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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:41:31 Z
So worried again now that I've had my first bad bronchitis in months. It's directly correlated to my smoking, ANY smoking. Back to the patches and lots of water.  My antibiotic (levaquin?) came just in time ..my fever was rising up to pneumonia levels thank God it didn't get that far. Still a sad and scary reminder of what I have done to myself.

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:35:24 Z
I have been losing weight for about a year, I'm down to mid 80 lbs I can't seem to keep weight on, no matter how much food I eat. Does anyone have any solutions to gaining weight and keeping it on? I'm desperate, it keeps me so weak, I can't do very much to help myself.

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:09:41 Z
Hi everyone, So here's my story. Approximately 2 years ago I went to my doctor because I had a lump in my neck (assumed lymph node) that continued to bother me on and off pretty for many months. He sent me for a CT scan of my neck. The results were swelling of lymph nodes on that side most likely due to a virus. They also picked up a 6mm nodule in my lung. The Radiologist/ and ...

Sun, 16 Nov 2014 02:53:52 Z
It's Don Little.  Been silent for 2 months.  A bout of pneumonia, the blues, plus lots of fun things.  The pneumonia kept me in the hospital for 5 days.  My GP told me to go when I got a temperature of 101.  My pulmanory dr., never really got into action other than his office said he was doing rounds.  Later after I was dismissed about 2weeks they called and said ...

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 17:50:23 Z
My doctor added Spiriva to my regimen. I was originally just an asthma sufferer, but now mild COPD. I am currently on albuterol as needed, Symbicort, now Spiriva. The mechanism of taking this new med is odd,,,not to mention expensive!!! Anyone have any ideas about coupons?

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 07:20:46 Z
Hello. My name is Jenny and I am 36 years old. I have had asthma most of my life. My asthma specialist told me yesterday that I have a "mild" or beginning case of COPD with my asthma. I was shocked, as I have never smoked (with asthma and allergies smoke has always bothered me). He told me it was pure genetics... My mom died of COPD at age of 52 and had been a heavy smoker since about 18...

Updates from the Lung Association
 
 
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Did you know the third leading cause of death in the U.S. is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)? If this surprises you, then that makes November - National COPD Awareness Month - more important than ever. Read the latest post from our National President and CEO Harold Wimmer's Huffington Post blog.

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Tobacco users have more options to help them quit, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. Policies implemented as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) give healthcare providers and public health professionals several new opportunities to encourage and help smokers to quit, according to a commentary published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
On November 12, we commemorate World Pneumonia Day. Pneumonia is a leading cause of death and takes a huge toll each year, but it can be prevented and cured.

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
The American Lung Association Nationwide Research Program has released its annual Research Awards Nationwide 2014-2015 report that highlights research being supported by the Lung Association through its Airways Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) and its Awards and Grants Program.

Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Lung disease can take a toll on a person’s quality of life. Whether you are facing lung cancer, COPD or another type of lung disease, you probably experience physical symptoms and emotional stress that make it harder to keep up with your everyday activities. The good news is that there is a type of care specifically designed to help you feel your best while facing lung disease. Palliative care, so...

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
No matter how strong we think we are, we can all use a little support. This is particularly true for anyone diagnosed with a chronic lung disease, like COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Dealing with a chronic disease is stressful and can be frightening. It is important to talk with your doctor about these feelings. Another great option for coping with the challenges of COPD is accessi...

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:37:36 Z
More than 50 million Americans have quit smoking. Do you know someone who is ready to quit? We're here to help. Visit: www.Lung.org/stop-smoking or call our Lung HelpLine: 1-800-LUNGUSA

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:11:21 Z
Did you know chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States? November is COPD Awareness Month and November 19 is World COPD Day. Please share to help raise awareness. New COPD blog post: http://huff.to/1wYcbe5

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 21:15:00 Z
People learn in different ways. That’s why the American Lung Association's "Facing Lung Cancer, Support from Day One" website offers videos, worksheets, infographics, patient stories and more. #LungCancerAwarenessMonth #LCAM14Interactive Library | Facing Lung Cancer - Support From Day One | American Lung Associationwww.mylungcancersupport.orgWith information about lung cancer and lu...

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:48:14 Z
Breathe easier with healthcare coverage. We can help! Call 1-800-LUNG-USA to speak with a Lung HelpLine expert. Open Enrollment began on Saturday. Sign up by December 15 for coverage starting January 1.

Sun, 16 Nov 2014 21:38:00 Z
Momtrends interviews singer/mom Jewel about the LUNG FORCE movement and raising awareness of the #1 cancer killer of women, lung cancer. #LungCancerAwarenessMonth #LCAM14 #LCAMInterview with Jewel for Lung Cancer Awareness Monthwww.momtrends.comDid you know that lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of women that kills almost twice as many women as any other cancer. Yet, according to the American Lu...

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:46:24 Z
Op-Ed: "A full attack on lung cancer needed" written by Congresswoman Nita Lowey and LUNG FORCE Hero & American Lung Association of the Northeast employee, Denise Hogan. #lungcancer #lungcancerawarenessmonth #LCAM14Lung cancer needs full assault, from early detection to more federal researchwww.lohud.comFor too long, lung cancer has thrived in the dark. Investing more federal dollars...

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:57:30 Z
"In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Kellie Pickler is raising her voice in support of LUNG FORCE, a new national movement from the American Lung Association aimed at combating the disease." via SheKnowsWe never knew Kellie Pickler's story with lung cancer, but it just broke our heartswww.sheknows.comCountry star Kellie Pickler is raising her voice to help fight lung cancer as ...

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:05:01 Z
The risk for lung cancer is different for each person. Talk to your doctor about whether a low-dose CT scan to screen for lung cancer is appropriate for you. No one deserves lung cancer. And early detection saves lives. What should you know? Learn more: www.lung.org/early-detection

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:56:49 Z
Good news! Medicare proposes lifesaving lung cancer screening for those at high risk. Show your support by urging Medicare to finalize its proposal and begin screening those at high risk as soon as possible. www.Lung.org/medicare

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 22:31:46 Z
Breaking news: Medicare proposes coverage for lung cancer screening for those at high risk. Read the American Lung Association press release: http://bit.ly/10NrD3x

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