Ventilators and lung health are on the minds of most of us these days, as COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc across the globe.
Dr. Michael J. Stephen, MD, is the author of Breath Taking: The Power, Fragility, and Future of Our Extraordinary Lungs. Dr. Stephen is an associate professor at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center. He is a leader of numerous clinical trials and has been on the front line caring for COVID-19 patients—and also recovered from the virus himself.
In this episode, he tells us about his own and his family's battle with COVID, optimizing our respiratory muscles and wellness, getting in tune with our breath, what happens if you smoked in your teens and 20's, and the right to clean air.