May 2016 Articles
What Does Your Garage and a Cigarette Have in Common?
One cigarette probably has more chemicals than all the stuff you keep in your garage. Take a look at what's in a cigarette.Related Topic: Tobacco & Smoking
Feeling Out of Breath after a Run? It might be EIB.
Exercise is important to maintaining a strong, healthy body—even for people with asthma. Some people experience asthma symptoms that are triggered during exercise, which can make the path toward health a little harder. This is called “exercise-induced bronchoconstriction” or EIB—also known as exercise-induced asthma.
For Kids with Asthma, Rising Temperatures Require Extra Caution
For children with asthma, the warm summer months are anything but carefree. Pennsylvania resident Claudia Ramos constantly worries about her 12-year-old son Jesse's health when temperatures rise toward the end of the school year and throughout the summer months.
Lung Cancer Research Q&A
Sharad Goyal, MD is the first-ever recipient of The LUNG FORCE Research Innovation Project: Lung Cancer in Women Award, funded by the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative, which raises awareness of the impact of lung cancer in women and critical funds for lung cancer research.
Mishka, the Little Sea Otter with an Inhaler
You might assume that asthma is a human condition, but animals can have asthma, too. In fact, it's fairly common in cats and horses. Marine animals with asthma, on the other hand, are a lot less common. Mishka is the first known sea otter to be diagnosed with asthma.
Kids Missing School Because of Asthma?
Children with asthma should be encouraged by caregivers to be active, participate in school and other activities, and should not let asthma be a crutch. A team approach can help to ensure that they will be safe and healthy when they are outside a parent or guardian's reach.Related Topic: Health & Wellness
Reporting from the Front Lines of Lung Disease Research
Each year we connect with our researchers on the front line of lung health research at the International Conference of the American Thoracic Society (ATS)—the largest meeting of lung health doctors and pulmonary researchers in the world—to engage in and witness the discussion on patient care and the development of cutting edge research.Related Topic: Research
How Fast Is a Sneeze Versus a Cough? Cover Your Mouth Either Way!
Coughing and sneezing are just some of the more interesting and complicated ways the body works to protect your lungs from contamination, and these methods are performed with a surprising speed and efficiency. But how fast does a sneeze or cough travel, and which is faster?
Nutritional Supplements for Asthma? Not So Fast.
Who can blame asthma sufferers for looking for different ways to alleviate their asthma symptoms? Many are desperate for a treatment for the wheezing, coughing and sometimes even the drowning-on-land feeling associated with asthma. One purported remedy is the nutritional supplement soy isoflavone.
Poor air quality threatens health of more than half of Americans
While we have seen tremendous improvements in air quality over the years due to the public health success of the Clean Air Act, poor air quality still threatens the health of more than half of all Americans, especially those with asthma and other lung diseases.