Each Breath Blog
Breathing is essential to life, and through this blog, we hope to illustrate the importance of lung health. Hear directly from experts, researchers, staff and volunteers about our ongoing fight for healthy lungs and healthy air.
COVID-19 Treatment: How Options Have Changed and Where We Go from Here
Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos shares his insights on how COVID-19 treatment has changed over the last two years and what we can anticipate for the future.
Epidemic, Pandemic and Endemic: What's the Difference?
The hope is that advances like COVID-19 vaccines and new treatment options will help us move into a new state, an endemic state. But what is the difference between these two states of disease spread and what does this change mean for our lives?
Long COVID Consequences: One Man’s Harrowing Story
“When I got sick, no one knew what to do. It was at the time when people were going into the hospital and not coming out,” Brian recalled.
Mission Moment: January 2022
January is National Radon Action. During January and throughout the year, the American Lung Association is encouraging radon testing for everyone, including homeowners, renters, real estate agents, building managers and school administrators.
Climate Action Beyond COP26: Reflections from our Climate Activist Advisor Lana Weidgenant
For nearly three decades the UN has been bringing together almost every country on earth for global climate summits – called COPs – which stands for ‘Conference of the Parties’.
Life After Cancer Series: Making Work, Work
Cancer changes us. How we are each impacted, and our journeys, are as different as we are as individuals. As we return to our lives, it is not surprising that things are different than they were before cancer.
Do’s and Don’ts of COVID-19 Testing
Before you gather with your family and friends for the holidays, make sure you’re spreading joy and not COVID-19.
Caring about Lung Cancer Patients Means Caring about Biomarker Testing
When you hear someone close to you has lung cancer, one of the first things you may do is search the internet for answers to a number of questions. And if you search “lung cancer,” you will probably see information about biomarker testing.
A Look Back at 2021’s Biggest Lung Health Topics
Here is a look at some of the topics that dominated this year, and how we sought to provide you with the information you needed to keep yourself happy and healthy.
Adequate Healthcare for Native Americans
Native Americans, including Alaska Natives, are 1.6 times more likely than white Americans to be diagnosed with COVID-19, 3.3 times as likely to be hospitalized, and 2.2 times as likely to die from the disease.