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  • Champions of Change Fight for Healthy Air
    July 16, 2013 - On July 9, the White House honored 11 people as “Champions of Change” who are working on the front lines to protect our health in a changing climate. Each of the Champions has taken action to raise awareness about these health consequences and help their communities prepare for climate-related health impacts. Five of the 11 honored, are also champions of the American Lung Association’s mission.
  • Lung Association’s New Video and Web Site Help People Facing Lung Cancer
    July 2, 2013 - A diagnosis of lung cancer brings with it an array of both physical and emotional challenges. To help patients and caregivers navigate through their lung cancer journey, the American Lung Association’s Facing Lung Cancer: Support from Day One online resource now features a new video, “Navigating Lung Cancer: Stories of Support.” This video highlights stories of support from patients and caregivers who want to help others through the many challenges of the disease.
  • New Opportunity for Lung Cancer Patients & Families
    June 25, 2013 - Food and Drug Administration announced lung cancer would be one of the diseases included in its new Patient Focused Drug Development Initiative. American Lung Association launched a campaign to mobilize lung cancer patients, their families and patient advocates nationwide to ensure FDA hears their voices and perspectives.
  • New Smoking Cessation Campaign Supports the "Quitter in You"
    June 24, 2013 - The American Lung Association and WellPoint Inc. are supporting smokers’ efforts to quit for good through the “Quitter in You” campaign. The campaign aims to empower people trying to quit smoking by recognizing that past attempts to quit are not failures, but normal and necessary steps along the way to quitting for good.
  • Summer Vacation - A Guide for Those Living With Asthma
    June 17, 2013 - Summer vacation time is here. But when you have asthma, travel can present special challenges. The American Lung Association has tips to help you prepare and keep your asthma in control.
  • American Lung Association Report: Women at Greater Risk of COPD
    June 5, 2013 - Few would guess chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), also known as emphysema and chronic bronchitis is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Fewer still would guess that women are 37 percent more likely to have COPD than men and now account for more than half of all deaths COPD deaths in America. These are some of the eye-opening findings revealed in the American Lung Association’s latest report, “Taking Her Breath Away: The Rise of COPD in Women,” which examines COPD and its alarming increase among women in the U.S.
  • World No Tobacco Day 2013
    May 30, 2013 - Every year nearly six million people die as a result of tobacco use – 443,000 in the U.S. alone. That’s why the American Lung Association joins the World Health Organization to observe World No Tobacco Day on Friday, May 31. This year’s theme is “Free Yourself” from tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. This is a message that fits well with the Lung Association’s drive to see the U.S. Food and Drug Administration fully implement its authority to regulate the manufacture, sale and marketing of all tobacco products.
  • Helping kids with asthma stay healthy, in school, and ready to learn
    May 16, 2013 - The American Lung Association spotlights asthma throughout the month of May – National Asthma Awareness Month. Creating asthma-friendlier schools is important because asthma is a life-long lung disease that affects millions of children in the U.S. and is a leading cause of lost school days from a chronic disease.
  • Top Story - Fighting for Asthma-Friendly Schools: Cindy Trubisky
    May 16, 2013 - Cindy Trubisky is a Senior Director of Community Asthma Education for the American Lung Association in New York. Through our Asthma Friendly Schools Initiative, Cindy has proven to be a true lung hero by helping to create school environments where kids with asthma can stay healthy, in school and ready to learn. We took time during National Asthma Awareness Month to talk to Cindy and learn more about managing asthma in schools.
  • National Asthma Control Program: Big Impact, Small Cost
    May 6, 2013 - The American Lung Association highlights the effectiveness of CDC's National Asthma Control Program, which provides exceptional bang-for-the-buck in the fight to control asthma.
  • Making the Connection – Asthma and Air Quality
    May 1, 2013 - When you have asthma, air quality indoors and out can make all the difference in the world. The American Lung Association is offering tips for being aware of what’s in the air and what you can do to reduce the risk.
  • Lung Association Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers
    April 25, 2013
  • "State of the Air" – Much Progress but Challenges Remain
    April 24, 2013 - What is the state of our air quality across the United States? New American Lung Association report finds air quality nationwide continues the long-term trend to much healthier air.
  • Cleaner Gasoline and Vehicle Standards Would Yield Major Health Benefits
    April 4, 2013 - The American Lung Association’s latest report, “A Penny for Prevention: The Case for Cleaner Gasoline and Vehicle Standards” reveals that Americans would see major health benefits and save billions of dollars if the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is able to fully implement the newly proposed standards for cleaner gasoline and cleaner vehicles.
  • Saluting Our Volunteers
    March 28, 2013 - April 21-27 is National Volunteer Week. The American Lung Association would like to thank all of our volunteers for their valuable contributions to our lifesaving mission.
  • Guidance on CT Lung Cancer Screening
    March 28, 2013 - The American Lung Association has released guidelines to help physicians, their patients and the public in their discussions about lung cancer screening.
  • CDC's Powerful New “Tips” Inspire More Smokers to Quit
    March 28, 2013 - CDC launched the second round of its powerful “Tips from Former Smokers” national media campaign, which inspires smokers to quit through firsthand stories from individuals suffering from life-shattering smoking-related lung diseases and disabilities.
  • Senator Frank Lautenberg: American Lung Association Lung Health Champion
    March 21, 2013 - The American Lung Association has honored U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) with its national Lung Health Champion Award for his unwavering leadership and commitment to the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air.
  • Tuberculosis: Still Lurking and Evolving
    March 21, 2013 - Despite popular misconceptions that tuberculosis (TB) is a disease of the past, it continues to pose a significant threat to public health. In observance of World TB Day on March 24, the American Lung Association is calling attention to this worldwide killer, with an emphasis on the increase of drug-resistant forms of TB, and is stressing the importance of adequate public health funding to address this serious health risk.
  • Spring Forward by Reducing your Asthma & Allergy Triggers
    March 20, 2013 - Spring is on the way, but this can be a tough time for people with asthma and allergies. The American Lung Association shares some tips to help you spring forward by reducing your asthma and allergy triggers.
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