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2017 Articles

  • 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.
  • Clean Power Plan 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.
  • Frank F. From Scan to Cancer Survivor
    November 1, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Frank F. successfully quit smoking after making a promise to his daughter. A smoker since the age of 15, Frank said that smoking was a part of his everyday life. “Back in those days, you had people who were lighting up before doing just about anything.” Before quitting, Frank had smoked 22,000 cigarettes over 30 years.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
  • Captain Planet Let’s Be Heroes: Classic Cartoon Encourages Kids to Take Care of the Environment
    October 27, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Remember Captain Planet and the Planeteers? We do! It's a cartoon that aired from 1990-1996 and taught viewers to care about the environment.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
  • Lung health in the workplace You Don’t Have to Wheeze at Work
    October 23, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Nearly 156 million Americans have the same thing in common, going to work. Since working adults spend more than half of their lives at work, the workplace becomes like a second home. Unlike at home, you may have less control at work over your exposure to certain irritants and allergens.
    Related Topics:  Healthy Air, Health & Wellness,
  • Yoga breathing Yoga, Tai Chi and Your Lungs: The Benefits of Breathing through Exercise
    September 27, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    There are countless health benefits of physical activity and exercise. But for those who live with a lung disease, engaging in a typical workout can be difficult, and without the guidance of a health professional may even be unsafe.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Asthma medication in schools Why Schools Should Stock Asthma Inhalers
    September 21, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    For many children with asthma, flare-ups happen while at school. A quick-relief inhaler can reverse asthma symptoms, but what if the student forgets their inhaler at home and a parent is unable to retrieve it?
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Rachel S. and her family at a Fight For Air Climb in 2015. A Chance to 'Be Rachel' Again. My Pulmonary Fibrosis Story
    September 11, 2017  |  Rachel Szymialowicz
    At the age of 4, I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. My parents and I were told that this disease generally presents itself in either of two forms: one that attacks primarily the joints or a systemic version that attacks the internal organs.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
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