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.

Spinning in Circles with COPD?

One common COPD symptom is feeling short of breath. Less common symptoms, such as dizziness, may be the result of another condition and should be thoroughly evaluated by your healthcare provider. Read More

Coming Together to Support Patients Living with Sarcoidosis

April is Sarcoidosis Awareness Month and to help bring light to this rare disease we sat down with Rhonda Jenkins, to tell us about the important role she plays in connecting patients with resources and the community with understanding. Read More

Wildfires and Climate Change: Protecting Your Indoor Air Quality with a Clean Room

Every year, millions of acres of land are consumed by fire in the United States. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, in 2020 there were over 57,000 wildfires in the U.S. that resulted in over 10.3 million acres burned. Read More

2020: The Year We Lost Our Breath

Amid the sadness and loss brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, one silver lining of 2020 was supposed to be the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Clean Air Act. Read More

Sunnyside: A First-Hand Account of the Tuberculosis Sanitarium

One of my earliest memories is of my mother asking my dad to place a sticker of a double bar cross in the front door’s window. I would see it every day and though I didn’t know it at the time, it had greater significance than I could have imagined. Read More

Why Lung Cancer Patients Need Affordable Healthcare Coverage

I would not have survived lung cancer without recent advancements in lung cancer treatments or being offered the quality healthcare that allowed me to get those treatments. Read More

Star on the Rise: Lung Disease Expert Interviews Young Scientist about Her Award-Winning Research

The future of the lung health looks bright with young stars like Hannah Goldenberg, a 17-year-old senior from Greenwich High School, already catching national attention. Read More

Mission Moment March – 2021

On March 10, the Lung Association’s new COVID-19 vaccine public service announcement “Vaccines: Return to What We Love” made its debut. Read More

Women Championing Women

Dr. Press, along with colleagues Megan Huisingh-Scheetz, M.D., and Julie Oyler, M.D., recently published a paper that details their successful pilot program to improve female representation for academic institutional awards. Read More

Pregnancy During a Pandemic: How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19

Dr. Nathaniel G. DeNicola explains the risks for pregnant women and why experts are recommending they get the vaccine. Read More

, | Jun 24, 2021