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Each Breath Blog

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.

Top Story: COVID-19

As coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to spread throughout the U.S. and globally, the American Lung Association has updated guidance on how to protect yourself and your family. Read More

The Importance of Transitioning to Clean Energy

Transitioning away from dirty, polluting energy sources to clean energy is absolutely critical to protect the health of all Americans, now and for generations to come. Read More

World Lung Cancer Day: Celebrating Lifesaving Lung Cancer Screening

Today we celebrate three years of the “Saved By The Scan” campaign and the power of lung cancer screening to save lives. “Saved by The Scan” has helped nearly 500,000 Americans, including Milli, learn if they might be at high risk for lung cancer. Read More

From the Frontlines: Understanding Herd Immunity

As COVID-19 continues to spread, I've heard people saying "it just needs to run its course.” Herd immunity is achieved when large percentages of a population become immune to a disease and therefore indirectly protect those who do not have immunity. Read More

Mission Moment July– 2020

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To Travel or Not to Travel? How to Safely Travel during COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a public health concern, many are left wondering how safe it is to travel. So we have created this guide for to help you understand the risks and learn how to be as safe as possible. Read More

Recovering from COVID-19: A Lung Cancer Survivor’s Story

For LUNG FORCE Hero Nancy V., learning that she had COVID-19 was a scary moment, second only to learning that she had lung cancer in 2009. Read More

When It’s More Than Just a Job

CVS Health Becomes a Leading Sponsor of our COVID-19 Action Initiative Read More

Common Symptoms Lead to Unexpected Diagnosis: One Woman’s Harrowing Story

When previously healthy Caz started experiencing hearing loss, back-to-back sinus infections and coughing fits, she had no idea it would lead to a life-changing diagnosis. Read More

When the Dust Settles: How Does the Saharan Dust Storm Affect Lung Health?

A Saharan dust storm of historic proportions recently crossed the Atlantic Ocean and is impacting the U.S. According to The Atlantic, this storm contained “182 million tons of dust from the western Sahara, enough to fill 689,290 semitrucks.” Read More

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