This website uses cookies. By continuing you are agreeing to our privacy policy.

All Recent Articles

  • 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
  • Denise Lee Denise’s “Saved By The Scan” Story
    November 6, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    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.
  • Insurance card How a Car Accident Saved My Life: Why you should sign up for healthcare today
    November 5, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    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
  • Boy Getting Asthma Treatment Asthma Training Breathes New Life into Kansas City Pediatric Clinic
    October 28, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Through the Enhancing Care for Children with Asthma Program, this pediatrician and her staff are now better able to coach patients on asthma care and sticking to their treatment plan.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Bela Lugosi as dracula A Halloween Mystery—Did Dracula Have Tuberculosis?
    October 10, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Is it possible that TB was once responsible for a plague of vampires? This Halloween, let’s gather around the campfire and hear the story of The Great New England Vampire Panic.
    Related Topics:  Arts & Entertainment, Impact,
  • Doctor litsening to patients lungs with stethoscope The Story of One Woman’s Lifelong Struggle with Chronic Cough
    October 8, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Paulette Nyahay is no stranger to dealing with lung disease. At age 38 she was diagnosed with asthma, after struggling with breathing problems all her life. She developed severe allergies, not only to environmental factors but also to food and even a sensitivity to smells.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Woman holding her head and wincing What It Means to Be "Nic-Sick"
    October 2, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    All nicotine is addictive but did you know high levels of nicotine can not only create a stronger addiction but also cause your body to overdose on the drug?
  • Dr. Sequist Dr. Lecia Sequist Talks about Her Revolutionary Lung Cancer Research Study
    September 26, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Dr. Lecia Sequist has spent her career not only treating lung cancer but seeking answers to improve the lives of her patients. She was delighted when the American Lung Association agreed to fund her research, a project that sought to improve lung cancer screening options.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Woman taking a deep breath outside 5 Simple Steps You Can Take to Clean Up the Air on World Lung Day
    September 25, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    On September 25, organizations across the nation will celebrate the latest achievements in lung health in recognition of World Lung Day. But it’s impossible to breathe easy knowing how many things still need to be done to achieve healthy air and create a world free of lung disease. Established by The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), World Lung Day is a time for us all to take a hard look at what we can do, individually and as a society, to work toward clean air and healthy lungs for all.
    Related Topic:  Impact
  • Students playing wind instruments Inhale Air, Exhale Music
    September 20, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    We breathe an estimated 17,000 breaths a day, and breathe in about 2,000 gallons of air—enough to almost fill up a normal-sized swimming pool. Most of us don't even think about it as we go about our daily routine. But what if your breathing technique was one of the most important skills to having a successful career?
  • Valerie Harper holding LUNG FORCE sign. Take that world, because I’ve got your number: Remembering Valerie Harper
    September 19, 2019  |  Audrey Sylvia, National Assistant Vice President, Marketing and Communications
    For over 40 years, Valerie Harper was an inspiration for women who idolized her iconic television character, Rhoda. Valerie, like her character Rhoda, addressed every challenge in her life head on.
    Related Topic:  LUNG FORCE
  • Two people taking a selfie in front of the NCTOH logo The Tobacco Control Vaccine: Lessons Learned from the 2019 National Conference on Tobacco or Health
    September 18, 2019  |  Jennifer Folkenroth, National Senior Director, Tobacco
    As the new school year gets well underway, sports fans fill out their fantasy football season rosters (Go Eagles!) and northerners prepare for fall color tours and a potential "Snowpocalypse," the American Lung Association's work to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases doesn't stop.
  • Lung Cancer Interception Dream Team Dream Team Celebrates 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:  Impact, Research,
  • 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
Items 1 - 20 of 316  12345678910Next
Red button with telephone
Ask An Expert

Questions about your lung health? Need help finding healthcare? Call 1-800-LUNGUSA.

Get help
Red button of two hand prints
We need your generous support

Make a difference by delivering research, education and advocacy to those impacted by lung disease.

Button of turquoise LUNG FORCE swirl
What is LUNG FORCE?

LUNG FORCE unites women and their loved ones across the country to stand together in the fight against lung cancer.

Get involved