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May 14, 2021

Why We Stand for Clean Air

Lung health begins with the air you breathe. Polluted air puts everyone’s lungs at risk for asthma, COPD, and even lung cancer. And our loved ones living with asthma and COPD may experience worse symptoms on bad air quality days. Unfortunately, more than 137 million Americans – over 40 percent – live in communities with […]
May 5, 2021

Three Asthma Myths Uncovered

More than 25 million people across the U.S. live with asthma. While there is no cure, people can manage their asthma to prevent flare-ups (also known as attacks or episodes) and live well. Asthma is one of the most common lung diseases but also one of the most misunderstood. May is Asthma Awareness Month, and we […]
April 29, 2021

RHA Statement on FDA’s Proposed Menthol Cigarette Ban

In Lung Health Victory, FDA Plans New Product Standards to Ban Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars Today the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced plans to issue product standards within the next year to ban menthol as a characterizing flavor in cigarettes and ban all characterizing flavors (including menthol) in cigars. The decision comes […]
April 22, 2021

Clean Air Protects Lung Health

Did you know more than 137 million Americans live in communities with unhealthy levels of air pollution? Clean air is critical to protecting lung health. While air pollution is bad for anyone to breathe, it is especially dangerous for people living with asthma, COPD, and other lung conditions. Breathing polluted air can irritate your lungs and may […]
March 24, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines and Lung Disease

As COVID-19 vaccines become available to older adults and people living with chronic conditions like lung disease, it’s important to consider scheduling an appointment for yourself. Older adults, as well as people with COPD, are at greater risk for experiencing more severe health outcomes related to COVID-19. Getting the shot is safe for people living […]
March 24, 2021

RHA hosts annual stair climb event outdoors in 2021

For Immediate Release March 23, 2021 Erica Krutsch, Director of Marketing & Communications 734-262-4527 [email protected] Hustle Chicago® charity stair climb to take place outdoors, with masks April 18 The event benefits Chicago lung health nonprofit Respiratory Health Association CHICAGO, IL – Amid other signs of spring and a slow return to post-pandemic ways of life, […]
February 14, 2021

Celebrating Organ Donors and the Lives They Impact

Every February, National Donor Day celebrates and recognizes those who changed the lives of others through organ donation. According to Donate Life America, 113,000 people in the U.S. are currently waiting for life-saving organ transplants. Thousands of those are living with lung cancer or other chronic lung diseases like pulmonary fibrosis. One person’s organ donation […]
January 27, 2021

Jewelry Television Partners with RHA for Women’s Lung Health

Living with lung disease not only affects your breathing, but your peace of mind as well. Lung disease is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Women, in particular, are at a greater risk of developing lung disease than men. Nearly 21 million U.S. women live with lung diseases like asthma, chronic […]
January 23, 2021

Protect Your Family with a Home Radon Test

Radon is an odorless, colorless gas that occurs naturally in the environment. It can enter homes through cracks in the foundation and go unnoticed for long periods of time – potentially causing long-term lung health problems for those living inside. Breathing in radon can damage cells in the lungs and even lead to lung cancer. […]
December 31, 2020

Sharing Hope for a Future Free of Lung Disease

As we close out a year of many challenges, I am proud of all we have accomplished at Respiratory Health Association (RHA). Together, we have continued to reach for a future free of lung disease. With the support of our dearest friends, supporters, and partners this year, we made some amazing progress. Five things give […]
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