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2018 Articles

  • LUNG FORCE turquoise lettering Lung Cancer: Not What You Think
    November 6, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Many of us know lung cancer statistics far too well. We have witnessed them firsthand and have lost far too many people to this devastating disease. But others may not know that lung cancer is the leading cancer killer, taking more than 400 of our friends and family members every single day in this country alone.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
  • senior woman walking outside, clutching her chest When Asthma and COPD Overlap
    October 31, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    When a person with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is experiencing shortness of breath or another symptom, they may not think they are suffering from more than one chronic lung disease. However, according to the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, 15 to 55 percent of patients with variation by gender and age may have asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS), a disease that includes components of both asthma and COPD.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, Research,
  • flu shot Why Does My Arm Hurt After a Flu Shot?
    October 29, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Getting a shot at the doctor’s office might not be the most enjoyable experience, with the needle and the doctor and that pesky arm pain that can come after for some, but vaccination is necessary to help your body defend itself against dangerous diseases, including seasonal influenza (flu).
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • View of an empty living room Do You Know Your Radon Levels?
    October 16, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    It’s hard to be choosy about where to live when you’re in need of an affordable rental - especially if you’re on a student budget and need a place fast.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • Dark, spooky looking house backlit by purple and grey clouds Enter if You Dare: 6 Spooky Things Lurking Inside Your Home
    October 9, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Ghosts and ghouls, monsters and witches—Halloween is the time to celebrate all things that go bump in the night. But what if there’s something even scarier living inside your home? Indoor air pollutants can put your health at risk, regardless of the season.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • 1918 flu pandemic patients laying on beds in a hospital Centennial of a Pandemic: The 1918 Flu
    September 21, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    It’s 1918, and the First World War is beginning to wind down across Europe. But another scourge is also spreading, and it will eventually take even more lives. It's influenza – or the flu – an adversary that’s still with us a century later.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Eva Marie stands in front of a low-dose CT scan machine. The Cancer Moonshot: Ending cancer as we know it
    September 20, 2018  |  Deborah P. Brown
    The American Lung Association has been proud to stand with the Biden Cancer Initiative, focusing intently on our work to defeat lung cancer.
    Related Topics:  LUNG FORCE, Impact,
  • Dragon's breath dessert that uses liquid nitrogen at point of sale. Image attribution: By Rhododendrites [CC BY-SA 4.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons Dragon's Breath? Not Unless You Have Dragon Lungs
    September 19, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Popular desserts commonly marketed as "Dragon’s Breath," "Heaven’s Breath," "nitro puff" and more—can cause serious injury and harm to your health.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Cars in traffic To Protect Marylanders' Health, Defend Clean Car Standards
    September 14, 2018  |  Dr. Panagis Galiatsos
    The latest threat to our health is the effort to roll back federal clean car standards that limit vehicle pollution. Read why this Maryland physician is asking leaders to fight back.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • Abstract of hands holding digital lungs. Things to Know about Lung Transplants
    September 13, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    A lung transplant is a major operation and there are some considerations before and after you'll want to keep in mind - like how you're getting there, your emotional health, how you get matched. Learn about things you might not know and see answers to common lung transplant questions.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
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