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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...

2014-04-18 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...

2011-09-26 11:22:16

Findings offer hope for better prevention and treatment for lung diseases Scientists have for the first time discovered sixteen new sections of the genetic code that relate to lung health -- opening up the possibility for better prevention as well as treatment for lung diseases. An international consortium of 175 scientists from 126 centres in Europe, the USA and Australia identified genetic variants associated with the health of the human lung. Their discovery sheds new light on the...

2011-05-13 14:28:00

REAFFIRM IMPORTANCE OF LUNG CANCER MORTALITY REDUCTION ACT WASHINGTON, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) praised national leaders for their continued and steadfast support for LCA's call to action for a more coordinated and comprehensive public health strategy to address the nation's most lethal cancer. The network, which formed last Congress in support of the Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act, renewed its call to action shortly after the...

2011-04-07 16:27:00

DALLAS, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association supports Texas Senate Bill 15, which seeks to create a statewide energy policy planning entity and process to develop a 20-year energy plan for Texas. As the guardian of everyone's right to healthy lungs and clean air, we advocate for a clean energy future that will improve Texas air quality, thereby improving the quality of life for all of the state's residents. Creating an energy plan is more critical now than ever,...

2011-03-22 12:59:00

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association in Illinois released a COPD surveillance study today entitled The Scope of COPD in Illinois. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for a number of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Starting in 2008, COPD became the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States and is costing residents of Illinois billions. According to this study, COPD totaled...

2010-11-17 12:00:00

Strategic Plan to Address Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) outlines key actions needed to address COPD, the nation's fourth leading killer LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California COPD Coalition, led by the American Lung Association in California, today released its Strategic Plan to Address COPD in California, a comprehensive blueprint for preventing further cases of COPD, improving the quality of life for those with COPD, and enhancing the...

2010-11-17 10:00:00

210 Regional, State and Local Groups Sign on; American Lung Association, American Public Health Association, and American Academy of Pediatrics Among Signers of New National Ad. WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national coalition of 210 public health, advocacy and faith-based groups is endorsing pending EPA pollution limits that would save 12,000 lives and prevent tens of thousands of asthma attacks and heart attacks each year. The groups announced their support...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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