Top Stories

Disease
 

 

 

  • Today is Older Adults Vaccination Day
    December 9, 2010 - The American Lung Association is pleased to recognize today as National Influenza Vaccination Week’s Older Adults Vaccination Day. In an effort to increase influenza and pneumonia vaccination rates, the Lung Association issued its latest health disparity report today, titled “Missed Opportunities: Influenza and Pneumonia Vaccination in Older Adults.”
  • Surviving the Holidays - A Guide for Those Living With Asthma
    November 23, 2010
  • Christmas Seals® Celebrity Chairperson Kathryn Joosten
    November 16, 2010 - You may know her as Mrs. McClusky on ABC’s Desperate Housewives, a role that has earned her two Emmys. Or you may remember her as Mrs. Landingham, secretary to President of the United States, on the NBC drama, The West Wing. But this holiday season, she also wants you to know her as a lung cancer survivor and enthusiastic advocate for American Lung Association Christmas Seals.
  • Lung Association Supports HHS’s Tobacco Prevention Plan
    November 12, 2010 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced its strategic plan for new nationwide tobacco prevention efforts. The American Lung Association enthusiastically supports the Administration’s proposal and its commitment to reducing the nation’s tobacco use rates.
  • Helping Smokers Quit: State Cessation Coverage
    November 9, 2010 - Quitting smoking is not easy, but there are many tools that can help smokers succeed. A new American Lung Association report finds that millions of Americans will get needed help to quit smoking, thanks to the newly enacted U.S. health care law.
  • November is National Prematurity Awareness Month
    November 5, 2010 - November is National Prematurity Awareness Month and the American Lung Association is raising awareness about a virus that has an impact on this country’s most vulnerable patient population: infants and small children.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lung Association Announces Research Awards
    October 14, 2010 - The American Lung Association has released its annual report on its nationwide research awards which lists the many research scientists receiving support from the Lung Association to further the study of lung disease, from lung cancer to asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • American Lung Association Celebrates the Holidays with Shutterfly’s “Support-A-Cause” Holiday Cards
    October 12, 2010 - The American Lung Association is partnering with Shutterfly, Inc., the leading Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service, on its collection of “Support-A-Cause” holiday cards this holiday season. The Lung Association will receive ten percent of Shutterfly proceeds from the sale of “Support-A-Cause” cards to each respective charity.
  • Christmas Seals® - A Lifesaving Holiday Tradition
    October 8, 2010 - This year, Christmas Seals are back, with a few new tricks up their sleeves, like e-cards, social media and festive new merchandise. But they still carry the same message that has made them an American holiday tradition – when you buy Christmas Seals, you help the American Lung Association save lives by fighting for healthy air and healthy lungs.
  • Quit Smoking Treatments a Smart Investment for States
    September 24, 2010 - Financially strapped states may want to try an investment strategy, with a potential average return of 26 percent - that saves lives in the process. A new study released by the American Lung Association, and conducted by researchers at Penn State University, finds that helping smokers quit does just that.
  • 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.
  • Flu News -- Straight Facts about H1N1 and the 2010-11 Flu Season
    September 2, 2010 - Last year’s outbreak of the pandemic H1N1influenza - often called “swine flu” - made the last flu season more complicated, and more worrisome than usual.
  • 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.
  • Smoking Cessation Coverage Now Available for All Medicare Patients
    August 31, 2010 - On Wednesday, August 25, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Medicare coverage for seniors trying to quit smoking has been expanded to include everyone on Medicare.
  • Lung Cancer Clinical Trial Call to Action
    August 26, 2010 - In our continued fight against lung cancer, the American Lung Association is joining the Lung Cancer Clinical Trial Call to Action campaign as a way for lung cancer patients to take charge of their diagnosis and learn about new clinical trials.
  • Speak Up Against Power Plant Pollution
    August 16, 2010 - Power plant pollution doesn’t just foul the air in a community—it spews across state lines. States can’t stop pollution coming in at their borders by themselves. But you can help.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Items 181 - 200 of 248  Previous12345678910Next