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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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  • Treating Severe Asthma: It’s Personal
    January 13, 2020  |  Editorial Staff
    With asthma you may feel like control is out of reach. It can be frustrating to suffer from asthma symptoms such as chest tightness, shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing, even though you are using your quick-relief inhaler as prescribed and long-term controller medication daily.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Pneumonia and Asthma…Why Should I Worry?
    January 10, 2020  |  Editorial Staff
    Management of your asthma may vary slightly from another person depending on the type of asthma you have. Understanding pneumonia, how people with asthma have an increased risk for developing pneumonia, and how to prevent getting pneumonia are important aspects of managing your asthma.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Uncontrolled Asthma vs. Severe Asthma: How to Get the Right Diagnosis
    January 9, 2020  |  Editorial Staff
    More than 25 million Americans struggle with asthma, a chronic condition that makes breathing difficult. Many times, regular flare-ups can be treated with a combination of quick-relief and controller medications. Unfortunately, this may not be enough to get your symptoms under control.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Getting Up Close and Personal with Radon
    January 7, 2020  |  Kim Lacina
    After listing our home for sale, we received an offer, contingent upon a radon test and a mitigation system, if the level tested too high. I thought nothing of it since I had tested my home three years prior.
    Related Topics:  Healthy Air, Health & Wellness,
  • How the Air in Your Home, Work and School May Be Harming You
    January 2, 2020  |  Editorial Staff
    Many people don’t think about possible air pollution indoors, but there are many invisible toxins that may be hurting your lungs. We’re offering some tips and tricks to keep your indoor air fresh and clean.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • Saving Lungs from Wildfire Pollution, One Air Purifier at a Time
    December 30, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    The Lung Association and Dyson teamed up to deliver 200 air purifiers to schools in California to help students get back to the classroom without the fear of breathing in toxic air from wildfires.
    Related Topics:  Healthy Air, Impact,
  • A Look Back at the Year of Air Pollution & Health
    December 23, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    When you think of air pollution, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it health? In January, the American Lung Association launched the "Year of Air Pollution & Health" to increase public understanding and engagement around the link between air pollution and climate change, and how they impact our health.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • Christy’s Story: Remaining Positive Through Four Cancer Diagnoses
    December 19, 2019  |  Christy Fischer
    My story is a testament that love is everything, prayers are answered, and miracles do happen.
    Related Topic:  LUNG FORCE
  • Learning How to Quit for Good: Janise’s Story
    December 17, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Janise Bankard was a smoker who turned to vaping before she realized that the only way to live was completely independent from nicotine.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
  • Asthma and Indoor Air
    December 12, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    A new season can bring a whole new collection of asthma triggers. Here are some simple tips to help keep your asthma under control during the winter.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness

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