Peer Pressure and Vaping

The kids are back in school, and as the parent of a teenager, it seems as though one of the biggest fears I have surrounds peer pressure and positive decision making.  As a child enters the teenage years they tend to spend more time with their group of friends. I have...

Loud, Frequent Snoring Could Indicate OSA

When it comes to sleep, I’m not afraid to admit that it’s something I look forward to and enjoy immensely. There’s nothing like getting into your own bed and getting ready for a great night’s sleep. But then it happens- your sleep partner starts snoring. It’s not just...

Asthma and Type 2 Inflammation

Asthma is characterized by airflow obstruction, increased mucus production, and increased inflammation in the airways. If you’ve ever experienced an asthma attack you know the feeling of struggling to catch your breath and coughing up mucus. But what about...

Patient Perspective: Living with Severe Asthma

Kristin Nowack, a severe asthma patient, contributed this blog post for Breathe Pennsylvania. Have you been diagnosed with severe asthma?   I have been living with severe asthma and know the trials and tribulations one may face.  Severe asthma is not your typical...

Some FAQs about COPD

Dr. Tiffany DuMont and the Breathe PA team Dr. DuMont is a pulmonologist with Allegheny Health Network and member of the Breathe Pennsylvania Board of Directors. As a pulmonologist, I get a lot of questions from patients. Here are some common questions I hear in the...

World Asthma Day 2019

Join Breathe Pennsylvania as we celebrate World Asthma Day on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. This annual event was originally organized in 1998 by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) supported by USA based National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the World Asthma...