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2014-04-30 08:25:35

15th annual State of the Air 2014 report shows progress; challenges as millions live in areas with unhealthy air LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This morning, the American Lung Association released State of the Air 2014, an annual report on air quality which lists both the cleanest and most polluted areas in the country. This year's report shows continued progress in efforts to reduce ozone and particle pollution, and reinforces the importance of the state's...

2014-04-23 23:08:57

For the fourth consecutive year, Austin-based Alen Corporation will have a significant presence at the American Lung Association’s (ALA) Fight for Air Climb, taking place April 26 at the Frost Bank Tower in downtown Austin, Texas. Alen, an air purifier company, says its involvement is just one way that it is working to bring awareness to the health issues associated with poor indoor air quality. Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 The Fight for Air Climb’s purpose is to call attention...

2014-04-18 23:00:53

Free Event Will Educate and Empower Those with Chronic Lung Disease and Their Families Honolulu, HI (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 On May 8, the American Lung Association in Hawaii will host a Respiratory Rally patient education event at Hawaii Kai Independent and Assisted Living Community, 428 Kawaihae Street in Honolulu, from 9:00am-2:30pm. The day will feature educational sessions, inspirational messages, and exhibits. Workshop topics will include Lung Health 101, vog and lung health, asthma...

2014-03-21 08:24:17

Partnering to Increase Awareness About Tuberculosis, a Curable and Preventable Disease that Infects One-third of the World's Population SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced that James Post, Executive Vice President, North America Commercial Operations for Cepheid, and Harold P. Wimmer, National President and CEO of the American Lung Association, will ring the NASDAQ Opening Bell on March 24(th) 2014 to commemorate World TB Day. World TB Day...

2014-03-20 08:29:10

Custom Bike Designed by Paul Teutul Jr. to Lead the March Down Broadway to Highlight the Fight Against Tuberculosis in Honor of World TB Day SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced that the winner of the Ride Against TB bike, a prize in the campaign to benefit the American Lung Association, will be revealed at the 2(nd) annual New York City World TB Day Walk and Rally on March 22(nd). At 9:30 a.m. EDT, Paul Teutul Jr. of Paul Jr. Designs will...

2014-02-28 23:33:42

American Career College in Ontario welcomed some special visitors to campus, and it is Facebook that brought them here. A special social media fundraiser on Facebook and Twitter helps send asthmatic kids to a special summer camp. Ontario, California (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Representatives from the American Lung Association in California are visiting American Career College in Ontario to receive a check for $6,000. The money was raised online through a special social media fundraiser on...

2014-02-11 12:27:16

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the widespread outbreak of the influenza virus in California which now has claimed 24 lives in Sacramento and more than 200 deaths statewide, the American Lung Association in California has joined Assemblymember Richard Pan, M.D. to urge all residents to get a flu vaccination. Influenza, or flu, is a serious viral respiratory illness marked by sudden onset of fever, chills, headache, severe fatigue, dry...

2014-02-07 23:03:19

Over the last 14 years Kelser Corporation has raised more than $191,000 to benefit the American Lung Association through its Kelser Charity Challenge. This year’s golf challenge raised over $18,000. The check was presented last week to Mr. Seyler at Kelser’s East Hartford headquarters. East Hartford, CT (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 Management and employees alike at East Hartford-based Kelser Corporation have long been strong supporters of the American Lung Association and its mission to...

2014-02-05 23:04:20

Statement of Harold Wimmer, National President and CEO American Lung Association. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 "The American Lung Association applauds CVS Caremark for boldly acting to remove tobacco products at all CVS/pharmacy locations across the U.S.," said Harold Wimmer, National President and CEO of the American Lung Association. "CVS Caremark is stepping forward to save lives and safeguard the public health of millions of American women, men and youth. The...

2014-01-31 23:23:24

Boston’s fastest moving company will help fight lung disease by participating in the ALA’s “Race Up Boston Place” Fight For Air Climb for the 8th year in a row. Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Gentle Giant Moving Company, an award winning Boston moving company, will apply their 34 years of experience running stairs on the job to the American Lung Association’s “Race Up Boston Place” Fight For Air Climb this Saturday, February 1st at 8am inside One Boston Place (BNY...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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