Lung Cancer: Not What You Think
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.
When Asthma and COPD Overlap
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.
Why Does My Arm Hurt After a Flu Shot?
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).
Do You Know Your Radon Levels?
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.
Enter if You Dare: 6 Spooky Things Lurking Inside Your Home
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.
Centennial of a Pandemic: The 1918 Flu
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.
The Cancer Moonshot: Ending cancer as we know it
The American Lung Association has been proud to stand with the Biden Cancer Initiative, focusing intently on our work to defeat lung cancer.
Dragon's Breath? Not Unless You Have Dragon Lungs
Popular desserts commonly marketed as "Dragon’s Breath," "Heaven’s Breath," "nitro puff" and more—can cause serious injury and harm to your health.
To Protect Marylanders' Health, Defend Clean Car Standards
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.
Things to Know about Lung Transplants
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.
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