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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 ekrutsch@resphealth.org 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 […]
December 17, 2020

Mia Gives Hope for a Future Where Everyone Breathes Easier

Throughout the years, young people have challenged society to do better and often advocate a different future – the future they wish to inherit. This year was no exception, and Respiratory Health Association was driven by passionate young people toward a future where everyone breathes easier. One of these young advocates, Mia Fritsch-Anderson, eagerly stepped […]
December 14, 2020

Thank You for Making a Difference in 2020

From all of us at Respiratory Health Association, thank you for supporting lung health this year. You brought hope to people living with lung disease and made possible a future where everyone breathes easy.
December 10, 2020

COVID-19 Safety This Holiday Season

The holiday season is here and with it, questions and concerns about celebrating safely while COVID-19 continues to spread. While the safest option this year is to celebrate with only those in your household and virtually “connect” with loved ones, the CDC has released new guidelines for those who wish to gather in person. While […]
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