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2014-08-21 23:16:18

Join the American Lung Association in Colorado and 2,500 runners/walkers as they join forces to conquer this 5K at Red Rocks and raise funds for lung health and clean air. Denver, CO (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Come support the 400,000 individuals in Colorado living with some type of lung disease. On Sunday, October 12th, thousands will participate in the American Lung Association in Colorado 8th annual Run the ‘Rocks 5K run/walk at Red Rocks Park to benefit the programs and services of the...

2014-08-06 23:08:12

Michigan Instruments, Inc. announces design modifications to "Michigan Lung." Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Michigan Instruments, Inc. (MII) announces the release of a new, sophisticated design modification to its’ Training and Test Lung, also known as the “Michigan Lung.” The new design includes PneuView3, an innovative, intuitive software interface. The combination of the new software application and improved product design brings significantly improved user...

2014-07-02 23:06:35

An Oklahoma man who came to Pittsburgh for his second double-lung transplant was placed on a device never before used in the U.S., making him healthy enough to eventually get a transplant. Jon Sacker, of Moore, Okla., is now recovering after his lifesaving surgery at UPMC Presbyterian. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Suffering from cystic fibrosis and rejecting the transplanted lungs he had gotten just two years ago, Jon Sacker, 33, came to UPMC from his hometown in Moore,...

2014-07-01 16:29:29

LOS ANGELES, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association in California hosted its LUNG FORCE Gala on Saturday, June 28, and honored individuals and organizations for their significant contributions to increase awareness of lung cancer and make lung cancer in women a public health priority. The honorees were presented with LUNG FORCE awards at this inaugural event, which was held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. The LUNG FORCE Gala also featured a...

2014-05-13 16:08:16

Johns Hopkins Medicine Finding supports hypothesis that the immunological functions of mucous membranes throughout the body engage in cross talk in response to infection Johns Hopkins researchers have found evidence in mice that a tuberculosis (TB) infection in the lungs triggers immune system signaling to the gut that temporarily decreases the diversity of bacteria in that part of the digestive tract. The Johns Hopkins researchers showed that this decrease in diversity of gut...

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:...

2014-04-24 23:02:54

American Lung Association in Washington & Aljoya Thornton Place Hold Respiratory Rally to Educate Residents, Friends & Neighbors about Caring for Those with Respiratory Challenges. Seattle (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Respiratory conditions are so common and wide reaching that nearly all of us are affected by one or more in our lifetime. As with many conditions, seniors and children are especially vulnerable to respiratory illness. On Saturday, May 3rd from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., the...

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...

2014-04-21 00:20:49

SAN DIEGO, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Genoa Pharmaceuticals, the leader in inhaled medicines for pulmonary fibrosis, and collaborators Drs. Martin Kolb and Kjetil Ask at McMaster University announced today additional measured advantages of inhaled GP-101 (aerosol pirfenidone) in the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Our results indicate that very small inhaled doses deliver oral-superior, but short-lived lung levels. To understand if this increased lung dose may...

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...


Latest Lung Reference Libraries

Lung
2013-01-01 15:53:59

The lung is a vital organ that is a part of the respiratory system. Generally a person has two lungs; however, the body can function with only one. The lung’s main function is to move oxygen and carbon dioxide into and out of the bloodstream through gas exchange. The lungs are located lateral to the heart in the thoracic cavity. Each lung has a tip called the apex, which is superior in the body. The bases of the lungs rest on the diaphragm. They appear to be spongy due to their bundles of...

South American Lungfish, Lepidosiren paradoxa
2009-07-03 19:14:46

The South American lungfish (Lepidosiren paradoxa) is found in slow-moving waters and swamps of the Amazon, Paraguay, and the lower Parana River basins in South America. This fish is a member of Lepidosirenidae family and is noted for its necessary air-breathing. Little information is known of the South American lungfish. Common names of this species are the Scaly Salamander-fish and the American Mud-fish. Young South American lungfish are black and spotted with gold. The adult fish fades...

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Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'