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EACH Breath: a Blog by the American Lung Association

Breathing is essential to life, and through this blog, we hope to illustrate the importance of lung health. Hear directly from experts, researchers, staff and volunteers about our ongoing fight for healthy lungs and healthy air.

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  • Clinical Trial Helps Lung Cancer Patient Live Active Life with Her Eskimo Dogs
    February 20, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Donna Fernandez’s father died of adenocarcinoma at the age of 49, just six months after he was diagnosed, so when she learned she had the same disease, she knew exactly what it meant. "They told my husband that I would live for four months," she recalled.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • A Breakthrough in the Connection Between Sugar and Lung Cancer
    February 12, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Research is the key to new discoveries in lung health and over the past decade, we’ve seen strides made in lung cancer treatment and care. Personalized treatment is advancing thanks to biomarker testing and targeted therapies. New methods of early detection with low-dose CT scans can increase the chances of survival for individuals at high risk. Still, we know more research is needed to defeat lung cancer.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, Science,
  • Tips for Outdoor Exercise in Cold Temperatures
    February 9, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Frigid temperatures and winter conditions are an obstacle when trying to maintain a regular workout routine, but those obstacles don’t need to be roadblocks. Cold air is often dry, and for many people, especially those with chronic lung disease, that means extra precautions.
    Related Topic:  Fitness
  • What You Need to Know About Your Wood-Burning Stove and Heater
    January 16, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Thinking of curling up with a mug of hot cocoa and a good book in front of a roaring fire? Indoor wood-burning stoves and heaters may have a quaint and traditional feel, but they produce harmful toxins that can damage your lungs and air quality indoors and outdoors.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • A Homeowner’s Guide: Steps to Test & Reduce Your Exposure to Radon
    January 11, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    When it comes to owning a home, there are a litany of “honey do’s” but there is one item on the list you should not miss: a radon test. If you aren’t familiar with radon, here’s the scoop.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • My Quit Story: Finding Support
    January 8, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    It feels like I quit smoking years ago, but really it's been just a few weeks. Quitting was hard at first, but the cravings got easier to handle day by day. I can now go a full day before wanting a cigarette – which feels like a huge accomplishment.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
  • My Quit Story: Replacing Cigarettes with Food
    January 7, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    I smoked for 41 years when I decided to quit, those first weeks came with some pretty intense smoking cravings. To beat them, I needed to keep my hands moving and that meant eating. Food became my replacement for smoking.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
  • My Quit Story: The First Week
    January 6, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    So I’ve officially quit smoking! And the first week of not smoking, well, it's tough. Smoking had become part of my routine – it was the first thing I did when I woke up in the morning – that I had sometimes had to remind myself that I don’t smoke anymore.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking

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