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.

Understanding COVID-19 Variants

There have been many reports of new strains of the COVID-19 virus emerging. We spoke with Dr. Vineet Menachery about these new strains and whether we should be worried. Read More

Menthol’s Impact on the Black Community: Raising Awareness on No Menthol Sunday

While overall smoking rates continue to decline, menthol’s hold on the market is undeniable. A recent study showed that while overall cigarette use declined by 26% over the past decade, 91% of that decline was due to non-menthol cigarettes. Read More

Asthma and Lung Health Disparities in the Asian American Community

Dr. Sonal Patel, a double-board certified allergist and clinical immunologist, and second-generation Indian immigrant, shared her unique understanding of the problems facing Asian Americans with us. Read More

Recovering from COVID, Investing in a Healthier Future

The COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath has had a devastating impact on many individuals, families, charitable organizations and businesses. Read More

Celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month

Jewish American Heritage Month is celebrated in May and honors the many contributions Jewish Americans have made to this country. Read More

Be Your Own Treatment Advocate: Browse for Lung Cancer Clinical Trials

When it comes to treating lung cancer, many families don’t want to take any chances and they rule out clinical trial participation before getting the facts. Read More

Pittsburgh’s Air Quality

The American Lung Association’s “State of the Air” report found that Allegheny County, Pennsylvania—the home of Pittsburgh—was one of only 13 counties in the U.S. to earn failing grades for exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone. Read More

‘State of the Air’ Highlights Need for Environmental Justice

The American Lung Association’s annual “State of the Air” report, released on April 21, found that more than 4 in 10 people (135 million) in the U.S. live with polluted air, placing their health and lives at risk. Read More

Sadie’s Stay at Norton Sanitorium

Soon to be released book gives a firsthand account of life in a tubereculosis sanitorium Read More

Just How Effective are Vaccinations for Transplant Patients?

Lung transplants are trending upward. The onset of the COVID-19 vaccine has caused concern for this population because transplant recipients have a suppressed immune system, placing them at increased risk for severe COVID-19 complications. Read More

, | Jun 24, 2021