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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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,
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Looking back at 2016 2016 – The Year in Lung Health
    December 27, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    Your lungs may not know it, but they just had a very important year! Looking back at 2016, we see a year of great change, challenges and progress in our mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
  • Deadly December Smogs to Remember—and Prevent
    December 15, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    An episode of the show "The Crown" depicts the "Great Smog," a historic air pollution event in London, which caused widespread illness and an estimated 12,000 deaths. Unfortunately, those events aren’t Netflix fiction or just vestiges of the past —similar “great smogs” are happening today.
    Related Topics:  Healthy Air, Impact,
  • Giving Tuesday is Nov 29 Why We're Donating to Help the Lung Association Defeat Lung Cancer and How You Can, Too
    November 29, 2016  |  Maria A. Stravato, Myriad Genetic Laboratories
    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and throughout the month, Myriad Genetics has worked with the American Lung Association to spread the word about defeating lung cancer through research and making sure those affected by lung cancer receive access to necessary treatment plans and the resources they need to understand their diagnoses.
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  • Leon Billings Remembering Leon G. Billings: Honoring an Individual Whose Critical Work Continues to Save Lives
    November 22, 2016  |  Harold P. Wimmer
    As we all reflect on what we are grateful for this Thanksgiving, the American Lung Association recognizes and thanks Leon G. Billings, whose tireless work for clean air helped to advance our mission to save lives, prevent lung disease and promote lung health. Last week, Mr. Billings passed away at age 78, and American lost one of its unsung heroes.
    Related Topics:  Healthy Air, Impact,
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