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Aug 07, 2018, 08:40 ETNational Immunization Awareness Month Highlights How Vaccines Have Helped Reduce Our Rate of Death and Disease in the United States

An estimated 40,000 to 50,000 adults in the United States die from vaccine-preventable infectious diseases or their complications each year. Vaccines ...


Aug 07, 2018, 08:00 ETNational Immunization Awareness Month Highlights How Vaccines Have Helped Reduce Our Rate of Death and Disease in the United States

An estimated 40,000 to 50,000 adults in the United States die from vaccine-preventable infectious diseases or their complications each year.1...


Jul 25, 2018, 08:15 ETTop 5 Back-to-School Asthma Management Tips from the American Lung Association

Breathing can be difficult for the 6.1 million children living with asthma in the U.S. In an average classroom size of 30, three of those children...


Jun 19, 2018, 10:37 ETAmerican Lung Association and Mental Health America Partner to Support Residents in Smokefree Public Housing Transition

Today the American Lung Association and Mental Health America (MHA) announced the Smokefree at Home: Implementing Smokefree Policies at HUD...


Jun 12, 2018, 09:00 ETA Chronic, Rare Lung Disease Causes More Than Just Irreversible Scarring Of The Lungs

Pulmonary fibrosis is a rare lung disease that causes irreversible scarring of the lungs, which can cause shortness of breath and a persistent cough, ...


May 31, 2018, 08:00 ETWorld No Tobacco Day - May 31 - Is a Yearly Reminder That We Must Do More to End the Smoking Epidemic

Tobacco use is a leading cause of preventable death and disease worldwide, killing more than 7 million people each year globally. On May 31st, World...


May 08, 2018, 08:00 ETAmerican Lung Association's LUNG FORCE Heroes Share Their Stories to Inspire Action During National Women's Lung Health Week (May 6-12)

This May, the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative – nationally presented by CVS Health® – is highlighting the many faces of lung cancer....


Apr 18, 2018, 08:00 ETMore than 4 in 10 Americans Live with Unhealthy Air According to 2018 'State of the Air' Report

The American Lung Association's 2018 "State of the Air" report found ozone pollution worsened significantly due to warmer temperatures, while...


Apr 10, 2018, 11:00 ETAmerican Lung Association Rallies Support for Lung Cancer Survivors at LUNG FORCE Walks Across the Country

This spring, thousands of Americans will come together to raise awareness, funds and hope for those affected by lung cancer – the leading cancer...


Apr 05, 2018, 10:40 ETAmerican Lung Association to Offer Assistance with Implementing HUD's Smokefree Housing Rule

In support of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) rule requiring all public housing agencies (PHAs) to implement a smokefree ...


Mar 07, 2018, 08:00 ETAmerican Lung Association, National Urban League Partner to Help Communities Quit Smoking

Smoking is an addiction, and some groups have higher smoking rates including the African American community, where over 20 percent of adults report...


Mar 06, 2018, 09:00 ETAmerican Lung Association Unveils Newest Online Resource for Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients, Caregivers and Healthcare Providers

Pulmonary fibrosis is a rare lung disease that causes irreversible scarring of the lungs, making it nearly impossible for oxygen to pass through the...


Jan 24, 2018, 12:01 ETAmerican Lung Association's 2018 'State of Tobacco Control' Report Finds Uneven Progress in Fight to Reduce Tobacco Use, Leaving Too Many Americans Behind

The American Lung Association's 16th annual "State of Tobacco Control" report shows that much more needs to be done by states and the federal...


Nov 01, 2017, 08:01 ETNew Study from American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE Reveals Low Awareness of Lifesaving Lung Cancer Screening Among Those at Greatest Risk

Lung cancer is the nation's leading cause of cancer death. According to the American Lung Association, screening can save thousands of lives, yet...


Sep 27, 2017, 08:00 ETLung Association to Offer Quit-Smoking Programs for Residents of Public Housing with Support from Anthem Foundation

The American Lung Association announced a new collaboration with the Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc., to offer quit-smoking...


Sep 21, 2017, 03:10 ETAmerican Lung Association stepping up the fight against lesser known Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, or IPF

Pulmonary fibrosis is a disease affecting more than 140,000 Americans that interferes with a person's ability to breathe and gets progressively worse ...


Aug 15, 2017, 08:52 ETVaccines Bolster Immune Systems That Weaken with Age

During August's National Immunization Awareness Month, the American Lung Association reminds adults that there are vaccine recommendations from the...


Oct 25, 2016, 08:00 ETNew Research from American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE Finds Lung Cancer Awareness Remains Critically Low, Despite Being #1 Cancer Killer

To kick off Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November, the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative, nationally presented by CVS Health,...


May 10, 2016, 12:00 ETAmerican Lung Association's LUNG FORCE Partners with Patti LaBelle in a New Video to Raise Awareness of Lung Cancer in Women

Today the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative, nationally presented by CVS Health, debuted a short video featuring GRAMMY®...


Mar 16, 2016, 08:00 ETLung Cancer Advocates from Every State Take to Capitol Hill to Fight for More Research Funding

Today, the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE Heroes - those personally impacted by lung cancer - came together from all fifty states at the U.S. ...


Nov 04, 2015, 09:47 ETPatti LaBelle, la cantante ganadora del premio Grammy, se asocia a LUNG FORCE de la American Lung Association para educar al público acerca del cáncer de pulmón

Para dar inicio al Mes de Concientización sobre el Cáncer de Pulmón, que se celebra este noviembre, la iniciativa LUNG FORCE de la American Lung...


Nov 04, 2015, 09:17 ETGrammy Award-Winning Singer Patti LaBelle Teams Up With American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE To Educate The Public About Lung Cancer

To kick off Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November, the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative, nationally presented by CVS Health,...


May 12, 2015, 08:00 ETLaura Dern, Kellie Pickler, Valerie Harper Among Notable Voices Kicking Off National Women's Lung Health Week

Today, the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative is joining forces with Academy Award®-nominated actress, Laura Dern, country music star...


Feb 23, 2015, 08:00 ETAmerican Lung Association's LUNG FORCE Teams up with Academy Award® Nominee Laura Dern and Author Cheryl Strayed to Raise Awareness of Lung Cancer in Women During 87th Annual Academy Awards

Today, the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative congratulates Academy Award® nominee Laura Dern for her acclaimed performance in the...


Nov 07, 2014, 06:04 ETAmerican Lung Association Congratulates NASCAR Driver Mackena Bell on Advancing to the Nationwide Series

Mackena Bell, NASCAR driver and Honorary Spokesperson for LUNG FORCE, a national movement fighting lung cancer in women, will be competing in the...