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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 Topic:  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 Topic:  Arts & Entertainment
  • Highway pollution and lung health Highway Air Pollution and Your Health: Six Things You Need To Know
    August 31, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Labor Day weekend is a prime time for vacations, which means many people will be traveling by car in the coming days. While everyone loves a good road trip, pollution near highways can have serious health impacts, both immediately and in the long term.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • Animal Lung Facts Our Favorite Facts About Animal Lungs
    August 24, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    We all know the basics of how our lungs work . We breathe in, filling both of our lungs with fresh air rich in oxygen that fuels our body before exhaling air and waste carbon dioxide. But in the animal kingdom, lungs come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.
    Related Topic:  Science
  • Adults with Asthma Making the Most of Your Asthma Medicines
    August 22, 2017  |  Nicola A. Hanania, MD, MS
    Nearly 26 million Americans are living with asthma, and you might be surprised to learn that of those, 19 million are adults.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Dr. Fuster and his wife (front) walking through the finish line at a LUNG FORCE Walk. Making Dents in Lung Cancer Discoveries
    August 18, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Mark M. Fuster, M.D., is a pulmonary disease specialist in San Diego and has worked in the field of lung disease for more than 15 years.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
  • Doctor and patient looking at x-ray Healthcare-associated Legionnaires' Disease a Concern for U.S. Patients
    August 8, 2017  |  Elizabeth A. Soda, M.D.: Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Legionnaires’ disease, a serious type of pneumonia, is a risk in healthcare facilities across the U.S. Unfortunately, the health conditions that cause many people to seek treatment in long-term care facilities and hospitals can also put them at greater risk of getting sick and dying from this lung infection.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
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