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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
It’s back-to-school time already! Getting your child ready to start school is always easier when you have a plan, especially if your child has asthma. The American Lung Association’s Back-to-School with Asthma Checklist offers easy-to-follow steps to help you child start the school year healthy and ready to learn.

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.

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