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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Summer has heated up and so has our passion for healthy air and healthy lungs! Speaking of heat, here are some tips on beating the heat with asthma. Let’s look at some other highlights from the past month.

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Controlling even the most severe asthma is possible with the right treatment and management plan in place, as well as a trained support network. The responsibility for caring for a child with asthma shouldn’t fall to the family or child alone, that’s why the American Lung Association has developed free educational tools to help build a community of support for children with asthma.

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
The lifesaving work of the American Lung Association is driven by an exceptional team of volunteers and staff across the country. Each year, we recognize their excellence with our annual Volunteer and Staff Awards.

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Quitting smoking is difficult and many smokers looking to quit may not know where to start. That’s why the American Lung Association and Pfizer have launched Quitter’s Circle, a new multi-platform ‘social’ community anchored by a mobile application, all designed to help address some common smoking cessation challenges.

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
High humidity mixed with triple digit temperatures and air pollution can make breathing difficult for everyone, especially those with asthma. The American Lung Association can help you learn about asthma, and has some easy-to-follow tips on how to protect your lungs during the dog days of summer.

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Dangerous smoke resulting from wildfires poses lethal health hazards to people living and working in the surrounding areas, especially those with chronic lung disease. The American Lung Association has important tips and resources to help you protect your health from the effects of wildfire smoke.

 
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    Ashlee replied to topic: Nobody gets it til they get it  

    Cathy, My hand and heart go out to you. I do understand your fears, recognize your intelligence and ability to educate yourself, and appreciate how the shock of this incurable disease has turned y...
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    goldielocks replied to topic: COPD Resources Wishlist  
    i wonder if it is possible to start an exchange for unopened medications that one can donate to another in times of need. Not sure of the legalities, but a lot of inhalation medications that are quit...
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    LungGroupAdmin created topic:  COPD Resources Wishlist  
    Hi everyone. It has been great to see the support you give each other. Your strength and bravery is inspiring.

    We are putting together a list of COPD resources we would like to create, a kind of ed...
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    goldielocks replied to topic: Nobody gets it til they get it  
    I JUST WANT TO ADD THAT CIGARETTES WERE WITH ME ALL MY LIFE. THEY WERE THE CLOSEST FRIEND AND ALWAYS THERE WHEN I NEEDED THEM. YOU CAN SAY I LOVED TO SMOKE. SO I CANNOT JUST SAY DON'T WANT THE ...
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    goldielocks replied to topic: Nobody gets it til they get it  
    NO ONE CAN JUDGE YOU. I WOULD STILL BE SMOKIING IF THINGS HAD NOT HAPPENED THE WAY THAT THEY DID. I WAS CONVINCED I HAD THOSE GOOD GENES THAT PREVENTED ME FROM CANCER. HA HA THE JOKE IS ON ME. ANY...
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    Cathy41bc8 replied to topic: Nobody gets it til they get it  
    Wow, I'm not sure how to respond...Goldielocks, I'm so sorry that you've been thru all that. I can't say I wouldn't quit if I had the same experience as you have, or something simi...
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    Ashlee replied to topic: Nobody gets it til they get it  

    We hope you’ll stick around and learn more about this disease, Cathy. The facts are, smoking causes 90 percent of cases of COPD. Cigarette smoke contains harmful toxins that affect lung fun...
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    goldielocks replied to topic: Nobody gets it til they get it  
    YOUR FRUSTRATION IS UNDERSTOOD. I WAS ONE THAT SMOKED ALL MY LIFE. NEVER WANTED TO QUIT. BUT I DID. THE DAY I LOOKED INTO MY DAUGHTER'S EYES AS I WAS HEADED TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM WITH HEART FAI...
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    Cathy41bc8 replied to topic: Nobody gets it til they get it  
    Thank you for the replies. Unfortuantly, to be honest, I'm not even close to a place where I can receive much of this. I'm angry as hell. I can't NOT think about it. I want answers and hav...
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