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2014-06-03 08:27:38

All proceeds from sale of Jewel's song to support LUNG FORCE; CVS Caremark Continues Commitment as National Presenting Sponsor of LUNG FORCE with In-Store Promotion in June CHICAGO, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jewel unveiled a new song, "Sing On," in support of LUNG FORCE, a new initiative to make lung cancer in women a public health priority, drive policy change and increase research funding. LUNG FORCE is a national movement led by the American...

2014-06-02 08:31:35

Campaign to fund American Lung Association's New Public Health Initiative LUNG FORCE to Raise Awareness of #1 Cancer Killer of Women - Lung Cancer WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation, today announced an in-store fundraising campaign to help fight the #1 cancer killer of women - lung cancer. Funds raised through the campaign will benefit LUNG FORCE, a new initiative to make lung cancer in women a public health...

2014-05-21 16:20:40

Low Carbon Fuel Standard, cap-and trade-program cutting transportation pollution statewide SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report, Driving California Forward from Environmental Defense Fund and the American Lung Association in California, provides a comprehensive health and economic benefit analysis of California's fuels policies within the voter-supported landmark climate law, AB 32. The report finds that the state's Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and...

2014-05-13 16:28:15

Lung Cancer Became the Leading Cause of Cancer Death Among Women in the 1980's WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance praised American Lung Association on its launch of LUNG FORCE, an initiative aimed at raising awareness among women about lung cancer. "We welcome the American Lung Association's help in bringing attention to the fact that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women - an appropriate and important message during...

2014-05-13 08:31:14

CVS Caremark signs on as national presenting sponsor to raise awareness of the #1 cancer killer of women CHICAGO, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the American Lung Association, in partnership with national presenting sponsor, CVS Caremark, unveiled LUNG FORCE, a new initiative to make lung cancer in women a public health priority, drive policy change and increase research funding. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2014-04-30 16:24:09

Clean Diesel Engines Helping Drive Clean Air Progress WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Diesel Technology Forum issued the following statement today regarding the release of the "State of the Air 2014" report by the American Lung Association (ALA). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120201/MM46474LOGO Today's report by the American Lung Association finds that nearly half of all Americans live in counties in the U.S. where ozone or particulate emission levels are...

2014-04-30 08:25:56

Long list of emissions that must be addressed includes methane HARRISBURG, Pa., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association (ALA) released today its annual "State of the Air" report and while the U.S. continues to see improvements in air quality thanks to the Clean Air Act, warming temperatures are the likely reason we are still not breathing easy. Forty-seven percent of U.S. residents live where the air is often too unhealthy to breathe, an increase from...

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...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'