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  • cdcaward_k CDC Honors American Lung Association Employees for TB Work
    March 24, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    The American Lung Association is celebrating the achievements of two employees’ outstanding work in the field of tuberculosis (TB) outreach. Luvette Baldwin and Stephanie Quinn, each Health Promotion Managers of the American Lung Association of Georgia, have been named Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) U.S. TB Elimination Champions.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • tb_k World Tuberculosis Day: Five things to understand the global effects of TB
    March 23, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    March 24 is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, an annual event to recognize the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch discovered Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the organism that causes tuberculosis (TB).
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • 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
  • 5 Things to Know About Lung Cancer
    February 3, 2017  |  Jorge Gomez, MD
    Despite being the leading cancer killer in the U.S., lung cancer isn't always on everyone's radar. Learning more about lung cancer can help you better understand the disease, its risk factors and treatment.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Protecting My Child from Nicotine Addiction
    February 1, 2017  |  April Hasson
    When I was in high school, I smoked. I was 14 or 15 when I tried my first cigarette. It seemed like everyone smoked, and a lot of my friends from high school still do. Access to cigarettes was simple.
    Related Topics:  Tobacco & Smoking, Impact,
  • 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
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