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.
Tony Gwynn Jr. Celebrates His Father’s Legacy on Father’s Day
Former Major League Baseball player Tony Gwynn Jr. and his father, Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, shared a lot. Besides having the same name and a deep love for baseball and the San Diego Padres, they also both struggled with asthma.
Recognizing the Juneteenth Holiday
Juneteenth is a holiday to celebrate the journey and freedom of Black Americans, and the many contributions they have made to American culture.
Lung Disease and LGBTQ+ Communities
Members of the LGBTQ+ community have faced a history of oppression and discrimination that directly translates to disproportionate health risks.
Mission Moment - June 2021
The U.S. is making great progress in reducing the impact of COVID-19 but there is still much to be done.
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.