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  • 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.
  • "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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Make Valentine’s an Asthma-Friendly Day
    February 13, 2013 - Make Valentine’s an Asthma-Friendly Day. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show your significant other how much you care. But when you have asthma many traditional gifts can worsen asthma symptoms. The American Lung Association has tips that can help make your Valentine’s Day more asthma-friendly.
  • A New Year's Resolution – Exercising with Asthma
    January 15, 2013 - Are you making a New Year’s resolution to get fit or be healthier in 2013? If you have asthma you may feel the need to limit your activity to avoid symptoms. Understanding your symptoms and how to manage them is the first step to healthier, new you.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • New resources to help kids with asthma stay healthy, in school, and ready to learn
    May 16, 2012 - As we spotlight the severity of asthma throughout the month of May, creating asthma-friendlier schools becomes an important topic. Asthma impacts millions of children in the U.S. and is a leading cause of school absences. This article highlights a number of resources and online tools to support the asthma safety efforts of school personnel, community volunteers, parents and caretakers.
  • Engaging Kids to Manage Their Asthma
    May 2, 2012 - It can be especially challenging for children to understand the signs of an asthma episode and know what to do to alleviate and/or prevent it from happening. The American Lung Association has introduced Lungtropolis®—a free, interactive web-based learning game to help children ages 5-10 control their asthma. Lungtropolis promotes effective asthma management and helps families put what they’ve learned into practice.
  • Making a Splash: Olympic Gold Medalist Peter Vanderkaay Talks about Staying Active with Asthma
    May 1, 2012 - Olympic Gold Medalist Peter Vanderkaay talks with the American Lung Association about staying active with asthma.
  • Exercising and Staying Active with Asthma
    May 1, 2012 - If you have asthma you may feel the need to limit your activity to avoid symptoms. Understanding your symptoms and how to manage them is the first step to creating an asthma management plan to keep you in the game. The American Lung Association can help.
  • Help Needed to Save Asthma Funding
    February 23, 2012 - Help is needed to save asthma funding. 25 million Americans, including 7 million children, who suffer with asthma will be put at risk if the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) National Asthma Control Program is eliminated. You can help the American Lung Association fight to save the program.
  • American Lung Association Supports “Real World” Studies in Asthma
    February 21, 2012 - American Lung Association Supports “Real World” Studies in Asthma. Almost 12 years after the network began, the American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Re¬search Centers Network (ACRC) is a huge success and can lay claim to a series of advances in our understanding of asthma that have reaped almost im¬mediate rewards for patients and their physicians.
  • Children’s Asthma Not Improved by Treating Symptomless Acid Reflux
    January 25, 2012 - A new study by the American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Centers Network may have a significant impact on children with asthma who have also been prescribed acid-controlling medication.
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