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  • EPA Reveals Plan to Clean Up Coal-Fired Power Plants
    March 21, 2011 - On March 16, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its plan to clean up the nation’s biggest industrial source of toxic air pollution: coal-fired electric power plants.
  • Toxic Air: Time to Clean Up Coal-fired Power Plants
    March 8, 2011 - Did you know that the coal-fired power plants, found across the country, emit health-threatening toxins into our air every day? Toxins like arsenic, mercury, acid gases and lead. The American Lung Association’s new report Toxic Air: The Case for Cleaning Up Coal-fired Power Plants, reveals the hazardous air pollution emitted from power plants and why now is the time to clean them up and protect our health.
  • It's Not Too Late to Make Good on Your New Year's Resolution to Quit Smoking
    February 24, 2011 - Millions of Americans like you or someone you love resolve to quit smoking in the New Year and are often unsuccessful, leaving them feeling alienated, frustrated and often discouraged. What they may not know is that six out of 10 smokers require multiple quit attempts to stop smoking.
  • Survey Says: Bipartisan Voters Nationwide Support the Clean Air Act, Oppose Congressional Interference
    February 16, 2011 - The people have spoken. Just one day before the U.S. House of Representatives votes on a bill that would severely impact the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to protect public health from air pollution, the American Lung Association has released a new bipartisan survey examining public views of EPA’s updating and enforcing clean air standards.
  • 1,800+ Health Pros Tell Congress: Clean Air!
    February 11, 2011 - Leading public health organizations announced that 1,882 physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, certified asthma educators and other health and medical professionals from all 50 states and the District of Columbia sent a letter to President Obama, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives urging them to uphold the protections established in the Clean Air Act.
  • Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones Against The Flu: Get Vaccinated Now!
    January 25, 2011 - With winter upon us, now is the time to get vaccinated against the flu if you haven’t done so already. Many scientists and physicians believe flu activity is prevalent during winter months because people are in more confined spaces, allowing the virus to be more easily transmitted from person-to-person.
  • Tobacco Control – Does Your State Make the Grade?
    January 14, 2011 - Does your state make the grade when it comes to protecting citizens from illnesses caused by tobacco? And how about the federal government – is it making passing, or failing, marks in this critical battle?
  • New Internet Asthma Programs Ready for Testing
    January 13, 2011 - The American Lung Association is dedicated to providing children and families with the tools they need to manage their asthma. In partnership with the Oregon Center for Applied Science, the American Lung Association has developed two Internet-based programs for children aged 5-10 and their families.
  • Don’t Let Exercise-Induced Asthma Keep You Sidelined
    December 29, 2010 - It’s that time of year again when New Year resolutions are on everyone’s mind. Topping the list for many Americans is the personal pledge to start (and keep) an exercise regimen for the year.
  • Quit Smoking for New Year’s: 7 Tips for Success
    December 21, 2010 - Did you or someone you love resolve to quit smoking for New Year’s? The American Lung Association is here to help you keep that resolution. January is the perfect time for a fresh start, and with today’s economic challenges, quitting smoking is not only good for your health, it’s good for your wallet.
  • Surgeon General: How Tobacco Smoke Causes Lung Disease
    December 9, 2010 - On December 9, Surgeon General Regina Benjamin released a landmark report that connects the dots, showing how tobacco smoke causes lung disease. The report, “How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking Attributable Disease” focuses attention on tobacco use and its devastating effects, including the major finding that there is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke.
  • Today is Older Adults Vaccination Day
    December 9, 2010 - The American Lung Association is pleased to recognize today as National Influenza Vaccination Week’s Older Adults Vaccination Day. In an effort to increase influenza and pneumonia vaccination rates, the Lung Association issued its latest health disparity report today, titled “Missed Opportunities: Influenza and Pneumonia Vaccination in Older Adults.”
  • Surviving the Holidays - A Guide for Those Living With Asthma
    November 23, 2010
  • Christmas Seals® Celebrity Chairperson Kathryn Joosten
    November 16, 2010 - You may know her as Mrs. McClusky on ABC’s Desperate Housewives, a role that has earned her two Emmys. Or you may remember her as Mrs. Landingham, secretary to President of the United States, on the NBC drama, The West Wing. But this holiday season, she also wants you to know her as a lung cancer survivor and enthusiastic advocate for American Lung Association Christmas Seals.
  • Lung Association Supports HHS’s Tobacco Prevention Plan
    November 12, 2010 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced its strategic plan for new nationwide tobacco prevention efforts. The American Lung Association enthusiastically supports the Administration’s proposal and its commitment to reducing the nation’s tobacco use rates.
  • Helping Smokers Quit: State Cessation Coverage
    November 9, 2010 - Quitting smoking is not easy, but there are many tools that can help smokers succeed. A new American Lung Association report finds that millions of Americans will get needed help to quit smoking, thanks to the newly enacted U.S. health care law.
  • November is National Prematurity Awareness Month
    November 5, 2010 - November is National Prematurity Awareness Month and the American Lung Association is raising awareness about a virus that has an impact on this country’s most vulnerable patient population: infants and small children.
  • Lung Cancer and COPD - Raising Awareness This November
    November 3, 2010 - This November, the American Lung Association is shining a spotlight on these two deadly diseases, and sharing what’s being done to reduce their toll in American lives and their loved ones. Two new pages on our website are now dedicated to raising awareness about COPD and lung cancer year round.
  • Avoiding Autumn Asthma Triggers
    October 22, 2010 - Fall is a magical time of year. The leaves are changing colors, the air is cool and crisp, and it’s a great time to pick the perfect pumpkin. The fall season can also expose people with asthma to unexpected triggers that may make their asthma worse. The American Lung Association has a few tips on how to make your fall activities more asthma-friendly.
  • Lung Association Announces Research Awards
    October 14, 2010 - The American Lung Association has released its annual report on its nationwide research awards which lists the many research scientists receiving support from the Lung Association to further the study of lung disease, from lung cancer to asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
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