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2016 Articles

  • Text The Young Investigator Investment: Committing to the Future
    April 28, 2016  |  Alexandra Sierra
    The mission of the Lung Association is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. Research is vital to that mission. Through the Awards and Grants program, our pledge to the future of lung health research is demonstrated, as investing in young investigators is key to gaining a long-term commitment to lung disease research.
    Related Topics:  Research, Impact,
  • Dark grey background with red cut outs of Texas and Florida next to each other Zach's Facts: How do you know if COPD is worse in one state than another?
    April 25, 2016  |  Zach Jump
    COPD is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. We know it impacts some states more than others, but comparing one state to another isn't exactly apples to apples.
    Related Topic:  Science
  • A grandmother and her granddaughter standing in a garden marveling over a flower in the granddaughter's hand Protecting Our Climate and Health on Earth Day
    April 22, 2016  |  Lyndsay Moseley Alexander
    Earth Day is an important opportunity to remember the connection between our health and the health of the environments in which we live. And the evidence of this connection is growing.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • Tree with color on one half and black and white on the other side with a highway sign in front of it The Trouble with Traveling Air Pollution
    April 21, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    With the release of our 17th annual "State of the Air" report, we've decided to take a closer look at one of the biggest challenges of air pollution. Air pollution just won't stay put! It has no respect for state lines and freely travels wherever the wind takes it.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • Older man blowing his nose on a park bench with a field of grass behind him Don't Fear Spring Allergies and Asthma
    April 14, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    It's finally spring! The days are getting longer, flowers are starting to bloom, the weather is warming up and - oh, unfortunately asthma and allergy triggers are making their seasonal appearance.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Kate Forbes speaking at a podium Behind the Scenes: Q&A with Kathryn Forbes, American Lung Association National Board Chair
    April 10, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    Kathryn (Kate) Forbes is an American Lung Association volunteer. She's been a member of the national Board of Directors since 2009, and has served the past two years as our Board Chair. In this position, she provides leadership and support to Lung Association staff working nationwide to drive forward our mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. We had a little QA with her.
    Related Topic:  Impact
  • boy looks out at baseball stadium On Opening Day 2016: No More Chew in Baseball Stadiums
    April 6, 2016  |  Thomas Carr
    Baseball season is here! And at some stadiums you may notice something new: the wads of chewing tobacco that players stuffed in their cheeks will be a thing of the past.
  • It's Time to Address Climate Change - Our Health Depends on It
    April 1, 2016  |  Lyndsay Moseley Alexander
    You may have heard that climate change will put people's health at risk for years to come. But did you know that cutting climate change pollution can protect human health immediately?
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • A Fish with a Lung? Meet Granddad
    March 29, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    Lungs are essential to life, and not just for humans. Today we want to introduce you to Granddad, a 100-year-old lungfish whose unique respiratory system, having both gills and a lung, not only help him to survive, but may also be key to the evolutionary origins of the lung.
    Related Topics:  Arts & Entertainment, Science,
  • Close up of hand texting on smartphone Texting to Stop TB
    March 23, 2016  |  Eyal Oren, PhD
    A Lung Association-funded project is examining new ways to increase the likelihood that individuals will complete their treatment for latent TB through a series of text message reminders and motivators. The thought is that by tailoring a text reminder system for patients who self-administer medications to regularly take their medications, we may be able to improve adherence to latent TB treatment and provide evidence for adopting or expanding reminder and adherence systems.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, Science, Research,
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