Lung Disease News
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500
We, a coalition of leading public health, disease advocacy and medical organizations, reiterate our longstanding commitment to addressing climate change as a public health issue as part of the National Dialogue on Climate Change and Health at the White House on June 23, 2015. This statement articulates our consensus on the health impacts of climate change and the need for action to protect public...

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500
The past month has been busy and productive in our fight for healthy lungs. Let’s take quick look at some of the highlights.

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500
The American Lung Association is pleased to announce that Maggie Mahoney, the Deputy Director of the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, is the 2015 C. Everett Koop Unsung Hero Award winner. The award, which is presented annually by the American Lung Association and the C. Everett Koop Institute, recognizes Ms. Mahoney’s outstanding contributions to tobacco control.

Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Did you know more than 25 million people in America have asthma -- including nearly seven million kids? Asthma has become common in the United States, but we need to make sure it never becomes commonplace or its burden easily accepted. May is Asthma Awareness Month, and with asthma so prevalent, it's time to move beyond being aware to being prepared.

Thu, 14 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
What an exciting and productive time the past month has been in our fight for healthy lungs!

Thu, 07 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
For people with asthma, the warmer weather can mean trouble. As the pollen count rises and mold spores increase, so do the chances of breathing problems.

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  • Visit Ashlee's profile
    Ashlee replied to topic: Panic attacks  

    Welcome, Connie3302! If you are wearing oxygen set at the level prescribed, your shortness of breath should not be due to lack of oxygen. However, It is most important that you use pursed-lip bre...
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    TerryM replied to topic: giving up  
    This discussion was especially encouraging to me because my Pulmonologist has decided that it is time to start Pulmonary Rehab.
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    Anonymous replied to topic: Panic attacks  
    My name is Lanie and this is the first time I have contributed to a conversation, so hope I am doing it okay.

    This exhaustion is what I have been having for a while now. I just rest for aw...
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    Ningle replied to topic: Panic attacks  
    Hi Connie,
    I have copd and am on oxygen also. It sounds like you have developed a good strategy that gives you peace of mind to correct the problem of becoming exhausted. I get very exhausted when I ...
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    Ningle replied to topic: giving up  
    Hi Ally,
    I am 63 and quit smoking 5 years ago. I did not either see much improvement after the first year. I have gradually noticed improvement . Cngrats on being smoke free. Things will get bett...
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    Connie3302 created topic:  Panic attacks  
    I have COPD and I am on oxygen. But I have a problem (trying to work on it) with when I go to a store. I get a regular grocery cart type cart and I place a towel in the seat part and I push my oxyge...
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    Mark replied to topic: Lung Flutes  
    I agree with Ashlee, if you have mucus that is difficult to cough out, the Acapella device might help. The different colors work on different patient flows, so people with more advanced lung disease ...
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