Respiratory Care Services

Physician examining x-ray

Lung diseases are disorders such as asthma, pneumonia, tuberculosis, lung cancer, and many others. According to the American Lung Association:

  • Every year, nearly 361,000 Americans die of lung disease.
  • Lung disease is the number three killer in America, responsible for one in seven deaths.
  • Lung disease and other breathing problems are the number one killer of babies younger than one year old.
  • Today, more than 25 million Americans are living with chronic lung disease.

Lung disease can affect people of all ages, both genders, and all incomes, but affects a disproportionate share of minority populations - particularly African-Americans.