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    Have you been vaccinated for pneumonia? If you’ve been vaccinated you can share your story and encourage other people with lung disease to get vaccinated. We would love to hear from you. Send yo...
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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:31:10 Z
Have you been vaccinated for pneumonia? If you’ve been vaccinated you can share your story and encourage other people with lung disease to get vaccinated. We would love to hear from you. Send your story to lunggroupadmin@lung.org. Share your story today! 

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:29:38 Z
Have you been vaccinated for pneumonia? If you’ve been vaccinated you can share your story and encourage other people with lung disease to get vaccinated. We would love to hear from you. Send your story to lunggroupadmin@lung.org. Share your story today! 

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:29:23 Z
Hello question I have is my Husband has COPD and has had a lung removed from Cancer  2 of our friends have now passed away with lung cancer / copd He has been thinking a lot about it telling me he knows things are not going to get better for him. He doesn't  want to talk about it to any one he keeps to himself what can I do to help him through this any answers would be great Thanks

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:32:39 Z
Qessential Medical is conducting confidential one-on-one interviews with women and men who have been diagnosed with lung cancer, and/or with the caregivers (non-medical professionals) for these individuals. Please call us at 1-800-932-4249 or email us at Deborah@qmmr.net. We'll ask you a few questions to determine whether you qualify for the study. All participants who qualify and complete ...

Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:59:35 Z
Hello.  Where to start.  I am 49, I have two daughters ages 12 and 16.  I have finally found the man of my dreams.  We are supposed to be married 12/13/14.  I suffered a mild stroke in April of last year, routine tests showed supisious lymph node and .03 spot in left lung.  Off to pulm I go.  Another CT and was told probably just an infection in lymph node, give ...

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:30:12 Z
I have to travel once a month on business. I am severely allergic to animals and it seems everyone has a "service pet" every time I fly. It took me three days to get home because every flight had a pet. Anyone else having trouble traveling?

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
It’s back-to-school time already! Getting your child ready to start school is always easier when you have a plan, especially if your child has asthma. The American Lung Association’s Back-to-School with Asthma Checklist offers easy-to-follow steps to help you child start the school year healthy and ready to learn.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
With more than 8 million Americans accessing new health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there has never been a more crucial time for policymakers and insurance plans to act to save lives–and public dollars—by expanding and easing access to tools and treatments to help smokers quit. According to the American Lung Association’s “Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage 2014”...

Fri, 30 May 2014 00:00:00 -0500
In recognition of World No Tobacco Day, The American Lung Association offers this guest column, written by Academy Award winning actor Kirk Douglas, titled “My First Cigarette, and My Last.”

Thu, 29 May 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Are you having trouble doing everyday tasks like household chores, walking up stairs, playing with your kids? Do you have side effects from your asthma medicines? Are you following a treatment plan, but still can’t seem to catch your breath? These are three good reasons to follow-up with your health care provider. Controlling asthma means taking your medication correctly, as directed and changing ...

Wed, 28 May 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Clinical trials contribute to advances in lung cancer and may be a good option for certain people facing lung cancer. Unfortunately, lung cancer clinical trial enrollment rates are very low. Why is this? One reason is that people are simply unaware of trials that are available. Others may be nervous about clinical trials and don’t know the right questions to ask. Or they may be waiting for their d...

Wed, 21 May 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Each year, the American Lung Association funds research that leads to improved treatments and, one day, may pave the way to a cure for asthma. Whether this is through basic laboratory research or clinical trials, asthma research is on the doorstep of numerous medical discoveries that promise a healthier future for those with asthma.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:56:08 +0100
Why is healthy air important to you? American Lung Association shows support for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed limits on carbon pollution from power plants during public hearings taking place this week in Washington D.C. The proposal could save up to 6,600 lives and help prevent 150,000 asthma attacks. Join us and show your support: http://bit.ly/1iLOkrw

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:01:02 +0100
Quitting smoking can be hard, and many people need help. Our report shows which states are helping people fight the battle with smoking cessation benefits: http://www.lung.org/helpingsmokersquitHelping Smokers Quit - American Lung Associationwww.lung.orgRead the American Lung Association’s annual report on state tobacco cessation policy.

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:20:02 +0100
@EPA is considering setting limits on the amount of carbon pollution coal-fired power plants can pump into the air we breathe. This rule would prevent up to 4,100 premature deaths and 100,000 asthma attacks in children the first year alone. Voice your support at: http://bit.ly/1iLOkrw.American Lung Association: Fighting for Airbit.lyJoin the American Lung Association in the fight to protect t...

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:00:08 +0100
Are insurance companies and policymakers doing their part to help smokers quit? Are they making coverage available for smoking cessation treatment? Our report shows what is being done to provide the resources needed: http://www.lung.org/helpingsmokersquitHelping Smokers Quit - American Lung Associationwww.lung.orgRead the American Lung Association’s annual report on state tobacco cessation policy.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:59:01 +0100
Smoking-related disease is costing Medicaid millions of taxpayer dollars – is your state saving you money by offering smoking cessation resources? http://www.lung.org/helpingsmokersquitHelping Smokers Quit - American Lung Associationwww.lung.orgRead the American Lung Association’s annual report on state tobacco cessation policy.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:53:04 +0100

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:14:11 +0100
Have you quit smoking? What was your main reason for quitting? Share it here, and check out our new report on Helping Smokers Quit at http://www.lung.org/helpingsmokersquitHelping Smokers Quit - American Lung Associationwww.lung.orgRead the American Lung Association’s annual report on state tobacco cessation policy.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:00:07 +0100
Today we released a report showing that states could save an average of $833 million every year by helping smokers on Medicaid quit. Is your state doing enough? http://www.lung.org/helpingsmokersquitHelping Smokers Quit - American Lung Associationwww.lung.orgRead the American Lung Association’s annual report on state tobacco cessation policy.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:00:09 +0100
BREAKING: Our new report shows how the Affordable Care Act is changing coverage for quit smoking treatments. What is your state doing to help smokers quit? http://www.lung.org/helpingsmokersquitHelping Smokers Quit - American Lung Associationwww.lung.orgRead the American Lung Association’s annual report on state tobacco cessation policy.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:50:43 +0100
Think kids only smoke cigarettes? Guess again: the majority of kids who have used a tobacco product within the last month have used at more than one tobacco product. This new infographic from the FDA shows the changing face of youth tobacco use in the United States.The Changing Landscape of Youth Tobacco Usewww.fda.govCTP is committed to a science-based approach that addresses the public health ...

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