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COPD: The Breath Thief

Harold Wimmer | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
Harold Wimmer

COPD accounts for more than 134,000 deaths each year in the U.S. -- the third leading cause of death. Tragically, the number of people dying from COPD is growing.

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

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 11.17.2014 | 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.

Delivering on a Promise: CVS Steps Up in the Fight Against Tobacco

Harold Wimmer | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact
Harold Wimmer

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death and illness in the U.S. Every year, almost half a million people die from tobacco-caused disease. Reducing access to tobacco is an important first step.

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...

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...

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.

New Analysis Reveals Changes in Future of COPD Therapies

Christopher King | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher King

COPD's worldwide prevalence is increasing; some research predicts a 30 percent increase in deaths over the next decade, with annual mortality exceeding six million people. Current therapies aim to ease breathing and relieve symptoms, but there is no cure

End the Tobacco Epidemic: Enough is Enough -- Together, We Can Save Half a Million Lives Every Year

Harold Wimmer | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Harold Wimmer

Without stronger laws to protect people, the door is left wide open for the tobacco industry to take advantage. Cigarette manufacturers have bought companies that make e-cigarettes, cigars and smokeless tobacco products to grow their empire, increase profits and maintain power over our youth.

How People With COPD Could Benefit From A Yoga Practice

Posted 10.31.2013 | Healthy Living

Three months of yoga classes could help people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) breathe easier, a small new study suggests. Twen...

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...

FDA Approves New COPD Treatment

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living

(Updates with details, share price) By Toni Clarke May 10 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approve...

Using a Harmonica as a Weapon for Good

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

It turns out that playing the harmonica can be a great therapy for COPD patients. The repeated pattern of breathing in and out through the instrument can help patients to become aware of their breathing patterns.

Acupuncture Helps With COPD, Study Finds

The Huffngton Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.16.2012 | Healthy Living

A small trial new suggests that acupuncture may have big benefits for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The complementary treatment c...

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...

12 Ways To Keep Your Lungs Strong And Healthy

Health.com | Anne Harding | Posted 07.22.2011 | Healthy Living

If you take good care of your lungs, they can last a lifetime. "The lungs are very durable if they're not attacked from the outside," says Norman ...

10 Myths And Facts About The No. 4 Cause Of Death

Health.com | By Tammy Worth | Posted 06.09.2011 | Home

Everyone has heard of heart disease and cancer, and it's well-known they're the top causes of death in the U.S. But what about chronic obstructi...

10 Ways To Keep Air Clean At Home

Health | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is serious, but there's no reason you can't enjoy life after a diagnosis. "COPD stands for two proces...