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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:33:52 Z
I feel so very much alone within my disease, and sometimes I am too sad to function. Is this normal to feel like this? I feel like no one can understand what I'm going through, and I don't have the breath to talk about it!

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 01:15:10 Z
NSCLC Adenocarcinoma Stage IV, Diagnosed Dec. 2014, Sixth round of chemo yesterday (4/23/15). Alimta, Avastin and Carboplatin currently- will drop the Carbo next goaround

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 01:44:56 Z
I haven,t posted for awhile.I am a 63 yr. woman with copd. I dont, need oxygen when I am sitting. I do use it most of the time when I am moving around. My doctor wrote a RX for me for a portable concentrator.  My medical equipment company does not have any. Neither the doctor or the company can tell me where I could get one. Looking online, I have only found a company who provides them but do...

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:20:39 Z
Just wondering other people s fev1 and peak flos

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:19:13 Z
Every lung cancer patient needs a guide. Let us be yours. Use this simple action guide to find out what steps you need to take if you are newly diagnosed, think you might have lung cancer or are a caregiver to someone with lung cancer.  Visit www.lung.org/lungcancerguide today. 

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:44:28 Z
Hello, I was diagnosed with COPD last January.  I have tried to quit smoking, but have been unsuccessful.  I am now beginnging to have pain in my neck, back, and swelling to the point of being miserable by the afternoon's.  I don't know how to explain this pain to my doctor.  I have an appointment Wednesday, any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Whether they help provide community outreach, participate at events, provide vital leadership or support us in countless other ways, our American Lung Association volunteers are truly priceless. April 12-18 is National Volunteer Week, and we are celebrating the spirit of volunteerism, by looking at one volunteer who exemplifies all our outstanding volunteers – generous, engaged and deeply committe...

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500
See how these public health concerns can affect your lung health.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
If your health insurance plan covers quit-smoking treatments, you are more likely to try to quit and be successful. A new report from the American Lung Association, "State Health Insurance Marketplace Plans: New Opportunities to Help Smokers Quit," finds that the majority of health insurance plans and policymakers are not taking advantage of the chance to help millions of smokers quit.

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
The recent news that a number of students have tested positive for tuberculosis (TB) are a firm reminder that TB is it is far from gone, and is still a major threat to public health, here and around the world.

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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:24:01 +0100
Are you one of the millions of Americans living in areas with unhealthy levels of air pollution? Find out this Wednesday, April 29 in our “State of the Air 2015” report. Check out last year’s findings here: www.stateoftheair.orgHome - State of the Air 2014 | American Lung Associationwww.stateoftheair.orgAmerican Lung Association | State of the Air 2014: What's the State of Your Air? Learn how...

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:25:01 +0100
We would like to extend a thank you to all the parents and grandparents who signed our letter to President Obama asking to have the FDA oversee all tobacco products, including E-Cigarettes and Cigars. Over 3,000 people signed from all 50 states. Thanks!3,452 Parents and Grandparents Urge President Obama to Protect Children from All Tobacco...www.lung.orgLearn how to improve your lung health. Make ...

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:30:01 +0100
Want to know if the air quality where you live is improving? Our “State of the Air 2015” report will be released next week on April 29. Check out last year’s results here: www.stateoftheair.orgState of the Air 2014 | American Lung Associationwww.stateoftheair.orgAmerican Lung Association | State of the Air 2014: What's the State of Your Air? Learn how your city measures up when it comes to ai...

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:30:01 +0100
In 2009, the FDA conducted lab tests and found detectable levels of toxic cancer-causing chemicals, including an ingredient used in antifreeze, in two leading brands of e-cigarettes and 18 various cartridges. But now that there are almost 500 different brands on the market, FDA oversight is even more urgent to know just what is in e-cigarettes.E-cigarettes and Lung Health - American Lung Associati...

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:51:01 +0100
Not good! New study shows youth e-cigarette use has TRIPLED in the last year. This reiterates the urgent need for FDA oversight for ALL tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.New CDC Study Shows Youth E-Cigarette Use Tripled in One Year; Highlights Urgent Need for FDA...www.lung.orgA new study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a dramatic increase in use...

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20:50:00 +0100
Thanking all our volunteers for their incredible support and involvement. Special thanks to Aaron Lipski in Wisconsin! #NationalVolunteerWeekCelebrating Our Priceless Volunteerswww.lung.orgWhether they help provide community outreach, participate at events, provide vital leadership or support us in countless other ways, our American Lung Association volunteers are truly priceless. April 12-18 is N...

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:14:21 +0100
Check out The White House blog post and video recapping Tuesday’s presidential roundtable on climate change and public health. It features asthma expert Dr. Tyra Bryant-Stephens, who joined President Barack Obama, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to discuss how environmental factors affect children with asthma and other respiratory conditions. http://1.usa...

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:58:35 +0100
#DYK You breathe 20,000 times a day? Learn more about which public health issues affect lung health. #NationalPublicHealthWeek #NPHWHow Public Health Issues Affect Lung Health - American Lung Associationwww.lung.orgHealth begins where we live, learn, work and play, and it’s important to ensure that safeguards are in place to protect us and prevent disease. See how these public health concerns can ...

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 21:40:01 +0100
More must be done to protect our children and grandchildren from ALL tobacco products. Without FDA oversight, cigar and e-cigarette companies are aggressively targeting our kids. Parents and grandparents, please sign our letter urging the White House to protect ALL kids from tobacco.Parents and Grandparents: Join us in asking President Obama to protect our children from all...www.lung.orgWe need y...

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 00:20:00 +0100
It's National Public Health Week. Ever wonder how America's health fares compared to other countries? http://bit.ly/1Ddb2GE #NationalPublicHealthWeek #NPHWHome | NPHWwww.nphw.orgSince 1995, when the first full week of April was declared National Public Health Week (NPHW), communities across the United States have observed NPHW as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and...

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