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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:34:15 Z
Save the date: Thursday, Sept. 4 is American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE Lung Cancer Call-In Day. Let’s call our elected officials in Congress to let them know lung cancer, #1 cancer killer of women and men in the U.S., needs more research funding. Visit to learn more & sign up.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:34:53 Z
So I recently had a blood test for this and it came back with "detected". I haven't heard from my pulmonary doctor yet on what this means but I went in to see my regular doctor so I asked him. He basically said it means I was exposed to it but it's not confirmed that i have it. I don't understand this as it's a fungus and everyone is exposed to it but only some people dev...

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:04:18 Z
Needless to say...this was a bad day for me. I had a ct scan and the diagnostic center just called the dr who called me and said I have emphysema. Do they know for sure on one ct scan? I have quit smoking but obviously not soon enough. I have been staring at these blogs all day and trying to find pulmonologist. I can't even think straight.

Sun, 24 Aug 2014 03:54:28 Z
Thanks Ashley for your kind words regarding nocardia. I have quite the medication grouping here with the main focus on “minocycline” taken every 12 hours for stopping the Nocardia bacteria for a year at least. There are a million and ½ side effects possible, maybe, yes and sometimes. I’ve only experienced the darkening of the skin on my calves and feet. I have been on the ...

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 17:19:41 Z
Hi All, I am a 68 year young male with COPD.  I was diagnosed with COPD in late 2010.  I have been on oxygen at night only since that time.  During the last 4-5 months my COPD has gotten much worse.  Now I am on oxygen 24/7.  I don't like it, and at frist very self conscience going out in public with my portable tank.  Now I'm used to that, but I do not like ...

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 07:12:06 Z
Staying Positive with “Stage 4 COPD” Update #2 It’s been 9 years now since I was given 2 weeks to live and placed in Hospice Care where my brother was called and my sister flew in from Michigan to see me and to attend to my final wishes. My breathing was so bad that I was intubated 3 times within a 2 week hospitalization period and could only remember acute hearing and being able...

Updates from the Lung Association
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.

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 ... Facebook Wall
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...

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 02:18:49 +0100
Thank you and welcome to our new Freedom From Smoking® Facilitators at American Lung Association in California! Our facilitators assist smokers who want to quit through the American Lung Association Freedom From Smoking® program. Great work!Timeline PhotosCongratulations to our new Freedom From Smoking® (FFS) Facilitators! Our FFS facilitators are those who assist smokers who want to quit through...

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:18:52 +0100
Really, Circle K West, Circle K Arizona, Circle K Midwest, Circle K Southwest??? More Addiction, Disease and Death?? #cvsquits #MakeTobaccoHistoryUrge Retailers to Stop Selling Tobacco - American Lung Associationwww.lung.orgCVS made the right decision to stop selling tobacco products in their stores. We invite you to stand with us and urge other retailers—especially those with pharmacies—to follow...

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:40 +0100
Wishing Valerie Harper a very Happy Birthday today! Thank you, Valerie, for being such an incredible advocate and spokeswoman in the fight against lung cancer. You’re an inspiration to us all - and we’re honored that you’ve joined #LUNGFORCE. Best wishes!Valerie Harper Talks to Her Cancer, Engages in Visualization and Acupunctureabcnews.go.comValerie Harper is a "year and four months past my ...

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:05:26 +0100
You are cordially invited to join the American Lung Association on Instagram @LungAssociation. #Seeyouthere lungassociation on Instagraminstagram.comWith your generous support, the American Lung Association is "Fighting for Air" through research, education and advocacy.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:31:24 +0100
Do you have your turquoise ready? The #LUNGFORCE #Jacksonville Run/Walk is less than a week away! Register today: - We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!LUNG FORCE Run/Walk - Jacksonville, FL - American Lung Associationaction.lung.orgJoin #LUNGFORCE with me and American @LungAssociation. Let's raise awareness about the importance of #lunghealth. Walk with us.

Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:13:36 +0100
A 1997 American Lung Association "Thanks for Not Smoking" sticker is featured as part of a Yale University library exhibition that traces the shift in messaging from pro- to anti-tobacco.Smoking Ad Exhibit Traces Message Shift From Pro to Conwww.adweek.comA Yale University library exhibition of pro- and anti-tobacco advertising that chronicles the 180-degree shift in efforts to shape U.S...

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:45:48 +0100
Great article, written by American Lung Association of the Northeast board member Diane Haskell, highlights why EPA’s Clean Power Plan Rule is so important. Climate change is as dangerous to our health as cigarettes. That’s why I’m writing a letterbangordailynews.comWho would you write a letter to tonight, if you found that extra hour in the day? Would it be to the teacher who made such an impact ...

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:47:49 +0100
We are sad to learn of the passing of Bill Busse, who bravely shared his story as part of the CDC’s Tips from Former Smokers campaign. Bill had several complications from diabetes, and smoking made them worse. Our thoughts are with Mr. Busse’s family.CDC: Tips from Former Smokers - Bill's Ad: Smoking and DiabetesBill has diabetes and he used to smoke. Cigarette smoking made his diabetes much ...

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