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

What to Expect After Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine

While many Americans anxiously await their turn to be vaccinated against COVID-19, we are beginning to hear, “what now?” from those who have been vaccinated. We sat down with Dr. Donald J. Alcendor to get answers to some of your questions. Read More

Alphabet Soup or the New Way to Treat Lung Cancer?

If my colleagues spend more than 10 minutes talking to me about lung cancer, they are sure to get an earful about biomarker testing. Read More

Can Dogs Sniff Out COVID-19?

For some time now, scientists have used dogs to sniff out a variety of illnesses, from cancer to diabetes. Recent studies suggest these superior smellers may also be able to play a role in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Read More

A History of Mistrust: Addressing the Inherent Racial Bias in the U.S. Healthcare System

As COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out across the country, there are some people in the United States that are more hesitant to get the shot than others. Read More

Tobacco Control is Especially Important During the Pandemic

In addition to the 480,000 lives lost to tobacco-related death and disease each year, smoking is also a risk factor for severe COVID-19 symptoms, making ending tobacco use more critical than ever. Read More

Understanding COPD Trends

COPD is a leading cause of both disability and death in the United States. As of 2018, 16.4 million adults in the United States reported a diagnosis of COPD, which includes both emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Read More

How to Finally Quit Smoking: Success Stories

Many people have decided to start 2021 by making a quit attempt and ending their dependency on tobacco products for good. But that is easier said than done. Read More

The Air Down There: A Miner’s Story on Developing Black Lung

For 37 years I mined coal to keep the lights on for everyone above ground. Back then, you never heard much about black lung or that you were working in an environment that could make you sick for the rest of your life. Read More

All About ECMO

Dr. Erik Osborn answers our questions about the procedure that everyone is talking about. Read More

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