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Latest American Lung Association Stories

2013-11-14 23:22:27

Climbers Can Experience the Altitude Before March 2, 2014 Extreme Event Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 For the first time in Scale the Strat’s six-year history, climbers will get the opportunity to experience the altitude inside Stratosphere Tower during a special sneak “peak” practice climb months before the March 2, 2014 extreme stair climb event. The first ever Scale the Strat Sneak “Peak” Practice Climb will be on Saturday, January 18, 2014 starting at 7 a.m. inside...

2013-11-13 12:25:12

American Lung Association in California and Anthem Blue Cross Partner to Help Smokers Quit SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association in California and Anthem Blue Cross are supporting smokers in Sacramento in their efforts to quit for good through the "Quitter in You" smoking cessation campaign. Anthem Blue Cross awarded the American Lung Association in California $47,000, as part of a total $1.5 million national donation to the...

2013-11-12 23:19:27

By Collecting and Sharing the Stories of Lung Cancer Patients, Caregivers and Survivors, the American Lung Association is Helping to Raise Awareness and Show Support for all Whose Lives Have Been Touched by Lung Cancer Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November, the American Lung Association is showcasing the personal stories of those who have been impacted by lung cancer on its Facing Lung Cancer microsite,...

2013-10-24 16:27:09

American Lung Association recommends low-dose screening for early detection of lung cancer, launches online tool to assess personal risk WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Unlike mammography for breast cancer or colonoscopy for colon cancer, there has been no widely accepted screening tool to detect lung cancer at an early stage. With the growing consensus that annual low-dose CT screening should be recommended for individuals at high risk for lung cancer, the...

2013-09-25 12:26:36

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama's plan to expand early childhood education and fund it with an increase in federal tobacco taxes would ensure that two million low- and moderate-income children have access to high-quality preschool and prevent 1.7 million kids from becoming smokers, according to a report released today by nine organizations that focus on early learning and/or public health. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130925/DC86098-INFO)...

2013-09-04 16:27:30

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week, the American Lung Association in California lost a true visionary and leader as President and CEO, Jane Warner, died unexpectedly in Palm Springs, California on Friday, August 30. Jane was born to lead. She was forthright and fearless in her commitment to making a difference in the lives of others, and she deeply inspired those she met with her energy, generosity, determination and warmth. Jane was a true champion...

2013-08-19 12:25:02

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading U.S. public health groups are urging newly confirmed United States Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman to move forward with a proposal that would protect nations' authority to enact measures to reduce tobacco use under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement the U.S. is negotiating with 11 other countries. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) In a letter to Froman, the health...

2013-08-15 08:20:11

Text RIDE to 50555 to Join our Mobile Community and Enter for a Chance to Win a Paul Jr. Designed Motorcycle SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today launched its mobile community for the recently announced 'Ride Against TB' campaign to benefit the American Lung Association. The goal of the campaign (at www.Facebook.com/RideAgainstTB) is to raise overall awareness of the need for improved diagnostic solutions for tuberculosis (TB) and to raise...

2013-08-07 23:01:52

American Lung Association in Indiana: Smokefree restaurant and bar laws are good for health, and a new study published in the scientific journal Preventing Chronic Disease reports that an Indiana smokefree law would not harm the restaurant and bar industry. This finding is based on an analysis of data from local jurisdictions in nine states, including Indiana. Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 Smokefree restaurant and bar laws are good for health, and a new study published in the...

2013-07-31 23:20:54

Sixth Annual Extreme Stair Climb to take place at Stratosphere Tower Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 It is called an extreme stair climb for a reason. On Sunday, March 2, 2014, hundreds of athletes of all abilities will climb all 108 floors and 1,455 steps inside the iconic Stratosphere Tower, the highest building west of the Mississippi River, to raise money for the American Lung Association in Nevada’s mission of preventing lung diseases and promoting lung health. You could be...