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    I am in the process of moving from a nice suburb in Northern Virginia to Richmond, VA. Shortly after my move I got very sick, coughing up milky-white phlegm to the point that I couldn't swallow or...
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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:58:03 Z
Hi, my name is Deedie and I have posted under Dee, my nickname.  I have two unrelated questions: 1.  My pulmonologist recommended a rescue inhaler but never gave me a Rx.  Should I follow through on that and make sure I have one?  I have COPD/stage 3/emphysema.  2.  My chest hurts a good part of my day...is that normal? After going through Pulmonary Rehab, I ...

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:33:21 Z
Hi, I am new to the group.  Just diagnosed, Stage 4, alk+.  I am 41, married with 4 kids.  Never smoked.  Generally healthy until diagnosis.  Still no lung cancer symptoms.  Just baffled sometimes with how I got this.  But, luck is with me~~  Found it before it actually had any sever symptoms.     Anyone with similar situation? What have you been...

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...

Updates from the Lung Association
 
 
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
We are in an exciting time for cancer treatment, and patients have options that didn't exist just a decade ago. Personalized or precision medicine is an emerging approach to healthcare where treatment is more highly tailored to the biology of the patient.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
Raising a child with asthma can be a source of tremendous worry and anxiety. If your child’s flare-ups seem frequent or unpredictable, there is help and hope to achieve better control of your son or daughter’s asthma symptoms.

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
We have a plan to kick tobacco-caused death and disease to the curb. It starts with three bold goals and the following key actions that federal, state and local policymakers must take.

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.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:45:01 Z
The American Lung Association is very encouraged by President Obama’s exciting new initiative announced today to increase our nation’s investment in precision medicine by $215 million, including $70 million for the National Cancer Institute.American Lung Association Response to President Obama's Precision Medicine Announcement -...www.lung.orgStatement from National President and CEO of the A...

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:35:01 Z
We're proud to attend the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Ozone Standards hearings in Arlington, Texas and Washington, DC today to support #CleanAir4Kids. Show your support by sending EPA a letter today.American Lung Association: Fighting for Airsecure3.convio.netStand up for healthy air with the American Lung Association. Help make sure we all have healthy, safe air to breathe.

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:56:01 Z
Hey Policymakers: want to save $289 billion a year? #MakeTobaccoHistory by implementing smokefree laws, higher tobacco taxes, and proven tobacco control programs. Here’s your roadmap: www.stateoftobaccocontrol.org/roadmap/10 Year Road Map - American Lung Association's 2015 "State of Tobacco Control" reportwww.stateoftobaccocontrol.orgTobacco takes a tremendous toll on our health and...

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:23:34 Z
Get your #quitspiration fix here! http://bit.ly/1EMkkrETimeline PhotosGet your quitspiration fix here! http://bit.ly/1EMkkrE

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...

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