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lung disease

Patient Story

‘Heading south quickly’

David Stults developed popcorn lung after exposure to dangerous food chemicals. He's now hitting the school circuit to teach students the dangers of vaping similar substances.

There’s bacteria in that vape

A scientific review of 75 electronic cigarette products finds most are contaminated with germs.

Back away from the BBQ

Toxins in BBQ fumes known as PAHs may be absorbed through the skin, and could cause lung disease and DNA mutations.

Patient Story

‘I think it’s a God thing’

When he couldn't afford treatment, a clinical trial prolonged Jim Blum's life so he could later be matched to a lung transplant.

Patient Story

Back in God’s country

After becoming the first person in the U.S. to get a new heart device, a Canadian Lakes woman returns to the woods she loves.  

Patient Story

Fighting for each breath

Daring to hope for a lung transplant, Judy Weimer keeps up her strength with help from doctors and a home health care team.

Good news: U.S. cancer survivors are living longer

Not-so-good news: The likelihood of other chronic conditions will stress health care system in the next two decades.

Does long-term smog exposure boost heart and lung disease deaths?

Traffic pollution is also a big contributor.

4 transplants, 24 hours

Richard DeVos Heart and Lung Transplant program hits milestone moment with a day chock-full of life-saving surgeries.

Patient Story

The jubilant pulmonologist

A bright future is no longer just a fairy tale for patients with cystic fibrosis.

Get a glimpse inside your lungs

Find out how our docs can help you breathe a little easier

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