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Impact Topics

  • 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.
  • 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,
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 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
  • Eva Marie stands in front of a low-dose CT scan machine. The Cancer Moonshot: Ending cancer as we know it
    September 20, 2018  |  Deborah P. Brown
    The American Lung Association has been proud to stand with the Biden Cancer Initiative, focusing intently on our work to defeat lung cancer.
    Related Topics:  LUNG FORCE, Impact,
  • 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,
  • The Challenge of Diagnosing IPF
    August 14, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    A patient complaining of cough and shortness of breath sits on the exam table. A healthcare provider takes out their stethoscope and listens to their lungs.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, Impact,
  • Nurse giving asthma MDI to youth On the Frontlines of Asthma Care
    July 17, 2018  |  Jill Heins-Nesvold, MS
    Since 2010, I've had the immense pleasure in leading and working with members of the American Lung Association Lung Health Promotion team across the country to implement our Enhancing Care for Children with Asthma program. To date, our teams have worked with over 300 primary care clinics in 10 states to implement a 10-step quality improvement program to help support asthma management and care for children.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, Impact,
  • LUNG FORCE Walk participants Joining the Cause at LUNG FORCE Walks
    July 12, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    "We're here to help patients and advocate for clinical research and clinical trials," said Nicole Muraca, an AbbVie employee and LUNG FORCE Walk participant at the Rhode Island LUNG FORCE Walk on Saturday, June 16. AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, is focused on delivering transformative advances in treatment across some of the most debilitating and widespread cancers.
    Related Topics:  LUNG FORCE, Impact,
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