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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?

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:12:04 Z
Hello Lung Connection Community friends, If you saw the webinar last week on the Emotional Aspects of Pulmonary Wellness then you know why I recommend these so much. So - here is a note about one more - the last one until the new series begins in September. Next Wednesday July 23rd “Live Free! - Keeping Lungs Clear and Free of Infection” 6 PM-7:30 PM Eastern Standard Time I...

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:11:19 Z
Hello Lung Connection Community friends, If you saw the webinar last week on the Emotional Aspects of Pulmonary Wellness then you know why I recommend these so much. So - here is a note about one more - the last one until the new series begins in September. Next Wednesday July 23rd “Live Free! - Keeping Lungs Clear and Free of Infection” 6 PM-7:30 PM Eastern Standard Time I...

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:10:44 Z
Hello Lung Connection Community friends, If you saw the webinar last week on the Emotional Aspects of Pulmonary Wellness then you know why I recommend these so much. So - here is a note about one more - the last one until the new series begins in September. Next Wednesday July 23rd “Live Free! - Keeping Lungs Clear and Free of Infection” 6 PM-7:30 PM Eastern Standard Time I...

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:07:27 Z
Hello Lung Connection Community friends, If you saw the webinar last week on the Emotional Aspects of Pulmonary Wellness then you know why I recommend these so much. So - here is a note about one more - the last one until the new series begins in September. Next Wednesday July 23rd “Live Free! - Keeping Lungs Clear and Free of Infection” 6 PM-7:30 PM Eastern Standard Time I...

Updates from the Lung Association
 
 
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.

Tue, 13 May 2014 00:00:00 -0500
If you didn’t know that lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of women, in America, you’re not alone. To change that and tackle this women’s health crisis, the American Lung Association has unveiled LUNG FORCE, a new initiative to make lung cancer in women a public health priority, drive policy change and increase research funding.

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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 ...

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:46:17 +0100
Cheering on the 14 *AMAZING* cyclists in this year's Big Ride Across America! They're riding 3,300 miles from Seattle, WA to Washington D.C. in 48 days, helping to raise awareness about lung health and healthy air. Truly incredible! Keep up with their progress and check out more great pictures: https://www.facebook.com/BigRideAcrossAmerica/timeline

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:28:16 +0100
The #MLB All Star Game brings back memories of perennial all star Tony Gwynn. Since his tragic death, do you think it's time for baseball to retire tobacco use? Share if you agree tobacco should be sent to the showers! Learn more: http://cnn.it/1r436ko.Tony Gwynn's death renews call for MLB to ban chewing tobaccocnn.it(CNN) - At Tuesday's All-Star game in Minnesota, it will be ha...

Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:01:02 +0100
Tell Congress: Invest in Lung Cancer Research - There are exciting and promising developments that may lead to breakthroughs in early detection and treatment options—but only if Congress continues to invest in funding for lung cancer research. Please take a moment and send a letter to your Members of Congress to urge Congress to invest in funding for lung cancer research. http://bit.ly/1qjRvLTT...

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:53:40 +0100
Rose started smoking at age 13. She never thought cancer would happen to her. At 58, she was diagnosed with lung cancer, which later spread to her brain. "I regret picking up smoking in the first place.” http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips/stories/rose.html

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