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2014-09-19 23:01:19

Maria, referred to as Yasmin, is an inspirational 12-year-old who finally got to meet her biggest inspiration, Dog the Bounty Hunter, thanks to children's charity Kids Wish Network. Yasmin loved meeting with the Bounty Hunter and his family during a visit to his store in tropical Hawaii. Arlington, Va. (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Even though her smile was hidden behind a necessary respiratory mask, you could still see the sparkle in Maria Canales’s eyes as she meet her idol, Duane...

2014-09-18 23:12:32

People diagnosed with mesothelioma are given an average of ten months to live after their diagnosis. In honor of Mesothelioma Awareness Day on September 26, 2014, the attorneys at Phillips Law Group are working to educate the public about methods for early detection of this deadly cancer. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Mesothelioma is inextricably linked to asbestos exposure, and has an unusually low survival rate. The attorneys at Phillips Law Group are bringing attention to this...

2014-09-10 12:24:27

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., announces the airing of Every Breath Counts: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis -- a documentary supported by the company and created in collaboration with the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation and the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis in an effort to increase awareness and understanding of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) among the general public....

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2014-09-08 06:22:19

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More than 1,000 US children have been hospitalized due to a mysterious respiratory illness believed to be caused by a pathogen related to the one that causes the common cold, and 10 states have contacted the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for help in the matter, various media outlets have reported. According to Gillian Mohney and Dean Schabner of ABC News, the disease has not yet been identified, but health...

2014-09-03 08:33:12

Calls on Other Retailers to Halt Tobacco Sales CHICAGO, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association applauds CVS for removing cigarettes and all tobacco products from all CVS/pharmacy locations across the U.S. This is an important milestone for the health of the American people today and for generations to come. We are very pleased that CVS has accelerated its timeline to remove all tobacco products from its shelves. We urge all retailers - especially retailers with pharmacies...

2014-08-05 08:35:30

New site is filled with information, patient testimonials, easy-to-use tools and real-world tips for people affected by COPD RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) announced the launch of the redesigned COPD.com website, which provides disease education, interactive tools, tips and inspirational testimonials from patients living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), for an up-close and personal look at managing and...

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2014-07-30 05:03:01

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Smoking cigarettes is bad on all levels. It can bring on heart disease (the number one killer of men and women in America), aggravate pre-existing conditions such as diabetes, and lead to lung diseases such as cancer or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), just to name a few. Smoking has its dirty fingers in many of the mental and physical health conditions that ail Americans. COPD is one of the many chronic lower...

2014-07-28 13:25:26

University of Manchester Scientists from The University of Manchester have discovered why medication to treat asthma and pneumonia can become ineffective. The findings, published in Nature Medicine, show that drugs widely used to treat lung diseases work with the body clock. In the UK pneumonia, which is caused by an infection, affects around 1 in 1000 adults each year and is more serious for babies, young children, the elderly, smokers and those with an underlying health condition....

2014-07-24 08:31:52

ANDOVER, Mass., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ndd Medical Technologies, a leader in innovative mobile pulmonary function testing (PFT) employing precise ultrasound technology, announced that its EasyOne Pro(®) has been chosen as the instrument to measure Carbon Monoxide Diffusing Capacity (DLCO) for phase 2 of the COPDGene(®) Study, the most comprehensive study of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) ever undertaken. COPD is now the third leading cause of death in the U.S....

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...


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Cystic Fibrosis
2013-07-19 15:03:45

Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th position on the protein. It should be noted, however, that there are over a thousand other mutations that...

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