Legionnaires’ disease is a form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria. Outbreaks are commonly associated with large-scale water systems in hotels, hospitals, long-term care facilities and cruise ships. It occurs most often in a certain set of at-risk people.
Thousands of workers each year are exposed to the metal beryllium, which can lead to chronic beryllium disease (CBD), aka berylliosis. Breathing this metallic dust can cause serious lung disease. Find out if you’re at risk and what to do about it.
When it comes to keeping our lungs healthy, America has a knowledge gap, according to a Cleveland Clinic and Parade magazine survey. Discover what we know — and don’t know — about lung cancer, asthma, indoor air pollution and smoking.
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.
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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.