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  1. Combating Mold and Preventing Asthma Symptoms
    (Web Page; Tue Jul 17 24:00:00 CDT 2018)
    Description: More than 26 million Americans have asthma. Of our friends, colleagues and family members who are living with asthma, 5-10 percent of them have severe or difficult to control asthma and experience asthma symptoms more frequently. Asthma triggers - such as cigarette smoke and air pollution - can cause asthma symptoms.
  2. Joining the Cause at LUNG FORCE Walks
    (Web Page; Thu Jul 12 24:00:00 CDT 2018)
    Description: "We're here to help patients and advocate for clinical research and clinical trials," said Nicole Muraca, an AbbVie employee and LUNG FORCE Walk participant at the Rhode Island LUNG FORCE Walk on Saturday, June 16. AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, is focused on delivering transformative advances in treatment across some of the most debilitating and widespread cancers.
  3. Asthma and Nutrition: How Food Affects Your Lungs
    (Web Page; Tue Jul 10 24:00:00 CDT 2018)
    Description: It’s no secret that a well-balanced diet keeps the body and mind strong and healthy. Eating the right foods and nutrients can give us energy to stay active throughout the day, supports our immune system and improve our health - even our lung health!
  4. Asthma in the Summer
    (Web Page; Mon Jul 2 24:00:00 CDT 2018)
    Description: It's important to keep asthma under control year-round and summer is no exception. But summer fun doesn’t have to be a bust for kids with asthma. With some planning and strategies, all kinds of activities are possible as long as your child sticks to their treatment plan and avoids triggers.
  5. Five Ways You Might Be Breathing Wrong
    (Web Page; Wed Jun 20 24:00:00 CDT 2018)
    Description: Breathing is a natural thing: breathe in, breathe out…not much to it, right? Well, guess what: there actually is a wrong and right way to get oxygen into your system through your lungs. Below, Mark Courtney, a respiratory therapist with American Lung Association's Lung HelpLine, gives some tips on how to get the most out of your lungs.
  6. JUUL: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
    (Web Page; Thu Jun 7 24:00:00 CDT 2018)
    Description: They look harmless enough - like a flash drive that might contain music or photos. But a JUUL (pronounced like "jewel") contains something more worrisome - highly addictive nicotine - and as the most popular brand of e-cigarette on the market, they have the potential to hook young people on nicotine, and could lead them to turn to traditional cigarettes.
  7. Does Exposure to Pest and Pet Allergens Reduce Child's Asthma Risk
    (Web Page; Mon May 14 24:00:00 CDT 2018)
    Description: A recent study that said young children exposed to pet or pest allergens were at a lower risk of developing asthma. But, it might not be that that simple.
  8. An Amazing Journey: How Young Lungs Develop
    (Web Page; Fri May 11 24:00:00 CDT 2018)
    Description: By the time you take your first breath, your lungs have already undergone a fascinating transformation. From birth through childhood and on to adulthood, your lungs experience an amazing journey, becoming the hard-working, life-sustaining organs that are so easy to take for granted.
  9. Sharing Our Lung Cancer Stories, Instilling New Hope
    (Web Page; Tue May 8 24:00:00 CDT 2018)
    Description: Actor Shantel VanSanten remembers the moment when she decided that lung cancer would not define her or her family. Her grandmother Doris had passed away after being diagnosed with the disease, inspiring Shantel to become an advocate and fight in her memory.
  10. 'State of the Air': Most Polluted Cities, Then and Now
    (Web Page; Mon Apr 30 24:00:00 CDT 2018)
    Description: For 19 years, the American Lung Association's "State of the Air" report has tracked air quality across America, chronicling our nation's progress in making our air cleaner and healthier. Over the years, the report has celebrated the reduction of harmful air pollution to the Clean Air Act.
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