Lung Health Videos

Get healthy tips for managing lung diseases and watch NHLBI researchers discussing their work to advance research and improve patients’ lives.



Learn about managing and controlling asthma. Share these animations on your social media channels or website to help others learn more about managing and controlling asthma.

Learn About Asthma

Learn About Treatment for Asthma

Learn How to Use an Asthma Action Plan

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a serious lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. Common symptoms that people often mistake as normal signs of aging include wheezing, shortness of breath, ongoing coughing, chest tightness, or a combination of all. If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms, talk with a health care provider about getting a breathing test. Share these animations with others to spread the word.

What is COPD?

Learn About Spirometry

Recognize the early symptoms of COPD: Learn More Breathe Better

Learn About Pulmonary Rehabilitation

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Hear from Breathe Better Network Partners

This 7-video series features interviews with Network members whose organizations are working to address COPD and move the COPD National Action Plan forward. Featured organizations include the American Lung Association, Atrium Health, The COPD Foundation, The Dorney-Koppel Foundation, and the Respiratory Health Association. These videos focus on key challenges and themes in our Learn More Breathe Better COPD work. Share these videos using the hashtag #BreatheBetter and tag the Learn More Breathe Better program, @BreatheBetter in your posts.

The Impact of the COPD National Action Plan

How Can We Help People Recognize Signs of COPD

The Future of COPD Research and Treatment

Breathing Better with a COPD Diagnosis

How Does a COPD Diagnosis Affect the Person’s Loved Ones?

A Message to People Living with COPD and their Caregivers

Partnering in the Fight Against COPD

2018 Research Conference on Sleep and the Health of Women

The NHLBI collaborated with the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health and the HHS Office on Women’s Health on this research conference to highlight the importance of sleep for the health of women. (Published in 2018)

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COPD Journey Series 

This video series, COPD Journey: From Learning More to Breathing Better, features NHLBI scientists talking about the prevalence of COPD and how to diagnose and manage it, as well as the COPD National Action Plan and the Institute’s commitment to reducing the burden of the disease. Share these videos on social media using #COPDjourney.(Published in 2018)

The Basics of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

How is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Diagnosed?

Taking a Spirometry Test

How Can Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Be Managed?

Who Has and Is Most at Risk for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?

What’s Ahead for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?

NHLBI Support for Personalized Therapy in Lung Disease

Keynote speaker James Kiley, Ph.D., of the NHLBI’s Division of Lung Diseases, talks about advancing research for pulmonary fibrosis.(Published in 2018)

What is COPD?

James Kiley, Ph.D., and Antonello (Tony) Punturieri, M.D., Ph.D., of the NHLBI’s Division of Lung Diseases, explain what you need to know about COPD.(Published in 2017)

COPD National Action Plan

Learn more about COPD, a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S., and how the COPD National Action Plan aims to raise awareness and reduce the burden of the disease.(Published in 2017)

NHLBI Orloff Award 2015: Stewart Levine & Jay Chung

2015 NHLBI Orloff Award recipients Jay Chung, M.D., Ph.D., from NHLBI’s Laboratory of Obesity and Aging Research, and Stewart Levine, M.D., from NHLBI’s Laboratory of Asthma and Lung Inflammation, explain how their labs, which focus on different fields, came together to find a potentially novel therapy for asthma.(Published in 2016)

Narcolepsy Research and Care

Michael Twery, M.D., director of the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research in the NHLBI's Division of Lung Diseases, interviews Emmanuel Mignot, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine and the Stanford Center for Narcolepsy, about advances in narcolepsy research. (Published in 2013)