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  • 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
  • Stand Up to Cancer telecast screenshot The New Lung Cancer Interception Dream Team
    October 6, 2016  |  Harold P. Wimmer
    Bringing together leaders from across disciplines, institutions, countries and specialties, the new Lung Cancer Interception Dream Team will be tasked with investigating early molecular or other changes that lead to cancer development with the ultimate goal to stop the progress of lung cancer before it starts.
    Related Topics:  LUNG FORCE, Impact, Science, Research,
  • Anyone with Lungs Can Get Pneumonia—Including Our Pets
    August 23, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    When Liz and Andrew adopted their first pet together—a pup they named Nola—they were anxious when they noticed her wheezing. A quick call to the shelter raised suspicion for kennel cough, an infectious respiratory disease which can cause a dry cough, decreased energy, a poor appetite, and in severe cases pneumonia. 
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, Science,
  • Questions and Answers About Stem Cells
    June 16, 2016  |  Susan Rappaport
    What are stem cells and how are they used to treat disease? Get answers to your questions about stem cell therapy and lung disease.
    Related Topics:  Research, Science,
  • Illustration of woman sneezing and speedometer. How Fast Is a Sneeze Versus a Cough? Cover Your Mouth Either Way!
    May 12, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    Coughing and sneezing are just some of the more interesting and complicated ways the body works to protect your lungs from contamination, and these methods are performed with a surprising speed and efficiency. But how fast does a sneeze or cough travel, and which is faster?
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, Science,
  • Dark grey background with red cut outs of Texas and Florida next to each other Zach's Facts: How do you know if COPD is worse in one state than another?
    April 25, 2016  |  Zach Jump
    COPD is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. We know it impacts some states more than others, but comparing one state to another isn’t exactly apples to apples.
    Related Topic:  Science
  • A Fish with a Lung? Meet Granddad
    March 29, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    Lungs are essential to life, and not just for humans. Today we want to introduce you to Granddad, a 100-year-old lungfish whose unique respiratory system—having both gills and a lung—not only help him to survive, but may also be key to the evolutionary origins of the lung.
    Related Topics:  Arts & Entertainment, Science,
  • Close up of hand texting on smartphone Texting to Stop TB
    March 23, 2016  |  Eyal Oren, PhD
    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.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, Science, Research,
  • Seal saying hiccup in a speech bubble The Inconvenient Hiccup
    March 17, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    Most of us are pretty familiar with this mysterious error message the human body gets occasionally. But what exactly is a hiccup?
  • Weather and Your Lungs
    February 16, 2016  |  Susan Rappaport
    "What's the weather going to be today?" It's a frequent question that has larger implications for those with lung disease.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, Science,
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