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2016 Articles

  • Woman on top of mountain looking out. Stories of Lung Cancer Early Detection
    November 17, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    Right now, the best way to detect lung cancer early is through lung cancer screening for high-risk individuals. But for too many people, lung cancer is found by chance.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
  • woman breathing COPD: What Patients and Caregivers Should Know
    November 14, 2016  |  MeiLan K. Han, M.D.
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is a disease that millions of Americans live with each day. In honor of COPD Awareness Month and to share more about this complicated respiratory disease, we asked COPD expert Meilan King Han, M.D. what patients and caregivers should know about COPD.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Col. Smith Helping Our Veterans Breathe Easier
    November 9, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    The members of our armed forces, active and veterans, make tremendous sacrifices to serve our country. Their lung health should not be one of them. They have earned all the support we can give them. This Veteran's Day, we talked to a decorated Gulf War veteran and learned how he, like a true Marine, is battling lung cancer head on.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
  • doctor and patient Lung Cancer: What Everyone Should Know About Screening Options
    November 1, 2016  |  Andrea McKee, M.D.
    In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month and in an effort to help more Americans learn about this disease, we asked Dr. Andrea McKee what everyone should know about lung cancer screening.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
  • From A(sthma) to TB
    October 25, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    We talked to a few of this year's research awardees to get the details on their projects, which run the gamut from asthma and hot weather to drug-resistant tuberculosis.
    Related Topics:  Research, Impact,
  • Smoking Doesn't Control My Life Anymore. I Do.
    October 21, 2016  |  Dee Holmes
    I started smoking when I was 16 years old and continued for 38 years. I was recently asked how often I smoked, but the better question is "When didn't I smoke?" I guess everyone has to sleep sometime.
  • Research Awards Nationwide: Where Are They Now?
    October 20, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    Over the years, we've funded more than 1,550 researchers, many of whom have continued their careers in lung disease. Here's what a few of our previous Research Awards Nationwide awardees are up to now.
    Related Topics:  Research, Impact,
  • A New (Smokefree) Life Ordered Up
    October 13, 2016  |  Dean Angell
    I'm a flight nurse, a father of three daughters, divorced and I'm a smoker. I was looking pretty good until the last part. Actually I didn't even have to confess the last part, you probably smelled me long before you met me. Frankly I never tried quitting and never cared before now.
  • 4 women on blue whoosh background Why We Built a FORCE to Defeat Lung Cancer
    October 12, 2016  |  Harold P. Wimmer
    More women than ever are dying of lung cancer, and in order to save lives we need to understand why.
    Related Topics:  LUNG FORCE, Impact,
  • Racecar on track An Asthma Attack at 140 MPH
    October 11, 2016  |  TJ Fischer, Racecar Driver
    It was the 74th running of the Grand Prix de Pau, my nerves at an all-time high as I got a pat on the head from my mechanic, followed by the call to start engines. The grid cleared and the start lights illuminated. 3, 2, 1, GO!! Racecar Driver TJ Fischer recounts the time he had an asthma attack at 140 MPH.
    Related Topics:  Fitness, Health & Wellness,
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