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  • Healthcare advocate in turquoise jacket shaking hands with representative I Have Cancer. And I Can't Imagine Losing My Healthcare.
    June 21, 2017  |  Ashley M.
    Ashley M shares her story about battling lung cancer and why healthcare coverage is important to her. Read her story and stand with the American Lung Association to tell our Senators to protect American’s healthcare.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE, Impact,
  • LUNG FORCE Hero and American Lung Association Lung Cancer Patient Advisory Group member Karen Loss. Entering the World of Lung Cancer Clinical Trials: A Patient’s Perspective
    June 20, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    LUNG FORCE Hero and American Lung Association Lung Cancer Patient Advisory Group member Karen Loss was diagnosed with stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer in November 2012. Since her diagnosis, she has been on several lung cancer treatments, and has participated in clinical trials.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Father's Day Blog A Father's Reason for Quitting Smoking
    June 15, 2017  |  Stu Krogman
    While quitting smoking is a very personal decision, and one that only a smoker can make, certain life changes — like starting a family — can affect our decisions, especially when it comes to our health. For Stu Krogman, he made the decision to quit smoking when he became a father — and he hasn't looked back since.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
  • The U.S. Surgeon General has concluded that e-cigarette aerosol is not harmless, and can contain harmful and potentially harmful chemicals, including nicotine. Don't Be Fooled—E-cig Aerosol Is Not Harmless for Kids
    June 6, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    What's coming out of an e-cigarette (aerosol) may look different than secondhand smoke from cigarettes, but it's far from harmless.
  • survivor_hands_k Supporting Survivors Today and Every Day
    June 2, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Every year on the first Sunday of June, local events are organized throughout the country in support of cancer survivors. National Cancer Survivor Day® is a celebration and rally of support for survivors.
    Related Topic:  Impact
  • outdoor_air_k Four Things to Know about Air Quality and Exercising Outdoors
    May 23, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    For many people, one of the best parts of summer is being outside running, biking, hiking – doing anything that lets you enjoy the weather and move your body. But, high air pollution levels can have harmful effects on your lungs.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • storycorps_k Sharing Our Stories to Shine a Spotlight on the Realities of Lung Cancer
    May 19, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Lung cancer has very few symptoms early on, which is one reason why the disease is so deadly. It is often found by chance. And even though lung cancer is the leading cancer killer, awareness remains critically low.
    Related Topic:  LUNG FORCE
  • Thanking Mothers and Advocates Who Fight for Healthy Air for All Children
    May 15, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Mothers are some of our greatest advocates in the fight for healthy air. Many of our amazing volunteers are mothers who know how important it is to protect children’s health by safeguarding clean air protections.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • Why I Joined LUNG FORCE
    May 12, 2017  |  Heather P., LUNG FORCE Hero
    Five years after losing her mother to lung cancer, LUNG FORCE Hero Heather P. shares her story with the hope of raising awareness, encouraging others and, someday, finding a cure.
    Related Topic:  LUNG FORCE
  • quitday_k Support from Day One: Turning a lung cancer diagnosis into action
    May 8, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    To say receiving a lung cancer diagnosis is overwhelming is an understatement. The day you hear those words, your life changes forever. Once you’ve had a moment to process the diagnosis, it is natural to think “Now what?”
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • dustmite_k Allergic to WHAT?! Everything You (Never) Wanted to Know About House Dust Mites
    May 5, 2017  |  Amanda Reddy, National Center for Healthy Housing
    Chances are nobody has ever told you the cold, hard truth about dust mites, but here it is. You have them. Everybody does. But what are they and why do we care? And what can we do about them?
    Related Topics:  Healthy Air, Health & Wellness,
  • National Volunteer Week: Texas teen volunteers as lung cancer advocate after personal tragedy
    April 26, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    It’s National Volunteer Week, and at the American Lung Association, volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. Whether making calls to their lawmakers, working the registration table at a LUNG FORCE Walk, or leading an Open Airways for Schools class, we depend on volunteers to advance our mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
    Related Topic:  Impact
  • In Support of Science
    April 25, 2017  |  Paul Billings
    Earth Day in Washington, D.C., was cool and rainy, but it did not dampen the spirits of thousands of scientists, students and supporters of science marching from the Washington Monument to the Capitol. Joined by an energetic group of colleagues, plus American Lung Association volunteers and friends, we assembled early Saturday morning and made our way to the March for Science rally.
    Related Topic:  Science
  • capitol17_k Advocacy Day 2017 Wrap Up: Q&A with John F. Emanuel, Board Chair
    April 24, 2017  |  John F. Emanuel, JD
    Earlier this month, LUNG FORCE heroes from across the country went to Washington, D.C., for the American Lung Association’s second annual LUNG FORCE Advocacy Day. Our editorial team talked to John F. Emanuel, JD, Lung Association Board Chair, about his experiences on Capitol Hill and how he sees LUNG FORCE growing in the future.
    Related Topic:  LUNG FORCE
  • atlantic_k2 The Air We Breathe
    April 21, 2017  |  Kim Lacina
    Yesterday, April 20th, the American Lung Association participated in The Atlantic's The Air We Breathe summit, a day following the release of our 18th annual "State of the Air" report.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • Consider Clinical Trials for Lung Cancer
    April 19, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    When it was time for Diane Legg to begin treatment for recurrent lung cancer, she asked her doctor about clinical trials.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • coolkids_k Making a Difference: Virginia High School Students Spreading Air Quality Awareness to Protect Lung Health
    April 14, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Meet Zoe Perry and Blake Rogers. Zoe and Blake are students at Westfield High School in Chantilly, Virginia, and started the Air Quality Flag Program at their school to help educate students about air pollution and enable them to make healthy choices.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • scan_k Why Lung Cancer Screening Isn’t for Never Smokers
    April 11, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of both men and women. Why is the disease so fatal? One reason is that lung cancer does not often show symptoms until later stages when it has already spread. This makes early detection key and lung cancer screening so important for those at risk, particularly for those who have smoked heavily and for a long time.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • topten_k The Terrible 10: Air Pollution's Top 10 Health Risks
    April 7, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    We know that the air we breathe is important, but why? Air pollution may sometimes be invisible, but it can leave a big imprint on our health. In fact, we're learning that air pollution can impact our health in more ways than previously imagined.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • advocacyday_k Advocacy Day 2017: Together We Stand- Our Fight Against Lung Cancer
    April 3, 2017  |  Harold P. Wimmer
    Nearly three years ago, the American Lung Association formed LUNG FORCE with the goal of uniting the nation against lung cancer, the leading cancer killer of both women and men in the U.S. Together, we are making lung cancer a cause people care about, driving policy change and increasing research funding.
    Related Topic:  LUNG FORCE
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