Pulmonary DiseaseInfo Center

You're Doing It Wrong
Once asthma and lung disease patients leave the hospital and are no longer under the supervision of physicians, they are likely to misuse their respiratory inhalers, according to new research.
Bigger Babies, Bigger Lungs
The health of premature babies' lungs may get better with improved nutrition and weight gain, according to a study by University of Michigan researchers.
Mealtime Matters
Researchers have identified a link between the health of children with asthma and the quality of family interactions at mealtime.
Now in 3-D
Scientists have created a model of the molecule that causes the chronic lung inflammation responsible for asthma. This model may help in the design of new and improved asthma drugs.
Lack of Sun Might Hurt Your Lungs
Researchers have found a relationship between vitamin D deficiency and a specific type of interstitial lung disease.
Lung Disease Leads to Death from Other Causes
Patients who are undergoing long-term oxygen therapy to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have an increased risk of death from other non-respiratory health complications.
Good Gums Mean Good Lungs
Having healthy gums may prevent serious and potentially fatal respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia, according to the American Academy of Periodontology.
Diesel in the Air
Researchers from Duke University have discovered how nanoparticles in diesel fumes can harm cells in the lungs.
Third-Hand Smoke
Much research has been done that illustrates the dangers of second-hand smoke. Now, a new study shows that "third-hand smoke" is also harmful to your health.
Sickened by 9/11
At the end of the last year's session, Congress passed a bill to provide health care for 9/11 first responders who suffer from conditions linked only to their work following the terrorist attacks.