July 24, 2023

Lung Disease

As part of a series on lung diseases, HealthCentral interviewed Bindu Akkanti, MD, about corticosteroids for COPD treatment; Pushan Jani, MD, about how allergies can worsen COPD; and Guatam Sikka, MD, about the differences in lungs with COPD, and why…


April 21, 2023

More than one-third of Americans live in places with unhealthy levels of air pollution: Report

More than one-third of Americans live in places with unhealthy levels of air pollution, according to an annual report published by the American Lung Association. The 24th iteration of the State of the Air report determined 19 million fewer Americans…


December 7, 2022

Research reveals how a potentially fatal COVID-19 complication damages lung tissue

Mechanisms involved in the rapid, severe progression of fibrosis in the lung tissues of COVID-19 patients, a potentially fatal complication of the virus that damages and scars the lungs, have been uncovered by researchers led by UTHealth Houston. Until now,…


August 30, 2022

Awake prone positioning does not offer benefit in reducing intubation for COVID-19 induced acute respiratory failure

A large multicenter, randomized clinical trial revealed no difference in the risk of endotracheal intubation requirement at 30 days between awake prone positioning and standard positioning for patients with COVID-19 who suffered from acute hypoxemic respiratory failure, according to research…