Tag: lung health

Shortness of Breath: Understanding This Vital COVID-19...

While the majority of people infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) — about 80 percent — suffer mainly mild symptoms, others...

April 20, 2020

Roundup: Flu Season Picking Up; Vaping-Linked Lung...

Flu Season is Picking Up in Some States, But Not Too Late to Get Flu Shot, CDC Says Seasonal influenza...

November 29, 2019

Q and A: Living With COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is a progressive lung disease that damages the airways...

November 25, 2019

CDC: Possible ‘Culprit’ Ingredient Found in Vaping-Related...

Officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say they have found a “very strong culprit” behind...

November 11, 2019

Roundup: Vaping’s ‘Chemical Burns’; ADHD Guidelines Updated;...

Some Vaping-Linked Lung Injuries Resemble Chemical Burns, Researchers Say The damage to the lungs of some people who have become...

October 4, 2019

Q&A on e-Cigs: Vaping’s Rising Health Hazards

An outbreak of a vaping-related lung disease has sickened 804 people — mostly young men — and killed 12, including...

September 24, 2019

Roundup: High Blood Pressure & Pregnancy; Ban...

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Rises Dramatically Since 1970, New Study Finds There has been a sharp rise in high...

September 13, 2019

Vaping-Linked Deaths, Lung Disease Cases are Rising,...

Five confirmed deaths and nearly 500 cases of lung illness are now potentially linked to e-cigarette products, according to U.S....

September 10, 2019

Vaping’s Impact on Young Brains; Flu Uptick;...

Vaping by children and teens surged 75 percent  in 2018, compared to 2017, according to a policy statement issued this week...

February 1, 2019

U.S. Surgeon General Warns: E-Cig Use Among...

In a rare national advisory, the nation’s top public health official warned Americans of the hazards of e-cigarettes, such as...

December 19, 2018

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