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  • Lung Cancer Interception Dream Team Dream Team Celebrates of the Half-Way Mark
    September 17, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Lung cancer continues to be the number one cancer killer across the U.S. Research is critical to help find better ways for early detection and treatment so that more lives can be saved. This goal is what inspired the American Lung Association to team up with other organizations in the lung cancer space in the hopes of bringing together the world's top researchers to tackle this complex issue. Thus, the Stand Up To Cancer-LUNGevity-American Lung Association Lung Cancer Interception Dream Team was born.
    Related Topics:  Research, Impact,
  • Boy using inhaler Debunking Hollywood’s Asthma Stereotypes
    September 9, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    When you picture a "nerd," what characteristics come to mind? They commonly wear braces, thick-rimmed glasses, and tuck collared shirts into too-short khaki pants. Most significantly, they clutch an inhaler, a small prop that is frequently used as the universal sign of a true geek. It is this false stereotype that has plagued asthma patients for years, making kids ignore symptoms and hide their inhalers to mask a serious illness that they deem embarrassing.
  • Robert Wollenberg and his wife My IPF Diagnosis: From Denial to Double Lung Transplant
    September 3, 2019  |  Robert Wollenberg
    Dr. Mike, one of my best friends, solemnly said, "Rob, you have IPF (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis). There isn't a cure." My mind silently shouted, "No I don't because I'll get out of this." … A barrier was built. This encounter took place in November 2014. Life moved on, my IPF plateaued and denial continued. But in September 2015, I almost drowned retrieving a dropped canopy stay in 10 feet of water. Half way down my lungs ran out of air. After my wife, Jackie, miraculously saved me, holding each other close in the back of the boat we knew I was in deep trouble.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Group of teenage kids with fall background. American Lung Association Offers Hope and Help to the Youth Vaping Epidemic
    August 29, 2019  |  Michelle Mercure
    Summer is winding down and families are excitedly preparing for the upcoming school year. Stores are brimming with school supplies. Students are anticipating reuniting with friends. Teachers are drafting lesson plans. And the tobacco industry is lying in wait, ready to recruit the next generation of tobacco users, with fancy teen-friendly flavors, tech-savvy products, and enticing online messages that show teens demonstrating fancy vape tricks.
  • Image of cigarette, lighter and inhaler The number one thing you can do to improve your asthma symptoms
    August 29, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    It may not surprise you to learn that smoking and secondhand smoke are two of the leading causes of asthma symptoms. But that doesn’t mean that adults with asthma don’t smoke. In fact, about 17 percent of adults with asthma use tobacco products even though it may cause them to experience severe wheezing and shortness of breath. Unfortunately, smoking is highly addictive so even though it is the single best thing someone can do to help their asthma symptoms, it can still be very hard to quit.
  • Wildfire smoke hanging in the air above a residential street. Surprising Reasons Everyone Should Care About Wildfires
    August 22, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    If you watch the news, you’ve probably noticed that massive wildfires have been making more and more headlines. Over the past 10 years, there have been an average of over 7 million acres burned annually. In 2018 alone, 8.8 million acres were burned nationwide, the sixth-largest figure on record, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Unfortunately, experts say this upward trend is likely to continue.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • Mars Oxygen ISRU Experiment (MOXIE) is an exploration technology investigation that will produce oxygen from Martian atmospheric carbon dioxide. Photo credit: NASA Can We Breathe on Mars?
    August 19, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Mars has fascinated us since we first saw that brilliant red-tinged light in the sky. As we’ve learned more about the “red planet” many experts, including former astronaut Buzz Aldrin and scientists Neil deGrasse Tyson and the late Stephen Hawking, have supported Mars as a prime candidate for human colonization. While Mars is similar to Earth in many ways, one difference could be a real deal-breaker: With an atmosphere that is over 96 percent carbon dioxide, how could we breathe?
    Related Topic:  Science
  • Top 10 Tips for Lung Association Trekkers and Cyclists
    August 13, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Everyone loves healthy air and healthy lungs—but few people truly appreciate it the way cyclists do. For people who love to bike, either competitively or just for fun, there is something almost sacred about cruising down a bike path enjoying the wind on your face and a deep inhale of crisp clean air in your lungs.
    Related Topics:  Fitness, Health & Wellness,
  • Kids splashing water on the side of a pool. Keeping Your Child Safe in the Water
    August 6, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Swimming is a quintessential part of the summer experience for many adults and children. It can provide great exercise and is a wonderful way to beat the summer heat. Unfortunately, there are risks to swimming - mainly drowning. By staying vigilant and taking safety precautions, you can help keep your whole family safe this summer. Here is what you need to know.
    Related Topics:  Fitness, Health & Wellness,
  • Wildfire Stories: California Emergency Physician Shares How Patients, Staff and Family Are Impacted
    August 2, 2019  |  Marc Futernick, M.D.
    I am an emergency physician in Los Angeles in a busy, inner-city trauma center with exposure to every kind of disease and injury, including a large number of homeless and low-income patients, and patients with behavioral health issues. This gives me an extensive experience and unique perspective on how people are impacted by changes in our environment, particularly some of our most vulnerable patients.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • Dorise Hardin speaking at a Smokefree HUD meeting HUD Celebrates One Year of Smokefree Apartment Living
    July 30, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    For more than a decade, the American Lung Association has been working hard to protect everyone in public housing from secondhand smoke exposure. This multi-faceted effort included years of advocating for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to make all federally subsidized housing, including public housing, smokefree.
  • Variety of herbs and teas Can you detox your lungs?
    July 29, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    In recent years, natural remedies and "detoxification" diets have gained popularity as a quick and trendy way to eliminate toxins from your body. While some products are marketed to aid in overnight weight loss, improved digestion or enhanced energy levels, others claim to reverse years of damage to organs such as your lungs.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Assortment of different vitamins and pills. Antioxidants: Lung Cancer’s Friend or Foe?
    July 24, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Dietary supplements have long been believed by some to provide your body needed vitamins and guard against disease. There was a time when it was thought that antioxidant supplementation could be a major breakthrough for disease treatment and prevention. But recently, two studies have found evidence that antioxidants may cause lung cancer cells to spread.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Mohamad Abazeed, M.D., Ph.D. Innovative Study Looks to Personalize Lung Cancer Treatment
    July 23, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    In recent years, the low-dose CT scan has helped doctors better detect, understand and monitor lung cancer in patients. Using a series of images taken from different angles, this diagnostic test helps doctors create a more detailed internal view into a patient’s body.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Man with towel tries to cool down from heat wave Tips to Save Yourself from Summer's Deadly Heat Waves
    July 19, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Heat waves can take a toll on your lungs and overall health. See why and how to keep safe when the temperature rises this summer.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • Charity Navigator American Lung Association Earns Charity Navigator Top Rating
    July 17, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    The American Lung Association is proud to have recently earned the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. The 4-star designation is the highest rating given by the influential Charity Navigator and places the American Lung Association among the very top of U.S. non-profits. Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest independent charity evaluator, and only gives 4 stars to non-profits that are rated as “Exceptional - Exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its Cause.”
    Related Topic:  Impact
  • Beagle Can Dogs Sniff Out Lung Cancer?
    July 2, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Researchers from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine may have taken an important step in improving the ability to detect lung cancer. Their study, recently released in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, successfully trained three dogs to use their superior smelling skills to identify cancerous blood samples. Though similar studies have been performed in the past, researchers are hopeful that these new findings will lead to a simpler lung cancer test for patients.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Man using a vape pen Another Gross Reason to Put Down the E-Cigarettes
    June 27, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Scientists have been working hard to debunk the belief that e-cigarettes are less harmful than traditional cigarettes. A recent study published in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine is giving the mounting concern against vaping some traction. The news adds to the growing list of health problems facing those who use e-cigarettes, including popcorn lung, wheezing and nicotine addiction.
  • 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,
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