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  • Mission Moment - August 2015
    August 26, 2015 - Summer is almost over, but it was anything but “vacation-time” for the Lung Association. We were busy on all fronts in our fight for healthy air and healthy lungs. Here are some of the highlights from the past month, including an important healthy air announcement from the White House!
  • Vaccinations Are For Adults, Too
    August 18, 2015
  • New Online Support for Lung Cancer Patients
    August 17, 2015
  • Finding Cures and Treatments: More Than $6.49 Million in Research Funding
    July 30, 2015 - Funding research to find cures and better treatments to support lung health is a cornerstone of the American Lung Association’s mission and impact. Over the years, our research has led to lifesaving breakthroughs like discovering the cause of infant respiratory distress syndrome and identifying the gene that causes cystic fibrosis. That’s why we will fund more than $6.49 million in research grants in 2015-2016. Part of that—$3.89 million—will be invested in newly awarded research on lung disease through our nationwide Awards and Grants Program.
  • Mission Moment July 2015
    July 23, 2015 - Summer has heated up and so has our passion for healthy air and healthy lungs! Speaking of heat, here are some tips on beating the heat with asthma. Let’s look at some other highlights from the past month.
  • It Takes a Village to Raise a Child with Asthma
    July 22, 2015 - Controlling even the most severe asthma is possible with the right treatment and management plan in place, as well as a trained support network. The responsibility for caring for a child with asthma shouldn’t fall to the family or child alone, that’s why the American Lung Association has developed free educational tools to help build a community of support for children with asthma.
  • Quitter’s Circle: A Mobile App and Online Community for Those Who Want to Quit Smoking and their Supporters
    July 17, 2015 - Quitting smoking is difficult and many smokers looking to quit may not know where to start. That’s why the American Lung Association and Pfizer have launched Quitter’s Circle, a new multi-platform ‘social’ community anchored by a mobile application, all designed to help address some common smoking cessation challenges.
  • Honoring Excellence: Our Volunteer and Staff Awards
    July 17, 2015 - The lifesaving work of the American Lung Association is driven by an exceptional team of volunteers and staff across the country. Each year, we recognize their excellence with our annual Volunteer and Staff Awards.
  • Beating the Heat with Asthma
    July 9, 2015 - High humidity mixed with triple digit temperatures and air pollution can make breathing difficult for everyone, especially those with asthma. The American Lung Association can help you learn about asthma, and has some easy-to-follow tips on how to protect your lungs during the dog days of summer.
  • Protect Yourself from Lethal Wildfire Smoke
    July 8, 2015 - Dangerous smoke resulting from wildfires poses lethal health hazards to people living and working in the surrounding areas, especially those with chronic lung disease. The American Lung Association has important tips and resources to help you protect your health from the effects of wildfire smoke.
  • LUNG FORCE Storyteller - Tara Moore
    July 6, 2015 - As the chief storyteller for the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative, Tara is capturing inspirational LUNG FORCE Hero stories from around country. Through her passion for human interest storytelling, she hopes this column will intimately convey the compelling journeys of survivors, loved ones and of those who have been personally affected by lung cancer.
  • A Declaration on Climate Change and Health
    June 23, 2015 - We, a coalition of leading public health, disease advocacy and medical organizations, reiterate our longstanding commitment to addressing climate change as a public health issue as part of the National Dialogue on Climate Change and Health at the White House on June 23, 2015. This statement articulates our consensus on the health impacts of climate change and the need for action to protect public health.
  • Mission Moment - June 2015
    June 16, 2015 - The past month has been busy and productive in our fight for healthy lungs. Let’s take quick look at some of the highlights.
  • Maggie Mahoney - 2015 Koop Award Winner
    June 2, 2015 - The American Lung Association is pleased to announce that Maggie Mahoney, the Deputy Director of the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, is the 2015 C. Everett Koop Unsung Hero Award winner. The award, which is presented annually by the American Lung Association and the C. Everett Koop Institute, recognizes Ms. Mahoney’s outstanding contributions to tobacco control.
  • Asthma: From "Aware" to "Prepared" Saves Lives
    May 25, 2015 - Did you know more than 25 million people in America have asthma -- including nearly seven million kids? Asthma has become common in the United States, but we need to make sure it never becomes commonplace or its burden easily accepted. May is Asthma Awareness Month, and with asthma so prevalent, it's time to move beyond being aware to being prepared.
  • Mission Moment May 2015
    May 14, 2015 - What an exciting and productive time the past month has been in our fight for healthy lungs!
  • Unlocking the Asthma-Allergy Connection
    May 7, 2015 - For people with asthma, the warmer weather can mean trouble. As the pollen count rises and mold spores increase, so do the chances of breathing problems.
  • Every Breath You Take: State of the Air 2015
    April 29, 2015 - Think about this: more than 4 in 10 people in the United States live in counties that have unhealthy levels of either ozone or particle pollution. Now think about this: in the time it took to read that, you probably took 4-5 breaths. Makes you want to know what was in that air, doesn't it?
  • Earth Day - Climate Change and Health
    April 21, 2015
  • Celebrating Our Priceless Volunteers
    April 13, 2015 - Whether they help provide community outreach, participate at events, provide vital leadership or support us in countless other ways, our American Lung Association volunteers are truly priceless. April 12-18 is National Volunteer Week, and we are celebrating the spirit of volunteerism, by looking at one volunteer who exemplifies all our outstanding volunteers – generous, engaged and deeply committed to our lifesaving mission.
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