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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Surviving the Holidays - A Guide for Those Living With Asthma
    November 23, 2010
  • 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.
  • Don’t Get Spooked by Asthma This Halloween
    September 15, 2010 - The ghouls and goblins should scare you on Halloween, not your asthma. Keep your child healthy by following these tips.
  • Helping Kids with Asthma Prepare for School
    July 28, 2010 - If you have a child with asthma, now is the time to prepare for the start of school. Returning to the school environment always poses challenges to kids with asthma, with the increased exposure to asthma triggers and respiratory infections, like influenza. Children with asthma are at greater risk from influenza. The American Lung Association has tips to help you prepare to go back to school with asthma.
  • American Lung Association Launches AFSI Champion Awards
    July 28, 2010 - Asthma is a leading cause of absenteeism in schools across the country. As a part of the American Lung Association’s Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative (AFSI), we are honoring those who support and implement asthma programs to help keep children with asthma healthy, in school and ready to learn.
  • Seven Asthma/COPD Inhalers to be Phased Out
    April 14, 2010 - On April 13, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the phase out over the next few years of certain kinds of inhaled medications used to treat asthma and COPD. Seven metered-dose inhalers (MDI) used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will be gradually removed from the U.S. marketplace.
  • Breathe Well, Live Well
    April 9, 2010 - “Breathe Well, Live Well is a proven curriculum that uses a small group setting, and gives adults with asthma real hands-on skills, which could save their lives.
  • Lung Association Forges National Agenda for Asthma
    April 1, 2010 - More than 20 million Americans have asthma, and it is the leading chronic illness among children in the U.S. Working with national partners, the American Lung Association has developed a National Asthma Public Policy Agenda, to identify steps that can reduce the burden of asthma. The latest evidence for support of the agenda came with the Agenda’s publication in the December issue of the journal Pediatric Asthma, Allergy and Immunology.
  • NFL Stars Tackle Asthma
    January 19, 2010 - The Chris Draft Family Foundation (CDFF) and the American Lung Association are working together to recognize families who are tackling asthma. Draft, a 12-year NFL veteran who has battled asthma since college, is joined by a group of other NFL stars to become captains of the CDFF’s Asthma Team™. Together, they will share their own stories of fighting asthma, and join families nationwide to highlight the diversity of the fight against asthma and to inspire those with the disease to keep fighting.
  • Children with Asthma at Greater Risk from H1N1
    November 24, 2009 - Children with asthma are at greater risk to develop serious symptoms from H1N1 (swine) flu than from seasonal flu, according to a new study. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) a new Canadian study found that children hospitalized with H1N1 were more likely to have asthma (22%) compared to children hospitalized with seasonal flu (6%). However, severity of asthma did not seem to affect risk for H1N1.
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