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2019 Articles

  • Kids in classroom with air purifier Saving Lungs from Wildfire Pollution, One Air Purifier at a Time
    December 30, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    The Lung Association and Dyson teamed up to deliver 200 air purifiers to schools in California to help students get back to the classroom without the fear of breathing in toxic air from wildfires.
    Related Topics:  Healthy Air, Impact,
  • YAPH logo k A Look Back at the Year of Air Pollution & Health
    December 23, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    When you think of air pollution, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it health? In January, the American Lung Association launched the "Year of Air Pollution & Health" to increase public understanding and engagement around the link between air pollution and climate change, and how they impact our health.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • Christy K Christy’s Story: Remaining Positive Through Four Cancer Diagnoses
    December 19, 2019  |  Christy Fischer
    My story is a testament that love is everything, prayers are answered, and miracles do happen.
    Related Topic:  LUNG FORCE
  • Janise B k Learning How to Quit for Good: Janise’s Story
    December 17, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Janise Bankard was a smoker who turned to vaping before she realized that the only way to live was completely independent from nicotine.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
  • Asthma and Pet Dander Asthma and Indoor Air
    December 12, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    A new season can bring a whole new collection of asthma triggers. Here are some simple tips to help keep your asthma under control during the winter.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • 2019 Highlights K 2019 Highlights in Lung Health
    December 11, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    As the year comes to an end and we reflect on 2019, it’s clear that this was a record year for the American Lung Association and all who support our mission.
  • Life After Cancer Life After Cancer
    December 5, 2019  |  Denise Zimmerman
    Welcome, my friends, to the launch of a new EACH Breath Blog series, Life After Cancer. If you are in remission, cured, living with cancer or know someone who is, then you are in the right place. Most importantly, you are not alone.
    Related Topic:  LUNG FORCE
  • Five Feet Apart What Pop Culture Gets Wrong (and Right) about Cystic Fibrosis
    December 3, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    The release of the movie “Five Feet Apart” gave an often misunderstood disease some media attention, but not everyone was happy about how the condition was portrayed.
    Related Topic:  Arts & Entertainment
  • Collage of researcher faces Our Community Shows Tremendous Appreciation for Lung Health Researchers
    November 26, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Researchers often work behind the scenes, and don’t always get the recognition they truly deserve. That’s why we wanted to give everyone a chance to voice their gratitude to the researchers helping move us toward a world free of lung disease. Though we received hundreds of responses, here are some of the most moving stories of appreciation.
    Related Topic:  Research
  • Shantel and Doris K How to Protect Yourself from the Second Leading Cause of Lung Cancer
    November 21, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    It is a common misconception that only people who smoked are at risk for lung cancer. The truth is there are a variety of things that can cause damage to your lungs and may eventually lead to lung cancer. In fact, the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., responsible for an estimated 21,000 related lung cancer deaths each year, has nothing to do with tobacco but is instead a toxic gas in the air.
    Related Topics:  Healthy Air, Health & Wellness,
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