LAM: Helping Young Women Overcome a Rare and Debilitating Lung Disease
A young woman is out of breath after walking up a half flight of stairs. Her symptoms appear to be that of emphysema, yet she has never smoked (the leading cause of emphysema). How could she ever suspect a serious lung disease?
Study Shows Smoking Bans Benefit Kids
We know that smoking cigarettes is bad for adults, but a 2014 intercontinental study demonstrates how beneficial public smoking bans are for children.
Childhood Asthma Linked to COPD
In most cases, childhood asthma resolves with time, but as many as 20 percent of children with asthma will go on to have potentially severe symptoms in adulthood.
Having Trouble Controlling Your Asthma? New Therapies for Severe Asthma
Asthma affects approximately 25 million Americans. Roughly 5 to 10 percent of these people experience severe asthma, a form of the condition that is often resistant to traditional therapies.
Pulmonary Hypertension: Five Things You Need to Know
Pulmonary hypertension is a serious and disabling condition that can progress rapidly if not properly identified and treated. The hallmark symptom of pulmonary hypertension is shortness of breath.
Medical Mystery: A Genetic Syndrome Scarred This Patient’s Lungs
When Laurie Chandler met Hilary J. Goldberg, MD, MPH, she had developed end-stage pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive lung disease that scars and stiffens the air sacs within the lungs, making it difficult to breathe.
Asthma and COVID-19
Those with moderate to severe asthma may be at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 than other people. Because of these potential risks, it’s important for people with asthma to take extra steps to prevent infection and seek medical care if they have breathing problems caused by COVID-19.