Lung Disease News
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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    Deedie replied to topic: giving up  
    Hi Ally. agreed, great that you have quit smoking. I am sorry you are not feeling better. It does sound like it might be time for a good talk with your doctor. I always need to write down things t...
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    Thank you Ashlee. Probably wouldn't hurt to ask at my next appointment about the rescue inhaler. Don't think at this time I might need it. I do follow my medication schedule to a T. To be ...
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    Ashlee replied to topic: giving up  
    There is always hope, Ally! It sounds like you need to sit down with your doctor and have a good talk. I do think you would benefit from Pulmonary Rehab to help you learn to breathe—and functi...
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    Hi Deedie! Rescue inhalers are good to have. They go to work right away and you should feel relief in less than a minute, but letting your lungs get tight, then rushing in with a rescue inhaler is...
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    Hi, my name is Deedie and I have posted under Dee, my nickname. I have two unrelated questions:

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    I agree with what you said. "God loves us and wants us to be healthy and happy. If we trust in Him and ask him to remove the cancer from our body I believe he will." May all of us remember t...
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