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  • 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.
  • November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month
    November 9, 2009 - Lung Cancer is a tragic disease that takes a terrible toll on those with the disease, as well as their loved ones. Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States. In fact, more people die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer.
  • American Lung Association Urges “Faces” of Influenza to Help Prevent Seasonal Flu by Getting Vaccinated
    November 4, 2009 - The American Lung Association’s Faces of Influenza campaign, now in its fourth year, is designed to help Americans see themselves as “faces” of influenza – those who are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to get vaccinated every year.
  • 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.
  • Confirmed – Secondhand Smoke Causes Heart Attacks
    October 15, 2009 - A new Institute of Medicine (IOM) report has confirmed that exposure to secondhand smoke is a significant cause of heart attacks among nonsmokers. This report underscores the urgency of the American Lung Association’s Smokefree Air Challenge.
  • Christmas Seals® Recapture Vintage Holiday Magic with a Modern Flair
    September 18, 2009 - This year, American Lung Association Christmas Seals® have recaptured that special feeling with the retro look of old-time Christmas.
  • EPA to Review Standards for Ozone – a Dangerous Air Pollutant
    September 18, 2009 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it will reconsider the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone, in response to a court challenge the American Lung Association filed on behalf of the breathing public.
  • Kristi Yamaguchi Urges Vaccination to Help Protect Families from Seasonal Influenza
    September 15, 2009 - As national spokesperson for the American Lung Association’s Faces of Influenza program, Kristi encourages all families to make sure their loved ones are vaccinated as soon as possible.
  • Hearings Set for Proposed Air Quality Standards for NO2
    July 9, 2009 - Hearings set for August 3rd and 6th will allow concerned citizens to weigh in on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed revisions to the air quality standard for nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a potent form of air pollution.
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