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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:48:41 Z
My husband should be on oxygen 24/7.  In the past he has not used the oxygen as often as he should.  However he had a major event Monday that put him in the hospital.  We are now home and the only solutions our oxygen provider, Lincare, has given us for 24 hours is the concentrator.  It is LOUD!.  Please tell me there are other solutions.  We can barely hear ourselves...

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:22:28 Z
July of this year, I was diagnosed with COPD.  I have smoked forever...I just went 8 days smoke free...and smoked 2 cigarettes today.  I'm trying not to be down on myself.  This is hard core stuff here.  I'm not use to NOT smoking.  Prayers and suggestions are greatly appreciated.  My husband took the diagnosis harder than I did.  I have to believe God...

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:15:13 Z
So,    I'm 47 and have smoked for 32 years of my life.  Just hoped I'd quit before it got too bad.  I denied the coughing, wheezing and crackling.  My excuse was that I was too stressed out to quit.  Now, I'm really stressed!  On Aug 23, 2014 I learned I have COPD due to shortness of breath and quit smoking immediately!  Extremely difficult when...

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:56:07 Z
I'm living ith emphysema, im young and feel alone like no one understands. being young makes it harder im in college and i started to smoke when things at home got bad. just need people who are like me to talk to 

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:11:50 Z
Two opinions,  two Pulmonologist, two different opinions one UIP is different the other says they are the same....what is the truth?

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:21:09 Z
Dear Lung Connection Friends I didn't write much during the summer but now I have some news: Starting up again this month is a new series of free webinars on Pulmonary Wellness with Dr Noah Greenspan. The next webinar is “Ultimate Pulmonary Wellness: 10 things you can do RIGHT NOW!” it is scheduled for Tuesday, September 16th at 7:00 PM EST. The topics for this webinar ...

Updates from the Lung Association
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
A large number of cases of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a rare and potentially serious respiratory infection, have been reported in the United States. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting confirmed cases in several states, including Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky and Missouri.

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Earlier this year, CVS took a bold step – announcing that they would remove all tobacco products from their CVS/pharmacy stores across the country by October 1st, a significant business decision with the health of all Americans at its core. Today, September 3, is a proud moment for those of us in the fight against tobacco, as CVS announced their accelerated timeline to achieve this milestone, almo...

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Lung cancer, the #1 cancer killer of both women and men in the United States, must be a national priority. With one of the highest incidence rates and one of the lowest survival rates, lung cancer desperately needs more research for early detection, treatment and cures. On September 4th, we are taking action to reverse this trend, and increase funding for lung cancer research.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Many adults think they no longer need immunizations—as a result, a significant number of adults are not current on vaccinations that can protect their health and prevent serious illnesses. That’s why the American Lung Association is working with Pfizer to help dispel the myth that vaccines are just for children.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Reducing illness and death caused by tobacco use is central to the American Lung Association’s mission. Federal tobacco regulations must be robust to help reduce tobacco use across the nation. When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed its “deeming rule” that would extend oversight to previously unregulated tobacco products including e-cigarettes, cigars, little cigars, hookah, pip...

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. Facebook Wall
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:05:46 +0100
#OneGoodReason to live tobacco freeThank you, CVS! #OneGoodReason#OneGoodReason to live tobacco free

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 23:35:01 +0100
Whether you quit smoking, never started or helped someone kick the habit – whatever your reason, we’re sure it’s a good one! Stand with us and CVS Health and tell us your #OneGoodReason to live tobacco-free:

Sat, 06 Sep 2014 21:48:40 +0100
Shelves behind CVS registers got a great #lunghealth makeover! #MakeTobaccoHistory #OneGoodReason

Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:35:01 +0100
Today is the day! Pick up the phone and call your 3 representatives in Congress. Remind them #lungcancer is the #1 cancer killer in the U.S. & more cancer research $$ is vital. Make an impact today: #LUNGFORCE

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 21:27:37 +0100
Great Los Angeles Times article on CVS removing tobacco from their shelves ahead of schedule and offering smoking cessation programs to help their customers quit smoking for good. #maketobaccohistory #onegoodreason kicks the tobacco habitwww.latimes.comThe nation's No. 2 drugstore operator finally kicked the habit.

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 19:21:42 +0100
Check out our CEO Harold Wimmer giving a special thanks to CVS for removing tobacco from their shelves. #maketobaccohistory #onegoodreason Wimmer Thanks CVSAmerican Lung Association CEO, Harold Wimmer Gives #onegoodreason for CVS taking tobacco off their shelves – to save lives.

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:41:45 +0100
Timeline PhotosToday is the day! All tobacco products have been removed from our 7,700 CVS/pharmacy® stores. Our #OneGoodReason for doing this is your health. Whether you quit, never started or helped someone kick the habit, stand with us and share your #OneGoodReason to live tobacco free on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:38:12 +0100
Thumbs up to CVS for removing all tobacco products from their shelves even sooner than announced. Read our statement on CVS’s announcement. #onegoodreason #MakeTobaccoHistory AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION CONGRATULATES CVS FOR REMOVING ALL TOBACCO PRODUCTS FROM CVS/PHARMACY...www.lung.orgLearn how to improve your lung health. Make efforts towards clean air and smokefree living. Find fact...

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:25:00 +0100
Got a phone? Good. You’re going to need it Sept. 4. We’re asking you to call your members of Congress on Thursday to let them know #lungcancer research funding is a MUST. Learn more: Cancer Call-In*/ SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, September 4, 2014The American Lung Association invites everyone everyone to stand together against lung cancer and for lung hea...

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:42:04 +0100
Mark your calendar! LUNG FORCE #Lungcancer Call-In Day is Thursday, September 4. We’ll be asking you to help get the word out about the importance of funding for lung cancer research by calling your representatives in Congress. PhotosMark your calendar! LUNG FORCE #Lungcancer Call-In Day is next week on Thursday, September 4. We’ll be asking you to help get the wo...

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