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Lung Cancer

Building a Force Against Lung Cancer

Harold Wimmer | Posted 06.26.2014 | Impact
Harold Wimmer

In November of last year, I wrote about the need to make lung cancer a year-round conversation -- one that goes well beyond lung cancer awareness mont...

Can Fat Baboons Help Us Understand the 'Obesity Paradox'?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Does our present high-sugar diet do to us what the "garbage dump diet" did to the baboons? Weight gain, pre-diabetes and alarming cholesterol elevations are all results of our diet too. Like the baboons, we humans will certainly respond to dietary insults in a variety of ways.

Hundreds Of Strangers Help Cheer Up Woman With Lung Cancer

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.12.2014 | Good News

Nail polish can't cure cancer, but when applied correctly, it can sure help a cancer patient's outlook on life. When Valerie Brosdal was diagnosed ...

Honeybees Protecting Humanity

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Quite simply, humans cannot live without honeybees, yet these remarkably complex creatures can easily exist without our species. Currently, honeybees are dying by the tens of billions around the globe.

CVS Quits Tobacco for Good

Nancy Brown | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

It's not just good for health, it's good for business. As the CEO of a non-profit health organization, this is what one would expect me to say. Yet fo...

The Problem of Health Inequity Unites Us All

Laurie Fenton Ambrose | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Laurie Fenton Ambrose

When studies take place, researchers often fail to analyze data by sex or include sex-specific factors, making it difficult to uncover differences in incidence, prevalence and survivability between men and women.

Sobering Statistics Tell Story About Reality of Women's Lung Cancer

Harold Wimmer | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Harold Wimmer

Every hour, 18 of our friends, neighbors and loved ones lose their battle with lung cancer. The alarming statistics make it clear that we must do more to address this critical public health issue, and make the conversation relevant for all women.

Appreciate Every Breath You Take

Jennifer Glass | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

I may have to work a little harder to fill my lungs with air, but the effort makes me appreciate every breath I take.

The Real Face of Lung Cancer: One Woman's Quest to Educate and Inspire

Harold Wimmer | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Harold Wimmer

Susan Warmerdam is a guest contributor for Harold Wimmer, National President and CEO of the American Lung Association, on The Huffington Post. In Febr...

Got Advanced Cancer? Consider Clinical Trials

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

Increased volunteer participation in trials offers patients access to cutting-edge treatments and contributes to the development of better treatments to prolong life and eventually drive those cancers into remission.

One More Year: Please May I Have Another?

Jennifer Glass | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

This month I turn 51. A year ago I wasn't sure I'd have another birthday. Thinking about the significance of the day, I've been reflecting on a few memorable birthdays.

E-Cigarette Sales To Minors: Hooking A New Generation?

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

We have come too far, and battled far too long with the tobacco industry, to make the mistake of trusting the e-cigarette manufacturers to do what is right for America's children. While we wait for the scientific data to prove the harms of vaping, let's protect our middle and high schoolers from a lifelong addiction and a high risk of cancer.

A Letter to Coachella Music Festival Promoters: Create Smoking Sections

Ana Beatriz Cholo | Posted 06.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Ana Beatriz Cholo

I am lying on my bed writing this three days after the festival ended because I'm still sick from breathing in the toxic fumes.

My Other Chelsea Neighbor

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 06.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

Those of us who live in poverty are hidden, while the lives of the wealthy are highlighted in media and the news. More importantly, money has a huge impact on our health and health choices.

Taking Care of Mom at 30: How I Traded Success-Seeking for Gratitude and Found Success Anyway

David Barron | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
David Barron

Like most, I moved to L.A. to reinvent myself. Except in my case, I was moving home. I loved my 10 years in the Northeast. I had made a real life there. I even came close to starting a family there. But part of me felt as if I had failed to thrive.

For 30 Years, Trek Across Maine Cyclists Have Kept Their Eye on the Prize: A World Free of Lung Disease

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey Seyler

As the American Lung Association gears up for celebrating 30 years of what has become our organization's largest fundraiser, it's hard to not think b...

5 Things I Learned From Helping My Dad Die

Noah Michelson | Posted 05.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Noah Michelson

In honor of my dad, Robert Michelson, one of the most incredible men who ever spent a little time on this planet -- and in honor of the pain and grief and wonder conjured by death -- I am sharing five things that I learned while helping him die.

Cleaner Gasoline and Vehicles Deliver on the Promise of Healthier Air

Harold Wimmer | Posted 05.04.2014 | Impact
Harold Wimmer

Each day, American Lung Association volunteers and staff work hard to fight lung cancer, reduce the burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease an...

China's Airpocalypse: 'Breathing Together, Sharing the Fate'

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

For decades, the Chinese leadership sacrificed the environment in order to achieve breakneck economic growth. Now, it will need to sacrifice its coal industry for the sake of both its people, and the very planet that we live on.

Parental Guidance

Jennifer Glass | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

My dad may no longer be able to hold me in his arms and raise me high, but every day he lifts me in spirit and helps me to see the world through his wise eyes, often in a whole new light.

Leadership Requires Boldness

Gerard van Grinsven | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Gerard van Grinsven

Last week the leadership of CVS Corporation announced that they will no longer sell cigarettes or tobacco-like products from any of their 7,600 retail...

The Real Faces of Lung Cancer: One Woman's Journey to Survive

Harold Wimmer | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Harold Wimmer

Today, I want to share the story of Janet Freeman-Daily from Seattle, Washington. She is a stage 4 lung cancer survivor and advocate in the fight against lung cancer.

A Milestone Announcement: CVS Caremark Becomes First Major Drug Store to Ban Tobacco Sales

Harold Wimmer | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Harold Wimmer

With CVS Caremark's announcement yesterday that they will no longer sell tobacco products, including cigarettes, at all CVS/pharmacy locations, the company took a bold step. This, I'm proud to say, is a great moment in the fight against tobacco.

CVS Makes the Right Call on Tobacco

Anthony Hatcher | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Anthony Hatcher

A paradox I recall from my youth was the juxtaposition of a cigarette machine at the front of the store and medicine to treat smoking-related diseases housed at the rear.

Bride Plans Wedding In 24 Hours So Dying Mom Could Be There

Posted 03.11.2014 | Weddings

By Kristen Klein for Bridal Guide When Aly Femia's mother, Mary Quinn, went to the doctor to check on a pain she was feeling in her neck, she never...