Climate Change and Air Quality: How Worsening Wildfires and Heat Waves Affect Lung Health, and What to Do About It
From the more than 20 wildfires currently scorching the western United States to more intense and frequent heat waves, the fingerprint of our changing climate is visible today. And these changes can have dangerous consequences for American families, now and for generations to come.
Lung Association Joins the First-Ever COPD National Action Plan
This May, members of the American Lung Association Research Team attended the American Thoracic Society's (ATS) 2017 Conference in Washington, D.C. Through thematic poster sessions, mini symposiums and poster discussions, Lung Association-funded researchers demonstrated great strides in medical research in respiratory diseases, like asthma and COPD.
I Have Cancer. And I Can't Imagine Losing My Healthcare.
Ashley M. shares her story about battling lung cancer and why healthcare coverage is important to her. Read her story and stand with the American Lung Association to tell our Senators to protect American's healthcare.
Entering the World of Lung Cancer Clinical Trials: A Patient's Perspective
LUNG FORCE Hero and American Lung Association Lung Cancer Patient Advisory Group member Karen Loss was diagnosed with stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer in November 2012. Since her diagnosis, she has been on several lung cancer treatments, and has participated in clinical trials.
A Father's Reason for Quitting Smoking
While quitting smoking is a very personal decision, and one that only a smoker can make, certain life changes, like starting a family, can affect our decisions, especially when it comes to our health. For Stu Krogman, he made the decision to quit smoking when he became a father, and he hasn't looked back since.Related Topic: Tobacco & Smoking
Don't Be Fooled, E-cig Aerosol Is Not Harmless for Kids
What's coming out of an e-cigarette (aerosol) may look different than secondhand smoke from cigarettes, but it's far from harmless.
What Healthy Lungs Can Do For You
Chances are you don't think much about your lungs. This reliable pair works hard for you all the time, helping you breathe 12 to 15 times a minute at rest—that's more than 6 million breaths a year. If our lungs could talk, they would ask us to please help them stay healthy so we can do more wonderful things.Related Topic: Health & Wellness
Supporting Survivors Today and Every Day
Every year on the first Sunday of June, local events are organized throughout the country in support of cancer survivors. National Cancer Survivor Day® is a celebration and rally of support for survivors.
Four Things Everyone Should Know about Air Quality and Exercising Outdoors
For many people, one of the best parts of summer is being outside running, biking, hiking, doing anything that lets you enjoy the weather and move your body. But, high air pollution levels can have harmful effects on your lungs.
Sharing Our Stories to Shine a Spotlight on the Realities of Lung Cancer
Lung cancer has very few symptoms early on, which is one reason why the disease is so deadly. It is often found by chance. And even though lung cancer is the leading cancer killer, awareness remains critically low.Related Topic: LUNG FORCE