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2019 Articles

  • ASCO crowd Lung Cancer Highlights from the ASCO 2019 Annual Meeting
    June 25, 2019  |  Carly Ornstein
    It’s an exciting time for lung cancer research with new insights and discoveries coming out of the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting in Chicago. Each year around 40,000 cancer healthcare professionals from all over the world gather for the annual meeting to learn, share and engage with other experts in the cancer field.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
  • Researcher Chris Lim, M.S. What Do We Know About Long-Term Effects of Air Pollution on Health?
    June 20, 2019  |  Chris Lim, M.S.
    In 2014, Chris Lim, M.S. set out to understand long-term effects of climate change—specifically, temperature variability and air pollution—on health. At the time, short-term effects had been studied extensively, but not much was known about long-term exposure and adverse health outcomes. As a lung health dissertation fellow at New York University School of Medicine, Lim needed financial support for his doctoral dissertation on this topic.
    Related Topics:  Healthy Air, Health & Wellness,
  • A mother and child laughing while reading a book. Pediatricians: Partners in Helping Parents Quit Smoking
    June 18, 2019  |  Dr. Brian Jenssen
    Secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure affects approximately 40 percent of the children in the United States, increasing their risk for acute respiratory infections, sudden infant death syndrome, and premature death, while also exacerbating chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma. As a pediatrician, it is astounding to me that this issue still affects so many children given what we know about the related health harms—so I wanted to find a solution.
  • President Obama signs the Family Smoking and Prevention and Tobacco Control Act into law in 2009. Help Us Recognize the 10th Anniversary of the Tobacco Control Act
    June 17, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Ten years ago, we won a major victory against Big Tobacco. In 2009, President Obama signed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act into law, for the first time giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to oversee all tobacco products. The FDA hit the ground running by establishing the Center for Tobacco Products, which oversees the implementation of the law. But since then, FDA has failed to act, and our country has experienced a new threat in the form of e-cigarettes, also known as vaping.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
  • Dad with child on shoulders To the Dads
    June 13, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Every day, there are brave dads struggling with lung disease. These stories serve as a reminder that we must do whatever it takes to end lung disease, for the dads, and for everyone.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
  • Father and son flex muscles to celebrate healthy, smokefree living during Men's health week The Best Way to Celebrate Your Father this Father's Day
    June 10, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    During National Men's Health Week, celebrate the men in your life by encouraging them to lead healthier, smokefree lives.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
  • World No Tobacco Day Should Include E-Cigarettes
    May 31, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    World No Tobacco Day on May 31 is an annual reminder about the dangers of tobacco, the world's leading cause of preventable death and disease. Cigarette smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, and smokers are at greater risk for lung disease, coronary heart disease, stroke, cardiovascular disease and cancer almost anywhere in your body.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
  • Young girl sitting on a fence with a dark storm front behind her Asthma and Climate Change: What You Need to Know
    May 28, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Everyone’s health is at risk from the impacts of climate change. Changing climate patterns are degrading air quality and increasing the frequency and intensity of certain types of extreme weather such as droughts, floods and wildfires. However, people living with lung disease face greater risks.
    Related Topics:  Healthy Air, Health & Wellness,
  • Pulmonologist showing an x-ray Know Your Providers: What Does a Pulmonologist Do?
    May 15, 2019  |  Brenda Kimble
    Whether you're seeking a diagnosis for a lung condition or you've finally figured out why you're struggling to breathe, a pulmonologist is a type of doctor you may be referred to see. But what do they do? Who do they treat? How can they help you? Here's what you need to know about pulmonologists.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • CVS More Than Just a Job: CVS Health Supports LUNG FORCE
    May 9, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Mickey Anderson was taking a big leap of faith when he left a stable career to join CVS Health in 2014. But he knew that he had made the right choice when his first task as a CVS Health Region Director in California was to help remove all tobacco from his stores’ shelves. "I will never forget that moment,” said Mickey. “I can still see all of those boxes of cigarettes being loaded into the truck and sending them back to the warehouse."
    Related Topic:  LUNG FORCE
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