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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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.” Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

Understanding, Managing and Living with Asthma

We spoke with asthma experts Cindy Fiske and Aliciee Griffith about our most pressing asthma questions. Read More

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. Read More

Freedom From Smoking Training
, | Jun 13, 2021
Transgender Cultural Fluency & LGBTQ+ Lung Health Disparities
, | Jun 14, 2021