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American Lung Association

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  • Flu Shot Information

    For information on Influenza vaccinations/Flu Shots and the American Lung Association's Influenza Prevention Program click here.
  • Lancaster Boy Making Change Collecting Pennies

    Lancaster County boy is raising money one cent at a time to fight a type of lung disease. Ethan Campbell is a first grader at Mountville Elementary School. He is collecting pennies from family members and friends to donate to the American Lung...
  • Local High School Students, Teachers Tested in TB Scare

    LONG BEACH -- Some 170 students and teachers at Wilson High School will be tested for tuberculosis after someone on campus was diagnosed with the highly contagious disease.The Long Beach Unified School District is sending letters to parents explaining how...
  • Helpful hands in the area

    Helpful hands These organizations and clubs provide information and support for a variety of health and social issues. AARP's Senior Employment Service Program, Norfolk (main office), 625-7001; Peninsula office, 727-4705; aarp.org. Access Aids Care...
  • Lung diseases are the fourth-leading cause of death in Florida

    The average person takes more than 20,000 breaths on any given day. Imagine fighting for every one of them. That's the reality for millions of Americans with emphysema, bronchitis, asthma and other lung diseases. Though better treatments have improved...
  • 89 kids at summer camp sickened by swine flu

    89 kids at summer camp sickened by swine flu
    A total of 89 out of nearly 200 children who recently attended a five-day camp for asthmatic youths in Julian were sickened by swine flu, it was reported Thursday. Organizers of the American Lung Association camp, which was held from June 21-26 at Camp...
  • Man, 36, becomes 5th local swine flu death

    Man, 36, becomes 5th local swine flu death
    A fifth person in San Diego County has died in connection with the H1N1 "swine flu'' virus, the county Health and Human Services Agency reported today. The 36-year-old man, who had underlying health issues, died Saturday, according to the HHSA. "We want...
  • Green Bike Program Changing Commutes, Changing Lives

    Green Bike Program Changing Commutes, Changing Lives
    Despite the major disruption on I-90 for the last nine days, traffic has been flowing fairly well through our freeway system. Experts say it's a sign more of us are using some new alternatives to get to work. And one type of commute is paying off for...
  • Swine Flu Closes Summer Camps

    Swine Flu Closes Summer Camps
    Swine flu is keeping kids with asthma home from camp this summer. The American Lung Association has advised its affiliated camps to close, including one in Colorado that was scheduled to begin next week. Champ Camp in Ward was a traditional sleep-away...
  • Federal Regulation of tobacco industry possible

    The House approved the measure to give the Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate cigarettes and other tobacco products. - More: Local News The FDA would be able to publicize the ingredients of those products and stop marketing...
  • Puget Sound Gets Bad Marks In Air Quality Report

    Puget Sound Gets Bad Marks In Air Quality Report
    SEATTLE (AP) - Some Puget Sound counties have gotten bad marks in a national American Lung Association report rating cities and counties on pollution levels. The State of the Air report released Wednesday gives King County an F grade and Pierce County...
  • Area Gets "F" in Air Quality

    Area Gets "F" in Air Quality
    A new report card is out and our area gets a failing grade. The report, by the American Lung Association, rates air quality. The Harrisburg area ranks 24th in the nation for short-term particle pollution. That pollution could lead to health problems,...