February 2017 Articles

  • walking-pneumonia_k What Is Walking Pneumonia?
    February 23, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    “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.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • helpline_k Lung HelpLine Is a 'Lifeline'
    February 21, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    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.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • houseplants_k Getting into the Weeds: Do Houseplants Really Improve Air Quality?
    February 16, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    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?
    February 9, 2017  |  Norman H. Edelman, M.D.
    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?
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • I Hope One Person Quits Smoking Because of This Blog
    February 6, 2017  |  Chris Trottier
    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
  • 5 Things to Know About Lung Cancer
    February 3, 2017  |  Jorge Gomez, M.D.
    Despite being the leading cancer killer in the U.S., lung cancer isn't always on everyone's radar. Learning more about lung cancer can help you better understand the disease, its risk factors and treatment.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
  • Protecting My Child from Nicotine Addiction
    February 1, 2017  |  April Hasson
    When I was in high school, I smoked. I was 14 or 15 when I tried my first cigarette. It seemed like everyone smoked, and a lot of my friends from high school still do. Access to cigarettes was simple.
    Related Topics:  Tobacco & Smoking, Impact,
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