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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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  • 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.

Recent Articles

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • #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.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Sharks Need Oxygen Too
    July 24, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    One thing you might not know about sharks is that, like humans, they need oxygen to stay alive. And, like humans, what they breathe is under threat from the same, growing concern.
  • Combating Mold and Preventing Asthma Symptoms
    July 17, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    More than 26 million Americans have asthma. Of our friends, colleagues and family members who are living with asthma, 5-10 percent of them have severe or difficult to control asthma and experience asthma symptoms more frequently. Asthma triggers - such as cigarette smoke and air pollution - can cause asthma symptoms.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • On the Frontlines of Asthma Care
    July 17, 2018  |  Jill Heins-Nesvold, MS
    Since 2010, I've had the immense pleasure in leading and working with members of the American Lung Association Lung Health Promotion team across the country to implement our Enhancing Care for Children with Asthma program. To date, our teams have worked with over 300 primary care clinics in 10 states to implement a 10-step quality improvement program to help support asthma management and care for children.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Asthma and Nutrition: How Food Affects Your Lungs
    July 10, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    It’s no secret that a well-balanced diet keeps the body and mind strong and healthy. Eating the right foods and nutrients can give us energy to stay active throughout the day, supports our immune system and improve our health - even our lung health!
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness

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From health and fitness to inspiring stories of those living with lung disease, we're shining a light on lung health and having a bit of fun along the way.

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