Lung & Respiratory

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about lung and respiratory health, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

Keeping Airways Clear with COPD

If sputum, a mixture of mucus and saliva, is not cleared from the lungs, it can cause ongoing inflammation and damage. These tips if done regularly, can help keep airways as clean as possible.

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Respiratory Illnesses Linked to Cooking With Wood or Coal

People who live in homes where wood, coal, and other solid fuels are burned to cook food are at increased risk for serious respiratory problems.

By Diane Domina

An Apple a Day May Keep COPD Away

Research shows that loading up on antioxidants such as apples, tomatoes, and Vitamin C can repair lung damage caused by smoking, and slow decline for those with COPD.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

The Best and Worst Foods for Severe Asthma

Learn more about the foods that might be triggering your severe asthma.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Enjoying Winter Fun, Even With Asthma

Frigid and dry winter air, plus cold and flu season, make winter fun challenging, but not impossible. Learn ways you can prevent asthma symptoms during winter.

By Stephanie Stephens

How Severe Asthma Differs for Women

Research shows that the severity of asthma, including hospitalizations and mortality, are higher for women than men.

By Stephanie Stephens

How to Prepare for Flying With Asthma

When you’re flying with asthma you should know these TSA guidelines for medication and avoid certain airport-related asthma triggers.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

8 Questions Doctors Hear About Severe Asthma

A pulmonologist answers the most popular concerns he hears from patients about how to treat severe asthma.

By Stephanie Stephens

How Much Do You Know About Severe Asthma?

Severe asthma is more difficult to control and causes more symptoms and attacks than other types.

By Stephanie Stephens

How Is Severe Asthma Diagnosed?

Poor treatment adherence and persistent triggers are often the most common causes of severe asthma.

By Stephanie Stephens

Diagnosed With Severe Asthma: Now What?

You’ll likely have a slew of questions like, what makes it severe, how is it treated differently, and where can I find support?

By Stephanie Stephens

Meet the Experts

Eli Hendel, M.D.

Health Professional, Medical Reviewer

Eli Hendel, M.D., is a board-certified internist/pulmonary specialist with board certification in Sleep Medicine.

Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

B.S. Dietetics, Dietitian, Health Professional

Jennifer is a dietitian with a passion for educating and empowering families on their journey through illness.

Stephanie Stephens

M.A., Health Writer

Stephanie Stephens is a digital journalist, audio/video producer and host, specializing in health and celebrities.

Eli Hendel, M.D.

Health Professional, Medical Reviewer

Eli Hendel, M.D., is a board-certified internist/pulmonary specialist with board certification in Sleep Medicine.

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