Staying Healthy During
If you live with lung diseases like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or pulmonary fibrosis, taking steps to avoid getting sick is especially important as you are at greater risk of developing a more severe case. Respiratory Health Association has developed a number of resources to help.
2020 Virtual CowaLUNGa Charity Bike Tour
An Update on Our 2020 Ride
For 24 years, we have enjoyed building a community of riders, supporters, volunteers and friends through our annual charity bike tour, which benefits Respiratory Health Association’s community lung health work. This year we are excited to announce the first ever Virtual CowaLUNGa Charity Bike Tour, so that we can ride safely while still supporting healthy lungs and clean air for all!
Helping Kids with Asthma
New Guide for Providing
Asthma Medication in Schools
In August 2018, an Illinois law allowing schools to stock and administer asthma medication took effect. To help schools implement this stock albuterol policy, we worked with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to create a new toolkit with information and recommendations.
What You Should Know About Vaping
When it comes to electronic cigarettes, separating fact from fiction can be a challenge. Know the truth about vaping and how it can affect your health.
HEALTHY LUNGS AND CLEAN AIR FOR ALL
Taking lung health seriously is nothing new for Mia Fritsch-Anderson. Since an asthma diagnosis at the age of five, she has gotten used to taking extra precautions to avoid getting sick. The pandemic has meant additional challenges, but she’s using her own experiences to help others.
We are pleased to name Mark Dransfield, MD, Medical Director of the Lung Health Center at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), as recipient of the 2020 Solovy Award for Advancement in COPD.
This year, we have faced extraordinary challenges and made remarkable progress. The dedicated support of our lung health community makes it possible for us to have an impact throughout Illinois and beyond.