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.
“State of Tobacco Control” 2020
As the American Lung Association works to create a tobacco-free future, we have both reason to celebrate progress and much work yet to do. Tobacco use continues to take a terrible toll on our families, killing more than 480,000 Americans a year.Related Topic: Tobacco & Smoking
The American Lung Association, Tobacco Cessation and the Surgeon General’s Report
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, and quitting is the single best thing tobacco users can do to improve their health.Related Topic: Tobacco & Smoking
Treating Severe Asthma: It’s Personal
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.
Pneumonia and Asthma…Why Should I Worry?
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.
Uncontrolled Asthma vs. Severe Asthma: How to Get the Right Diagnosis
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.
Getting Up Close and Personal with Radon
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.
How the Air in Your Home, Work and School May Be Harming You
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
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.
A Look Back at the Year of Air Pollution & Health
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
My story is a testament that love is everything, prayers are answered, and miracles do happen.Related Topic: LUNG FORCE