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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

Top Story: Janice Nolen, the American Lung Association’s Assistant Vice President, National Policy a

Janice Nolen, the American Lung Association’s Assistant Vice President, National Policy and lead author of the annual “State of the Air” report, has been named a recipient of the prestigious Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award for 2019 Read More

When COVID-19 Eclipses Lung Cancer Concerns

In June 2018, my family’s world was thrown off-balance when our beloved matriarch – my then 70-year-old mom – was diagnosed seemingly out of the blue with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer. Read More

From the Frontlines: Ventilators

I took some time for myself today. I am mentally adjusting to being connected to my friends and loved ones only via Zoom, Alexa intercoms, yelling loudly down the hall, and other technological marvels. Read More

Know the Difference: COVID-19 versus Flu

You have undoubtedly heard it before: The novel (new) coronavirus spreads like the flu. It infects people like the flu. Sometimes, it even kills people like the flu. Read More

From the Frontlines: The Importance of PPE

A shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks, eye protection, N-95 respirators, and gowns, is hurting medical professionals’ ability to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. We were able to check-in with Dr. MeiLan Han. Read More

From the Frontlines: Medications for COVID-19

Let’s talk about treatment of patients who become sick enough to be hospitalized with COVID-19. Read More

From the Frontlines: Thoughts From a Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician During Quarantine

I’m writing this as I sit in my home office on day five of quarantine after a brief unprotected exposure to a COVID-19 positive patient which occurred at my hospital. Read More

What You Need to Know About Smoking, Vaping and COVID-19

If you’re washing your hands thoroughly, staying home and maintaining social distancing, you may be wondering if there is anything else you can do to protect yourself from COVID-19. Read More

Asthma & COPD: COVID-19 Myth Busting with Dr. Juanita Mora

Dr. Juanita Mora, an allergist/immunologist in Chicago, joins us to bust several myths about asthma and COPD management that have been circulating in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Read More

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