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  • SOTC 2020 FB “State of Tobacco Control” 2020
    February 6, 2020  |  Harold Wimmer
    As the American Lung Association works to create a tobacco-free future, we have both reason to celebrate progress and much work yet to do. Tobacco use continues to take a terrible toll on our families, killing more than 480,000 Americans a year.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
  • SG Infographic K The American Lung Association, Tobacco Cessation and the Surgeon General’s Report
    January 23, 2020  |  Harold Wimmer
    Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, and quitting is the single best thing tobacco users can do to improve their health.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
  • female with doctor k Treating Severe Asthma: It’s Personal
    January 13, 2020  |  Editorial Staff
    With asthma you may feel like control is out of reach. It can be frustrating to suffer from asthma symptoms such as chest tightness, shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing, even though you are using your quick-relief inhaler as prescribed and long-term controller medication daily.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • ashtma man banket k Pneumonia and Asthma…Why Should I Worry?
    January 10, 2020  |  Editorial Staff
    Management of your asthma may vary slightly from another person depending on the type of asthma you have. Understanding pneumonia, how people with asthma have an increased risk for developing pneumonia, and how to prevent getting pneumonia are important aspects of managing your asthma.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Severe Asthma K Uncontrolled Asthma vs. Severe Asthma: How to Get the Right Diagnosis
    January 9, 2020  |  Editorial Staff
    More than 25 million Americans struggle with asthma, a chronic condition that makes breathing difficult. Many times, regular flare-ups can be treated with a combination of quick-relief and controller medications. Unfortunately, this may not be enough to get your symptoms under control.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Getting Up Close and Personal with Radon
    January 7, 2020  |  Kim Lacina
    After listing our home for sale, we received an offer, contingent upon a radon test and a mitigation system, if the level tested too high. I thought nothing of it since I had tested my home three years prior.
    Related Topics:  Healthy Air, Health & Wellness,
  • Dad and son playing with blocks How the Air in Your Home, Work and School May Be Harming You
    January 2, 2020  |  Editorial Staff
    Many people don’t think about possible air pollution indoors, but there are many invisible toxins that may be hurting your lungs. We’re offering some tips and tricks to keep your indoor air fresh and clean.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • Kids in classroom with air purifier Saving Lungs from Wildfire Pollution, One Air Purifier at a Time
    December 30, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    The Lung Association and Dyson teamed up to deliver 200 air purifiers to schools in California to help students get back to the classroom without the fear of breathing in toxic air from wildfires.
    Related Topics:  Healthy Air, Impact,
  • YAPH logo k A Look Back at the Year of Air Pollution & Health
    December 23, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    When you think of air pollution, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it health? In January, the American Lung Association launched the "Year of Air Pollution & Health" to increase public understanding and engagement around the link between air pollution and climate change, and how they impact our health.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • Christy K Christy’s Story: Remaining Positive Through Four Cancer Diagnoses
    December 19, 2019  |  Christy Fischer
    My story is a testament that love is everything, prayers are answered, and miracles do happen.
    Related Topic:  LUNG FORCE
  • Janise B k Learning How to Quit for Good: Janise’s Story
    December 17, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Janise Bankard was a smoker who turned to vaping before she realized that the only way to live was completely independent from nicotine.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
  • Asthma and Pet Dander Asthma and Indoor Air
    December 12, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    A new season can bring a whole new collection of asthma triggers. Here are some simple tips to help keep your asthma under control during the winter.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • 2019 Highlights K 2019 Highlights in Lung Health
    December 11, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    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 Life After Cancer
    December 5, 2019  |  Denise Zimmerman
    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.
    Related Topic:  LUNG FORCE
  • Five Feet Apart What Pop Culture Gets Wrong (and Right) about Cystic Fibrosis
    December 3, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    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
  • Collage of researcher faces Our Community Shows Tremendous Appreciation for Lung Health Researchers
    November 26, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    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
  • Shantel and Doris K How to Protect Yourself from the Second Leading Cause of Lung Cancer
    November 21, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    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.
    Related Topics:  Healthy Air, Health & Wellness,
  • pregnancy and doctor K Flu Shots for Pregnant Women: It’s Not Just Safe, It’s Necessary
    November 19, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    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
  • Patient Happy Finding a Cure for Lung Cancer: There Is Hope
    November 14, 2019  |  Jacob Sands, M.D.
    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
  • Denny's story k Honoring Veterans Day: Denny's Story
    November 11, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    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.
    Related Topic:  LUNG FORCE
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