- How to Prepare Lung-Friendly Holiday Gatherings
Description: It’s that time of year again—holiday party season is in full swing. Chestnuts are roasting, marshmallows are toasting, and we’re here to help you celebrate the most wonderful time of the year without the added worry of your lung health.
- Controlling Your Asthma During the Holidays
Description: Before you start roasting chestnuts on an open fire, if you have asthma, take extra precaution when planning your holiday fun. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can take daily asthma management practices off track, such as taking daily controller medicines and avoiding sick people and asthma triggers.
- Bill Kempiners: Celebrating Volunteer Leadership in Advocacy
Description: The American Lung Association was founded by volunteers and volunteers are still a vibrant, energizing force in our organization. From our advocates, LUNG FORCE Heroes and event volunteers to our community health education facilitators and our board members at the local and national level, our mission and impact are driven by dedicated and generous volunteers.
- What Are You Thankful For?
Description: In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we invite you to share what you are thankful for.
- Talking about Supplemental Oxygen with Your Family
Description: Being diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be a big health and life transition, but there are little things you can do to help ease changes for you and your family.
- The Clean Power Plan: 3 Things You Need to Know
Description: On October 10, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants that will improve health and save lives. Repealing this critical plan would be a step backwards in America’s fight for healthy air.
- Why We Need More Awareness around Lung Cancer Screening
Description: Lung cancer screening is one of the most powerful tools we have in stopping lung cancer, with the potential to save tens of thousands of lives if everyone at risk is screened. The problem, though, is most people don’t know about it.
- An Inside Look at Lung Cancer and Palliative Care
Description: Coping with side effects from lung cancer and its treatment can be one of the most stressful parts of facing a cancer diagnosis. Many people don't know there is a medical sub-specialty called palliative medicine (sometimes called supportive care) that is aimed at helping patients manage their side effects and improve their quality of life.
- From Scan to Cancer Survivor
Description: Frank F. successfully quit smoking after making a promise to his daughter. A smoker since the age of 15, Frank said that smoking was a part of his everyday life. “Back in those days, you had people who were lighting up before doing just about anything.” Before quitting, Frank had smoked 22,000 cigarettes over 30 years.
- Let’s Be Heroes: Classic Cartoon Encourages Kids to Take Care of the Environment
Description: Remember Captain Planet and the Planeteers? We do! It's a cartoon that aired from 1990-1996 and taught viewers to care about the environment.