I had my first puff. I turned green. But that was the beginning of my love for cigarettes.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
  • 5 Things to Know About Lung Cancer
    February 3, 2017  |  Jorge Gomez, MD
    Despite being the leading cancer killer in the U.S., lung cancer isn't always on everyone's radar. Learning more about lung cancer can help you better understand the disease, its risk factors and treatment.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Protecting My Child from Nicotine Addiction
    February 1, 2017  |  April Hasson
    When I was in high school, I smoked. I was 14 or 15 when I tried my first cigarette. It seemed like everyone smoked, and a lot of my friends from high school still do. Access to cigarettes was simple.
    Related Topics:  Tobacco & Smoking, Impact,
  • Why We All Need to Come Together and Fight for Healthcare Coverage
    January 31, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    More than 32 million Americans have some kind of lung disease -- asthma, COPD (which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis), lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis or others -- and each of them know that when you struggle to breathe, that’s all that matters.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, Impact,
  • Is Enough Being Done to Prevent and Reduce Tobacco Use?
    January 25, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    The American Lung Association’s “State of Tobacco Control" 2017 report shows both the progress and failure of states and the federal government to prevent and reduce tobacco use.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
  • Where does your donation go?
    January 23, 2017  |  John F. Emanuel, JD
    Gifts to the American Lung Association come in many different forms – one-time donations, memorials, planned giving, funds raised through events, such as Fight For Air Climbs or LUNG FORCE Walks. No matter how you give, as good stewards, we are committed to making your donation go as far as possible with proven-effective strategies.
    Related Topic:  Impact

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