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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A New Year, A New You – Staying Active with Asthma 
    January 5, 2012 - Many Americans are making the pledge to start (and keep) an exercise regimen for the year. If you have asthma, understanding your symptoms and how to manage them is the first step to healthier, new you.
  • Surviving the Holidays - A Guide for Those Living With Asthma
    November 28, 2011 - When it comes to the holidays, we all can use a few tips on dealing with the hustle and bustle of the season. If you or a loved one have asthma, navigating holiday travel, family commitments and different environments can be tricky. The American Lung Association has tips to help you prepare and keep your asthma in control.
  • Luchando por el Aire: The Burden of Asthma on Hispanics
    October 24, 2011 - The American Lung Association has a new report called Luchando por el Aire: The Burden of Asthma on Hispanics, which looks at the complex factors that increase asthma’s burden on the Hispanic population.
  • Summer Vacation - A Guide for Those Living With Asthma
    August 17, 2011
  • Back to School With Asthma: Time to Prepare
    July 19, 2011 - This back-to-school season, the American Lung Association highlights a seven-step checklist for students with asthma to stay healthy during the school day.
  • Asthma-Friendly Schools – Keeping students healthy, in school and ready to learn
    May 18, 2011 - As another school year winds down, many school districts have made great strides towards creating a healthier environment for their students and staff. Schools play a consistent role in the lives of young people and can be a source of potential health hazards for the over seven million children affected by asthma in the United States. Adopting asthma-friendly school strategies not only helps keep children safe but it has been shown to have a positive impact on the academic achievement of students. Read on to learn how you can help to improve the school environment for your little ones.
  • Star Shines Despite Asthma
    May 2, 2011 - Singer, actress and Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose doesn’t let anything slow her down – especially not asthma. The star of such Broadway shows as Caroline, or Change and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and hit films like Dreamgirls and Disney’s The Princess and the Frog and most recently CBS’s The Good Wife, has joined the American Lung Association to share her story and speak out for those with asthma.
  • Spring Forward by Reducing your Asthma & Allergy Triggers
    March 29, 2011 - With springtime upon us, many look ahead with excitement to warmer weather, flowers in bloom, and more hours of daylight. Although for some, these signs of spring also bring the common frustrations associated with asthma and allergies.
  • 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.
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