American Lung Association News for June 2022: 'A Hope Story'

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June 23, 2022

New PSA Links Hope and Early Detection

Our new PSA, “A Hope Story,” presents a moving portrait of a mother who does the hard part and quits smoking, then does the easy part by getting a low-dose CT scan, which could save her life. Watch and share the PSA.

Remember, screening is key to early detection: lung cancer diagnosed at an early stage is more likely to be curable. Take our Lung Cancer Risk Quiz or learn more at SavedByTheScan.org.

Hitting a Home Run for Lung Health

Professional softball player Lilli Piper has chosen the American Lung Association as her designated charity in honor of her grandfather who passed away from lung cancer. Thank you, Lilli! In addition to the end-of-season grant she will be earning, Lilli invites you to “pitch in” and create your own personal fundraiser alongside her. Learn more >

New Wildfire Report, Long-COVID Resources and More

June is the start of wildfire season, so we highlighted the benefits of prescribed burns, and released an important new wildfire report. We bolstered our Long-COVID resources, including an informative Long-COVID Q&A with Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos. Read about all our work, made possible by your steadfast support, in this month's Mission Moment.

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Celebrating Pride Month

It's June, so we're celebrating Pride month and honoring lung health champions from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community. We're also turning a spotlight on healthcare inequities and the high levels of tobacco-related lung diseases due to tobacco industry marketing. Our vision of a world without lung disease includes a year-round commitment to reducing these health disparities in the LGBTQ+ community and making healthcare more equitable for all. Learn More >

Free Program to Improve Your Patient’s Asthma Management and Health Outcomes

We are inviting primary care clinics and healthcare providers to join our Enhancing Care for Children with Asthma program. This free program is proven to help improve the quality of asthma care, asthma health outcomes, quality indicators/metrics, and reimbursements for care. Continuing education credits are available. The Lung Association strongly encourages clinics who serve both pediatric and adult patients to take advantage of this free program. Learn more >

Get Vaccinated for Pneumococcal Pneumonia

Pneumococcal pneumonia is a potentially serious lung disease that can disrupt your life for weeks. In severe cases, it can put you in the hospital and even be life-threatening. The American Lung Association and Pfizer are partnering to share important facts about pneumococcal pneumonia. Adults aged 19-64 with certain underlying medical conditions such as asthma and COPD, and all adults 65 years or older, are recommended to get vaccinated against pneumococcal pneumonia. Learn more >

Three Things to Know About Treating COVID-19

1. If you have respiratory symptoms, get tested for COVID-19 right away.

2. Adults living with chronic lung disease or who smoke cigarettes are at high risk of severe illness.

3. Treatments are available to help prevent COVID-19 from progressing to severe illness that might require hospitalization if taken promptly. Speak with your healthcare provider right away if you are high risk and test positive for COVID-19.

This American Lung Association campaign is sponsored in collaboration with Regeneron and GSK. Learn more >

Support the Lung Association Through Amazon Smile

If you are shopping on Amazon, select the American Lung Association as your charity of choice through the AmazonSmile program. AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases with no fees and no extra cost. It is a simple and automatic way for you to support the American Lung Association every time you shop. Be sure to bookmark smile.amazon.com to ensure you are always supporting the American Lung Association. Learn more >

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