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Lung Health & Wellness American Lung Association

Lung Health & Wellness. Resources to help you take care of your lungs and yourself. Whether you are in perfect health, or you are living with a lung condition, there are many things you can do to protect your lungs and maintain your overall health and well-being.

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Healthcare & Lung Disease Initiatives American Lung

Improving lung health and preventing lung disease is the core of our mission. We support programs and policies that reduce the burden of lung disease on the almost 37 million Americans living with lung disease and their families.

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Patient Meetup American Lung Association

During this webinar, Dr. Mark A. Socinski, Executive Medical Director, Advent Health Cancer Institute, Orlando, FL, will explain the process of participating in a lung cancer clinical trial from beginning to end. Dr. Socinski will explain how typical lung cancer clinical trials are structured, how patients are monitored and kept safe, how to

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Public Policy Position

LUNG HEALTH Health Care Coverage and Access. The American Lung Association supports reforms to health insurance programs that ensure universal access to quality and affordable healthcare services, preventive care and appropriate specialty care for all consistent with national guidelines.

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Public Health Roadmaps American Lung Association

The Public Health Roadmap: Tobacco Use Disorder (TUD)Treatment Integration in Behavioral Health Settings is intended for State Tobacco Control Program staff and other public health professionals, working with providers, organizations, agencies and systems serving people with mental illness and substance use disorders to treat tobacco use and dependence.

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Press Releases American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life

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Press Releases American Lung Association

NEW YORK , NY | November 17, 2020. Lung cancer is the nation’s leading cause of cancer deaths, and it’s estimated that 13,370 New Yorkers will be diagnosed with this disease in 2020 alone. The 2020 “State of Lung Cancer” report from the American Lung Association examines the toll of lung cancer throughout the nation and outlines steps

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Dr. Robert R. Redfield Director Centers for Disease

to health care must be rescinded and enforcement agencies must end all actions around sensitive locations, such as hospitals and health clinics. Sincerely, National Organizations National Immigration Law Center A Better Balance ACCESS Advocates for Youth

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Health and Medical Organizations Welcome EPA’s Decision to

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life

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Indoor Air Pollutants and Health American Lung Association

Indoor Air Pollutants and Health. What Makes Indoor Air Unhealthy? Poor indoor air quality can cause or contribute to the development of infections, lung cancer and chronic lung diseases such as asthma. People who already have lung disease are at greater risk. Find out what makes indoor air unhealthy and how pollution can hurt your body.

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EACH Breath Blog American Lung Association

A: Ozone (O3) is an outdoor air pollutant ( sometimes called smog ) that is linked with various adverse health effects. For example, breathing ozone can trigger asthma, reduce lung function, and harm lung tissue. While there have been many studies that found links between short-term ozone exposure and various health effects (such as asthma

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Action Alerts and Petitions American Lung Association

Action Alerts and Petitions. A Health Professionals' Declaration on Climate Change. We, as public health and medical professionals, reiterate our commitment to address climate change on behalf of our patients and communities. We know that the health of every American is threatened by climate change. This statement articulates our agreement on

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Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV) American Lung Association

Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) is a common respiratory virus that causes an upper respiratory infection (like a cold). It is a seasonal disease that usually occurs in the winter and early spring, similar to RSV and the flu.

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Public Health Infrastructure American Lung Association

Public Health Infrastructure. The American Lung Association worked with partners to develop the National Asthma Public Policy Agenda to reduce the suffering and death from asthma. We hope that groups and individuals who care about asthma will embrace the recommendations found in the Agenda and push to get them put in place nationwide.

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Nutrition and Pulmonary Fibrosis American Lung Association

Nutrition Tips for PF. Eat a diet low in sodium (salt), added sugars, saturated and trans fat. Try and get most of your calories from lean meats and fish, fruits, whole grains, beans, vegetables and low-fat dairy products. If you are having a hard time gaining or maintaining your weight, try nutritional shakes or add healthy fats such as olive

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Manager, Health Promotions (NY #2122-56) American Lung

Develop relationships with officials from the New York State Department of Health, health agencies, schools, insurers, tobacco coalition partners, and other community leaders. Recruit, train and supervise other health education staff, contractors and volunteers; including health communications, sustainability efforts and partner/ subcontractor

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Can Running Outside Be Bad for You

Recently, the European Heart Journal published a study about the trade-off between the health benefits of physical activity and the harmful effects of air pollution while performing that activity outside. The study specifically focused on how young adults ages 20-39, a group that is typically in optimal health, are affected by particle pollution.

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Preventing COVID-19 American Lung Association

The National Institutes of Health provides the public with up-to-date information on several vaccines trials that have launched. For science-based information to help you stay informed about the safety and availability of the COVID-19 …

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Who Is at Risk from Climate Change

If you have lung disease, you face health risks from both ozone and particle pollution, as well as from the impacts of extreme weather and airborne allergens. Just a few of these threats include shortness of breath, chest pain, wheezing, coughing, asthma attacks and increased need for medical attention.

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NH Lung Cancer Awareness Month American Lung Association

The 2021 Lung Health Barometer surveyed 4,000 Americans nationwide about lung health and lung cancer. Some key findings show that: • 29% of Americans know that lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of women and men, which is an 8% increase from the 2020 Lung Health Barometer.

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Mission Moment October 2021 American Lung Association

As part of our advocacy efforts to convince Congress to invest in transitioning school buses nationwide from diesel to electric, we held a stand-up press conference on September 14 on Capitol Hill. We had an electric school bus there, and U.S. Senator Tom Carper, other members of Congress, and representatives from national children’s health and nursing …

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Press Releases American Lung Association

Media interested in speaking with an expert about lung health, clean air and threats to air quality can contact Val.Gleason at [email protected] or 717-971-1123. About the American Lung Association The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through

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Manager, Health Promotions (AK #2021-49) American Lung

Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Non-Profit Management, Marketing, or related field. 2-3 years of experience in public health, community relations, public policy, or related field. Experience in coalition building, developing, and implementing community awareness, education, and programs specifically related to areas of public health.

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Sample Advance Healthcare Directive

If I initial this line, my agent’s authority to make health care decisions for me takes effect immediately. (1.4) AGENT’S OBLIGATION: My agent shall make health care decisions for me in accordance with this power of attorney for health care, any instructions I give in Part 2 of this form, and my other wishes to the extent known to my agent.

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Treating and Managing Chronic Cough American Lung

Talk to our trained lung health professionals at the American Lung Association Lung HelpLine. Our service is free and we are here to help you. Learn more. Reviewed and approved by the American Lung Association Scientific and Medical Editorial Review Panel. This November your donation goes even further to improve lung health and defeat lung cancer.

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Health Effects of Cigars American Lung Association

Since 2001, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has required all cigar packages and advertisements to include warnings about the significant health risks associated with cigar use. 5 For tobacco tax purposes, cigars are defined differently than cigarettes, which leads to state taxes on cigars often being significantly less than taxes on cigarettes.

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Lung Cancer Symptoms and Diagnosis American Lung Association

Lung Cancer Symptoms. Lung cancer symptoms are often dismissed as other issues like allergies or a cold. If you feel shortness of breath, have a cough that won’t go away, cough up blood, or experience weight loss and fatigue, talk to your doctor. Learn more.

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Strategies for Addressing Asthma for Healthcare Providers

When healthcare providers—including health professionals, asthma educators or patient advocates—deliver asthma care based on the evidence-based asthma guidelines, patients can experience better health outcomes and quality of life. Below are priority messages along with tips and resources to help provide guidelines-based asthma care and

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Behavioral Health & Tobacco Use American Lung Association

Behavioral Health and Tobacco Use Rates. It is estimated that 35% of cigarette smokers have a behavioral health disorder and account for 38% of all U.S. adult cigarette consumption. 1. Despite the national cigarette smoking rate being 14% overall among adults, it is 23% for individuals with a behavioral health disorder. 1.

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How Is Asthma Treated

Hyperreactive asthma. Bronchial thermoplasty. Anti-IgE and Anti-IL5 therapies are given as an injection or IV every two to eight weeks depending upon the dose and medication required. Bronchial thermoplasty is a treatment given through an outpatient procedure called a bronchoscopy (a flexible tube with a light on the end of it).

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Health Risks of E-Cigarettes and Vaping American Lung

That report made clear: using e-cigarettes causes health risks. It concluded that e-cigarettes both contain and emit a number of potentially toxic substances. The Academies' report also states there is moderate evidence that youth who use e-cigarettes are at increased risk for cough and wheezing and an increase in asthma exacerbations.

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Kickin' Asthma American Lung Association

Kickin' Asthma teaches children how to detect the warning signs of asthma, avoid their triggers, and make decisions about their health. The program is taught by an American Lung Association-trained facilitator. After attending a three-part blended learning training that takes between 3-4 hours, each facilitator is provided with a facilitator

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Coordinator, Health Promotions (AR #2122-60) American

Coordinator, Health Promotions (AR #2122-60) Little Rock, AR. Job Number: Type: Full-Time. Department: Health Education. The American Lung Association has an excellent opportunity for a Coordinator, Health Promotions to join our incredible team in the Southeast Region. Working as a member of the Health Promotion and Education team, you will

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Leading Public Health Groups Support Efforts to Repeal

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life

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September 1: Texas Medicaid Covers Lung Cancer Screenings

Effective September 1, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission adopts a new policy making life-saving lung cancer screenings available at no cost to all Texas Medicaid recipients who are at high risk for lung cancer. The American Lung Association in Texas applauds this move and encourages everyone who is eligible to get screened.

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Specialist, Health Promotions (DE #2122-73) American

Specialist, Health Promotions (DE #2122-73) Newark, DE. Job Number: (DE #2122-73) Type: Full-Time. Department: Health Education. The American Lung Association has an excellent opportunity for a Specialist, Health Promotions to join our incredible team in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Working as a member of the Health Promotion & Education team, you

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Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV) Treatment and Recovery

Your tax-deductible donation funds lung disease and lung cancer research, new treatments, lung health education, and more. Make a Donation. Sign Up for Email Updates. Join over 700,000 people who receive the latest news about lung health, including COVID-19, research, air quality, inspiring stories and resources.

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Health Professionals for Clean Air and Climate Change

Health Professionals for Clean Air and Climate Action. Medical professionals are on the front lines taking care of patients experiencing the direct impacts of air pollution and climate change. From higher ozone and particle pollution levels due to increased heat and wildfires—to threats from severe storms and the spread of vector-borne

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Specialist, Health Promotions (NY #2021-81) American

Department: Health Education. The American Lung Association has an excellent opportunity for a Specialist, Health Promotions to join our incredible team in the Northeast Region. Working as a member of the Health Promotion and Education team, you will join an outstanding group of professionals dedicated to our mission: to save lives by improving

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EPA Proposes Limits on Methane from New and Existing Oil

EPA must finalize a rule that cuts methane pollution from new and existing oil and gas operations by 65 percent of 2012 levels by 2025. “Strong final rules will not only curb greenhouse gases, they will also result in immediate public health benefits by reducing volatile organic compounds, or VOCs.

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Clinical Trials for COPD American Lung Association

More than 6,900 patients have participated in an ACRC clinical trial and studies are continuously in progress across the U.S. Current COPD trials include a study on the effects of Losartan (a blood pressure medication) on emphysema and another on the relationship between anxiety, health status, and prognosis, to inform appropriate treatment

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Coordinator, Health Promotions (CA #2122-51) American

The American Lung Association has an excellent opportunity for a Coordinator, Health Promotions to join our incredible team in the California Region.. The American Lung Association has an excellent opportunity for a Coordinator, Health Promotions to join our incredible team in the California Region.Working as a member of the Health Promotion & Education team, you …

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The Impact of Asthma American Lung Association

The Impact of Asthma. Asthma is a major health problem. More than 26 million Americans have asthma, including 6.1 million children. Without proper treatment, asthma can be extremely dangerous, even fatal. There is no cure for asthma, but the good news is it can be managed and treated so you can live a normal, healthy life.

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