2019 Highlights in Lung Health
As the year comes to an end and we reflect on 2019, it’s clear that this was a record year for the American Lung Association and all who support our mission.
Life After Cancer
Welcome, my friends, to the launch of a new EACH Breath Blog series, Life After Cancer. If you are in remission, cured, living with cancer or know someone who is, then you are in the right place. Most importantly, you are not alone.
What Pop Culture Gets Wrong (and Right) about Cystic Fibrosis
The release of the movie “Five Feet Apart” gave an often misunderstood disease some media attention, but not everyone was happy about how the condition was portrayed.Related Topic: Arts & Entertainment
Our Community Shows Tremendous Appreciation for Lung Health Researchers
Researchers often work behind the scenes, and don’t always get the recognition they truly deserve. That’s why we wanted to give everyone a chance to voice their gratitude to the researchers helping move us toward a world free of lung disease. Though we received hundreds of responses, here are some of the most moving stories of appreciation.Related Topic: Research
How to Protect Yourself from the Second Leading Cause of Lung Cancer
It is a common misconception that only people who smoked are at risk for lung cancer. The truth is there are a variety of things that can cause damage to your lungs and may eventually lead to lung cancer. In fact, the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., responsible for an estimated 21,000 related lung cancer deaths each year, has nothing to do with tobacco but is instead a toxic gas in the air.
Flu Shots for Pregnant Women: It’s Not Just Safe, It’s Necessary
It is flu season, and a recent report suggests that one of the highest risk groups has been neglecting to get this vital vaccine. According to the CDC, pregnant women are more likely to develop severe illness or become hospitalized from contracting influenza.Related Topic: Health & Wellness
Finding a Cure for Lung Cancer: There Is Hope
When it comes to cancer treatment, the heartbreaking truth remains that we still have a lot of work to do. However, dramatic statements that suggest there has been little improvement shortchange important advancements that have been, and are still being made, such as targeted therapies and treatments that unleash the power of the immune system to attack cancer.Related Topic: Research
Honoring Veterans Day: Denny's Story
Today is Veterans Day, and in honor of all those who’ve served, we are proud to tell the story of LUNG FORCE Hero Denny and her husband, Jack.
Denise’s “Saved By The Scan” Story
When LUNG FORCE Hero Denise L. first saw a billboard for Saved By The Scan and the lung cancer screening eligibility quiz, she hadn’t heard of low-dose CT scans or early detection for lung cancer. But seeing that sign helped set in motion the path to detecting her lung cancer early and ultimately saving her life. We sat down to talk to Denise more about her journey.
How a Car Accident Saved My Life: Why you should sign up for healthcare today
This year’s open enrollment period to purchase private health insurance through Healthcare.gov has begun. This means that now through December 15, many Americans who buy coverage on the individual market or are uninsured will be struggling to make important decisions about their insurance needs.Related Topic: Health & Wellness
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