Important Websites


A study at Duke University Hospital is placing coils in the damaged lungs of patients to improve breathing.



Duke Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine

The Duke Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine is committed to offering patients exceptional care; conducting research to better understand, diagnose, and treat pulmonary disease; and training other physicians and students about aspects of our specialty.  The Duke Asthma, Allergy, and Airway Center is a clinical program within the Duke Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine.

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

The American Thoracic Society is an international society made up of over 15,000 physicians, research scientists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. It is one of the world's leading medical associations dedicated to advancing clinical and scientific understanding of pulmonary diseases, critical illnesses and sleep-related breathing disorders.

American Lung Association (ALA)

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research.  The ALA is a great resource for additional information about your lungs (how your lungs work and how to protect them), various lung diseases (COPD, asthma, influenza, lung cancer), and resources to help smokers quit smoking.


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