Arts & Entertainment

  • 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.
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  • National Coloring Book Day Celebrate National Coloring Book Day with the American Lung Association
    August 2, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    National Coloring Book Day is Tuesday, August 2. Celebrate with the American Lung Association by creating your own masterpiece with one of our lung coloring book pages!
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  • Tracheotomy: Does TV Get it Right? Tracheotomy: Does TV Get it Right?
    July 14, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    We as a nation love medical dramas. It has to be a fact, as 91 shows related to the genre have been produced since 1951 in North America alone. What’s not to love? A fast-paced environment, strong characters and a little bit of health advice along the way! Except… with such popularity, a lot of writers seem to get their facts confused in order to instill a bit more drama in the story.
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  • boy looks out at baseball stadium On Opening Day 2016: No More Chew in Baseball Stadiums
    April 6, 2016  |  Thomas Carr
    Baseball season is here! And at some stadiums you may notice something new: the wads of chewing tobacco that players stuffed in their cheeks will be a thing of the past.
  • A Fish with a Lung? Meet Granddad
    March 29, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    Lungs are essential to life, and not just for humans. Today we want to introduce you to Granddad, a 100-year-old lungfish whose unique respiratory system—having both gills and a lung—not only help him to survive, but may also be key to the evolutionary origins of the lung.
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  • Seal saying hiccup in a speech bubble The Inconvenient Hiccup
    March 17, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    Most of us are pretty familiar with this mysterious error message the human body gets occasionally. But what exactly is a hiccup?
  • Shot of Immortan Joe standing in front of cars with his warboys and son Forget the Post-Apocalyptic Setting Killing You – What About the Dust?
    February 24, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    Naturally with any scenario like post end-of-the-world, we assume natural resources such as water and gas will be scarce and probably rationed out by a power hungry warlord. What many people probably don’t consider are the risks to lung health. After all, humans need to breathe to survive.
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  • 5 Tips to Get Through the Oscars without Smoking
    February 23, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    Stretching out at more than four hours (or longer depending on your red carpet style), the Oscars have become a pop culture marathon. And if you’re trying to stay smokefree, the Oscars - or any soiree - can make an evening feel even longer than usual. So whether you are hosting a party, taking it easy on the couch or sitting in the front row, here are a few tips to help you keep urges at bay.
  • Illustration of a man in plaid and glasses with a beard on half his face and clean shaven on the other Beards and Lung Health: A Lung Health Expert Weighs In
    February 9, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    Beards are a hot trend that have a long-standing reputation for keeping you warm during the cold winter months. But that’s not all. There are several claims online and in the media that beards are healthy and others that they are not. So what’s a guy to do? That’s why we’ve turned to a lung health expert to take a look at claims surrounding beards and lung health.
  • Space Travel Obstacles?
    January 4, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    Star Wars would have you believe that the greatest challenges to space travel is asteroids, lack of resources like water or fuel, or even the threat of unfriendly, intelligent alien life. But in reality, scientists are finding that the biggest obstacle to today’s space travel is dust. Yes, space dust.
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