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  • Tell FDA: Make Lung Cancer a Priority
    October 4, 2012 - The American Lung Association is committed to finding a cure for lung cancer, and needs your help in letting the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) know lung cancer must be a top priority. The FDA is launching a new patient-focused drug development initiative and is asking patients and the American public about their priorities for treatments and cures for diseases. Now is your chance to speak up for a lung cancer cure.
  • September is Pulmonary Fibrosis Month
    September 25, 2012 - Building awareness of a rare but devastating lung disorder.
  • Everyone is a "Face" of Influenza: Now is the Time to Get Vaccinated
    September 24, 2012 - The CDC recommends everyone 6 months of age and older get an annual influenza vaccination. Actress Sarah Chalke has joined the American Lung Association to help raise immunization rates through the Faces of Influenza campaign.
  • Get Involved with the Green Apple Day of Service
    September 12, 2012 - On September 29, 2012, advocates from all over -- including the American Lung Association -- will come together for the first ever Green Apple Day of Service to participate in projects that will promote clean and healthy school environments.
  • New Partnership for Sharing Health Information
    August 29, 2012 - The American Lung Association is partnering with the Effective Health Care Program at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, to share health information with clinicians, patients, and caregivers to help inform health care decisions on treatments for breathing-related conditions.
  • Hurricanes and Flooding: Protecting Your Health
    August 28, 2012 - This time of year, hurricanes or flooding may threaten your family or your home. The American Lung Association has information and resources to help you stay healthy as you and your loved ones weather the storm.
  • Mom Fights for Kids with Asthma
    August 22, 2012 - Lydia, an American Lung Association Healthy Air Campaign Volunteer, shares asthma’s tragic toll on her family, and how she’s channeled heartbreak into a fight for healthy air.
  • Beating the Heat with Asthma
    August 15, 2012 - 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.
  • Cutting Tobacco’s Roots in Rural Communities
    August 15, 2012 - The American Lung Association’s latest health disparity report, “Cutting Tobacco’s Rural Roots: Tobacco Use in Rural Communities,” examines the uphill battle rural communities face against tobacco addiction and secondhand smoke and weighs in on what can be done to remedy this acute health threat.
  • Speak Up Now for Healthy Air
    July 24, 2012 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to set stronger national air quality standards for particle pollution (soot). The American Lung Association needs you to speak up now, and tell EPA that you support strong standards that really protect our health.
  • Lung Association Awards More Than $5 Million for Medical Research
    July 20, 2012 - The American Lung Association has announced its annual research awards. In 2012-2013 the Lung Association will be providing more than $5 million in funding for quality research to find better treatments and cures for lung diseases.
  • American Lung Association Study Published in Latest Edition of "Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology" Identifies Racial Differences in Sensitivity to Methacholine
    July 17, 2012 - An American Lung Association study published in the latest edition of "Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology" identifies racial differences in sensitivity to methacholine. The Methacholine Challenge Test (MCT) has been widely used as a definitive test to assist in diagnosing asthma.
  • A Senate Victory and House Setback in Fight for Air
    June 22, 2012 - On June 20, a strong bipartisan majority of the U.S. Senate stood up for the health of our children and rejected attempts by big polluters and their allies in Congress to rollback clean air safeguards that protect the public from toxic air pollution.
  • Air Quality App Available for Your Smartphone
    June 21, 2012 - If the air quality outside was harmful, wouldn’t it be nice to have an easy tool that could give you a quick "heads up" before you head out? Well, the American Lung Association has just such a tool for you - and it's free!
  • New Standards Bring Cleaner Air to You
    June 20, 2012 - Prompted by legal action by the American Lung Association and others, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finally proposed updated clean air standards for particle pollution. Strengthening these standards to levels that the law requires will help prevent thousands of premature deaths in the U.S. each year.
  • Calling for a Tobacco Free Military
    June 8, 2012 - On June 6, 2012, American Lung Association President and CEO, Charles D. Connor spoke before the U.S. Senate subcommittee responsible for funding the military, and delivered an important message: protecting our troops' lung health should be a top priority.
  • American Lung Association Mourns Passing of Kathryn Joosten
    June 4, 2012 - The American Lung Association mourns Kathryn Joosten, the Emmy-award winning actress who succumbed to lung cancer, after a long struggle with the disease, on June 2, 2012. Joosten, best known for her role on ABC’s Desperate Housewives, served as the Lung Association’s 2010 Christmas Seals® Celebrity Chairperson.
  • World No Tobacco Day
    May 30, 2012 - Thursday May 31 is World No Tobacco Day. The American Lung Association commemorates World No Tobacco Day by urging smokers to quit and by providing the tools and information needed to go tobacco-free for good!
  • Asthma Research Making an Immediate Impact on Lives and Wallets
    May 22, 2012 - What do we know about asthma? A great deal more than we did just a decade ago. Read about notable discoveries by the American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Centers Network that have had a direct impact on the lives of asthma patients and the cost of their care.
  • Behind the Headlines: Lung Cancer
    May 18, 2012 - The news of music legend Donna Summer's passing from lung cancer has brought renewed attention to a form of cancer that causes more deaths each year than any other cancer. The American Lung Association can help you learn more about lung cancer.
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