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  • 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.
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  • 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).
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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?
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  • 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.
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