What Parents Should Know About Vaping

You’ve noticed that your 15-year-old daughter has been coughing a lot lately. You’re worried she might be sick. You ask her if she’s ever tried vaping, and she admits that…

Occupational and environmental lung diseases and how to prevent them

With an increase in ozone and particle pollution, it is becoming more and more important to take care of your lung health. If you breathe in these damaging toxins, your…

Parents’ Guide to Teens and Vaping

What is vaping? Using e-cigarettes, a practice often referred to as “vaping” has been claimed by many to be a safe alternative to traditional tobacco cigarettes. However, research suggests vaping…

Make Prevention a Priority: Get the Pneumococcal Vaccine

Caused by a certain type of bacteria, pneumococcal disease can lead to mild conditions such as ear or sinus infections. In some cases, however, pneumococcal disease can lead to more…

Breathing and Exercise for COPD

For people with COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, exercise can be very beneficial. This is particularly true of exercise that works the heart and lungs, but when your breathing…

Types and Causes of Common Lung Conditions

The lungs are part of a complex system that expands and relaxes thousands of times per day, with the goal of bringing in oxygen and expelling carbon dioxide. Lung disease…

Pulmonary Edema: Short-Term Vs Chronic

Caused by excess fluid in the lungs, pulmonary edema is a condition in which fluid collects in the lung’s air sacs and makes it hard to breathe. Heart problems are…

Breathing Exercises to Improve Shortness of Breath

Breathing might seem like a pretty natural activity, and for most people it is. But if you suffer from a condition that impacts your lungs or airway, such as asthma…

What is Pulmonary Hypertension?

Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and on the left side of the heart. There are multiple forms of pulmonary…

Smoke Inhalation and its Effect on the Lungs

Though many don’t realize it, the top cause of fire-related death around the world is actually smoke inhalation, not damage from the heat itself. Smoke inhalation occurs anytime you breathe…