Health & Wellness Topics
2016 - The Year in Lung Health
Your lungs may not know it, but they just had a very important year! Looking back at 2016, we see a year of great change, challenges and progress in our mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
I've Quit So Many Things in My Life. Quitting Smoking Was the Hardest.
I've quit many things in my life but quitting smoking was the hardest. It's been eight years since I quit smoking and it blows my mind how much the smoke that I used to love bothers me so much now.
Get Access to Quality Medical Coverage, Sign Up for Health Insurance
Health insurance through the Affordable Care Act benefits millions of Americans with lung disease, and open enrollment is happening right now.
E-Cigarettes - A Real Threat to Young People's Health
On December 8, the U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy released a report on e-cigarette use by youth and young adults. This first-ever Surgeon General's report on e-cigarettes shatters the myth that e-cigarettes are harmless.
Keep Your Lungs Happy during Holiday Travel
Heading away from home for the holidays? Traveling during this busy season can be stressful for anyone. Get a few expert tips to make your holiday travel a bit easier.
I Want to Do This for ME!
On March 15, 2016, I had one cigarette left in my pack and I smoked it on the way to work. I have not had a cigarette since that time.
Stories of Lung Cancer Early Detection
Right now, the best way to detect lung cancer early is through lung cancer screening for high-risk individuals. But for too many people, lung cancer is found by chance.
COPD: What Patients and Caregivers Should Know
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is a disease that millions of Americans live with each day. In honor of COPD Awareness Month and to share more about this complicated respiratory disease, we asked COPD expert Meilan King Han, M.D. what patients and caregivers should know about COPD.
Helping Our Veterans Breathe Easier
The members of our armed forces, active and veterans, make tremendous sacrifices to serve our country. Their lung health should not be one of them. They have earned all the support we can give them. This Veteran's Day, we talked to a decorated Gulf War veteran and learned how he, like a true Marine, is battling lung cancer head on.
Lung Cancer: What Everyone Should Know About Screening Options
In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month and in an effort to help more Americans learn about this disease, we asked Dr. Andrea McKee what everyone should know about lung cancer screening.