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  • Dragon's breath dessert that uses liquid nitrogen at point of sale. Image attribution: By Rhododendrites [CC BY-SA 4.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons Dragon's Breath? Not Unless You Have Dragon Lungs
    September 19, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Popular desserts commonly marketed as "Dragon’s Breath," "Heaven’s Breath," "nitro puff" and more—can cause serious injury and harm to your health.
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  • Abstract of hands holding digital lungs. Things to Know about Lung Transplants
    September 13, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    A lung transplant is a major operation and there are some considerations before and after you'll want to keep in mind - like how you're getting there, your emotional health, how you get matched. Learn about things you might not know and see answers to common lung transplant questions.
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  • Older couple sitting outside looking at camera. Support and Community on Inspire.com
    September 11, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Learn how Lung Association's free online communities help patients and caregivers including those impacted by lung disease, lung cancer, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, asthma and people who are trying to quit smoking.
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  • Crowd of people at outdoor music festival. Festival Flu: What is it and how to avoid it
    September 7, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Affectionately referred to as “Festival Flu,” this virus is anecdotally said to set in on a Tuesday, after a weekend of concerts. But what exactly is it?
  • Randy walking on a sidewalk with oxygen therapy Behind the Scenes at the American Lung Association's Oxygen Therapy Video Shoot
    August 23, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    In the fall of 2017, the American Lung Association embarked on a large project to develop resources for people facing pulmonary fibrosis. Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a disease that causes scarring in the lungs.
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  • TJ Fischer Professional Racecar Driver's Tips for Exercising with Asthma
    August 16, 2018  |  TJ Fischer
    The relationship between exercise and asthma might seem confusing: If asthma is a lung disease that makes it harder for you to breathe, then wouldn’t exercise seemingly be out of the question? Quite the contrary! Implementing physical activity is a critical component in controlling and actually improving the way your body copes with the disease.
    Related Topics:  Fitness, Health & Wellness,
  • The Challenge of Diagnosing IPF
    August 14, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    A patient complaining of cough and shortness of breath sits on the exam table. A healthcare provider takes out their stethoscope and listens to their lungs.
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  • scuba diver in pool Learning to Breathe Underwater: My First Experience with Scuba Diving
    August 10, 2018  |  Heather Mangan
    Don’t hold your breath and other rules I learned about scuba diving, lungs and breathing underwater.
    Related Topics:  Fitness, Health & Wellness,
  • kids running in a hallway Back to School with Asthma: From Backpacks to Quick-Relief Inhalers
    August 8, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    If you are a parent of a child with asthma, you may worry about your child’s health along with their grades. As millions of kids get ready to head back to school, remember to add these items to your Back-to-School Checklist to help you and your child prepare for a successful, healthy school year.
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  • Man and woman sitting on a bench overlooking pond #DYK You Can Still Get Pneumonia in the Summer?
    August 1, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Most people associate getting a cold, the flu or even pneumococcal pneumonia with winter weather, but while there may be an uptick in cases during the cold, wet months—it is still possible to be sidelined with a respiratory infection during the summer months. In fact, pneumococcal pneumonia can occur any time of the year. It can strike anywhere, anytime and may start quickly with little warning.
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