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How boost lung health and breathe better: Tips from a pulmonologist

Most people have no idea how healthy or unhealthy their lungs are.





Nov. 3, 2021, 10:58 AM CDT / Source: TODAY

By A. Pawlowski


Heart health gets a lot of attention, but the state of our lungs — which provide oxygen and allow us to speak, sing and smell — historically hasn’t received the same amount of concern.


That is until COVID-19 hit, of course.


Like many lung specialists, Dr. MeiLan Han, a pulmonologist at the University of Michigan Health System, was overwhelmed with patients in the spring of 2020 and each surge that followed.


Suddenly, everyone wanted to know how to take care of their respiratory system, but most people have no idea how healthy or unhealthy their lungs are, Han writes in her new book, “Breathing Lessons: A Doctor's Guide to Lung Health.”




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