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Lung diseases

Did you know that lung disease is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.? In fact, each year nearly 400,000 people in the United States die of lung disease, and over 35 million people in the U.S. suffer from a chronic lung disease.1

Some NetWellness health topics focusing on lung diseases are asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, sarcoidosis, and tuberculosis.

What is the Respiratory System?

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Understanding Lung diseases

  • Breathing Better With a COPD Diagnosis (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)
  • Air Pollution & Respiratory Disease (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences)
  • Asthma
  • Cold and Flu
  • Is Cigarette Smoking a Problem?
  • Learn About Cancer (American Cancer Society)
  • Lung Transplant Surgery and Recovery
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Make Each Breath Healthy
  • National Lung Health Education Program
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  • Commonly Asked Questions


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  • Asthma: Questions to Ask When It Doesn't Get Better (American Academy of Family Physicians)
  • AVM in the Lung
  • Blebs in Lung
  • Bronchitis and Pneumonia
  • Calcified Granulomata in Lung
  • Calcified Lung Mass
  • Calcified Lung Nodule
  • Calcified Lymph Node Eroding into Airway
  • Can a Lung Transplant Be Done Without Blood?
  • Can Lung Transplant Recipients be Too Old?
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  • Additional Information

  • Symptoms and Tests
  • Treatment
  • Complications
  • The Body
  • Research Studies
  • Info by Age, Ethnicity, Sex
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    Last Updated: Mar 07, 2014