The outlook for people with cystic fibrosis (CF) is better than ever. Treatment advances include new drugs that act on CF’s genetic defects.
Tackling a DIY home improvement project can expose you and your family to substances that harm your lungs and cause other health problems. Here are the most common hazards and safety tips for each.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our new series, “The Short Answer.” Pulmonary medicine specialist Jason Turowski, MD, answers this one.
E-cigarettes are gaining popularity, partially because people believe they are safer than cigarettes. But is that really true? Learn more.
You may be surprised to hear that asbestos still lurks in many older homes and offices. Learn more about the risks of asbestos exposure.
If you have emphysema and find it difficult to breathe, you may be interested in a promising new treatment involving special spring-like coils placed in patients’ lungs.
Do you have spring allergies? For some people, starting treatment three months before the season will offer longer-term relief. Newer, under-the-tongue allergy tablets can help protect your body in advance of the season.
Few aspects of colder weather months can be as irritating as dry winter air. From fly-away hair to scaly skin, the cold winter air can wreak havoc on your body’s appearance. But did you know that dry winter air also can make you vulnerable to illness?
You can’t see radon. And you can’t smell or taste it. But it may be a problem in your home. Find out how to test for this naturally occurring gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer. If you smoke or have ever smoked, it’s even more important to test.
Do you think of spring when you think about allergies? Many of us do. However, winter and colder temperatures cause problems for allergy sufferers too. As people often stay indoors, dust, pet hair and indoor allergens can affect them.