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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Dangerous smoke resulting from wildfires poses lethal health hazards to people living and working in the surrounding areas, especially those with chronic lung disease. The American Lung Association has important tips and resources to help you protect your health from the effects of wildfire smoke.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
A large number of cases of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a rare and potentially serious respiratory infection, have been reported in the United States. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting confirmed cases in several states, including Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky and Missouri.

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Earlier this year, CVS took a bold step – announcing that they would remove all tobacco products from their CVS/pharmacy stores across the country by October 1st, a significant business decision with the health of all Americans at its core. Today, September 3, is a proud moment for those of us in the fight against tobacco, as CVS announced their accelerated timeline to achieve this milestone, almo...

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Lung cancer, the #1 cancer killer of both women and men in the United States, must be a national priority. With one of the highest incidence rates and one of the lowest survival rates, lung cancer desperately needs more research for early detection, treatment and cures. On September 4th, we are taking action to reverse this trend, and increase funding for lung cancer research.

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...

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    You need to step back and see if it you are having breathing problems or anxiety problems. Did you ever get a pulse oximeter to check oxygen level in your blood. It is a little device you pu...
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    Ashlee thanks I will try and remember this at all times and practice it Thank you
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    You're stronger than you realize, Jon, and you're going to make it through this with a story to tell, a smile that can't be taken away, a strength in your stride that comes from someone...
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    Thanks Ashlee for your reply. I am relieved that it is normal to feel this way. I will reply in greater detail tomorrow. Have a restful night
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    Ashlee, I guess I thought the inhalers would work better I should have took the lorazepam sooner before the anxiety got so acute very scared of this

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    Jon, Rescue inhalers quickly relax muscles that tighten around the airways, making the airways wider and breathing easier, help clear mucus from the lungs, and relieve acute shortness of breath. Y...
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