2017 Articles

  • Knoxville Spotlight on Success: How Knoxville Dramatically Reduced Ozone Smog and Became a Cleaner, Healthier City
    December 20, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    When the American Lung Association's Annual "State of the Air" report first landed in the news in 2000, the media interest around the report exploded in Knoxville, Tennessee, which the report ranked as the 12th most ozone-polluted city in the U.S.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • Martha S. Saving More Lives Through Lung Cancer Screening
    December 19, 2017  |  Martha S.
    Lung cancer screening is key to saving more lives of those at high risk for the disease. I know because a scan saved me.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
  • Holiday Gatherings How to Prepare Lung-Friendly Holiday Gatherings
    December 14, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    It’s that time of year again—holiday party season is in full swing. Chestnuts are roasting, marshmallows are toasting, and we’re here to help you celebrate the most wonderful time of the year without the added worry of your lung health.
    Related Topics:  Healthy Air, Health & Wellness,
  • Asthma and Flu Season Controlling Your Asthma During the Holidays
    December 8, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Before you start roasting chestnuts on an open fire, if you have asthma, take extra precaution when planning your holiday fun. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can take daily asthma management practices off track, such as taking daily controller medicines and avoiding sick people and asthma triggers.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Bill Kempiners Bill Kempiners: Celebrating Volunteer Leadership in Advocacy
    November 28, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    The American Lung Association was founded by volunteers and volunteers are still a vibrant, energizing force in our organization. From our advocates, LUNG FORCE Heroes and event volunteers to our community health education facilitators and our board members at the local and national level, our mission and impact are driven by dedicated and generous volunteers.
    Related Topics:  LUNG FORCE, Impact,
  • Foliage illustration in fall colors What Are You Thankful For?
    November 22, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we invite you to share what you are thankful for.
    Related Topic:  Impact
  • supplemental oxygen Talking about Supplemental Oxygen with Your Family
    November 15, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Being diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be a big health and life transition, but there are little things you can do to help ease changes for you and your family.
  • CPP The Clean Power Plan: 3 Things You Need to Know
    November 14, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    On October 10, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants that will improve health and save lives. Repealing this critical plan would be a step backwards in America’s fight for healthy air.
  • Lung Cancer Screening Saves Lives Why We Need More Awareness around Lung Cancer Screening
    November 13, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Lung cancer screening is one of the most powerful tools we have in stopping lung cancer, with the potential to save tens of thousands of lives if everyone at risk is screened. The problem, though, is most people don’t know about it.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Palliative Care An Inside Look at Lung Cancer and Palliative Care
    November 6, 2017  |  Carly Ornstein
    Coping with side effects from lung cancer and its treatment can be one of the most stressful parts of facing a cancer diagnosis. Many people don't know there is a medical sub-specialty called palliative medicine (sometimes called supportive care) that is aimed at helping patients manage their side effects and improve their quality of life.
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