Posts Tagged: lungs

Eight tips for breathing easier

If you have a condition that impacts your lungs—like asthma, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis or even allergies—breathing freely can be a daily struggle. While perfect functioning may not always be possible, there are some common-sense actions you can take to reduce your difficulties and flare ups. And many of them…
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Does my child have asthma?

About 10 percent of children in the United States have asthma. Asthma is the third leading cause of hospital admission for children and accounts for more than 13 million missed days of school each year! But what is asthma? Is it something your child might be at risk for? Asthma is a condition where the airways that allow…
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Breathe easy – learn more about COPD

Breathing is essential to life. Which is why it is important to be aware of COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  November is COPD Awareness Month, and Kentucky bears a particularly high burden with the disease, with the highest adult prevalence rate in the country. More than 9 percent of the state’s adult population is…
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