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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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Here's Why Humidity and Cold Air Trigger Asthma

Every asthmatic should be aware that both humidity and cold air are two very common asthma triggers. So why is this? And what can you do about it?

By John Bottrell

Working Out with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Non-small cell lung cancer patients who exercise can improve their breathing, strength and range of motion while reducing side effects, fatigue, and anxiety.

By Sheila M. Eldred

High-Risk Minorities May Not Be Adequately Screened for Lung Cancer

National lung cancer screening guidelines may not be sufficient for minorities and other people in underrepresented communities, say researchers.

By Diane Domina

Secondhand Marijuana Smoke a Danger to Kids

Secondhand marijuana smoke exposure may be more dangerous previously thought, especially for children living in close quarters with smokers.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Air Pollution in National Parks Matches That in Big Cities

Between 1990 and 2014, ozone levels in 33 U.S. national parks were about the same as in the 20 largest urban areas, according to an analysis published in Science Advances. High ozone levels result in reduced visibility.

By Diane Domina

What is Valley Fever?

Learn more about valley fever, a strange and rare fungal infection of the lungs.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Dangers of Vaping: What You Need to Know

E-cigarettes, or vaporizers, are increasingly popular with young people. Learn about the dangers of vaping, including exposure to toxic metals and acute respiratory illness.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

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.

Common Heartburn Meds Increase Pneumonia Risk in Seniors

A class of drugs used to reduce stomach acid in people with heartburn or ulcers may not be completely safe for older adults, according to a recent study.

By Diane Domina

The Best and Worst Foods for Severe Asthma

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

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Meet the Experts

Eli Hendel, M.D.

Health Professional

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

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

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