The April Health Writing Challenge is here! Last month we wrote about cancer, and this month, our focus is on lung diseases. The terminology and procedures are slightly more complex than our heart disease challenge, so think of this one as the next level up!
Remember, the idea is to complete one micro writing task a day for 30 days. Do as many challenges as you can throughout the month, and feel free to share your results with your health writing friends and me!
Just a little bit of writing every day will add up to big results at the end of the year.
Missed our previous challenges? View them all here.
Plain text version: April 2022 Health Writing Challenge
Theme: Lung Diseases
1 APRIL Explain what the lungs do.
2 APRIL Define lung cancer.
3 APRIL Explain what happens during a lung function test.
4 APRIL Define asbestosis.
5 APRIL Explain why you might need a sleep test.
6 APRIL Define silicosis.
7 APRIL Explain what happens in a thoracic ultrasound.
8 APRIL Define acute respiratory distress syndrome.
9 APRIL List three common symptoms of sleep disorders.
10 APRIL Define mesothelioma.
11 APRIL Explain the differences between a chest CT, MRI and X-Ray.
12 APRIL Define asthma.
13 APRIL Explain what happens during a lung transplant.
14 APRIL Define COPD.
15 APRIL Explain what happens in a bullectomy.
16 APRIL Define bronchiectasis.
17 APRIL Explain what happens in a pulmonary angiogram.
18 APRIL Define cystic fibrosis.
19 APRIL List five common treatments for COPD.
20 APRIL Define idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
21 APRIL List three common symptoms of lung diseases generally.
22 APRIL Define pulmonary hypertension.
23 APRIL List three rare lung diseases.
24 APRIL Define COVID-19.
25 APRIL List three jobs that increase the risk of silicosis.
26 APRIL Define tuberculosis.
27 APRIL Explain why you might need a pulmonary endarterectomy.
28 APRIL Define pneumonia.
29 APRIL List three self-care strategies for managing COPD.
30 APRIL Define pulmonary oedema.