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2017 Articles

  • Throwback Thursday: Women for Lung Health through the Decades
    March 16, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Much of our success wouldn't have been possible without the help of the many inspirational women who have advanced our mission along the way. In honor of Women's History Month, we recognize and thank the trailblazing women championing lung health.
    Related Topic:  Impact
  • bbc_k_blog Q&A With a Better Breathers Club Facilitator
    March 14, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Finding a support system helps to make living with a chronic lung disease a bit easier. The American Lung Association's Better Breathers Clubs (BBC) bring together individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, interstitial pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and other lung disease to talk about managing their symptoms through everyday life.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • The Run That Changed My Life
    March 9, 2017  |  Brent Green
    The boy lay pensively inside an oxygen tent, struggling to breathe the cold, aseptic air; nurses and doctors gathered curiously around their little patient. The child became frightened by this sea of white coats, not knowing if their appearance might precede some other invasive treatment for his inability to inhale.
  • emily_k Remembering Emily Bissell in Honor of Women’s History Month
    March 3, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    As the American Lung Association celebrates Women's History Month this March, we remember the legacy and accomplishments of one woman who was a pioneering public health hero – Emily Bissell.
    Related Topic:  Impact
  • caring_k Caring for the Caregiver: How to support a loved one with lung disease
    March 1, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Marriages begin with many dreams – for families, adventures, happiness – but those plans don’t often include a chronic lung disease diagnosis. Twenty-one years ago, at the age of 55, Jim Nelson was told he had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and his wife, Mary, has been by his side ever since.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • walking-pneumonia_k What Is Walking Pneumonia?
    February 23, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    “Walking pneumonia” is a non-medical term for a mild case of pneumonia. Technically, it’s called atypical pneumonia and is caused by bacteria or viruses; often a common bacterium called Mycoplasma pneumonia.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • helpline_k Lung HelpLine Is a 'Lifeline'
    February 21, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    The American Lung Association offers online tools and resources on Lung.org to help those living with lung disease, their caregivers and those who want to learn more about lung health and healthy air.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • houseplants_k Getting into the Weeds: Do Houseplants Really Improve Air Quality?
    February 16, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Houseplants can brighten up a room and make it more inviting, but can they actually “clean” the air? As you’ll see, the real story behind the connection between plants and air pollution is complicated.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • Stomach Flu – Menace or Myth?
    February 9, 2017  |  Norman H. Edelman, MD
    We've all heard about someone being sick with the "stomach flu." But, what is the stomach flu? Is it really a type of flu, or is it something else entirely?
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • I Hope One Person Quits Smoking Because of This Blog
    February 6, 2017  |  Chris Trottier
    I was 9 years old, with a few friends, and one of them got cigarettes from their parents. We went to a sand pit in our neighborhood, and I had my first puff. I turned green. But that was the beginning of my love for cigarettes.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
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