The Unwelcome House Guest: Air Pollution
Ben Franklin once said, "House guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days." One house guest that really stinks is air pollution! You might be surprised to learn that the air in your home-sweet-home may not be so sweet.
Does Your Air at School Pass or Fail?
We all want our children to be safe. But often, the air in their school is a "D" student. Air pollution in the classroom affects how children learn, and can harm their growing lungs. And when you think about how much time kids spend at school, cleaning up that air becomes an important assignment! Notebooks and pencils ready?
The Inconvenient Hiccup
Most of us are pretty familiar with this mysterious error message the human body gets occasionally. But what exactly is a hiccup?
How Pulmonary Rehab Helps You Breathe
For many patients diagnosed with chronic lung conditions such as COPD, attending a pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) program can be a lifesaver, literally and figuratively.
Close to Home: Cookstove Smoke Places 3 Billion Lives at Risk from Indoor Air Pollution
When you think of really bad air pollution, it's probably the thick haze often wrapped around the buildings and highways in Beijing and Delhi. But for women in countries around the world, air quality risks can be much closer to home.Related Topic: Healthy Air
The Urgent Need for Increased Lung Cancer Research Funding
It's not just that lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of both women and men, killing almost twice as many women as any other cancer. The startling truth is that on average, close to half of all women diagnosed with lung cancer will not survive one year. New treatment options are desperately and urgently needed to save lives, and the American Lung Association has made supporting lung cancer research a top priority.
Tips for Eating Right During Lung Cancer Treatment
Having lung cancer - and the ups and downs of treatment, stress and lifestyle changes that often come with it - can throw a wrench into healthy eating habits. But getting proper nutrition during lung cancer treatment is especially important, because eating the right kinds of foods can help you feel better and stay stronger.
Forget the Post-Apocalyptic Setting Killing You, What About the Dust?
Naturally with any scenario like post end-of-the-world, we assume natural resources such as water and gas will be scarce and probably rationed out by a power hungry warlord. What many people probably don't consider are the risks to lung health. After all, humans need to breathe to survive.
5 Tips to Get Through the Oscars without Smoking
Stretching out at more than four hours (or longer depending on your red carpet style), the Oscars have become a pop culture marathon. And if you're trying to stay smokefree, the Oscars - or any soiree - can make an evening feel even longer than usual. So whether you are hosting a party, taking it easy on the couch or sitting in the front row, here are a few tips to help you keep urges at bay.
Weather and Your Lungs
"What's the weather going to be today?" It's a frequent question that has larger implications for those with lung disease.
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