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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 ...

Wed, 28 May 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Clinical trials contribute to advances in lung cancer and may be a good option for certain people facing lung cancer. Unfortunately, lung cancer clinical trial enrollment rates are very low. Why is this? One reason is that people are simply unaware of trials that are available. Others may be nervous about clinical trials and don’t know the right questions to ask. Or they may be waiting for their d...

Wed, 21 May 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Each year, the American Lung Association funds research that leads to improved treatments and, one day, may pave the way to a cure for asthma. Whether this is through basic laboratory research or clinical trials, asthma research is on the doorstep of numerous medical discoveries that promise a healthier future for those with asthma.

Tue, 13 May 2014 00:00:00 -0500
If you didn’t know that lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of women, in America, you’re not alone. To change that and tackle this women’s health crisis, the American Lung Association has unveiled LUNG FORCE, a new initiative to make lung cancer in women a public health priority, drive policy change and increase research funding.

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    Ashlee replied to topic: Depressed an can't do much  

    Welcome, Don! Past definitions of COPD have been pessimistic at best, indicating that the disease process is irreversible and that therapy has little to offer. However, a more optimistic view has ...
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    Anonymous replied to topic: Depressed an can't do much  
    My name is Don. Living with COPD since Sept. 2013. It was a shock. One day I was rocking and going and then the next my feet fell out from under me. I lost the abiliity to produce enough oxygen. ...
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    Welcome, Maxie! There is nothing wrong with your reply, we’re never too old to learn, you’ll do just fine navigating this site, but if you have any problems, please let us know. We&rs...
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    MaxieSlapsy replied to topic: So happy right now  
    I and not happy about my reply. I do not know yet how to use this site. Sorry folks. Maybe I am too old to learn new tricks.
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    MaxieSlapsy replied to topic: So happy right now  
    I took my last lung function test in Oct 2012, my FEV 1 was 37%. Please read my profile. Yes, the secret is to keep moving moving moving and don't stop till you flop. Decide to 'die with your ...
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    Hello. Where to start. I am 49, I have two daughters ages 12 and 16. I have finally found the man of my dreams. We are supposed to be married 12/13/14. I suffered a mild stroke in April of last y...
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    Ashlee replied to topic: Traveling on airlines  

    I am sorry traveling is difficult for you due to your severe allergies. The only solution I might suggest are medications. New medications can make living with allergies much more comfortable. A ...
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    Ashlee replied to topic: So happy right now  
    Hi iowaman, According to the 2014 GOLD Pocket Guide, Spirometry is required to make a clinical diagnosis of COPD. The ratio of FEV1/FVC is between 0.70 and 0.80 in normal adults; a value less than 0....
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    iowaman replied to topic: So happy right now  
    Ashlee not sure whay you mean, according to the sheet they gave me.
    Fev1/fvc pre-bronch: pred 79 actual 75 %pred 94 post-bronch:Actual 76 %pred 96 %change =1
    Does that mean I am no longer...
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