September 2017 Articles

  • Yoga breathing Yoga, Tai Chi and Your Lungs: The Benefits of Breathing through Exercise
    September 27, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    There are countless health benefits of physical activity and exercise. But for those who live with a lung disease, engaging in a typical workout can be difficult, and without the guidance of a health professional may even be unsafe.
    Related Topics:  Fitness, Health & Wellness,
  • Asthma medication in schools Why Schools Should Stock Asthma Inhalers
    September 21, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    For many children with asthma, flare-ups happen while at school. A quick-relief inhaler can reverse asthma symptoms, but what if the student forgets their inhaler at home and a parent is unable to retrieve it?
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Rachel S. and her family at a Fight For Air Climb in 2015. A Chance to 'Be Rachel' Again. My Pulmonary Fibrosis Story
    September 11, 2017  |  Rachel Szymialowicz
    At the age of 4, I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. My parents and I were told that this disease generally presents itself in either of two forms: one that attacks primarily the joints or a systemic version that attacks the internal organs.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Backpack with list of contents for an asthma or COPD travel pack What Goes in an Asthma or COPD Travel Pack?
    September 8, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    An Asthma or COPD Travel Pack can help ensure you have all of the medicines and instructions you need in one, easily accessible place when you leave home. See what you should include.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Open book When Breath Becomes Air: A Review
    September 5, 2017  |  Heather Mangan, American Lung Association Blog Writer
    I heard about Paul Kalanithi's book, When Breath Becomes Air, long before I actually read it. I knew that Bill Gates and Anne Patchett both raved about it, that it spent 51 weeks on the bestseller list and was a 2017 Pulitzer Prize Finalist, but I was hesitant to read the memoir about a brain surgeon who was diagnosed with lung cancer because I didn't think I could relate to it.
    Related Topics:  Arts & Entertainment, LUNG FORCE,
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