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Lung Disease

The Day My Husband Received His New Lungs

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 11.20.2015 | Fifty
Tam Warner Minton

On the cusp of the Season of Giving, I thought about writing a very profound and poetic post about my husband's miraculous double lung transplant in September 2013 ... but instead, I think I will skip the poetry and say it straight.

You Only Think You're Aware! Lung Cancer Awareness Month Impacts Everyone

Bonnie J. Addario | Posted 11.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Bonnie J. Addario

Increased awareness is vital in our fight because that is what drives the research and funding needed to eradicate this disease. Individual people can have a huge impact, and now is time to focus our efforts on transforming lung cancer into a survivable disease.

Americans Want Stricter Smog Standards

Harold Wimmer | Posted 09.16.2015 | 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.

Why Are Many Young People Who Never Smoked Getting Lung Cancer?

Bonnie J. Addario | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Bonnie J. Addario

Anyone who knew her would tell you that Jill Costello hated to lose. She was a fierce competitor as the coxswain for the CAL Berkeley crew team and th...

The Very Specific Reason Why Children Freak Me Out

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 09.03.2015 | Fifty
Tam Warner Minton

Children freak me out. Now, I don't mean they freak me out in general. They freak me out for very specific reasons. Those reasons have to do with my husband, who had a Double Lung Transplant almost two years ago.

Sustainable Development Needs Sustainable Financing -- Tackling NCDs Is No Exception

Oleg Chestnov | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Oleg Chestnov

The call for increased investment in noncommunicable diseases is growing louder, from rural hospital doctors to the 12 first ladies in Africa who are calling for more financing to fight cancer on the continent. These voices can no longer remain unanswered.

Every Breath You Take: State of the Air 2015

Harold Wimmer | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
Harold Wimmer

Think about this: more than 4 in 10 people in the United States live in counties that have unhealthy levels of either ozone or particle pollution. Now think about this: in the time it took to read that, you probably took 4-5 breaths. Makes you want to know what was in that air, doesn't it?

November Is COPD Awareness Month: The Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 01.17.2015 | Impact
Jeffrey Seyler

With COPD it often becomes more and more difficult for people to breathe over time because the air sacs that carry air from the nose and mouth to the lungs become less elastic.

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...

New Study Suggests 'In Sickness And In Health' May Not Always Be True

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 05.01.2014 | Divorce

The old adage "'till death do us part" comes to mind in the later years of marriage, when spouses may be faced with declining health. But according to...

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.

Will Sallie Mae Forgive My Dying Daughter's Student Loans?

Steve Rhode | Posted 10.01.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, My daughter has roughly $65,000 in Sallie Mae non-government backed student loans. She got her RN degree...

9 Things to Think About When Thinking About Cigars -- Little or Big

Lynn T. Kozlowski, Ph.D. | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Lynn T. Kozlowski, Ph.D.

Cigars can be as deadly as cigarettes -- especially for former cigarette smokers, for those who smoke smaller cigars, for those who inhale and for those who smoke several times a day.

Could This Help Treat Breathing Problems?

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living

LONDON — In a third-floor room of a London hospital with orange and white walls draped with Tibetan prayer flags, roughly a dozen people gathere...

Outdated Soot Standards Pose Serious Public Health Threat

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 01.29.2013 | New York
Jeffrey Seyler

The Obama Administration is on the verge of finalizing its long-awaited update to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particulate matter. Knowing how many lives could be saved, it is simply unconscionable to ignore the facts.

Chemical Plants Flock to Louisiana for Cheap Natural Gas

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.13.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Louisiana has attracted some cleaner industries recently, but after natural gas prices dropped to ten-year lows this spring, chemical manufacturers are rushing to build and expand. Residents need those jobs but fear explosions and toxic emissions.

Can Soda Lead To Lung Disease?

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 02.08.2012 | Healthy Living

If obesity and heart disease haven't stopped you from over-consuming soda, the increased risk of developing a chronic breathing condition just might d...

Heart Disease, Lung Disease And Cancer: The New Global Killers

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.14.2011 | Healthy Living

What's killing us? For decades, global health leaders have focused on diseases that can spread – AIDS, tuberculosis, new flu bugs. They pushed f...

Some Soldiers Returning From Afghanistan, Iraq With Untreatable Lung Disease

AP | By MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 09.19.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- Some soldiers have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with an untreatable lung disease that interferes with their ability to do physical e...

'Hustle Up The Hancock' Brings Supporters, Survivors Together In Fight Against Lung Disease

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Laurie Koblesky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit It only takes 39 seconds to reach the top of the John Hancock Building by way of the eleva...

Does the President's "Clean Coal" Glibness Turn American Citizens Into Acceptable Collateral Damage?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

Does Obama's glibness, for whatever reasons of practicality or politics, turn American citizens into acceptable collateral damage in a confounding defense of our nation's dirty energy policy?

Talcum Powder: The Hidden Dangers

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

Talcum dusting powder is commonly used to reduce rashes and diaper irritation in babies and infants. But this practice is dangerous. It can result in the inhalation of significant amounts of powder, causing acute or chronic lung irritation, known as talcosis.

Popcorn Ingredient Causes Lung Disease: U.S. Study

Reuters | Maggie Fox | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A chemical used to give butter flavor to popcorn can damage the lungs and airways of mice, U.S. government experts reported on Thursday. Tests on mic...