Press Releases

  • Medicare Will Cover Annual CT Scan for Individuals at High Risk for Lung Cancer
    November 10, 2014 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today its draft proposal to cover an annual low-dose CT scan for Medicare beneficiaries at high risk for developing lung cancer. Medicare defined high risk as individuals 55 to 74 years of age, with a smoking history of 30 pack years and have quit smoking within the last 15 years. The American Lung Association welcomes this proposal.
  • American Lung Association Congratulates NASCAR Driver Mackena Bell on Advancing to the Nationwide Series
    November 7, 2014 - Mackena Bell, NASCAR driver and Honorary Spokesperson for LUNG FORCE, a national movement fighting lung cancer in women, will be competing in the NASCAR Nationwide series DAV200 “Honoring America’s Veterans” race at Phoenix International Raceway on November 8, 2014.
  • American Lung Association Announces New Research Awards
    November 6, 2014 - The American Lung Association’s “Research Awards Nationwide 2014-2015” report highlights lung disease research supported by the organization to meet its mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
  • American Lung Association and WellPoint Collaborate to Help Educate About Childhood Asthma
    October 30, 2014 - WellPoint, Inc., (NYSE:WLP) one of the nation’s largest health benefits companies, today announced it has worked with the American Lung Association to develop an informative learning series to help address childhood asthma.
  • Valerie Harper, Jewel, Kellie Pickler, Mackena Bell Raise Their Voices with the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE in Support of Lung Cancer Awareness Month
    October 29, 2014 - As part of Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November, Emmy-nominated actress and author Valerie Harper, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Jewel, country music singer Kellie Pickler and female NASCAR standout Mackena Bell are teaming up with the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE to raise awareness and much needed funds to help confront lung cancer in women.
  • American Lung Association Shares Seven Halloween Tips for Parents of Children with Asthma
    October 23, 2014 - Halloween should be scary in a fun way. But an asthma attack can take the fun out of the night and make the scare far too real. To keep this Halloween focused on tricks and treats, parents of kids with asthma can be proactive about managing their child’s asthma before trick or treating. Here are seven safety tips to keep your child having fun this Halloween:
  • American Lung Association Appoints Albert Rizzo, M.D. Senior Medical Advisor
    October 22, 2014 - The American Lung Association is pleased to announce that Albert Rizzo, M.D. has been appointed the 110-year-old health organization’s Senior Medical Advisor. Dr. Rizzo is Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine for Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Delaware. Dr. Rizzo has been actively involved with the American Lung Association at the local and national level for many years.
  • Three Lung Cancer Advocacy Organizations Collaborate to Fund Critically Needed Lung Cancer Research
    October 21, 2014 - Three of the nation’s largest lung cancer advocacy organizations, the American Lung Association, Free to Breathe, and Uniting Against Lung Cancer, are working together in an unprecedented collaboration to fund research to improve treatment for lung cancer patients.
  • Making Government Subsidized Housing Smokefree Would Save Half a Billion Dollars Annually
    October 2, 2014 - A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published today in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease finds that making government subsidized housing in the U.S. smokefree would reduce healthcare and housing-related costs by $497 million each year. The savings would come from reduced healthcare costs attributed to secondhand smoke exposure; cost of renovating smoking units and fires caused by smoking. This study adds to the mounting list of reasons why the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) must act quickly to require all multi-family housing under its control be made smokefree.
  • American Lung Association Statement on Continued Cases of Enterovirus D68 Infection
    October 2, 2014 - Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a rare and potentially serious respiratory infection, continues to be a health concern across much of the United States. With the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting confirmed cases in more than 40 states, it’s important to know the warning signs, when to seek medical help and how to prevent spread of the disease.
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