Throwback Thursday: Women for Lung Health through the Decades
Much of our success wouldn't have been possible without the help of the many inspirational women who have advanced our mission along the way. In honor of Women's History Month, we recognize and thank the trailblazing women championing lung health.Related Topic: Impact
Q&A With a Better Breathers Club Facilitator
Finding a support system helps to make living with a chronic lung disease a bit easier. The American Lung Association's Better Breathers Clubs (BBC) bring together individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, interstitial pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and other lung disease to talk about managing their symptoms through everyday life.
The Run That Changed My Life
The boy lay pensively inside an oxygen tent, struggling to breathe the cold, aseptic air; nurses and doctors gathered curiously around their little patient. The child became frightened by this sea of white coats, not knowing if their appearance might precede some other invasive treatment for his inability to inhale.
Remembering Emily Bissell in Honor of Women’s History Month
As the American Lung Association celebrates Women's History Month this March, we remember the legacy and accomplishments of one woman who was a pioneering public health hero – Emily Bissell.Related Topic: Impact
Caring for the Caregiver: How to support a loved one with lung disease
Marriages begin with many dreams – for families, adventures, happiness – but those plans don’t often include a chronic lung disease diagnosis. Twenty-one years ago, at the age of 55, Jim Nelson was told he had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and his wife, Mary, has been by his side ever since.
What Is Walking Pneumonia?
“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.
Lung HelpLine Is a 'Lifeline'
The American Lung Association offers online tools and resources on Lung.org to help those living with lung disease, their caregivers and those who want to learn more about lung health and healthy air.
Getting into the Weeds: Do Houseplants Really Improve Air Quality?
Houseplants can brighten up a room and make it more inviting, but can they actually “clean” the air? As you’ll see, the real story behind the connection between plants and air pollution is complicated.Related Topic: Healthy Air
Stomach Flu – Menace or Myth?
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?
I Hope One Person Quits Smoking Because of This Blog
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