EACH Breath: a Blog by the American Lung Association
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.
Millennial to Millennial: I Need You to Stay at Home This Weekend
We all think we’re young, in great health, and having the best time of our lives. On the flip side, student debt is mounting, daylights saving is still messing with our sleep patterns and now we’re adding a pandemic to the list.
Top Story: Top Tips for Coping During COVID-19 Crisis
The global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, ever evolving and altering our physical reality (e-learning at home – work from home – eat at home), has a significant impact on our state of mind as well.
American Lung Association Researcher at Helm of Protein Discovery that Constrains COVID-19
Combatting coughs, cold and other childhood respiratory illnesses
It’s a scene familiar to most parents: You are woken up in the middle of the night to your child, standing next to your bed, sniffling and coughing, complaining of feeling hot and sick.
“State of Tobacco Control” 2020
As the American Lung Association works to create a tobacco-free future, we have both reason to celebrate progress and much work yet to do. Tobacco use continues to take a terrible toll on our families, killing more than 480,000 Americans a year.Related Topic: Tobacco & Smoking
The American Lung Association, Tobacco Cessation and the Surgeon General’s Report
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, and quitting is the single best thing tobacco users can do to improve their health.Related Topic: Tobacco & Smoking
Treating Severe Asthma: It’s Personal
With asthma you may feel like control is out of reach. It can be frustrating to suffer from asthma symptoms such as chest tightness, shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing, even though you are using your quick-relief inhaler as prescribed and long-term controller medication daily.
Pneumonia and Asthma…Why Should I Worry?
Management of your asthma may vary slightly from another person depending on the type of asthma you have. Understanding pneumonia, how people with asthma have an increased risk for developing pneumonia, and how to prevent getting pneumonia are important aspects of managing your asthma.
Uncontrolled Asthma vs. Severe Asthma: How to Get the Right Diagnosis
More than 25 million Americans struggle with asthma, a chronic condition that makes breathing difficult. Many times, regular flare-ups can be treated with a combination of quick-relief and controller medications. Unfortunately, this may not be enough to get your symptoms under control.
Getting Up Close and Personal with Radon
After listing our home for sale, we received an offer, contingent upon a radon test and a mitigation system, if the level tested too high. I thought nothing of it since I had tested my home three years prior.