Lung Disease Index Page

  • American Lung Association Recognizes 38th Great American Smokeout; Congratulates American Cancer Society
    November 19, 2013 - More than 43 million Americans smoke cigarettes, and seven out of ten smokers say they want to quit. Quitting smoking is hard, but with tools, support and a plan, smokers can successfully quit. We congratulate our allies at the American Cancer Society as they celebrate the 38th Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 21.
  • COPD Awareness Month: Lung Association Report Shows Women at Greater Risk of COPD
    November 18, 2013 - Women are 37 percent more likely to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than men and now account for more than half of all deaths attributed to COPD in our nation. The American Lung Association’s health disparity report, “Taking Her Breath Away: The Rise of COPD in Women,” examines the nation’s third leading cause of death and its increased prevalence among women in the United States. For COPD Awareness Month this November the Lung Association is working to increase awareness of this disease and its impact on women.
  • The American Lung Association Honors Lung Cancer Awareness Month with an Interactive “Share Your Story” Campaign
    November 12, 2013 - In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November, the American Lung Association is showcasing the personal stories of those who have been impacted by lung cancer on its Facing Lung Cancer microsite,
  • New Lung Cancer Screening Assessment Tool Could Save Lives
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    October 24, 2013 - This Lung Cancer Awareness Month the American Lung Association has launched an online tool to help users determine whether they meet the guidelines to be screened by low-dose CT for lung cancer.
  • American Lung Association Is Proud to Announce our New Research Awards
    October 24, 2013 - The American Lung Association’s Research Awards Nationwide 2013-2014 report highlights lung disease research supported by the organization, including diseases affecting infants, children, and the elderly.
  • American Lung Association Award Recognizes Asthma Management Efforts in Schools
    September 10, 2013 - Three schools in Texas and one in Massachusetts have been recognized by the American Lung Association for their efforts to create a school environment that is healthy and “asthma friendly”.
  • Study: 100,000 Smokers Quit Because of "Tips" Campaign
    September 9, 2013 - The CDC's "Tips from Former Smokers" campaign reduced the number of smokers in the U.S. by 100,000, with 1.6 million more smokers attempting to quit, according to a new study published today in The Lancet. The study reveals the significant impact of the first series of "Tips" advertisements, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched in 2012, and was paid for by the Prevention and Public Health Fund.
  • American Lung Association Envisions Drug-Free Asthma Treatment in the Near Future
    August 12, 2013 - The American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) is the largest not-for-profit network of clinical research centers dedicated to discovering effective treatment strategies for asthma. The network is currently recruiting asthma patients for a study examining whether a safe, non-pharmaceutical device that is used for sleep apnea can also improve asthma control.
  • American Lung Association Helps Students with Asthma Return to School
    August 8, 2013 - A new school environment can sometimes be difficult for children with asthma. This back-to-school season, the American Lung Association highlights tips for families of children with asthma and stresses the importance of crafting a plan to properly manage asthma in a school environment.
  • American Lung Association Applauds New Lung Cancer Screening Recommendations
    July 29, 2013 - The American Lung Association applauds the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) for releasing its draft lung cancer screening recommendations today.
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