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  • New Report: Federal Tobacco Tax Would Be a Win-Win for Millions of Children
    September 25, 2013 - The American Lung Association and eight other organizations that focus on public health and early learning released a new report that finds 1.7 million kids would be stopped from becoming smokers and two million low- and moderate-income children would have access to high-quality preschool under President Obama's plan to expand early childhood education and fund it with an increase in the federal tobacco tax.
  • Flu Season - Time to Get Vaccinated
    September 24, 2013 - Flu season has just begun, so now is the time to get vaccinated against influenza, a potentially life-threatening disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get an annual influenza vaccination.
  • In Celebration of Pulmonary Fibrosis Month – And the Hope of a Better Future
    September 20, 2013 - Pulmonary fibrosis is a disease affecting 128,000 Americans that causes irreversible scarring of the lung tissue, making it nearly impossible for oxygen to pass through the walls of the air sac into the bloodstream. Most cases of pulmonary fibrosis have no known cause and currently, there are no FDA approved treatments or cure available. There is still much to be discovered on how to prevent and treat this disease and there is no better time to increase public awareness of the disease than during September - Pulmonary Fibrosis Month.
  • Prepare to Go Back to School with Asthma
    August 27, 2013 - Getting your child ready to start school is always easier when you have a plan, especially if your child has asthma. The Back-to-School with Asthma Checklist offers easy-to-follow steps to help you child start the school year healthy and ready to learn.
  • Lung Cancer: Ask the Expert
    August 13, 2013 - A diagnosis of lung cancer brings up many emotions. For this installment of the Ask the Expert series on the American Lung Association’s lung cancer support site Facing Lung Cancer: Support from Day One, we speak with the Reverend Dr. Paula Teague, who explains how she works with lung cancer patients and their families to help them cope with a diagnosis of lung cancer.
  • Lung Association – A Drug-Free Treatment for Asthma?
    August 12, 2013 - Could a device used to treat sleep apnea also help control asthma? The American Lung Association’s Asthma Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) is trying to answer that question. The network is currently recruiting asthma patients for a study to examining whether the use of Continued Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), a safe, non-pharmaceutical device that is used for sleep apnea can also improve asthma control.
  • U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Releases Draft Recommendations on Lung Cancer Screening
    August 6, 2013 - On July 29, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued draft recommendations calling for annual low-dose CT screening for individuals at high risk for lung cancer. High risk is defined as current and former smokers, ages 55-79 years, who have significant cumulative tobacco smoke exposure and have smoked within the last 15 years.
  • 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.
  • Lung Association’s New Video and Web Site Help People Facing Lung Cancer
    July 2, 2013 - A diagnosis of lung cancer brings with it an array of both physical and emotional challenges. To help patients and caregivers navigate through their lung cancer journey, the American Lung Association’s Facing Lung Cancer: Support from Day One online resource now features a new video, “Navigating Lung Cancer: Stories of Support.” This video highlights stories of support from patients and caregivers who want to help others through the many challenges of the disease.
  • New Opportunity for Lung Cancer Patients & Families
    June 25, 2013 - Food and Drug Administration announced lung cancer would be one of the diseases included in its new Patient Focused Drug Development Initiative. American Lung Association launched a campaign to mobilize lung cancer patients, their families and patient advocates nationwide to ensure FDA hears their voices and perspectives.
  • 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.
  • Summer Vacation - A Guide for Those Living With Asthma
    June 17, 2013 - Summer vacation time is here. But when you have asthma, travel can present special challenges. The American Lung Association has tips to help you prepare and keep your asthma in control.
  • American Lung Association Report: Women at Greater Risk of COPD
    June 5, 2013 - Few would guess chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), also known as emphysema and chronic bronchitis is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Fewer still would guess that women are 37 percent more likely to have COPD than men and now account for more than half of all deaths COPD deaths in America. These are some of the eye-opening findings revealed in the American Lung Association’s latest report, “Taking Her Breath Away: The Rise of COPD in Women,” which examines COPD and its alarming increase among women in the U.S.
  • 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.
  • Helping kids with asthma stay healthy, in school, and ready to learn
    May 16, 2013 - The American Lung Association spotlights asthma throughout the month of May – National Asthma Awareness Month. Creating asthma-friendlier schools is important because asthma is a life-long lung disease that affects millions of children in the U.S. and is a leading cause of lost school days from a chronic disease.
  • Top Story - Fighting for Asthma-Friendly Schools: Cindy Trubisky
    May 16, 2013 - Cindy Trubisky is a Senior Director of Community Asthma Education for the American Lung Association in New York. Through our Asthma Friendly Schools Initiative, Cindy has proven to be a true lung hero by helping to create school environments where kids with asthma can stay healthy, in school and ready to learn. We took time during National Asthma Awareness Month to talk to Cindy and learn more about managing asthma in schools.
  • National Asthma Control Program: Big Impact, Small Cost
    May 6, 2013 - The American Lung Association highlights the effectiveness of CDC's National Asthma Control Program, which provides exceptional bang-for-the-buck in the fight to control asthma.
  • Making the Connection – Asthma and Air Quality
    May 1, 2013 - When you have asthma, air quality indoors and out can make all the difference in the world. The American Lung Association is offering tips for being aware of what’s in the air and what you can do to reduce the risk.
  • Lung Association Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers
    April 25, 2013
  • "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.
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