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Each Breath Blog

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 Story of One Woman’s Lifelong Struggle with Chronic Cough
    October 8, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Paulette Nyahay is no stranger to dealing with lung disease. At age 38 she was diagnosed with asthma, after struggling with breathing problems all her life. She developed severe allergies, not only to environmental factors but also to food and even a sensitivity to smells.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness

Recent Articles

  • Finding a Cure for Lung Cancer: There Is Hope
    November 14, 2019  |  Jacob Sands, M.D.
    When it comes to cancer treatment, the heartbreaking truth remains that we still have a lot of work to do. However, dramatic statements that suggest there has been little improvement shortchange important advancements that have been, and are still being made, such as targeted therapies and treatments that unleash the power of the immune system to attack cancer.
    Related Topic:  Research
  • Honoring Veterans Day: Denny's Story
    November 11, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Today is Veterans Day, and in honor of all those who’ve served, we are proud to tell the story of LUNG FORCE Hero Denny and her husband, Jack.
    Related Topic:  LUNG FORCE
  • Denise’s “Saved By The Scan” Story
    November 6, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    When LUNG FORCE Hero Denise L. first saw a billboard for Saved By The Scan and the lung cancer screening eligibility quiz, she hadn’t heard of low-dose CT scans or early detection for lung cancer. But seeing that sign helped set in motion the path to detecting her lung cancer early and ultimately saving her life. We sat down to talk to Denise more about her journey.
  • How a Car Accident Saved My Life: Why you should sign up for healthcare today
    November 5, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    This year’s open enrollment period to purchase private health insurance through Healthcare.gov has begun. This means that now through December 15, many Americans who buy coverage on the individual market or are uninsured will be struggling to make important decisions about their insurance needs.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Asthma Training Breathes New Life into Kansas City Pediatric Clinic
    October 28, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Through the Enhancing Care for Children with Asthma Program, this pediatrician and her staff are now better able to coach patients on asthma care and sticking to their treatment plan.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • A Halloween Mystery—Did Dracula Have Tuberculosis?
    October 10, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Is it possible that TB was once responsible for a plague of vampires? This Halloween, let’s gather around the campfire and hear the story of The Great New England Vampire Panic.
    Related Topics:  Arts & Entertainment, Impact,
  • What It Means to Be "Nic-Sick"
    October 2, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    All nicotine is addictive but did you know high levels of nicotine can not only create a stronger addiction but also cause your body to overdose on the drug?
  • 5 Simple Steps You Can Take to Clean Up the Air on World Lung Day
    September 25, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    On September 25, organizations across the nation will celebrate the latest achievements in lung health in recognition of World Lung Day. But it’s impossible to breathe easy knowing how many things still need to be done to achieve healthy air and create a world free of lung disease. Established by The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), World Lung Day is a time for us all to take a hard look at what we can do, individually and as a society, to work toward clean air and healthy lungs for all.
    Related Topic:  Impact

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