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.
Understanding COVID-19 Variants
There have been many reports of new strains of the COVID-19 virus emerging. We spoke with Dr. Vineet Menachery about these new strains and whether we should be worried.
COPD and Nutrition: Managing Difficulties with Weight Gain
If you are living with COPD and are experiencing weight loss or are already underweight, you will need more calories to replace the energy used.
Lung Association Researcher Attempts to Crack COVID-19 Code
The past year, the scientific community has scrambled to better understand the mechanics of COVID-19 in the hopes of translating their findings into the development of treatment options.
Annual Turquoise Takeover Week Symbolizes Beauty for One Sister
“Hannah loved things of beauty,” shared Betsy. “She was a very quiet and humble person. Losing her was devastating.”
Committing to Quit on World No Tobacco Day
Every year on May 31st, we recognize World No Tobacco Day. Created in 1987 by the World Health Organization (WHO), the observance seeks to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it causes.
The Truth about COVID-19 Vaccines and Herd Immunity
American Lung Association Spokesperson Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos answers questions about mask mandates and achieving herd immunity during COVID-19.
Asthma Treatment Guidelines Updates – What Does it Mean for Me?
This year, the National Institute of Health, National Asthma Education Prevention Panel (NAEPP) Working Group released an update to guidelines that healthcare providers use to diagnose and treat asthma.
ACRC Researchers Present to International Audience
Last week, several researchers from the American Lung Association’s Airways Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) Network shared a body of recent scientific findings at the American Thoracic Society’s ATS 2021 international conference.
Understanding, Managing and Living with Asthma
We spoke with asthma experts Cindy Fiske and Aliciee Griffith about our most pressing asthma questions.
Mission Moment May 2021
On April 30, the Biden administration announced it would propose two rules to remove menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars from the marketplace.