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January 2016 Articles

  • lens magnifying the radon symbol of the periodic table How Your Home May Resemble a Uranium Mine
    January 27, 2016  |  Janice Nolen
    Your home and a uranium mine may have something in common. That something is radon, an invisible gas that causes lung cancer.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, Impact,
  • Infographic image of inhaling and exhaling with footsteps underneath Breathing Basics for Runners
    January 19, 2016  |  Albert Rizzo, M.D., FACP, FACCP
    For runners, losing your breath may be a big obstacle to success. Whether you’re a beginning runner or looking to improve your stamina, proper breathing techniques can give your running a boost.
    Related Topic:  Fitness
  • Training Tips from the Top
    January 7, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    Fight For Air Climbs are unique fundraisers. Prominent skyscrapers, stadiums or arenas provide the setting for a “vertical road race,” where participants walk, run or race up hundreds of steps. It’s a great way to challenge yourself physically.
    Related Topic:  Fitness
  • Image of dots and lines connected into a grid Precision Medicine: How We Got Here
    January 6, 2016  |  Susan Rappaport
    It’s often been said that the way research happens is serendipitous. One discovery opens the door to another, and that progression is what paves the way to better treatments and perhaps, someday, cures.
    Related Topics:  LUNG FORCE, Research, Science,
  • Space Travel Obstacles?
    January 4, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    Star Wars would have you believe that the greatest challenges to space travel is asteroids, lack of resources like water or fuel, or even the threat of unfriendly, intelligent alien life. But in reality, scientists are finding that the biggest obstacle to today’s space travel is dust. Yes, space dust.
    Related Topics:  Arts & Entertainment, Science,
  • Closeup of the word Why Is Quitting Smoking So Difficult? The Science Behind Addiction
    January 3, 2016  |  Bill Blatt
    It can take a smoker multiple quit smoking attempts before they are completely smokefree. But despite these struggles, we know quitting is worth it.
  • How Wildfires Affect Our Health
    January 2, 2016  |  Janice Nolen
    Wildfires threaten lives directly, and wildfire smoke can affect us all. They spread air pollution not only nearby, but thousands of miles away—causing breathing difficulties in even healthy individuals.
    Related Topics:  Healthy Air, Science,
  • Black and white photo of children in TB sanitorium How We Conquered Consumption
    January 2, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    As the most feared disease in the world, the disease was known as the "Great White Plague" (due to the extreme paleness of those affected), striking down the young and old, the rich and poor. It seemed no one was safe from tuberculosis or consumption as it was known.
  • Welcome to Our Blog
    January 1, 2016  |  Harold P. Wimmer
    To better understand the critical importance of lung health and make this real in our daily lives, we want to begin conversations around lung health. So I am pleased to introduce a blog by the American Lung Association.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, Impact,
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