October 2016 Articles
From A(sthma) to TB
We talked to a few of this year’s research awardees to get the details on their projects, which run the gamut from asthma and hot weather to drug-resistant tuberculosis.
Research Awards Nationwide: Where Are They Now?
Over the years, we've funded more than 1,550 researchers, many of whom have continued their careers in lung disease. Here's what a few of our previous Research Awards Nationwide awardees are up to now.
Why We Built a FORCE to Defeat Lung Cancer
More women than ever are dying of lung cancer, and in order to save lives we need to understand why.
An Asthma Attack… at 140 MPH
It was the 74th running of the Grand Prix de Pau, my nerves at an all-time high as I got a pat on the head from my mechanic, followed by the call to start engines. The grid cleared and the start lights illuminated. 3, 2, 1, GO!! Racecar Driver TJ Fischer recounts the time he had an asthma attack…. at 140 MPH.
4 Ways to Reduce Your Flu Risk
High fever, cough, chills, sore throat, headache and body aches. Getting the flu is no fun. This contagious respiratory infection affects your whole body — including your nose, throat and lungs. But there are easy ways to reduce your risk for getting and spreading the flu. Follow these four tips:Related Topic: Health & Wellness
The New Lung Cancer Interception Dream Team
Bringing together leaders from across disciplines, institutions, countries and specialties, the new Lung Cancer Interception Dream Team will be tasked with investigating early molecular or other changes that lead to cancer development with the ultimate goal to stop the progress of lung cancer before it starts.
How Raising Tobacco Sales Age to 21 Will Save Lives
Can something as simple as raising the legal age for sale of tobacco products to 21 save lives? Yes! Raising the minimum sales age for tobacco products to 21 could save as many as 223,000 lives for those born between 2000 and 2019. Look at the facts.Related Topic: Tobacco & Smoking
Run a Marathon When You Have Asthma? Yes, You Can.
While completing a marathon is a difficult feat for anyone, it can be especially challenging for those who suffer from a chronic respiratory disease. To learn more about what it’s like to run marathons as an individual who struggles with a respiratory issue, we spoke with Jeremy Deaton, an avid runner living and running with asthma.