Health & Wellness
Why Schools Should Stock Asthma Inhalers
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?
A Chance to 'Be Rachel' Again. My Pulmonary Fibrosis Story
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.
What Goes in an Asthma or COPD Travel Pack?
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.
Making the Most of Your Asthma Medicines
Nearly 26 million Americans are living with asthma, and you might be surprised to learn that of those, 19 million are adults.
Making Dents in Lung Cancer Discoveries
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.
Healthcare-associated Legionnaires' Disease a Concern for U.S. Patients
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.
From #42, to 'Saved By The Scan'
You've quit smoking. Congratulations! Now you're moving forward with a healthier life. Smoking is in the rear view mirror. Maybe it's even been a decade since you quit. However, while your smoking history might not be at the forefront of your mind, there are still steps you should take to protect your health, and maybe even save your life.
Can Blood Pressure Medication Help with COPD?
The American Lung Association’s Airways Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Pulmonary Trials are teaming up to conduct a study to see if a common blood pressure medication can help patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a disease that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Can a Thunderstorm Trigger an Asthma Attack?
There are few things as ominous as thunder. It says there’s a storm coming, or somewhere lightning has struck. But can a thunderstorm actually make you sick? The answer is yes!
How Your Lungs Get the Job Done
Your lungs work hard. Even when you're resting, they're diligently transporting oxygen into your bloodstream and moving carbon dioxide out. They're part of a serious business run by an intricate structure of organs and tissues — aka your respiratory system.