Can a Thunderstorm Trigger an Asthma Attack?
There are few things as ominous as thunder. It says there’s a storm coming, or somewhere lightning has struck. But can a thunderstorm actually make you sick? The answer is yes!
How Your Lungs Get the Job Done
Your lungs work hard. Even when you're resting, they're diligently transporting oxygen into your bloodstream and moving carbon dioxide out. They're part of a serious business run by an intricate structure of organs and tissues — aka your respiratory system.
How Climate Change Has Led to an Increase in Valley Fever
Cases of valley fever have gone up 400 percent from 1998-2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Why the increase? New research has spotlighted one possible explanation – increased dust storms due to climate change.
Support from Day One: Preparing for Lung Cancer Treatment
Talk to any two lung cancer patients about their treatment and you might get two very different experiences. Your treatment options depend on the type and stage of your cancer, as well as your overall health and your preferences.Related Topic: Health & Wellness
Climate Change and Air Quality: How Worsening Wildfires and Heat Waves Affect Lung Health, and What to Do About It
From the more than 20 wildfires currently scorching the western United States to more intense and frequent heat waves, the fingerprint of our changing climate is visible today. And these changes can have dangerous consequences for American families, now and for generations to come.
Lung Association Joins the First-Ever COPD National Action Plan
This May, members of the American Lung Association Research Team attended the American Thoracic Society's (ATS) 2017 Conference in Washington, D.C. Through thematic poster sessions, mini symposiums and poster discussions, Lung Association-funded researchers demonstrated great strides in medical research in respiratory diseases, like asthma and COPD.
I Have Cancer. And I Can't Imagine Losing My Healthcare.
Ashley M. shares her story about battling lung cancer and why healthcare coverage is important to her. Read her story and stand with the American Lung Association to tell our Senators to protect American’s healthcare.
Entering the World of Lung Cancer Clinical Trials: A Patient’s Perspective
LUNG FORCE Hero and American Lung Association Lung Cancer Patient Advisory Group member Karen Loss was diagnosed with stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer in November 2012. Since her diagnosis, she has been on several lung cancer treatments, and has participated in clinical trials.Related Topic: Health & Wellness
A Father's Reason for Quitting Smoking
While quitting smoking is a very personal decision, and one that only a smoker can make, certain life changes — like starting a family — can affect our decisions, especially when it comes to our health. For Stu Krogman, he made the decision to quit smoking when he became a father — and he hasn't looked back since.Related Topic: Tobacco & Smoking
Don't Be Fooled—E-cig Aerosol Is Not Harmless for Kids
What's coming out of an e-cigarette (aerosol) may look different than secondhand smoke from cigarettes, but it's far from harmless.