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  • 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.
  • 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?”
  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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
  • stigma_2_k Making Lung Cancer Stigma a Thing of the Past
    March 27, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    When people reveal that they have been diagnosed with cancer, what should they expect to hear? One would hope they would receive words of support and encouragement. Unfortunately, when many lung cancer patients divulge their diagnosis, they are asked, “Did you smoke?” This knee-jerk response is the result of a stigma that has followed lung cancer for decades.
  • 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.
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