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.

How to Celebrate a Safe Holiday During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This year’s fall and winter celebrations are going to look a little different. As we begin to prepare for time with family and friends, infectious disease experts are urging caution. Read More

Signing up for Healthcare Coverage during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tim S. explains how utilizing the Affordable Care Act helped him throughout the years. Read More

Clearing the Air: An Update About COVID-19 Transmission and Personal Protection

In June, I authored a blog post regarding the use of masks to decrease transmission and susceptibility to COVID-19 infection. As I noted in that post, recommendations change as new information becomes available. Read More

Pulse Oximetry – A Little Knowledge Can Be a Dangerous Thing

Let’s get a few things straight about pulse oximetry, which seems to be in the news a lot these days. Because knowing only a little bit about pulse oximetry can be misleading. Read More

Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month

The American Lung Association recognizes and celebrates National LGBTQ+ History Month, a time that honors the fight for equality led by trailblazers in the LGBTQ+ community. Read More

Preventing a “Twindemic”

Fall is upon us and as we transition into winter, Americans will soon be dealing with two lung infections: the flu and COVID-19. While COVID-19 is far more serious and deadly than the flu, the flu can be also dangerous. Read More

Mission Moment October – 2020

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Celebrating 50 years of the Clean Air Act: Looking back and moving forward to provide Clean Air for All

It can be easy to take clean air for granted. But for the nearly half of Americans who still live in areas with unhealthy air, the lack of clean air is often a top of mind concern. Read More

Indigenous Peoples’ Day: How COVID-19 Is Affecting Tribal Communities

The American Lung Association is committed to bringing awareness and support to communities most affected by COVID-19, including tribal communities. Read More

Lung Cancer Survivor Shares Devastating COVID-19 Story

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, LUNG FORCE Hero Joan was concerned. As a stage III lung cancer survivor, she knew she was at risk for serious complications from COVID-19. Read More

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