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2019 Articles

  • pregnancy and doctor K Flu Shots for Pregnant Women: It’s Not Just Safe, It’s Necessary
    November 19, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    It is flu season, and a recent report suggests that one of the highest risk groups has been neglecting to get this vital vaccine. According to the CDC, pregnant women are more likely to develop severe illness or become hospitalized from contracting influenza.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Patient Happy Finding a Cure for Lung Cancer: There Is Hope
    November 14, 2019  |  Jacob Sands, M.D.
    When it comes to cancer treatment, the heartbreaking truth remains that we still have a lot of work to do. However, dramatic statements that suggest there has been little improvement shortchange important advancements that have been, and are still being made, such as targeted therapies and treatments that unleash the power of the immune system to attack cancer.
    Related Topic:  Research
  • Denny's story k Honoring Veterans Day: Denny's Story
    November 11, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Today is Veterans Day, and in honor of all those who’ve served, we are proud to tell the story of LUNG FORCE Hero Denny and her husband, Jack.
    Related Topic:  LUNG FORCE
  • Denise Lee Denise’s “Saved By The Scan” Story
    November 6, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    When LUNG FORCE Hero Denise L. first saw a billboard for Saved By The Scan and the lung cancer screening eligibility quiz, she hadn’t heard of low-dose CT scans or early detection for lung cancer. But seeing that sign helped set in motion the path to detecting her lung cancer early and ultimately saving her life. We sat down to talk to Denise more about her journey.
    Related Topic:  LUNG FORCE
  • Insurance card How a Car Accident Saved My Life: Why you should sign up for healthcare today
    November 5, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    This year’s open enrollment period to purchase private health insurance through Healthcare.gov has begun. This means that now through December 15, many Americans who buy coverage on the individual market or are uninsured will be struggling to make important decisions about their insurance needs.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Boy Getting Asthma Treatment Asthma Training Breathes New Life into Kansas City Pediatric Clinic
    October 28, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Through the Enhancing Care for Children with Asthma Program, this pediatrician and her staff are now better able to coach patients on asthma care and sticking to their treatment plan.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Bela Lugosi as dracula A Halloween Mystery—Did Dracula Have Tuberculosis?
    October 10, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Is it possible that TB was once responsible for a plague of vampires? This Halloween, let’s gather around the campfire and hear the story of The Great New England Vampire Panic.
    Related Topics:  Arts & Entertainment, Impact,
  • Doctor litsening to patients lungs with stethoscope The Story of One Woman’s Lifelong Struggle with Chronic Cough
    October 8, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Paulette Nyahay is no stranger to dealing with lung disease. At age 38 she was diagnosed with asthma, after struggling with breathing problems all her life. She developed severe allergies, not only to environmental factors but also to food and even a sensitivity to smells.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Woman holding her head and wincing What It Means to Be "Nic-Sick"
    October 2, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    All nicotine is addictive but did you know high levels of nicotine can not only create a stronger addiction but also cause your body to overdose on the drug?
  • Dr. Sequist Dr. Lecia Sequist Talks about Her Revolutionary Lung Cancer Research Study
    September 26, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Dr. Lecia Sequist has spent her career not only treating lung cancer but seeking answers to improve the lives of her patients. She was delighted when the American Lung Association agreed to fund her research, a project that sought to improve lung cancer screening options.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
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