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.

Mission Moment July 2021

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Vaccines are safe, effective, widely available and free! 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

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

Answering Questions About Children and the COVID-19 Vaccine

Pediatrician Afif El-Hasan, M.D., shares current knowledge about children and the COVID-19 vaccine. 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

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

What to Expect After Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine

While many Americans anxiously await their turn to be vaccinated against COVID-19, we are beginning to hear, “what now?” from those who have been vaccinated. We sat down with Dr. Donald J. Alcendor to get answers to some of your questions. Read More

A History of Mistrust: Addressing the Inherent Racial Bias in the U.S. Healthcare System

As COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out across the country, there are some people in the United States that are more hesitant to get the shot than others. Read More

The Vaccines Are Coming

We are nearing the anticipated arrival of several vaccines which are hoped to contribute to our ability to control the COVID-19 pandemic. It is predicted that vaccines may begin to be available for distribution before the end of this year. Read More

The Brave New World of Virtual Cancer Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

With an estimated 1.8 million predicted lives lost to cancer in 2020, it will not wait for a vaccine, or novel antiviral therapy to arrive. No amount of social distancing will subvert cancer's inexorable toll. Read More

Freedom From Smoking Clinic
, | Sep 29, 2021
Community Connections: The Path To Clean Air
, | Oct 06, 2021