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.

Hospice May Not Be What You Expect

With the additional support hospice provides, Carolynne can live her life to the fullest and continue to make decisions that other patients may not be able to make at this stage of her illness. Read More

How Improving Data Collection AAPI Subgroups Can Change Healthcare

Better data collection and analysis of disaggregated data can improve the quality of care for all Asian Americans and ultimately help lay the groundwork for a more inclusive healthcare system. Read More

1 in 3 People Breathe Unhealthy Air: New Report Finds

A look at this year’s ‘State of the Air’ key findings Read More

Diagnosed with COPD at 42

Kara made several life changes since learning she has COPD and encourages others to take charge as well. Read More

Mission Moment April 2023

Our annual “State of the Air” report reveals growing disparities in exposure to air pollution. This 24th annual report also finds that 1 in 3 Americans are exposed to unhealthy levels of air pollution. Read More

Don't Fear Spring Allergies and Asthma

Spring is here! The days are getting longer, flowers are starting to bloom, and the weather is warming up. Unfortunately, that also means asthma and allergy triggers are making their seasonal appearance. Read More

What Our Latest Poll Reveals about Support for Stronger Pollution Standards

Getting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to finalize stronger standards is a top priority for the Lung Association’s healthy air advocacy work. Read More

What Is Walking Pneumonia?

Walking pneumonia is a non-medical term for a mild case of pneumonia. Technically, it's called atypical pneumonia and is caused by bacteria or viruses - often a common bacterium called Mycoplasma pneumonia. Read More

5 Things You Should Know About IPF

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF, is considered a rare disease but is more common than we once thought, with up to 207,000 people affected in the United States and about 58,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Read More

Negative Results, Positive Impact

In the world of scientific research, negative findings are sometimes viewed as a disappointment, especially in large studies that require significant effort, time, and expense. Read More

Asthma Basics Workshop
, | Jul 21, 2023
Newly Diagnosed With an Interstitial Lung Disease
, | Jul 25, 2023