From 1980 through the year 2014, over 4.6 million Americans have died from a range of chronic respiratory illnesses. Over 85% of these deaths (3.9 million people) were from from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which became the third leading cause of death (just ahead of stroke) in the United States.
A new analysis has found that smoking bans help protect the health of children's lungs; in fact, anti-smoking policies were linked to drops in childhood asthma attacks.
First Texas, now Florida.
For the second time in less than a month, residents of the second and third most populous states, respectively, are confronting the enormous task of recovering from devastating hurricanes that exacted huge health and financial tolls.
Rain often helps people with allergies or allergic asthma by bringing pollen to the ground. But a new study says that's not necessarily the case with thunderstorms, which may actually trigger asthma outbreaks.