Lung Disease News
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
As the chief storyteller for the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative, Tara is capturing inspirational LUNG FORCE Hero stories from around country. Through her passion for human interest storytelling, she hopes this column will intimately convey the compelling journeys of survivors, loved ones and of those who have been personally affected by lung cancer.

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!

 
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    Kali replied to topic: sunshine  
    I am the same way. I dont like to take it out with me. I went grocery shopping and I took my little finger meter with me one day, deciding if I needed this or not, as if Im the doctor. lol. So aft...
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    TerryM replied to topic: My husband was just diagnosed moderate copd. I am worried about his reaction...  
    Well said Goldielocks,

    It is a very scary time for the whole family and they need to step back from the fear of COPD and enjoy each other.

    The thing I learned on my journey so far:

    Is to tru...
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    goldielocks replied to topic: My husband was just diagnosed moderate copd. I am worried about his reaction...  
    I just wrote a long wonderful reply to you and lost it. Here is the short form. Don't panic. Relax. Life is wonderfully valuable and you have been blessed. Locate the manufacturer of the medic...
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    TerryM replied to topic: My husband was just diagnosed moderate copd. I am worried about his reaction...  
    Did you mean ProAir? I tried to get info on prevair inhalers and could not find anything. ProAir is a rescue inhaler that contains albuterol. That being said, means it is a drug that he takes it wh...
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    TerryM replied to topic: My husband was just diagnosed moderate copd. I am worried about his reaction...  
    I understand your concerns and his frustrations as well.

    When I was diagnosed with both Severe COPD and Lung Cancer in Sept 2014, I was hit by a freight train and going through the hoops with Insur...
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