August 2017 Articles
Highway Air Pollution and Your Health: Six Things You Need To Know
Labor Day weekend is a prime time for vacations, which means many people will be traveling by car in the coming days. While everyone loves a good road trip, pollution near highways can have serious health impacts, both immediately and in the long term.Related Topic: Healthy Air
Our Favorite Facts About Animal Lungs
We all know the basics of how our lungs work . We breathe in, filling both of our lungs with fresh air rich in oxygen that fuels our body before exhaling air and waste carbon dioxide. But in the animal kingdom, lungs come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.Related Topic: Science
Making the Most of Your Asthma Medicines
Nearly 26 million Americans are living with asthma, and you might be surprised to learn that of those, 19 million are adults.Related Topic: Health & Wellness
Making Dents in Lung Cancer Discoveries
Mark M. Fuster, M.D., is a pulmonary disease specialist in San Diego and has worked in the field of lung disease for more than 15 years.
Healthcare-associated Legionnaires' Disease a Concern for U.S. Patients
Legionnaires' disease, a serious type of pneumonia, is a risk in healthcare facilities across the U.S. Unfortunately, the health conditions that cause many people to seek treatment in long-term care facilities and hospitals can also put them at greater risk of getting sick and dying from this lung infection.Related Topic: Health & Wellness
From #42, to 'Saved By The Scan'
You've quit smoking. Congratulations! Now you're moving forward with a healthier life. Smoking is in the rear view mirror. Maybe it's even been a decade since you quit. However, while your smoking history might not be at the forefront of your mind, there are still steps you should take to protect your health, and maybe even save your life.
National Coloring Book Day
National Coloring Book Day is Tuesday, August 2. Celebrate with the American Lung Association by creating your own masterpiece with one of our lung coloring book pages!Related Topic: Arts & Entertainment
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