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

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

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

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

Can Dogs Sniff Out COVID-19?

For some time now, scientists have used dogs to sniff out a variety of illnesses, from cancer to diabetes. Recent studies suggest these superior smellers may also be able to play a role in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Read More

All About ECMO

Dr. Erik Osborn answers our questions about the procedure that everyone is talking about. Read More

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Testing

There are two main kinds of COVID-19 tests, diagnostic and antibody. Diagnostic tests help to diagnose the current infection while antibody tests show if you previously had the infection. Neither test can do both. Read More

Understanding the link between COVID-19 Mortality and Air Pollution

As we mourn and reflect on the more than 300,000 lives that have been lost to COVID-19 in the United States, we can also take stock of what the latest science shows us about the disease. Read More

, | Jun 24, 2021