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January 2017 Articles

  • Why We All Need to Come Together and Fight for Healthcare Coverage
    January 31, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    More than 32 million Americans have some kind of lung disease -- asthma, COPD (which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis), lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis or others -- and each of them know that when you struggle to breathe, that’s all that matters.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, Impact,
  • Is Enough Being Done to Prevent and Reduce Tobacco Use?
    January 25, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    The American Lung Association’s “State of Tobacco Control" 2017 report shows both the progress and failure of states and the federal government to prevent and reduce tobacco use.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
  • Where does your donation go?
    January 23, 2017  |  John F. Emanuel, JD
    Gifts to the American Lung Association come in many different forms – one-time donations, memorials, planned giving, funds raised through events, such as Fight For Air Climbs or LUNG FORCE Walks. No matter how you give, as good stewards, we are committed to making your donation go as far as possible with proven-effective strategies.
    Related Topic:  Impact
  • Day I Quit blog logo I Still Have Urges, But I’m Smokefree
    January 17, 2017  |  George Garcia
    I’ve never really liked smoking. I tried to quit more than a dozen times but I was addicted to the nicotine—so much so that I actually got addicted to nicotine patches.
  • 8 tips graphic 8 Tips to Quit Smoking for Good in 2017
    January 9, 2017  |  Bill Blatt
    If you or a loved one is thinking about quitting smoking, this is the year to quit for good with the right resources, and with family and friends cheering on.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
  • Happy Birthday, EACH Breath
    January 6, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    We’ve put together a few highlights from the past year, taking a look at some of the most popular posts and a few hidden gems you might’ve missed.
    Related Topic:  Impact
  • 4 women on blue whoosh background LUNG FORCE: Immunotherapy Comes of Age
    June 13, 2016  |  Deborah Copaken
    "I became interested in medicine in grade school after volunteering at an emergency room which I found exciting, and then in college I rode along with the student run emergency service," said Dr. Mary Jo Fidler, an oncologist at the Rush University Medical School who's turned her childhood passion for saving lives into a career in the burgeoning field of immunotherapy, particularly as it relates to the treatment of lung cancer.
    Related Topic:  LUNG FORCE
  • 4 women on blue whoosh background LUNG FORCE: Patti LaBelle Gets Personal about Losing Loved Ones to Lung Cancer
    May 9, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    Grammy Award-winning singer Patti LaBelle lost many people close to her to lung cancer. Two of her sisters, Jackie and Vivian, lost their lives to the disease in their early 40s as well as her first choir instructor who helped shape who she is as a performer.
    Related Topic:  LUNG FORCE
  • 4 women on blue whoosh background Fighting for Lung Cancer Patients: My experience at LUNG FORCE Advocacy Day
    March 30, 2016  |  Lysa B.
    I was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer on September 27, 2011. I will never forget that day and the doctor's exact words: "You have lung cancer that has already spread to your spine." I was 40 years old, very active and fit, and had no known risk factors. I was learning, like thousands of others, that you only need lungs to get lung cancer.
    Related Topic:  LUNG FORCE
  • 4 women on blue whoosh background LUNG FORCE: Celebrating Women's History Month and Fighting Lung Cancer with Valerie Harper
    March 25, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    America absolutely fell in love with Valerie Harper for her portrayal of Rhoda Morgenstern in The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Rhoda and Mary were an unstoppable team, especially when they were both single, but it was Rhoda that stole the show. She was spunky, brash and fun, brave enough to move to New York on her own, and divorced—unapologetically—in an era when this was uncommon.
    Related Topic:  LUNG FORCE
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