Caring for the Caregiver: How to support a loved one with lung disease
Marriages begin with many dreams - for families, adventures, happiness - but those plans don't often include a chronic lung disease diagnosis. Twenty-one years ago, at the age of 55, Jim Nelson was told he had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and his wife, Mary, has been by his side ever since.
What Is Walking Pneumonia?
Walking pneumonia is a non-medical term for a mild case of pneumonia. Technically, it's called atypical pneumonia and is caused by bacteria or viruses - often a common bacterium called Mycoplasma pneumonia.
Lung HelpLine Is a Lifeline
The American Lung Association offers online tools and resources on Lung.org to help those living with lung disease, their caregivers and those who want to learn more about lung health and healthy air.
Getting into the Weeds: Do Houseplants Really Improve Air Quality?
Houseplants can brighten up a room and make it more inviting, but can they actually "clean" the air? As you'll see, the real story behind the connection between plants and air pollution is complicated.Related Topic: Healthy Air
Stomach Flu - Menace or Myth?
We've all heard about someone being sick with the "stomach flu." But, what is the stomach flu? Is it really a type of flu, or is it something else entirely?
I Hope One Person Quits Smoking Because of This Blog
I was 9 years old, with a few friends, and one of them got cigarettes from their parents. We went to a sand pit in our neighborhood, and I had my first puff. I turned green. But that was the beginning of my love for cigarettes.Related Topic: Tobacco & Smoking
5 Things to Know About Lung Cancer
Despite being the leading cancer killer in the U.S., lung cancer isn't always on everyone's radar. Learning more about lung cancer can help you better understand the disease, its risk factors and treatment.
Protecting My Child from Nicotine Addiction
When I was in high school, I smoked. I was 14 or 15 when I tried my first cigarette. It seemed like everyone smoked, and a lot of my friends from high school still do. Access to cigarettes was simple.
Why We All Need to Come Together and Fight for Healthcare Coverage
More than 32 million Americans have some kind of lung disease - asthma, COPD (which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis), lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis or others - and each of them know that when you struggle to breathe, that's all that matters.
Is Enough Being Done to Prevent and Reduce Tobacco Use?
The American Lung Association's "State of Tobacco Control" 2017 report shows both the progress and failure of states and the federal government to prevent and reduce tobacco use.Related Topic: Tobacco & Smoking