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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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  • Surprising Reasons Everyone Should Care About Wildfires
    August 22, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    If you watch the news, you’ve probably noticed that massive wildfires have been making more and more headlines. Over the past 10 years, there have been an average of over 7 million acres burned annually. In 2018 alone, 8.8 million acres were burned nationwide, the sixth-largest figure on record, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Unfortunately, experts say this upward trend is likely to continue.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air

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  • Can We Breathe on Mars?
    August 19, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Mars has fascinated us since we first saw that brilliant red-tinged light in the sky. As we’ve learned more about the “red planet” many experts, including former astronaut Buzz Aldrin and scientists Neil deGrasse Tyson and the late Stephen Hawking, have supported Mars as a prime candidate for human colonization. While Mars is similar to Earth in many ways, one difference could be a real deal-breaker: With an atmosphere that is over 96 percent carbon dioxide, how could we breathe?
    Related Topic:  Science
  • Keeping Your Child Safe in the Water
    August 6, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Swimming is a quintessential part of the summer experience for many adults and children. It can provide great exercise and is a wonderful way to beat the summer heat. Unfortunately, there are risks to swimming - mainly drowning. By staying vigilant and taking safety precautions, you can help keep your whole family safe this summer. Here is what you need to know.
    Related Topics:  Fitness, Health & Wellness,
  • Can you detox your lungs?
    July 29, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    In recent years, natural remedies and "detoxification" diets have gained popularity as a quick and trendy way to eliminate toxins from your body. While some products are marketed to aid in overnight weight loss, improved digestion or enhanced energy levels, others claim to reverse years of damage to organs such as your lungs.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Antioxidants: Lung Cancer’s Friend or Foe?
    July 24, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Dietary supplements have long been believed by some to provide your body needed vitamins and guard against disease. There was a time when it was thought that antioxidant supplementation could be a major breakthrough for disease treatment and prevention. But recently, two studies have found evidence that antioxidants may cause lung cancer cells to spread.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Innovative Study Looks to Personalize Lung Cancer Treatment
    July 23, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    In recent years, the low-dose CT scan has helped doctors better detect, understand and monitor lung cancer in patients. Using a series of images taken from different angles, this diagnostic test helps doctors create a more detailed internal view into a patient’s body.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Tips to Save Yourself from Summer's Deadly Heat Waves
    July 19, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Heat waves can take a toll on your lungs and overall health. See why and how to keep safe when the temperature rises this summer.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air

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