Reporting from the Front Lines of Lung Disease Research
Each year we connect with our researchers on the front line of lung health research at the International Conference of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) - the largest meeting of lung health doctors and pulmonary researchers in the world - to engage in and witness the discussion on patient care and the development of cutting edge research.Related Topic: Research
Nutritional Supplements for Asthma? Not So Fast.
Who can blame asthma sufferers for looking for different ways to alleviate their asthma symptoms? Many are desperate for a treatment for the wheezing, coughing and sometimes even the drowning-on-land feeling associated with asthma. One purported remedy is the nutritional supplement soy isoflavone.
The Young Investigator Investment: Committing to the Future
The mission of the Lung Association is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. Research is vital to that mission. Through the Awards and Grants program, our pledge to the future of lung health research is demonstrated, as investing in young investigators is key to gaining a long-term commitment to lung disease research.
Texting to Stop TB
A Lung Association-funded project is examining new ways to increase the likelihood that individuals will complete their treatment for latent TB through a series of text message reminders and motivators. The thought is that by tailoring a text reminder system for patients who self-administer medications to regularly take their medications, we may be able to improve adherence to latent TB treatment and provide evidence for adopting or expanding reminder and adherence systems.
The Urgent Need for Increased Lung Cancer Research Funding
It's not just that lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of both women and men, killing almost twice as many women as any other cancer. The startling truth is that on average, close to half of all women diagnosed with lung cancer will not survive one year. New treatment options are desperately and urgently needed to save lives, and the American Lung Association has made supporting lung cancer research a top priority.
The Way Research Happens
It's often been said that the way research happens is serendipitous. One discovery opens the door to another, and that progression is what paves the way to better treatments and perhaps, someday, cures.
How We Conquered Consumption
As the most feared disease in the world, the disease was known as the "Great White Plague" (due to the extreme paleness of those affected), striking down the young and old, the rich and poor. It seemed no one was safe from tuberculosis or consumption as it was known.