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  • American Lung Association Study Published in Latest Edition of "Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology" Identifies Racial Differences in Sensitivity to Methacholine
    July 17, 2012 - An American Lung Association study published in the latest edition of "Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology" identifies racial differences in sensitivity to methacholine. The Methacholine Challenge Test (MCT) has been widely used as a definitive test to assist in diagnosing asthma.
  • A Senate Victory and House Setback in Fight for Air
    June 22, 2012 - On June 20, a strong bipartisan majority of the U.S. Senate stood up for the health of our children and rejected attempts by big polluters and their allies in Congress to rollback clean air safeguards that protect the public from toxic air pollution.
  • Air Quality App Available for Your Smartphone
    June 21, 2012 - If the air quality outside was harmful, wouldn’t it be nice to have an easy tool that could give you a quick "heads up" before you head out? Well, the American Lung Association has just such a tool for you - and it's free!
  • New Standards Bring Cleaner Air to You
    June 20, 2012 - Prompted by legal action by the American Lung Association and others, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finally proposed updated clean air standards for particle pollution. Strengthening these standards to levels that the law requires will help prevent thousands of premature deaths in the U.S. each year.
  • Calling for a Tobacco Free Military
    June 8, 2012 - On June 6, 2012, American Lung Association President and CEO, Charles D. Connor spoke before the U.S. Senate subcommittee responsible for funding the military, and delivered an important message: protecting our troops' lung health should be a top priority.
  • American Lung Association Mourns Passing of Kathryn Joosten
    June 4, 2012 - The American Lung Association mourns Kathryn Joosten, the Emmy-award winning actress who succumbed to lung cancer, after a long struggle with the disease, on June 2, 2012. Joosten, best known for her role on ABC’s Desperate Housewives, served as the Lung Association’s 2010 Christmas Seals® Celebrity Chairperson.
  • World No Tobacco Day
    May 30, 2012 - Thursday May 31 is World No Tobacco Day. The American Lung Association commemorates World No Tobacco Day by urging smokers to quit and by providing the tools and information needed to go tobacco-free for good!
  • Asthma Research Making an Immediate Impact on Lives and Wallets
    May 22, 2012 - What do we know about asthma? A great deal more than we did just a decade ago. Read about notable discoveries by the American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Centers Network that have had a direct impact on the lives of asthma patients and the cost of their care.
  • Behind the Headlines: Lung Cancer
    May 18, 2012 - The news of music legend Donna Summer's passing from lung cancer has brought renewed attention to a form of cancer that causes more deaths each year than any other cancer. The American Lung Association can help you learn more about lung cancer.
  • New resources to help kids with asthma stay healthy, in school, and ready to learn
    May 16, 2012 - As we spotlight the severity of asthma throughout the month of May, creating asthma-friendlier schools becomes an important topic. Asthma impacts millions of children in the U.S. and is a leading cause of school absences. This article highlights a number of resources and online tools to support the asthma safety efforts of school personnel, community volunteers, parents and caretakers.
  • Engaging Kids to Manage Their Asthma
    May 2, 2012 - It can be especially challenging for children to understand the signs of an asthma episode and know what to do to alleviate and/or prevent it from happening. The American Lung Association has introduced Lungtropolis®—a free, interactive web-based learning game to help children ages 5-10 control their asthma. Lungtropolis promotes effective asthma management and helps families put what they’ve learned into practice.
  • Exercising and Staying Active with Asthma
    May 1, 2012 - If you have asthma you may feel the need to limit your activity to avoid symptoms. Understanding your symptoms and how to manage them is the first step to creating an asthma management plan to keep you in the game. The American Lung Association can help.
  • Making a Splash: Olympic Gold Medalist Peter Vanderkaay Talks about Staying Active with Asthma
    May 1, 2012 - Olympic Gold Medalist Peter Vanderkaay talks with the American Lung Association about staying active with asthma.
  • How’s the Air Out There?
    April 25, 2012 - American Lung Association’s Annual air quality report shows cities with cleanest and most polluted air. The just-released thirteenth annual State of the Air report finds both big improvements and continuing threats.
  • Guidance on CT Lung Cancer Screening
    April 23, 2012 - American Lung Association offers guidance on CT lung cancer screening. Recent research found that low-dose CT screening shows promise as a method for detecting lung cancer in highest risk individuals. But many questions have surfaced. The Lung Association has guidelines to help with finding answers.
  • Celebrating Our Volunteers
    April 16, 2012 - American Lung Association celebrates its “priceless” volunteers. April 15 marks the beginning of National Volunteer Week, and The American Lung Association is joining not-for-profits around the country to say Thank You to our most precious asset – our volunteers!
  • Red Carriage Takes Fight for Clean Air to Capitol
    March 29, 2012 - On March 28, the American Lung Association’s Red Carriage rolled to Capitol Hill to take the fight for clean air right to Congress’s doorstep. More than 100 doctors, nurses, clean air advocates and American Lung Association staff and volunteers from 34 states gathered on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to show their support for clean air protections.
  • New Poll: Public Wants EPA to Do More to Reduce Air Pollution
    March 21, 2012 - The American Lung Association's new bipartisan survey shows the American people support the Clean Air Act and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to update and enforce clean air standards, including carbon and mercury emissions from power plants.
  • Fighting Fire with Fire to Reduce Smoking
    March 15, 2012 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched a major new media campaign "Tips from Former Smokers" to drive home the message about the disastrous health effects of tobacco use. It profiles real people who are living with smoking-related diseases, including amputations from Buerger's disease, throat cancer, stroke, heart attack and asthma.
  • Report: We Can Cut Youth Tobacco Use in Half
    March 9, 2012 - The U.S. Surgeon General has released a new report on tobacco use and its message is powerful: We can cut youth tobacco use in half in just six years - but only if U.S. states put in place policies and programs proven to reduce tobacco use.
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