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  • COPD Awareness Month: Learn More, Find Support
    November 5, 2013 - COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a lung disease that, over time, makes it hard to breathe and can even lead to death. Close to 13 million American adults have been diagnosed with COPD. The American Lung Association is doing what it can this November – COPD Awareness Month – to raise awareness about this deadly disease and help those with COPD manage it and lead healthier, more active lives.
  • American Lung Association Is Proud to Announce our New Research Awards
    October 24, 2013 - The American Lung Association Nationwide Research Program has released its annual Research Awards Nationwide 2013-2014 report that highlights research being supported by the Lung Association through its Asthma Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) and its Awards and Grants Program.
  • Champions of Change Fight for Healthy Air
    July 16, 2013 - On July 9, the White House honored 11 people as “Champions of Change” who are working on the front lines to protect our health in a changing climate. Each of the Champions has taken action to raise awareness about these health consequences and help their communities prepare for climate-related health impacts. Five of the 11 honored, are also champions of the American Lung Association’s mission.
  • New Smoking Cessation Campaign Supports the "Quitter in You"
    June 24, 2013 - The American Lung Association and WellPoint Inc. are supporting smokers’ efforts to quit for good through the “Quitter in You” campaign. The campaign aims to empower people trying to quit smoking by recognizing that past attempts to quit are not failures, but normal and necessary steps along the way to quitting for good.
  • World No Tobacco Day 2013
    May 30, 2013 - Every year nearly six million people die as a result of tobacco use – 443,000 in the U.S. alone. That’s why the American Lung Association joins the World Health Organization to observe World No Tobacco Day on Friday, May 31. This year’s theme is “Free Yourself” from tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. This is a message that fits well with the Lung Association’s drive to see the U.S. Food and Drug Administration fully implement its authority to regulate the manufacture, sale and marketing of all tobacco products.
  • "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.
  • New Patient Resource Released for COPD Awareness Month
    November 6, 2012 - The American Lung Association have created the COPD Action Plan with November being COPD Awareness Month. The Action Plan is a 2-in-1 personal tool that helps you talk with your doctor to make a COPD management plan that is best for you. With a plan, you will know how and when to take your medicines, when to call your healthcare provider and when to get emergency care.
  • November is COPD Awareness Month
    November 9, 2011 - Up to 24 million Americans show impaired lung function, which is common among those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the third leading cause of death in the United States. It’s a staggering number, made more so by the fact that only about half of them have been diagnosed.
  • Lung Cancer and COPD - Raising Awareness This November
    October 25, 2011 - November is both Lung Cancer Awareness Month and COPD Awareness Month. Lung cancer and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) are two of the leading causes of death in America. This November, the American Lung Association is shining a spotlight on these two deadly diseases.
  • Primatene Mist Phase-Out
    September 30, 2011 - Primatene Mist Phase-Out: The FDA is phasing out metered-dose inhalers that contain chlorofluorocarbon from the marketplace. These medications are used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Primatene® Mist will no longer be available after December 31st, 2011.
  • 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.
  • Online Caregiving Service Provides Support to Individuals Dealing with Lung Disease
    September 1, 2010 - The demands of lung diseases can be very stressful on patients and their loved ones. However, they shouldn’t feel alone in times of need. The American Lung Association is offering an online caregiving coordination service called “My Fighting for Air Community” where family, friends, colleagues and neighbors can organize support of everyday tasks, from simple house chores to weekly grocery trips.
  • 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.
  • COPD – Helping the Missing Millions
    February 24, 2010 - About 24 million Americans suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It’s a staggering number, made more so by the fact that only about half of them have been diagnosed. The rest, some 12 million, are unaware that they are living with a progressive, chronic illness that when detected and treated early enough, can be controlled and its impact on their quality of life minimized. The challenge is finding and helping COPD’s missing millions.
  • November is COPD Awareness Month
    November 9, 2009 - Did you know that COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S.? Or that it affects more than 12 million Americans? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis – is a term used to describe the obstruction of airflow. As part of our commitment to lung health, the American Lung Association has created new tools for COPD patients and partnering with others to help people with COPD live healthier, more active lives.
  • Influenza and H1N1 – ALERT for People with Lung Disease and Their Caregivers
    October 16, 2009 - People with lung disease like asthma and COPD are at particular risk to develop serious symptoms from both seasonal flu and H1N1 (swine) flu. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more than half of adults hospitalized with the H1N1 strain of influenza had conditions such as asthma and chronic lung diseases.
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