Category: Lung Health

A woman, on a balcony, wears a face mask to protect herself against very dangerous level of air pollution. A thick yellow fog coming from the nearby forest fires can be seen

June 30, 2023

Stay Safe from Summer Smoke and Heat

People with asthma, COPD and heart disease should be especially careful.

Asthma, COPD, Lung Health, Seasonal Allergies

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A photograph of a child using a breathing apparatus.

October 27, 2022

What You Need to Know About RSV

This common yet potentially serious virus can be especially dangerous for infants.

Babies, Lung Health, Toddlers and Preschoolers

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Four vaping pens

April 19, 2022

Is Vaping Better Than Smoking?

E-cigarettes could be an effective way to quit smoking, but they’re still fraught with health risks.

Addiction, Lung Health, Tobacco

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Cropped shot of an unrecognisable senior woman practising yoga indoors

March 23, 2022

Don’t Stop Moving Because You Have COPD

Exercising with supplemental oxygen is important but may require some flexibility and creativity.

COPD, Lung Health, Pulmonology

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Senior woman inhaling through oxygen mask at home

March 21, 2022

Your Doctor Has Prescribed Supplemental Oxygen—Now What?

If you have COPD, you might have questions about living with an oxygen tank or concentrator.

COPD, Lung Health, Pulmonology

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Young girl using pink asthma inhaler

February 4, 2022

What to Do When Your Child Has Asthma

Work with your doctor to develop an asthma action plan to reduce risks and handle flare-ups.

Asthma, Children's Health

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Lung transplant recipient and UNC patient Scott Johnson

August 3, 2021

Lung Transplant Recipient Goes ‘Double or Nothing’ in Ocean Paddleb...

Nearly 20 years after transplant, Scott Johnson is still pursuing intense athletic challenges.

Lung Health, Transplants

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June 21, 2021

4 Tips for Exercising with Asthma

People with asthma need exercise, too, and preparation is key.

Asthma, Children's Health, Exercise, Fitness and Mobility

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Man sleeping in his bed and snoring loudly

April 8, 2021

Snoring vs. Sleep Apnea – Is There a Difference?

Sleep apnea can be a health hazard. Ask yourself these questions to find out how to tell the difference between the two.

Lung Health, Sleep

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overhead shot of cigarette butts

April 7, 2021

9 Strategies for Quitting Smoking

Smokers are at a higher risk for complications from COVID-19.

Smoking Cessation

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An elderly man clutches chest with breathing problems

November 30, 2020

Pleural Effusion: A Common Cause of Shortness of Breath

Pleural effusion, and its underlying conditions, can be serious if untreated.

Lung Health

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mother helps young child use a nebulizer machine

August 7, 2020

Staying Healthy and Living Longer with Cystic Fibrosis

Treatment has improved for cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that causes many health problems.

Cystic Fibrosis

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