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lung disease

Patient Story

‘We’ve got a set of lungs for you’

Rick Andreen celebrates a Christmas dream come true—the freedom to breathe.

Vaping could re-shape DNA

Chemical changes seen in cancer patients are also found in people who vape or smoke.

Quit smoking? That means vapes, too

The e-cig industry would like you to believe their product is a safe alternative to cigarettes. It's not.

Patient Story

‘Our only salvation’

A lung transplant saved his life. Now, he is determined to make the most of his second chance.

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.

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