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  • Parents - Help Your Child Breathe Easier in 2015
    January 29, 2015 - Raising a child with asthma can be a source of tremendous worry and anxiety. If your child’s flare-ups seem frequent or unpredictable, there is help and hope to achieve better control of your son or daughter’s asthma symptoms.
  • 10 Year Road Map to End Tobacco-Caused Death and Disease January 28, 2015 - We have a plan to kick tobacco-caused death and disease to the curb. It starts with three bold goals and the following key actions that federal, state and local policymakers must take.
  • State of Tobacco Control 2015: Charting a Path Forward to Eliminate Tobacco-Caused Death and Disease
    January 21, 2015 - The American Lung Association has released its 13th annual “State of Tobacco Control” report that found in 2014 states and the federal government failed to pass the tobacco control policies that will save lives and end the tobacco epidemic. Most states earn poor grades and tobacco control progress is at a standstill. However, this year’s report goes beyond grading progress and provides steps the federal government and each state government must take to achieve bold lifesaving goals to eliminate tobacco use.
  • It's Time to Get Serious About Harmful Radon Exposure
    Huffington Post
    January 16, 2015 - Joint blog post by Harold Wimmer, National President and CEO, American Lung Association, and Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on strategy to eliminate avoidable radon-induced lung cancer.
  • Flu Widespread Across U.S. - Vaccination Still Best Protection
    January 13, 2015 - Flu season is widespread across the U.S. See how to protect yourself and your family.
  • Protect Your Health: Test Your Home for Radon
    January 5, 2015 - This month, take time to test your home for the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States: radon. It could save your life.
  • Five Secrets for Quitting Smoking in 2015
    December 19, 2014 - Most smokers say they want to quit and many will make a New Year’s Resolution to quit in 2015. If this is your year to quit, the American Lung Association shares five tips to help you on the path to success:
  • Surviving the Holidays – A Guide to Holiday Travel with Chronic Lung Disease
    December 19, 2014 - The American Lung Association has tips to help you prepare and keep your asthma and COPD in control during the holidays.
  • Coverage for Lung Cancer Screening Begins January 1
    December 18, 2014 - For the first time ever, starting on January 1, individuals who are at high risk for developing lung cancer may be eligible for screening at no out of pocket cost.
  • What You Need to Know about the Obama Administration’s Ozone Pollution Standards
    November 26, 2014 - On November 26, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a new national ambient air quality standard for ozone, the most widespread air pollutant, and one of the most dangerous. The standards would set the official limit on how much ozone pollution is too much, and help inform the public when the air in their community is dangerous to breathe.
  • Helping Smokers Quit: Opportunities Created by the Affordable Care Act
    November 19, 2014 - Tobacco users have more options to help them quit, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. Policies implemented as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) give healthcare providers and public health professionals several new opportunities to encourage and help smokers to quit, according to a commentary published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
  • COPD: The Breath Thief
    Huffington Post
    November 19, 2014 - Did you know the third leading cause of death in the U.S. is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)? If this surprises you, then that makes November - National COPD Awareness Month - more important than ever. Read the latest post from our National President and CEO Harold Wimmer's Huffington Post blog.
  • World Pneumonia Day
    November 12, 2014 - On November 12, we commemorate World Pneumonia Day. Pneumonia is a leading cause of death and takes a huge toll each year, but it can be prevented and cured.
  • American Lung Association Is Proud to Announce our New Research Awards
    November 6, 2014 - The American Lung Association Nationwide Research Program has released its annual Research Awards Nationwide 2014-2015 report that highlights research being supported by the Lung Association through its Airways Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) and its Awards and Grants Program.
  • Treating the Whole You, Not Just Your Lung Disease
    November 5, 2014 - Lung disease can take a toll on a person’s quality of life. Whether you are facing lung cancer, COPD or another type of lung disease, you probably experience physical symptoms and emotional stress that make it harder to keep up with your everyday activities. The good news is that there is a type of care specifically designed to help you feel your best while facing lung disease. Palliative care, sometimes known as supportive care, is a specialty in medicine focused on treating the symptoms, pain and stress that accompany serious illness. It is appropriate from the moment you are diagnosed and throughout the entire course of your illness.
  • COPD: Connecting with the Social Support You Need
    November 4, 2014 - No matter how strong we think we are, we can all use a little support. This is particularly true for anyone diagnosed with a chronic lung disease, like COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Dealing with a chronic disease is stressful and can be frightening. It is important to talk with your doctor about these feelings. Another great option for coping with the challenges of COPD is accessing social support. The American Lung Association has many resources available to help you connect with the social support you need.
  • Rose's Story: My Battle with Lung Cancer
    October 28, 2014 - November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Rose, a lung cancer survivor, shares why quitting smoking is the best thing you can do to reduce your risk of lung cancer.
  • Seven Halloween Tips for Parents of Children with Asthma
    October 23, 2014 - Halloween should be scary in a fun way. But an asthma attack can take the fun out of the night and make the scare far too real. To keep this Halloween focused on tricks and treats, parents of kids with asthma can be proactive about managing their child’s asthma before trick or treating. Here are seven safety tips to keep your child having fun this Halloween:
  • Flu Season - Time to Get Vaccinated
    October 8, 2014 - Flu season has just begun, so now is the time to get vaccinated against influenza, a potentially life-threatening disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get an annual influenza vaccination.
  • Depression and Lung Disease
    October 7, 2014 - Anyone who has experience with lung disease knows the strong link between how you feel physically, and how you feel emotionally. . Whether you are facing COPD, lung cancer, asthma or another lung disease, it is not uncommon to feel stressed, anxious or even depressed. Sometimes you might notice you don’t feel like yourself but you are aren’t sure exactly what is bothering you. Undiagnosed depression can make it more difficult to manage your disease and has a large impact on your quality of life.
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