Can We Breathe on Mars?
Mars has fascinated us since we first saw that brilliant red-tinged light in the sky. As we’ve learned more about the “red planet” many experts, including former astronaut Buzz Aldrin and scientists Neil deGrasse Tyson and the late Stephen Hawking, have supported Mars as a prime candidate for human colonization. While Mars is similar to Earth in many ways, one difference could be a real deal-breaker: With an atmosphere that is over 96 percent carbon dioxide, how could we breathe?Related Topic: Science
Top 10 Tips for Lung Association Trekkers and Cyclists
Everyone loves healthy air and healthy lungs—but few people truly appreciate it the way cyclists do. For people who love to bike, either competitively or just for fun, there is something almost sacred about cruising down a bike path enjoying the wind on your face and a deep inhale of crisp clean air in your lungs.
Keeping Your Child Safe in the Water
Swimming is a quintessential part of the summer experience for many adults and children. It can provide great exercise and is a wonderful way to beat the summer heat. Unfortunately, there are risks to swimming - mainly drowning. By staying vigilant and taking safety precautions, you can help keep your whole family safe this summer. Here is what you need to know.
Wildfire Stories: California Emergency Physician Shares How Patients, Staff and Family Are Impacted
I am an emergency physician in Los Angeles in a busy, inner-city trauma center with exposure to every kind of disease and injury, including a large number of homeless and low-income patients, and patients with behavioral health issues. This gives me an extensive experience and unique perspective on how people are impacted by changes in our environment, particularly some of our most vulnerable patients.Related Topic: Healthy Air
HUD Celebrates One Year of Smokefree Apartment Living
For more than a decade, the American Lung Association has been working hard to protect everyone in public housing from secondhand smoke exposure. This multi-faceted effort included years of advocating for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to make all federally subsidized housing, including public housing, smokefree.
Can you detox your lungs?
In recent years, natural remedies and "detoxification" diets have gained popularity as a quick and trendy way to eliminate toxins from your body. While some products are marketed to aid in overnight weight loss, improved digestion or enhanced energy levels, others claim to reverse years of damage to organs such as your lungs.
Antioxidants: Lung Cancer’s Friend or Foe?
Dietary supplements have long been believed by some to provide your body needed vitamins and guard against disease. There was a time when it was thought that antioxidant supplementation could be a major breakthrough for disease treatment and prevention. But recently, two studies have found evidence that antioxidants may cause lung cancer cells to spread.
Innovative Study Looks to Personalize Lung Cancer Treatment
In recent years, the low-dose CT scan has helped doctors better detect, understand and monitor lung cancer in patients. Using a series of images taken from different angles, this diagnostic test helps doctors create a more detailed internal view into a patient’s body.
Tips to Save Yourself from Summer's Deadly Heat Waves
Heat waves can take a toll on your lungs and overall health. See why and how to keep safe when the temperature rises this summer.Related Topic: Healthy Air
American Lung Association Earns Charity Navigator Top Rating
The American Lung Association is proud to have recently earned the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. The 4-star designation is the highest rating given by the influential Charity Navigator and places the American Lung Association among the very top of U.S. non-profits. Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest independent charity evaluator, and only gives 4 stars to non-profits that are rated as “Exceptional - Exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its Cause.”Related Topic: Impact
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