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What Really Happens When We Sneeze?

You may have wondered how a sneeze comes on so suddenly. Sneezing is actually a complex process which although it happens in an instant, involves your brain, your lungs, as well as your nose and throat. To learn all the details, check out the infographic below!

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What Really Happens When We Sneeze?

About James F.X. Kenealy, MD

Growing up in the Hudson Valley in New York, Dr. James F.X. Kenealy was very close to his grandfather who became ill and eventually passed away from lung cancer. “It was a very frustrating and disheartening experience. I felt very helpless that I couldn’t do anything,” he explains. “That made me want to have a medical career so I could do something to help others in a similar situation.”

Now a board-certified...

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