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  • LUNG FORCE turquoise lettering Lung Cancer: Not What You Think
    November 6, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Many of us know lung cancer statistics far too well. We have witnessed them firsthand and have lost far too many people to this devastating disease. But others may not know that lung cancer is the leading cancer killer, taking more than 400 of our friends and family members every single day in this country alone.
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  • senior woman walking outside, clutching her chest When Asthma and COPD Overlap
    October 31, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    When a person with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is experiencing shortness of breath or another symptom, they may not think they are suffering from more than one chronic lung disease. However, according to the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, 15 to 55 percent of patients with variation by gender and age may have asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS), a disease that includes components of both asthma and COPD.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, Research,
  • flu shot Why Does My Arm Hurt After a Flu Shot?
    October 29, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Getting a shot at the doctor’s office might not be the most enjoyable experience, with the needle and the doctor and that pesky arm pain that can come after for some, but vaccination is necessary to help your body defend itself against dangerous diseases, including seasonal influenza (flu).
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  • 1918 flu pandemic patients laying on beds in a hospital Centennial of a Pandemic: The 1918 Flu
    September 21, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    It’s 1918, and the First World War is beginning to wind down across Europe. But another scourge is also spreading, and it will eventually take even more lives. It's influenza – or the flu – an adversary that’s still with us a century later.
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  • Dragon's breath dessert that uses liquid nitrogen at point of sale. Image attribution: By Rhododendrites [CC BY-SA 4.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons Dragon's Breath? Not Unless You Have Dragon Lungs
    September 19, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Popular desserts commonly marketed as "Dragon’s Breath," "Heaven’s Breath," "nitro puff" and more—can cause serious injury and harm to your health.
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  • Abstract of hands holding digital lungs. Things to Know about Lung Transplants
    September 13, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    A lung transplant is a major operation and there are some considerations before and after you'll want to keep in mind - like how you're getting there, your emotional health, how you get matched. Learn about things you might not know and see answers to common lung transplant questions.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Older couple sitting outside looking at camera. Support and Community on Inspire.com
    September 11, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Learn how Lung Association's free online communities help patients and caregivers including those impacted by lung disease, lung cancer, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, asthma and people who are trying to quit smoking.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Crowd of people at outdoor music festival. Festival Flu: What is it and how to avoid it
    September 7, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Affectionately referred to as “Festival Flu,” this virus is anecdotally said to set in on a Tuesday, after a weekend of concerts. But what exactly is it?
  • Randy walking on a sidewalk with oxygen therapy Behind the Scenes at the American Lung Association's Oxygen Therapy Video Shoot
    August 23, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    In the fall of 2017, the American Lung Association embarked on a large project to develop resources for people facing pulmonary fibrosis. Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a disease that causes scarring in the lungs.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, Impact,
  • TJ Fischer Professional Racecar Driver's Tips for Exercising with Asthma
    August 16, 2018  |  TJ Fischer
    The relationship between exercise and asthma might seem confusing: If asthma is a lung disease that makes it harder for you to breathe, then wouldn’t exercise seemingly be out of the question? Quite the contrary! Implementing physical activity is a critical component in controlling and actually improving the way your body copes with the disease.
    Related Topics:  Fitness, Health & Wellness,
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