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  • Retire Unhealthy Air at Work
    March 22, 2016  |  Janice Nolen
    Is the air at work making you sick? If so, it's time for that air pollution at work to retire! Whether you work in an industrial or office setting, common allergens, irritants and asthma triggers may be closer than you realize.
    Related Topics:  Healthy Air, Health & Wellness,
  • The Unwelcome House Guest: Air Pollution
    March 22, 2016  |  Janice Nolen
    Ben Franklin once said, "House guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days."� One house guest that really stinks is air pollution! You might be surprised to learn that the air in your home-sweet-home may not be so sweet.
    Related Topics:  Healthy Air, Health & Wellness,
  • Does Your Air at School Pass or Fail?
    March 22, 2016  |  Janice Nolen
    We all want our children to be safe. But often, the air in their school is a "D" student. Air pollution in the classroom affects how children learn, and can harm their growing lungs. And when you think about how much time kids spend at school, cleaning up that air becomes an important assignment! Notebooks and pencils ready?
    Related Topics:  Healthy Air, Health & Wellness,
  • 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?
  • How Pulmonary Rehab Helps You Breathe
    March 14, 2016  |  Joelle Klein, contributing writer
    For many patients diagnosed with chronic lung conditions such as COPD, attending a pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) program can be a lifesaver, literally and figuratively.
    Related Topics:  Fitness, Health & Wellness,
  • Five people standing in front of capitol building The Urgent Need for Increased Lung Cancer Research Funding
    March 4, 2016  |  Harold P. Wimmer
    It's not just that lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of both women and men, killing almost twice as many women as any other cancer. The startling truth is that on average, close to half of all women diagnosed with lung cancer will not survive one year. New treatment options are desperately and urgently needed to save lives, and the American Lung Association has made supporting lung cancer research a top priority.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE, Research,
  • Large array of bowls of fruit and granola on a old wooden table Tips for Eating Right During Lung Cancer Treatment
    March 3, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    Having lung cancer - and the ups and downs of treatment, stress and lifestyle changes that often come with it - can throw a wrench into healthy eating habits. But getting proper nutrition during lung cancer treatment is especially important, because eating the right kinds of foods can help you feel better and stay stronger.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
  • 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.
  • Weather and Your Lungs
    February 16, 2016  |  Susan Rappaport
    "What's the weather going to be today?" It's a frequent question that has larger implications for those with lung disease.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, Science,
  • 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.
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