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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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.” Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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