Zach's Facts: How do you know if COPD is worse in one state than another?
COPD is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. We know it impacts some states more than others, but comparing one state to another isn't exactly apples to apples.Related Topic: Science
Protecting Our Climate and Health on Earth Day
Earth Day is an important opportunity to remember the connection between our health and the health of the environments in which we live. And the evidence of this connection is growing.
The Trouble with Traveling Air Pollution
With the release of our 17th annual "State of the Air" report, we've decided to take a closer look at one of the biggest challenges of air pollution. Air pollution just won't stay put! It has no respect for state lines and freely travels wherever the wind takes it.
Don't Fear Spring Allergies and Asthma
It's finally spring! The days are getting longer, flowers are starting to bloom, the weather is warming up and - oh, unfortunately asthma and allergy triggers are making their seasonal appearance.Related Topic: Health & Wellness
Behind the Scenes: Q&A with Kathryn Forbes, American Lung Association National Board Chair
Kathryn (Kate) Forbes is an American Lung Association volunteer. She's been a member of the national Board of Directors since 2009, and has served the past two years as our Board Chair. In this position, she provides leadership and support to Lung Association staff working nationwide to drive forward our mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. We had a little QA with her.Related Topic: Impact
On Opening Day 2016: No More Chew in Baseball Stadiums
Baseball season is here! And at some stadiums you may notice something new: the wads of chewing tobacco that players stuffed in their cheeks will be a thing of the past.
It's Time to Address Climate Change - Our Health Depends on It
You may have heard that climate change will put people's health at risk for years to come. But did you know that cutting climate change pollution can protect human health immediately?
A Fish with a Lung? Meet Granddad
Lungs are essential to life, and not just for humans. Today we want to introduce you to Granddad, a 100-year-old lungfish whose unique respiratory system, having both gills and a lung, not only help him to survive, but may also be key to the evolutionary origins of the lung.
Texting to Stop TB
A Lung Association-funded project is examining new ways to increase the likelihood that individuals will complete their treatment for latent TB through a series of text message reminders and motivators. The thought is that by tailoring a text reminder system for patients who self-administer medications to regularly take their medications, we may be able to improve adherence to latent TB treatment and provide evidence for adopting or expanding reminder and adherence systems.
How's the Air in There?
Most of us spend more time indoors than outdoors. That means you breathe a whole lot more indoor air. So, how is the air in there? Whether you're at home, school or work, what's filling up your lungs can affect your health in a big way!