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  • A Declaration on Climate Change and Health
    June 23, 2015 - We, a coalition of leading public health, disease advocacy and medical organizations, reiterate our longstanding commitment to addressing climate change as a public health issue as part of the National Dialogue on Climate Change and Health at the White House on June 23, 2015. This statement articulates our consensus on the health impacts of climate change and the need for action to protect public health.
  • Mission Moment - June 2015
    June 16, 2015 - The past month has been busy and productive in our fight for healthy lungs. Let’s take quick look at some of the highlights.
  • Maggie Mahoney - 2015 Koop Award Winner
    June 2, 2015 - The American Lung Association is pleased to announce that Maggie Mahoney, the Deputy Director of the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, is the 2015 C. Everett Koop Unsung Hero Award winner. The award, which is presented annually by the American Lung Association and the C. Everett Koop Institute, recognizes Ms. Mahoney’s outstanding contributions to tobacco control.
  • Asthma: From "Aware" to "Prepared" Saves Lives
    May 25, 2015 - Did you know more than 25 million people in America have asthma -- including nearly seven million kids? Asthma has become common in the United States, but we need to make sure it never becomes commonplace or its burden easily accepted. May is Asthma Awareness Month, and with asthma so prevalent, it's time to move beyond being aware to being prepared.
  • Mission Moment May 2015
    May 14, 2015 - What an exciting and productive time the past month has been in our fight for healthy lungs!
  • Unlocking the Asthma-Allergy Connection
    May 7, 2015 - For people with asthma, the warmer weather can mean trouble. As the pollen count rises and mold spores increase, so do the chances of breathing problems.
  • Every Breath You Take: State of the Air 2015
    April 29, 2015 - Think about this: more than 4 in 10 people in the United States live in counties that have unhealthy levels of either ozone or particle pollution. Now think about this: in the time it took to read that, you probably took 4-5 breaths. Makes you want to know what was in that air, doesn't it?
  • Earth Day - Climate Change and Health
    April 21, 2015
  • Celebrating Our Priceless Volunteers
    April 13, 2015 - Whether they help provide community outreach, participate at events, provide vital leadership or support us in countless other ways, our American Lung Association volunteers are truly priceless. April 12-18 is National Volunteer Week, and we are celebrating the spirit of volunteerism, by looking at one volunteer who exemplifies all our outstanding volunteers – generous, engaged and deeply committed to our lifesaving mission.
  • How Public Health Issues Affect Lung Health April 7, 2015 - See how these public health concerns can affect your lung health.
  • Ask President Obama to protect our children from all tobacco products March 31, 2015
  • Commemorating World Tuberculosis Day 2015
    March 24, 2015 - The recent news that a number of students have tested positive for tuberculosis (TB) are a firm reminder that TB is it is far from gone, and is still a major threat to public health, here and around the world.
  • Behind the Headlines: COPD
    February 27, 2015 - The American Lung Association joins the nation in mourning the passing of beloved actor Leonard Nimoy, of COPD.
  • Time Flies When You're Not Smoking
    February 23, 2015 - Flying the friendly skies became friendlier to lungs 25 years ago, thanks to groundbreaking legislation that made domestic flights smokefree. The historic measure provided protection for airline passengers and flight attendants from secondhand smoke, and paved the way for further smokefree initiatives to protect Americans where they live, work and gather.
  • Personalized Medicine: Don't Guess. Test
    January 30, 2015 - We are in an exciting time for cancer treatment, and patients have options that didn't exist just a decade ago. Personalized or precision medicine is an emerging approach to healthcare where treatment is more highly tailored to the biology of the patient.
  • Parents - Help Your Child Breathe Easier in 2015
    January 29, 2015 - Raising a child with asthma can be a source of tremendous worry and anxiety. If your child’s flare-ups seem frequent or unpredictable, there is help and hope to achieve better control of your son or daughter’s asthma symptoms.
  • 10 Year Road Map to End Tobacco-Caused Death and Disease January 28, 2015 - We have a plan to kick tobacco-caused death and disease to the curb. It starts with three bold goals and the following key actions that federal, state and local policymakers must take.
  • State of Tobacco Control 2015: Charting a Path Forward to Eliminate Tobacco-Caused Death and Disease
    January 21, 2015 - The American Lung Association has released its 13th annual “State of Tobacco Control” report that found in 2014 states and the federal government failed to pass the tobacco control policies that will save lives and end the tobacco epidemic. Most states earn poor grades and tobacco control progress is at a standstill. However, this year’s report goes beyond grading progress and provides steps the federal government and each state government must take to achieve bold lifesaving goals to eliminate tobacco use.
  • It's Time to Get Serious About Harmful Radon Exposure
    Huffington Post
    January 16, 2015 - Joint blog post by Harold Wimmer, National President and CEO, American Lung Association, and Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on strategy to eliminate avoidable radon-induced lung cancer.
  • Flu Widespread Across U.S. - Vaccination Still Best Protection
    January 13, 2015 - Flu season is widespread across the U.S. See how to protect yourself and your family.
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