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Be a Friend, and Tell a Friend about Tumor Testing

Harold Wimmer | Posted 02.09.2017 | Healthy Living
Harold Wimmer

The suspicion alone of a lung cancer diagnosis is stressful and overwhelming. Being sent for a biopsy brings up many thoughts and emotions. Understand...

Are We Doing Enough to Prevent Death and Disease from Tobacco Use?
We know how to reduce and prevent tobacco use - we can do more to save lives

Harold Wimmer | Posted 01.25.2017 | Healthy Living
Harold Wimmer

Thanks to the success of tobacco prevention and quit smoking policies, adult and youth cigarette smoking rates are at historically low levels. Despite...

Is Quitting Smoking Your New Year's Resolution?
Now Is the Time to Make Some Serious #SquadGoals

Harold Wimmer | Posted 12.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Harold Wimmer

This coming New Year's Eve, millions of Americans will make a resolution to quit smoking with the goal of stubbing out their last cigarette on January...

COPD Awareness All Year

Harold Wimmer | Posted 11.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Harold Wimmer

Many people give little thought to COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) - also known as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. But it's constantly ...

Lung Cancer's New Nemesis - Immunotherapy

Harold Wimmer | Posted 11.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Harold Wimmer

There was a time, not long ago, when the words "immune system" and "lung cancer" didn't seem to go together. At the American Lung Association, I've sp...

Key to Surviving #1 Cancer Killer: Early Detection of Lung Cancer

Harold Wimmer | Posted 11.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Harold Wimmer

November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and we have our work cut out for us. Many Americans are woefully unaware that lung cancer is the lea...

Dangerous Triggers: How To Protect Your Loved One With Asthma From Summer Heat And Air Pollution

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 07.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Seyler

Did you know that 24 million people in the United States have asthma and 6 million are children? As summer heats up and air pollutants increase, it is...

Expanding Impact For Patients With Asthma And COPD

Harold Wimmer | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Harold Wimmer

Research is key to discovering new and better treatment options, and through a network of clinical research centers, the American Lung Association is dedicated to making an impact in the lives of these Americans.

Exploring Gender Differences in Lung Cancer

Harold Wimmer | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Harold Wimmer

To the surprise of many, lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of women. That's why the American Lung Association launched LUNG FORCE, which raises...

Fueling the Force Against the Number One Cancer Killer

Eileen Howard Boone | Posted 05.13.2016 | Impact
Eileen Howard Boone

Lung cancer kills more people each year than breast, colon, pancreatic and prostate cancer combined. And, every eight minutes, a woman in the United States loses her battle with lung cancer.

Finally -- Commonsense Protections for Our Kids From Tobacco

Harold Wimmer | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Harold Wimmer

These dangerous riders show that too many in Congress are still willing to choose Big Tobacco over the health of our nation, particularly young people who will become the next generation of addicted tobacco users.

'Green News Report' - April 21, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.21.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Criminal charges for officials in Flint lead poisoning crisis; Louisiana ...

Radon: Unmasking the Invisible Killer

Harold Wimmer | Posted 01.28.2017 | Healthy Living
Harold Wimmer

Radon gas is invisible and odorless. But it reveals itself in a deadly footprint it can leave behind -- lung cancer. In fact, exposure to radon gas is...

Re-New Year's Resolutions

Harold Wimmer | Posted 01.12.2017 | Healthy Living
Harold Wimmer

Even with the best of intentions, New Year's resolutions have a tendency to slowly fade away as we get further away from January 1. This year, I plan on renewing a resolution to help a friend quit smoking for good and I have an easy way for you to join me.

Protect Yourself From a Colorless, Tasteless, Odorless Gas: Radon

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 01.07.2017 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Seyler

But one precaution that many health conscious individuals may not even think of when it comes to safeguarding their health is protecting themselves and their families from an invisible gas that often lurks within their own homes: radon.

A Strategy for Saving Lives: The National Radon Action Plan

Harold Wimmer | Posted 12.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Harold Wimmer

Last month, the American Lung Association took a significant step in the national fight against the second leading risk factor for lung cancer: radon. We've been battling radon for decades, but now we have a renewed commitment under a new plan.

Dying for Awareness: The Lung Cancer Issue

Harold Wimmer | Posted 11.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Harold Wimmer

Today we have Bryan Hanson, President, Minimally Invasive Therapies Group at Medtronic, as a guest contributor for Harold Wimmer. Medtronic is the Edu...

Do You Know About the No. 1 Cancer Killer of Women?

Harold Wimmer | Posted 11.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Harold Wimmer

We are at the precipice of change in the fight against lung cancer and our determination to win this fight has never been stronger, or more urgent. LUNG FORCE will help advance this cause and show that the collective strength of many sharing their voice can make a measurable difference in this lifesaving fight.

Obama Administration Releases Final Ozone Rule, Pleasing No One

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency released a contentious and long-awaited new limit on ozone pollution Thursday, and it's not likely t...

50 Is the new 30, Right? Tim Daly's Here to Tell Us Otherwise!

Harold Wimmer | Posted 09.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Harold Wimmer

Through preventive measures we can help reduce our risk of contracting serious diseases.

Americans Want Stricter Smog Standards

Harold Wimmer | Posted 09.16.2016 | Green
Harold Wimmer

When you separate the scientific truth from the polluter's fiction, it clear that we don't have to choose between healthy communities and a healthy economy - we can have both.

This Is What Asthma Feels Like for Marylanders

Earthjustice | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green

While the governor drags his heels, Marylanders across the state struggle to survive during bad ozone days.

"I Learned I Am Strong:" A Woman's Story of Confronting Lung Cancer - the #1 Cancer Killer of Women

Eileen Howard Boone | Posted 05.28.2016 | Impact
Eileen Howard Boone

Every five minutes, a woman in the U.S. is diagnosed with lung cancer. I recently sat down with Jutta Becker, a lung cancer survivor, to learn about her journey with lung cancer and her mission to educate others on the prevalence of lung cancer in women.

The Force of a Year

Harold Wimmer | Posted 05.06.2016 | Impact
Harold Wimmer

My hope was that these conversations would also drive the much-needed financial support that would improve the currently bleak lung cancer statistics.

California's Drought May Be Ruining Air Quality

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.30.2015 | Green

California's drought has parched farmland, left some rural residents reliant on bottled water and demanded households reduce water use by 25 percent. ...