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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:16:19 Z
Hi everyone. My 5 year old had his first admission for asthma exacerbation on Friday. We realize everything leading up to now was asthma related. Since he started school this past August he has been so sick and coughing a lot.  Since we are newly diagnosed and cannot get in to the pulmonologist until February 11, we have decided to keep our son out of school until then. Basically school is ...

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:53:09 Z
My sister was diagnosed in Nov 2014. She had surgery in Dec. she just found out she has one positive lymph node and will be starting chemo this week. She has made it clear she doesn't want to be asked how she is feeling. I am a nurse and I am at a loss on how to handle this and talk to her.

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:55:55 Z
Just found out I have a sequestration in my right lung. Surgery in another month - any tips from anyone out there who has dealt with this, had surgery for this, comments??  Thanks

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:34:39 Z
I am 68 years old and  have  Emphysema and on oxygen 24/7 for one year now .I smoke for many years, its been over a year that I have not smoke, the doctor told me I will start breathing better  after a year, but I feel worse. I did everything they told me to do, taking meds, breathing exercises, steam, treatments using the machine.what am I doing wrong.sitting down my oxygen level i...

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 21:02:51 Z
My name is Myra and I am a graduate student studying occupational therapy. I am working on a research study and I was wondering if people in this group would be interested in participating in my short 10 question survey? The aim of the survey is to collect information on how people manage their oxygen and stay safe.  This survey is completely anonymous. I am seeking about 20-40 people with...

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:29:31 Z
Hi there I am new to this site, just joined today. I am in need of some support and input.  I am the wife of a man with severe COPD.  He is 57 and I am 49.  His illness was officially diagnosed two years ago, and up until 3 months ago I was out working. Unfortunately, I was let go and have been home 24/7 since then while I search for a job.  Consequently, my husband an...

Updates from the Lung Association
 
 
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
The American Lung Association has released its 13th annual “State of Tobacco Control” report that found in 2014 states and the federal government failed to pass the tobacco control policies that will save lives and end the tobacco epidemic. Most states earn poor grades and tobacco control progress is at a standstill. However, this year’s report goes beyond grading progress and provides steps the f...

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
Joint blog post by Harold Wimmer, National President and CEO, American Lung Association, and Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on strategy to eliminate avoidable radon-induced lung cancer.

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
Flu season is widespread across the U.S. See how to protect yourself and your family.

Mon, 05 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
This month, take time to test your home for the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States: radon. It could save your life.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
The American Lung Association has tips to help you prepare and keep your asthma and COPD in control during the holidays.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Most smokers say they want to quit and many will make a New Year’s Resolution to quit in 2015. If this is your year to quit, the American Lung Association shares five tips to help you on the path to success:

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:38:01 Z
In 2014, the American Lung Association and its partners called for immediate action on tobacco use by all levels of government to achieve three bold goals: #1: Reduce smoking rates, currently at about 18 percent, to less than 10 percent by 2024; #2: Protect all Americans from secondhand smoke by 2019; and #3: Ultimately eliminate the death and disease caused by tobacco use. Learn more and take...

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:25:13 Z
Incredible video of a young mother's lung cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery. We need your help to raise awareness of lung cancer. Please share this video & join the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE. (video via Good Housekeeping)LeAnne's Breath of HopeIncredible video of a young mother's lung cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Please share and help raise ...

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 02:46:00 Z
How do we save millions of lives and billions of dollars by preventing kids from starting to smoke and helping smokers quit? We have a roadmap for policymakers to follow! Check it out at www.stateoftobaccocontrol.orgAmerican Lung Association's 2015 "State of Tobacco Control"www.stateoftobaccocontrol.orgThe American Lung Association's 2015 "State of Tobacco Control" re...

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:23:00 Z
Our 13th annual State of Tobacco Control report finds that in 2014, states and the federal government failed to put in place tobacco control policies that will save lives and end the tobacco epidemic. The report finds most states earn poor grades and tobacco control progress is at a standstill. How can you help? Take action today: www.stateoftobaccocontrol.orgState of Tobacco Control | American...

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:16:01 Z
Today the American Lung Association has released its 2015 "State of Tobacco Control" report. We’re calling for immediate action by all levels of government to help fight tobacco use – the leading cause of preventable death in America. You can help! Learn more and take action: www.stateoftobaccocontrol.orgState of Tobacco Control | American Lung Associationwww.stateoftobaccocontrol.orgT...

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 06:08:36 Z

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:11:00 Z
Tomorrow is the day! Policymakers will learn how their state stacks up in the 2015 State of Tobacco Control Report being released tomorrow, January 21. Stay tuned! Together, let’s #MakeTobaccoHistoryState of Tobacco Control | American Lung Associationwww.stateoftobaccocontrol.orgThe American Lung Association's State of Tobacco Control report offers an up-to-date guide to policies and progra...

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:45:02 Z
Seven out of 10 adult smokers say they want to quit. Together, we can work to turn that smokefree vision into a reality. QuittersCircle.comTimeline PhotosSeven out of 10 adult smokers say they want to quit. Together, we can work to turn that smoke free vision into a reality. QuittersCircle.com

Sat, 17 Jan 2015 21:22:01 Z
January means tobacco policy grades for state policymakers. Check out your state’s 2014 grades on tobacco control policies at www.stateoftobaccocontrol.org, and be on the look-out for our 2015 report coming January 21! #MakeTobaccoHistoryState of Tobacco Control | American Lung Associationwww.stateoftobaccocontrol.orgThe American Lung Association's State of Tobacco Control report offers an ...

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 23:56:00 Z
Radon, a naturally-occurring invisible gas, is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Twenty-one thousand Americans die from radon-induced lung cancer each year. You can't see, smell or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home. The American Lung Association and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are committed to fighting radon. #RadonActionMonthIt's Time to Get Serious A...

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