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  • Why We All Need to Come Together and Fight for Healthcare Coverage
    January 31, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    More than 32 million Americans have some kind of lung disease - asthma, COPD (which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis), lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis or others - and each of them know that when you struggle to breathe, that's all that matters.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, Impact,
  • Where does your donation go?
    January 23, 2017  |  John F. Emanuel, JD
    Gifts to the American Lung Association come in many different forms - one-time donations, memorials, planned giving, funds raised through events, such as Fight For Air Climbs or LUNG FORCE Walks. No matter how you give, as good stewards, we are committed to making your donation go as far as possible with proven-effective strategies.
    Related Topic:  Impact
  • Happy Birthday, EACH Breath
    January 6, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    We've put together a few highlights from the past year, taking a look at some of the most popular posts and a few hidden gems you might've missed.
    Related Topic:  Impact
  • Looking back at 2016 2016 - The Year in Lung Health
    December 27, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    Your lungs may not know it, but they just had a very important year! Looking back at 2016, we see a year of great change, challenges and progress in our mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
  • Deadly December Smogs to Remember and Prevent
    December 15, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    An episode of the show "The Crown" depicts the "Great Smog," a historic air pollution event in London, which caused widespread illness and an estimated 12,000 deaths. Unfortunately, those events aren't Netflix fiction or just vestiges of the past. A similar "great smog" are happening today.
    Related Topics:  Healthy Air, Impact,
  • Giving Tuesday is Nov 29 Why We're Donating to Help the Lung Association Defeat Lung Cancer and How You Can, Too
    November 29, 2016  |  Maria A. Stravato, Myriad Genetic Laboratories
    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and throughout the month, Myriad Genetics has worked with the American Lung Association to spread the word about defeating lung cancer through research and making sure those affected by lung cancer receive access to necessary treatment plans and the resources they need to understand their diagnoses.
    Related Topics:  LUNG FORCE, Impact,
  • Leon Billings Remembering Leon G. Billings: Honoring an Individual Whose Critical Work Continues to Save Lives
    November 22, 2016  |  Harold P. Wimmer
    As we all reflect on what we are grateful for this Thanksgiving, the American Lung Association recognizes and thanks Leon G. Billings, whose tireless work for clean air helped to advance our mission to save lives, prevent lung disease and promote lung health. Last week, Mr. Billings passed away at age 78, and American lost one of its unsung heroes.
    Related Topics:  Healthy Air, Impact,
  • From A(sthma) to TB
    October 25, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    We talked to a few of this year's research awardees to get the details on their projects, which run the gamut from asthma and hot weather to drug-resistant tuberculosis.
    Related Topics:  Research, Impact,
  • Research Awards Nationwide: Where Are They Now?
    October 20, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    Over the years, we've funded more than 1,550 researchers, many of whom have continued their careers in lung disease. Here's what a few of our previous Research Awards Nationwide awardees are up to now.
    Related Topics:  Research, Impact,
  • 4 women on blue whoosh background Why We Built a FORCE to Defeat Lung Cancer
    October 12, 2016  |  Harold P. Wimmer
    More women than ever are dying of lung cancer, and in order to save lives we need to understand why.
    Related Topics:  LUNG FORCE, Impact,
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