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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:58:35 Z
I have COPD and I am on oxygen.  But I have a problem (trying to work on it) with when I go to a store.  I get a regular grocery cart type cart and I place a towel in the seat part and I push my oxygen in there along with other items.  Last week when I did this I had a problem locating an item and I got upset that people were sending me to the wrong aisle so I pushed myself (angry) ...

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 02:21:41 Z
Is the Acapella (Blue or Green) for all stages of COPD or for some specific stage?

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 04:53:54 Z
Hi everyone!  Have a few questions. Has any one had swollen ankle or tops of feet? Also I am not sure how to do pursed lip breathing.  My legs constantly hurt from hip to toe. I wasn''t able to do pulmonary rehab and I would like to learn what I missed. I am also trying to find an organization that helps seniors like taking me to drs. appt's, taking me for test. go to lunch e...

Sun, 14 Jun 2015 21:49:16 Z
Just joined--anyone with the diagnosis of bronchiostatis? Been dealing with breathing issues off & on for the last year or two--test & test & new doctors--going to UTSW next week to see an Infectious Disease doc--I have MRSA of the lungs--Not sure which came first--now on O2 & trying to get as much info as I can. Any help will be appreciated!

Sat, 13 Jun 2015 22:30:31 Z
When visiting my daughter altitude is about 5000 feet air is thin & dry. I have a harder time with my breathing. Is this normal ?

Sat, 13 Jun 2015 21:44:10 Z
I finally got the nerve to call the lung doctors office and asked what stage I am at and have they ever done a test to find out.  They said they had no record.  Have an appointment with him next month.  What should I ask about this information?  They said since I am on oxygen I am at a severe level.  Is this true?  When I first went to the hospital and they discharged...

Updates from the Lung Association
 
 
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500
We, a coalition of leading public health, disease advocacy and medical organizations, reiterate our longstanding commitment to addressing climate change as a public health issue as part of the National Dialogue on Climate Change and Health at the White House on June 23, 2015. This statement articulates our consensus on the health impacts of climate change and the need for action to protect public...

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500
The past month has been busy and productive in our fight for healthy lungs. Let’s take quick look at some of the highlights.

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500
The American Lung Association is pleased to announce that Maggie Mahoney, the Deputy Director of the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, is the 2015 C. Everett Koop Unsung Hero Award winner. The award, which is presented annually by the American Lung Association and the C. Everett Koop Institute, recognizes Ms. Mahoney’s outstanding contributions to tobacco control.

Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Did you know more than 25 million people in America have asthma -- including nearly seven million kids? Asthma has become common in the United States, but we need to make sure it never becomes commonplace or its burden easily accepted. May is Asthma Awareness Month, and with asthma so prevalent, it's time to move beyond being aware to being prepared.

Thu, 14 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
What an exciting and productive time the past month has been in our fight for healthy lungs!

Thu, 07 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
For people with asthma, the warmer weather can mean trouble. As the pollen count rises and mold spores increase, so do the chances of breathing problems.

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