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.
Fighting Relapse on World No Tobacco Day
Since its inception in 1987, World No Tobacco Day, recognized each year on May 31, seeks to shed light on the dangers and health consequences of tobacco use. This year’s theme is #TobaccoExposed.
Why I (Virtually) Climb
At a time when COVID-19 is altering our lives, and major fundraising events such as the Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb are being postponed or canceled, it is critical that we continue to show our support.
A Snapshot of Clean Air Advocacy in America
Today, Americans enjoy much cleaner air and generally understand that air pollution is harmful to health. But this reduction in air pollution and increase in public education didn’t happen overnight.
Asthma Self-Management Skills: Why Do I Need to Learn Them?
Do you have asthma symptoms throughout the day or wake up at night because of your asthma? Does shortness of breath, chest tightness, coughing or wheezing keep you from doing the things you want to do? You are not alone!
1918 Flu & COVID-19: A Tale of Two Pandemics
It was among the worst of times: 500 million people infected and an estimated 50 million victims worldwide with approximately 675,000 of those deaths in the U.S. These stark numbers had a significant impact on relatively recent history.
Mission Moment May– 2020
Recovering From and Moving Forward after COVID-19
Courtney L. explains what is was like when her family of five contracted the potentially deadly disease, and what they are doing now to help others.
Spotlight on NTM Lung Disease
I have spoken with many patients with nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung disease over the years who are frustrated by what may add up to years of missed diagnosis or improper treatment.
Citizen Scientists Unite to Engage in COVID-19 Research
In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, public interest in science has grown and “everyday” people are eager to support COVID-19 research happening in real-time to make a meaningful impact. Here are easy ways to do more even while social distancing.
The American Lung Association and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Team Up to Protect Critical Science
As the country focuses on how to address COVID-19, many government agencies are moving forward with non-COVID-related work. The EPA recently published an updated proposed rule with a stated goal of increasing transparency in science at the agency.