Deadly December Smogs to Remember and Prevent
An episode of the show "The Crown" depicts the "Great Smog," a historic air pollution event in London, which caused widespread illness and an estimated 12,000 deaths. Unfortunately, those events aren't Netflix fiction or just vestiges of the past. A similar "great smog" are happening today.
Why We're Donating to Help the Lung Association Defeat Lung Cancer and How You Can, Too
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and throughout the month, Myriad Genetics has worked with the American Lung Association to spread the word about defeating lung cancer through research and making sure those affected by lung cancer receive access to necessary treatment plans and the resources they need to understand their diagnoses.
Remembering Leon G. Billings: Honoring an Individual Whose Critical Work Continues to Save Lives
As we all reflect on what we are grateful for this Thanksgiving, the American Lung Association recognizes and thanks Leon G. Billings, whose tireless work for clean air helped to advance our mission to save lives, prevent lung disease and promote lung health. Last week, Mr. Billings passed away at age 78, and American lost one of its unsung heroes.
From A(sthma) to TB
We talked to a few of this year's research awardees to get the details on their projects, which run the gamut from asthma and hot weather to drug-resistant tuberculosis.
Research Awards Nationwide: Where Are They Now?
Over the years, we've funded more than 1,550 researchers, many of whom have continued their careers in lung disease. Here's what a few of our previous Research Awards Nationwide awardees are up to now.
Why We Built a FORCE to Defeat Lung Cancer
More women than ever are dying of lung cancer, and in order to save lives we need to understand why.
The New Lung Cancer Interception Dream Team
Bringing together leaders from across disciplines, institutions, countries and specialties, the new Lung Cancer Interception Dream Team will be tasked with investigating early molecular or other changes that lead to cancer development with the ultimate goal to stop the progress of lung cancer before it starts.
Looking at the Respiratory Impacts of the Sept. 11, 2001 Attacks
Fifteen years after Sept.11, 2001, we remember and honor the victims of the tragic attacks, and the first responders who risked their own lives to save others. Beyond the terrible destruction and loss of life, many of the survivors and first responders suffered from respiratory illness due to their exposure to what many refer to as "World Trade Center Dust."
Many State Medicaid Programs Fall Short of Adequate Home Intervention Coverage for Asthma Care
Last month, the American Lung Association released results of its Asthma Care Coverage Project that tracks state Medicaid programs coverage of asthma care. The results found that out of 23 states surveyed, only four states covered home visits and interventions without barriers.
Secondhand Smoke - Firsthand Risk
Today, 28 states and the District of Columbia have passed comprehensive laws to protect their citizens from secondhand smoke. Now it's time for the remaining 22 states to do the same.
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