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  • American Lung Association Celebrates the Holidays with Shutterfly’s “Support-A-Cause” Holiday Cards
    October 12, 2010 - The American Lung Association is partnering with Shutterfly, Inc., the leading Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service, on its collection of “Support-A-Cause” holiday cards this holiday season. The Lung Association will receive ten percent of Shutterfly proceeds from the sale of “Support-A-Cause” cards to each respective charity.
  • Christmas Seals® - A Lifesaving Holiday Tradition
    October 8, 2010 - This year, Christmas Seals are back, with a few new tricks up their sleeves, like e-cards, social media and festive new merchandise. But they still carry the same message that has made them an American holiday tradition – when you buy Christmas Seals, you help the American Lung Association save lives by fighting for healthy air and healthy lungs.
  • Quit Smoking Treatments a Smart Investment for States
    September 24, 2010 - Financially strapped states may want to try an investment strategy, with a potential average return of 26 percent - that saves lives in the process. A new study released by the American Lung Association, and conducted by researchers at Penn State University, finds that helping smokers quit does just that.
  • Don’t Get Spooked by Asthma This Halloween
    September 15, 2010 - The ghouls and goblins should scare you on Halloween, not your asthma. Keep your child healthy by following these tips.
  • Flu News -- Straight Facts about H1N1 and the 2010-11 Flu Season
    September 2, 2010 - Last year’s outbreak of the pandemic H1N1influenza - often called “swine flu” - made the last flu season more complicated, and more worrisome than usual.
  • Online Caregiving Service Provides Support to Individuals Dealing with Lung Disease
    September 1, 2010 - The demands of lung diseases can be very stressful on patients and their loved ones. However, they shouldn’t feel alone in times of need. The American Lung Association is offering an online caregiving coordination service called “My Fighting for Air Community” where family, friends, colleagues and neighbors can organize support of everyday tasks, from simple house chores to weekly grocery trips.
  • Smoking Cessation Coverage Now Available for All Medicare Patients
    August 31, 2010 - On Wednesday, August 25, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Medicare coverage for seniors trying to quit smoking has been expanded to include everyone on Medicare.
  • Lung Cancer Clinical Trial Call to Action
    August 26, 2010 - In our continued fight against lung cancer, the American Lung Association is joining the Lung Cancer Clinical Trial Call to Action campaign as a way for lung cancer patients to take charge of their diagnosis and learn about new clinical trials.
  • Speak Up Against Power Plant Pollution
    August 16, 2010 - Power plant pollution doesn’t just foul the air in a community—it spews across state lines. States can’t stop pollution coming in at their borders by themselves. But you can help.
  • American Lung Association Launches AFSI Champion Awards
    July 28, 2010 - Asthma is a leading cause of absenteeism in schools across the country. As a part of the American Lung Association’s Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative (AFSI), we are honoring those who support and implement asthma programs to help keep children with asthma healthy, in school and ready to learn.
  • Helping Kids with Asthma Prepare for School
    July 28, 2010 - If you have a child with asthma, now is the time to prepare for the start of school. Returning to the school environment always poses challenges to kids with asthma, with the increased exposure to asthma triggers and respiratory infections, like influenza. Children with asthma are at greater risk from influenza. The American Lung Association has tips to help you prepare to go back to school with asthma.
  • New Flu Vaccine Option for Adults 65 Years and Older
    July 26, 2010 - Influenza can have severe consequences for the elderly, including hospitalization and death. Adults 65 years of age and older are among the groups hardest hit by influenza, and annual vaccination remains the best protection, particularly for this population. However, as people age, their immune function tends to decrease, which makes older adults not only more susceptible to infections, but also less responsive to vaccination.
  • U.S. EPA Proposal Will Drive Cleanup of Dirty Power Plants and Save Lives
    July 6, 2010 - The cleanup of power plants is long overdue. Power plant pollution causes tens of thousands of premature deaths each year. These plants are major contributors to particulate pollution and ozone in the East and Midwest. The American Lung Association welcomes today’s proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce power plant pollution across 31 states.
  • Smoking Out a Deadly Threat
    June 29, 2010 - Today, the American Lung Association released its latest health disparity report, Smoking Out a Deadly Threat: Tobacco Use in the LGBT Community, which examines the trend of higher tobacco use among the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community.
  • American Lung Association Testifies for Lung Health in the Military
    June 28, 2010 - American Lung Association Testifies for Lung Health in the Military. Appearing before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on June 23, Lung Association Board Chair H. James Gooden told lawmakers that "the alarming use of tobacco in the military has severe consequences. It impacts troop readiness, impairs physical capacity, vision and hearing, and increases the chance of physical injury and hospitalization."
  • Lights Out for Light Cigarettes
    June 22, 2010 - On June 22, 2010, so-called “light” cigarettes will finally be snuffed out. This action marks the one year anniversary of the day President Obama signed a law giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the power to regulate how the tobacco industry packages and advertises tobacco. This is a major victory for public health, which the American Lung Association has fought for, for two decades.
  • Lung Association Seeks Action to Protect Oil Spill Cleanup Workers
    June 4, 2010 - The American Lung Association is very concerned about the respiratory impact on the workers on and near the Gulf from the emissions from the BP oil spill and the cleanup response. The Environmental Protection Agency has been diligent in monitoring and sharing information on the onshore levels of pollution from the spill and cleanup.
  • Lung Association Applauds New SO2 Health Standard
    June 3, 2010 - The American Lung Association applauds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the new National Ambient Air Quality Standard for sulfur dioxide, the first strengthening of the limits on this dangerous air pollutant in nearly four decades. For the first time, this standard will help curtail the bursts of this noxious gas that spew into communities living next to some of our nation’s oldest, dirtiest polluters, including coal-fired power plants.
  • A World Without Tobacco
    May 27, 2010 - Wouldn’t the world a better place if no one was addicted to tobacco? Imagine a world free of the global tobacco epidemic that threatens the lives of one billion men, women and children during this century. That’s what World No Tobacco Day on Monday, May 31st is all about.
  • Lung Researchers Earn Top Honors from American Thoracic Society
    May 24, 2010 - Robert A. Wise, M.D, the Director of the American Lung Association’s Asthma Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) Data Coordinating Center, received the American Thoracic Society’s 2010 Distinguished Achievement Award at the society’s International Conference in New Orleans on May 16, for his outstanding contributions to fighting respiratory disease through research, education, patient care, and advocacy.
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