Take Steps to Live Better with COPD

November is National COPD Awareness Month, and as the third leading cause of death in the United States – and the fourth worldwide – it’s the public health crisis that nobody is talking about. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a general term that is used...

Vaping During Pregnancy

Vaping, or the inhalation of vapor from an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette), is a controversial topic that advertises many positive health effects. Seen as a healthier alternative to smoking, vaping has been promoted as a replacement to tobacco cigarettes. There are...

E-Cigarette Regulations: What Do They Mean?

On August 8, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took its first steps toward regulating electronic cigarettes, making them subject to extensive review and harder to get into the hands of minors. So, why does the FDA have the authority to regulate these...

Burning Yard Waste and Your Asthma

As outdoor spring cleanup begins, your neighbors are starting to clean up yard waste. Sometimes, a well-intending neighbor can become the bane of your existence when they burn their yard waste, triggering your lung disease. This time of year, Breathe Pennsylvania...