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Oct 15, 2019, 10:00 ET Nation's Top Health Organizations Band Together to Urge Patients to Get Flu Vaccinations to Prevent Serious Health Risks

For the first time, the American Lung Association, the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and the American Heart Association (AHA) have come...


Sep 24, 2019, 09:45 ET American Lung Association and Anthem Foundation Reach More than 10,000 Public Housing Residents with Quit Smoking Support

Through the Smoking Cessation for Low-Income Housing Residents project, the American Lung Association helped more than 10,000 residents of public...


Sep 17, 2019, 08:45 ET American Lung Association Partners with Schools to Address Youth Vaping, Help Teens Quit

Our nation is facing a youth e-cigarette epidemic. Last year alone, there was a 78% increase in high school kids vaping, and according to preliminary ...


Aug 07, 2019, 10:00 ET National Immunization Awareness Month Highlights the Need for Vaccination

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


Aug 05, 2019, 12:00 ET American Lung Association Awards $6.45 Million in Promising Research, Now Accepting Research Applications for Future 2020-2021 Investments

In pursuit of better treatment options and cures for lung diseases, today the American Lung Association announces an investment of $6.45 million in...


Jun 19, 2019, 15:25 ET How do vaping, the environment, lifestyle impact long-term lung health?

We don't yet know the long-term impact on someone's lungs when they vape. Or if the air quality where a person grows up puts them at higher risk for...


May 14, 2019, 09:45 ET American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE Rallies People Nationwide in the Fight Against #1 Cancer Killer of Women - Lung Cancer

During National Women's Lung Health Week (May 12-18), the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative, nationally presented by CVS Health, is...


Apr 24, 2019, 07:45 ET More than 4 in 10 Americans Live with Unhealthy Air; Eight Cities Suffered Most Polluted Air Ever Recorded

The American Lung Association's 2019 "State of the Air" report finds that an increasing number of Americans—more than 4 in 10—lived with unhealthy...


Apr 10, 2019, 11:07 ET Force of Lung Cancer Advocates Join American Lung Association to Ask Congress to Take Action and Save Lives

Through its LUNG FORCE initiative, the American Lung Association has united our nation to take a stand against lung cancer – the #1 cancer killer....


Apr 02, 2019, 09:45 ET During April's Sarcoidosis Awareness Month, Patients Have Additional Support from the American Lung Association and Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research

Lifelong Chicago resident Debbie Davis was hospitalized at the age of 49 for a series of symptoms that included dry mouth, swollen lymph nodes and...


Jan 30, 2019, 08:45 ET American Lung Association's 'State of Tobacco Control' Report Finds States, Federal Government Failed to Act to Prevent, Reduce Tobacco Use

According to the American Lung Association's 2019 "State of Tobacco Control" report released today, states and the federal government have failed to...


Jan 10, 2019, 07:15 ET 'American Ninja Warrior' Finalist 'The Flying Phoenix' Najee Richardson Joins American Lung Association Fight For Air Climbs in Five Cities

oday, the American Lung Association announced the dates and locations of five Fight For Air Climbs where American Ninja Warrior TV series finalist...


Nov 12, 2018, 08:01 ET The American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE Initiative Launches New Campaign, 'Lock Up Lung Cancer,' to Expose Hidden Killer of Women

Most people don't know that lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of women. The rate of women dying from the disease has increased 79 percent in the...


Oct 30, 2018, 08:45 ET Lung Cancer: Not What You Think

Every two and half minutes, someone in the United States is told that they have lung cancer, and every single day 400 people lose their lives to this ...


Oct 16, 2018, 09:00 ET American Lung Association's New MyShot Campaign Speaks to People Ages 50 and Older About the Potential Dangers of the Flu

The American Lung Association is urging adults 50 years of age and older to get their annual flu shot through its new MyShot campaign, which shares...


Aug 28, 2018, 09:45 ET With Wildfires on the Rise, the American Lung Association Urges Residents to Protect Their Lung Health

Massive wildfires continue to burn throughout the west, and the weather conditions may worsen the situation. Thousands of residents have been forced...


Aug 07, 2018, 08:40 ET National 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 ET National 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 ET Top 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 ET American 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 ET A 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 ET World 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 ET American 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 ET More 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 ET American 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...