Lung Disease News
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Many adults think they no longer need immunizations—as a result, a significant number of adults are not current on vaccinations that can protect their health and prevent serious illnesses. That’s why the American Lung Association is working with Pfizer to help dispel the myth that vaccines are just for children.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Reducing illness and death caused by tobacco use is central to the American Lung Association’s mission. Federal tobacco regulations must be robust to help reduce tobacco use across the nation. When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed its “deeming rule” that would extend oversight to previously unregulated tobacco products including e-cigarettes, cigars, little cigars, hookah, pip...

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 ...

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    Golden Day replied to topic: Exercise  
    Exercise is a difficult habit with me. I have tried to keep it regular for many years. Because it is difficult to do so, I tell myself that doing less exercise one day and doing more on another is bet...
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    Thank you Ashlee. I will check out the resources you have suggested.
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    Hi all,

    I was just wondering how many times a week most people are exercising. When I first got on this website I was so depressed and full of anxiety I didn't know what I was going to do. I have...
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    Hi Anon,

    I am fairly new to this site to but I have been watching Dr. Greenspans webinars and they are fantastic. You can also go to EFFORTS which is another website for people with COPD. Another...
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    Good Afternoon you can find archives of the webinars that were presented by Noah Greenspan of the Wellness Center in New York we blink is
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    Welcome, Anon! There are videos of the Webinars that you can view at by opening the Web Archives which lists the Webinars and viewing links, or you can go directly to YouTu...
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    I am new to this site. I was wondering if there are any recordings of the webinars that I could listen to. I have just completed a course of Rehab and am now looking for a support group to attend to m...
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    Hi tcaye, A quick search on the site revealed there are currently three clinical studies recruiting regarding stem cell for emphysema as follows:

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