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    Ashlee replied to topic: 31 yr old just diagnosed with mild emphysema! Dr said it will not affect my life expectancy if I quit smoking... It's that true?  

    Hi rose101! As previously noted, damage from smoking can be seen via a CT scan, but a clinical diagnosis of COPD should be considered in any patient who has dyspnea, chronic cough or sputum produc...
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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:29:55 Z
When your child is diagnosed with a chronic illness, you enter into the medical world and are faced with many new choices and decisions.  If you are the parent of a child with a chronic illness, please take this 5-10 minute survey to participate in the research of appropriate medical care.  http://medicalchoicesurvey.questionpro.com This research is in no way affiliated with nor en...

Sun, 01 Mar 2015 16:54:23 Z
Hello I am new to all of this. My name is Dusty, I am a mom of 3 and raising my niece as well. I am 29. I had my son 7 months ago and I got sick. I had pneumonia. I ended up hospitalized with it and was diagnosed with Pleural effusion. I had a chest tube put in on my right side and found out I had Staph inside my chest. After a week, I was sent home with a picc line and a month of IV meds. I was c...

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:09:01 Z
Are you a female lung cancer patient or caregiver living in the Ft. Lauderdale or Boston area? We want to hear from you. Our LUNG FORCE Patient and Caregiver Panels will give you the opportunity to share your thoughts about the lung cancer experience. A meal and a small stipend will be provided. For more information, email info@lungforce.org.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:56:00 Z
I am turning 21 next month. I was just as shocked as my doctor when my pft results came back as moderate emphysema. I'm too young she kept telling me (as if I wasn't already thinking it). They did a genetic test for alpha-1 but she doesn't think it's the cause. I've only smoked for a few years and not heavily. Being so young and a mother of a toddler I'm scared and nervous knowing the prognosis fo...

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:11:56 Z
Dear Lung Connection Friends, I am writing again to let you know about a new webinar on pulmonary wellness. This one is on a very new topic with a guest who is a specialist on just these issues. Here is the information: Dr. Noah Greenspan's Ultimate Pulmonary Wellness Webinar Series presents: Heart Failure,Pulmonary Hypertension and the Lungs: An Evening with Evelyn Horn, MD and spec...

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:11:26 Z
Dear Lung Connection Friends, I am writing again to let you know about a new webinar on pulmonary wellness. This one is on a very new topic with a guest who is a specialist on just these issues. Here is the information: Dr. Noah Greenspan's Ultimate Pulmonary Wellness Webinar Series presents: Heart Failure,Pulmonary Hypertension and the Lungs: An Evening with Evelyn Horn, MD and spec...

Updates from the Lung Association
 
 
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
The American Lung Association joins the nation in mourning the passing of beloved actor Leonard Nimoy, of COPD.

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
Flying the friendly skies became friendlier to lungs 25 years ago, thanks to groundbreaking legislation that made domestic flights smokefree. The historic measure provided protection for airline passengers and flight attendants from secondhand smoke, and paved the way for further smokefree initiatives to protect Americans where they live, work and gather.

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...

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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:58:19 Z
What You Need to Know About The Number One Cancer Killer of Womenwww.womenshealthmag.com"Wild" author Cheryl Strayed is spreading a powerful message about an awful disease.

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:15:00 Z
BIG THANKS to all our Fight for Air climbers for raising funds and awareness of lung disease. Special thanks to our friend Karla in Houston who received a double lung transplant on Oct. 4, 2014. We look forward to seeing Karla at the Houston climb today!

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:14:37 Z
Timeline PhotosOur thoughts are with the family of legendary actor Leonard Nimoy who passed away today from COPD. The fight against lung disease continues.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:10:00 Z
Today marks 25 years of smokefree U.S. skies! Do you remember when smoking was permitted on planes? How has flying smokefree made your life better?No Smoking on Planes: Lung Association Reflects on Legislative Winassociationsnow.comThis week, the American Lung Association celebrates the anniversary of its anti-smoking achievement—and looks forward to the steps it hopes to take next.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:12:32 Z
Timeline PhotosNot sure what to expect from quitting smoking? In some ways, it can be a bit like a breakup. Find out how: http://bit.ly/1AZ3kz9

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 22:45:00 Z
"We are very proud of the role the American Lung Association played in making smokefree skies a reality 25 years ago, and today we're still aggressively fighting to protect Americans from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke."Celebrating 25 Years of Smokefree U.S. Flights, American Lung Association Calls for...www.lung.orgAggressive Push Continues to Eliminate Secondhand Smoke in...

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:10:00 Z
We raised awareness of the #1 cancer killer of women, #lungcancer, at the #Oscars last night with help from some of our friends in WILD. #LUNGFORCEAmerican Lung Association's LUNG FORCE Teams up with Academy Award® Nominee Laura Dern and...www.prnewswire.comCHICAGO, Feb. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative congratulates...

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 03:29:55 Z
Laura Dern looks incredible tonight! We love the #turquoise ring she's wearing for #lungcancer awareness #Oscars #WildMovie #LUNGFORCE - Join the movement: www.lungforce.org

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:54:18 Z
Timeline PhotosWearing #turquoise colored ring in honor of my mom who died of #lungcancer @LUNGFORCE #oscars #ad bit.ly/PrbGKz

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 23:52:00 Z
Kressley and Brown Column: EPA should strengthen ozone standard -- "As health professionals and parents, we worry about the quality of the air our children breathe." (via www.cumberlink.com with American Lung Association in Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics)Kressley and Brown Column: EPA should strengthen ozone standardcumberlink.comAs heal...

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