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2016 Articles

  • Illustration of a man in plaid and glasses with a beard on half his face and clean shaven on the other Beards and Lung Health: A Lung Health Expert Weighs In
    February 9, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    Beards are a hot trend that have a long-standing reputation for keeping you warm during the cold winter months. But that's not all. There are several claims online and in the media that beards are healthy and others that they are not. So what's a guy to do? That's why we've turned to a lung health expert to take a look at claims surrounding beards and lung health.
  • Banner asking what grade your state got for SOTC 2016 State of Tobacco Control: Answers to Your Burning Questions
    February 4, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    Understandably there are many questions that come up when it comes to policies and regulations. So, we've put together a few answers to commonly asked questions about tobacco control from the authors of our "State of Tobacco Control 2016" report.
    Related Topics:  Tobacco & Smoking, Impact,
  • Image of half circle pie chart with small cut made to represent 2 cents per dollar Who Is Really Benefiting From the Tobacco Settlement Money?
    February 3, 2016  |  Thomas Carr
    You may or may not remember this, but there was a time when the tobacco industry even more openly and brazenly marketed tobacco products to our kids. It was then and continues today to be their business plan: they hook kids young, which can lead to a lifetime of addiction and tobacco industry profits.
    Related Topics:  Tobacco & Smoking, Impact,
  • lens magnifying the radon symbol of the periodic table How your home may resemble a uranium mine
    January 27, 2016  |  Janice Nolen
    Your home and a uranium mine may have something in common. That something is radon, an invisible gas that causes lung cancer.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, Impact,
  • Infographic image of inhaling and exhaling with footsteps underneath Breathing Basics for Runners
    January 19, 2016  |  Albert Rizzo, M.D., FACP
    For runners, losing your breath may be a big obstacle to success. Whether you're a beginning runner or looking to improve your stamina, proper breathing techniques can give your running a boost.
    Related Topic:  Fitness
  • Training Tips from the Top
    January 7, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    Fight For Air Climbs are unique fundraisers. Prominent skyscrapers, stadiums or arenas provide the setting for a "vertical road race," where participants walk, run or race up hundreds of steps. It's a great way to challenge yourself physically.
    Related Topic:  Fitness
  • Image of dots and lines connected into a grid The Way Research Happens
    January 6, 2016  |  Susan Rappaport
    It's often been said that the way research happens is serendipitous. One discovery opens the door to another, and that progression is what paves the way to better treatments and perhaps, someday, cures.
    Related Topics:  LUNG FORCE, Science, Research,
  • Space Travel Obstacles?
    January 4, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    Star Wars would have you believe that the greatest challenges to space travel is asteroids, lack of resources like water or fuel, or even the threat of unfriendly, intelligent alien life. But in reality, scientists are finding that the biggest obstacle to today's space travel is dust. Yes, space dust.
    Related Topics:  Arts & Entertainment, Science,
  • Closeup of the word Why Is Quitting Smoking So Difficult? The Science Behind Addiction
    January 3, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    It can take a smoker multiple quit smoking attempts before they are completely smokefree. But despite these struggles, we know quitting is worth it.
  • How Wildfires Affect Our Health
    January 2, 2016  |  Janice Nolen
    Wildfires threaten lives directly, and wildfire smoke can affect us all. They spread air pollution not only nearby, but thousands of miles away, causing breathing difficulties in even healthy individuals.
    Related Topics:  Healthy Air, Science,
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