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2018 Articles

  • Older couple sitting outside looking at camera. Support and Community on Inspire.com
    September 11, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Learn how Lung Association's free online communities help patients and caregivers including those impacted by lung disease, lung cancer, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, asthma and people who are trying to quit smoking.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Crowd of people at outdoor music festival. Festival Flu: What is it and how to avoid it
    September 7, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Affectionately referred to as “Festival Flu,” this virus is anecdotally said to set in on a Tuesday, after a weekend of concerts. But what exactly is it?
  • Randy walking on a sidewalk with oxygen therapy Behind the Scenes at the American Lung Association's Oxygen Therapy Video Shoot
    August 23, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    In the fall of 2017, the American Lung Association embarked on a large project to develop resources for people facing pulmonary fibrosis. Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a disease that causes scarring in the lungs.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, Impact,
  • TJ Fischer Professional Racecar Driver's Tips for Exercising with Asthma
    August 16, 2018  |  TJ Fischer
    The relationship between exercise and asthma might seem confusing: If asthma is a lung disease that makes it harder for you to breathe, then wouldn’t exercise seemingly be out of the question? Quite the contrary! Implementing physical activity is a critical component in controlling and actually improving the way your body copes with the disease.
    Related Topics:  Fitness, Health & Wellness,
  • The Challenge of Diagnosing IPF
    August 14, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    A patient complaining of cough and shortness of breath sits on the exam table. A healthcare provider takes out their stethoscope and listens to their lungs.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, Impact,
  • scuba diver in pool Learning to Breathe Underwater: My First Experience with Scuba Diving
    August 10, 2018  |  Heather Mangan
    Don’t hold your breath and other rules I learned about scuba diving, lungs and breathing underwater.
    Related Topics:  Fitness, Health & Wellness,
  • kids running in a hallway Back to School with Asthma: From Backpacks to Quick-Relief Inhalers
    August 8, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    If you are a parent of a child with asthma, you may worry about your child’s health along with their grades. As millions of kids get ready to head back to school, remember to add these items to your Back-to-School Checklist to help you and your child prepare for a successful, healthy school year.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Man and woman sitting on a bench overlooking pond #DYK You Can Still Get Pneumonia in the Summer?
    August 1, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Most people associate getting a cold, the flu or even pneumococcal pneumonia with winter weather, but while there may be an uptick in cases during the cold, wet months—it is still possible to be sidelined with a respiratory infection during the summer months. In fact, pneumococcal pneumonia can occur any time of the year. It can strike anywhere, anytime and may start quickly with little warning.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Doctor talking to senior male patient Why Are Vaccines Important?
    August 1, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and a yearly reminder of the importance of vaccines. It can be difficult in the United States to fully understand how important vaccination is, because many diseases are becoming very rare largely because of vaccination.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Red carriage in front of smoke stacks Tell EPA: Protect Science to Protect Health
    July 31, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Science is under attack and so are pollution limits that protect our health. EPA is knowingly trying to limit the science the agency can use in order to protect industry profits, at the expense of Americans' health.
    Related Topics:  Healthy Air, Science,
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