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.

Change from the Inside: Searching for the Key to Longer Lasting Vaccines

Priyadharshini Devarajan, PhD was awarded the Catalyst Aaward to conduct research on T cells, a type of immune cell which could be the key to unlock long-term immunity in vaccines. Read More

Five Things to Know about Whooping Cough

Since then, pertussis has again become increasingly common due to varied factors including improved diagnostic tests, more spread of the bacteria that causes pertussis, and waning immunity from current vaccines. Read More

Debunking Myths About Insurance Coverage for COVID-19 Vaccines

Learn more about updated COVID-19 vaccines and how they can help protect our lung health. Read More

The Search for a Universal Flu Vaccine

Every autumn, we’re reminded to roll up our sleeves and get our flu shot to safeguard against influenza, because vaccines are undeniably effective in reducing the risk of contracting this contagious respiratory illness. Read More

Hot Topic: Did you know there is a new COVID-19 vaccine?

The updated or bivalent COVID-19 booster protects against recent variants. Read More

Why Your Child Needs a Flu Vaccine

Dr. Juanita Mora answers questions about why your child needs a flu vaccine. Read More

Vaccines, Masks and Social-Distancing: Oh My!

Dr. Mora shares back-to-school tips to help parents protect their children from a myriad of infections that may circulate in a school environment. Read More

COVID-19 Hot Topics: Additional Vaccine Boosters

Recently, the CDC updated COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to include a second booster for people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised and anyone 50 or older. Read More

Epidemic, Pandemic and Endemic: What's the Difference?

The hope is that advances like COVID-19 vaccines and new treatment options will help us move into a new state, an endemic state. But what is the difference between these two states of disease spread and what does this change mean for our lives? Read More

Understanding Monoclonal Antibodies and How They Treat COVID-19

While experts agree that getting the vaccine is the best way to prevent COVID-19, we are still researching treatment options if you do, in fact, get sick. Read More

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