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July 15, 2020

Wearing Masks During COVID-19

In some places, wearing a cloth face covering or mask is now mandatory for indoor and some outdoor public spaces.  In addition to continued social distancing, hand washing, and staying home as much as possible, wearing masks can provide important protections against COVID-19 exposure. For some people with COPD, asthma and other respiratory conditions, facial […]
July 15, 2020

Living With COPD As Reopening Begins

The lifting of stay-at-home orders, while a positive sign, presents special risks for people living with chronic lung disease.  As places are reopening and people begin mixing with family members and friends who are no longer practicing social distancing, people living with COPD need to make sure they stay healthy and avoid exposure to the […]
June 24, 2020

Dr. Mark Dransfield Receives 2020 Solovy Award for COPD Research

Respiratory Health Association (RHA) is 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 his work to improve lives through COPD research. The award is funded by the Kathleen Hart Solovy and Jerold S. Solovy Endowment […]
June 18, 2020

Her Father’s Fight Propels Lindsay to the Finish Line

Written by Amanda Sabino With a heavy beat booming through her headphones, Lindsay Condon sets off on another run. After a year on the sidelines with an injured ankle, she welcomes the return to activity. And now, each run is a step forward in her training for the 2020 Chicago Marathon. The marathon looms large […]
June 17, 2020

Together We Are Working to Prevent Lung Disease and Promote Clean Air

This year we have faced extraordinary challenges, and made remarkable progress. Your dedicated support makes it possible for us to have an impact in communities throughout Illinois and beyond. As we come to the end of our program year, we want to share some of our work to prevent lung disease, promote clean air and […]
June 17, 2020

Air Pollution Action Day Called for June 18

Air Pollution Levels to Bring Widespread Unhealthy Air Quality Throughout Chicago Area on Thursday Air Pollution Exposure a Risk Factor for COVID-19 June 16, 2020 – Chicago, IL — Respiratory Health Association is alerting the public that the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is declaring an Air Pollution Action Day for Thursday, June 18 in the […]
June 5, 2020

A Statement on Racial Justice

To the Respiratory Health Association community, The killings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor have sparked outrage, sadness, and fear across the country. These tragic, preventable deaths and countless others lay bare the persistent racial inequities in our society – inequities that represent a crisis for public health. Respiratory Health Association supports the […]
May 18, 2020

Mia’s Story: Living with Asthma During COVID-19

Mia Fritsch-Anderson, 15, is a freshman at Whitney Young High School in Chicago. She began working with Respiratory Health Association at the age of five after being diagnosed with asthma. She regularly participates in lung health education and advocacy activities in her community and throughout the Chicago area, and won RHA’s Next Generation Advocate award […]
May 8, 2020

Jen Runs to Be Part of Something Powerful

Written by Amanda Sabino Jen Dorval admits her running background is not the most extensive. But for Jen, running with Respiratory Health Association’s Lung Power Team in the Chicago Marathon is about more than just the race. It’s to honor her sister, Dee, who passed away four years ago due to chronic asthma. “Her goal […]
May 6, 2020

We Teamed Up With Fleet Feet and On to Give Back to Front-Line Healthcare Workers

Fleet Feet, Respiratory Health Association deliver 250 pairs of On running shoes to Chicago front-line medical workers Donation provides comfort to staff at three area hospitals during COVID-19 response CHICAGO, IL, May 06, 2020 – Fleet Feet, a leading retailer of athletic footwear and apparel; Respiratory Health Association, Chicago’s local lung health nonprofit; and On, […]
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