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  • American Lung Association Joins Lung Cancer Clinical Trial Call to Action Campaign
    August 26, 2010 - The American Lung Association is encouraging patients with lung cancer to take charge of their diagnosis and learn about clinical trials through the Lung Cancer Clinical Trial Call to Action campaign.
  • American Lung Association Testifies for Lung Health in the Military on Capitol Hill
    June 23, 2010 - The American Lung Association testified today about urgent lung health issues facing military personnel and the Department of Defense. H. James Gooden, Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Lung Association, appeared before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense to urge that action be taken quickly to combat tobacco use in the military and address the growing health threat posed by burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • American Lung Association Commemorates World No Tobacco Day by Urging Women to Quit Smoking
    May 27, 2010 - The American Lung Association joins the World Health Organization (WHO) to observe World No Tobacco Day on Monday, May 31, to bring attention to the global epidemic of tobacco use among women, and the harmful effects of tobacco industry marketing targeting women and girls.
  • Help Mom Go Smokefree This Mother's Day!
    May 3, 2010 - Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in America, and its toll on women—including mothers—is tragic. This Mother’s Day, the American Lung Association suggests that a membership to Freedom From Smoking® Online (www.ffsonline.org) could be the gift that not only lasts a lifetime, but can lead to a longer, healthier lifetime.
  • American Lung Association Hosts Media Availability with Key Lung Health Experts
    March 29, 2010 - The American Lung Association will host a media availability webinar/teleconference call in order to highlight the contents of its new report, Too Many Cases, Too Many Deaths: Lung Cancer in African Americans. During the media availability, the Lung Association will share research that it compiled from various sources, which examines the health disparity of lung cancer among African Americans and possible contributing biological, environmental, political and cultural factors.
  • American Lung Association Applauds Passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
    March 23, 2010 - The American Lung Association applauds the passage of health care reform. While by no means perfect, it will provide health insurance for millions more Americans, including those with lung diseases.
  • Statement of the American Lung Association on the FDA’s Changes to the Use of Certain Long-Acting Inhaled Medications called Long-Acting Beta-Agonists (LABAs)
    February 19, 2010 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety announcement regarding the use of long-acting inhaled medications called Long-Acting Beta-Agonists (LABAs) in the treatment of asthma. It has been known for some time that these medications can lead to increased risk of severe exacerbation of asthma symptoms when not used correctly. The new FDA requirements will strengthen existing cautions in labeling and medication guides.
  • American Lung Association Applauds Passage of U.S. Senate Healthcare Bill
    December 24, 2009 - The American Lung Association applauds the Senate for passage of healthcare legislation that will provide health insurance for millions more Americans, including those with lung diseases.
  • 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.
  • IOM Report Confirms Secondhand Smoke Causes Heart Attacks in Nonsmokers
    October 15, 2009 - A new report released by the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM), Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Cardiovascular Effects: Making Sense of the Evidence, confirms secondhand smoke exposure to be a significant cause of acute coronary events, including heart attacks, and that there is no safe level of exposure. The report also concluded that relatively brief exposure to secondhand smoke can cause acute coronary events.
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