American Lung Association in the District of Columbia

American Lung Association in the District of Columbia The American Lung Association in the District of Columbia is working to save lives by improving lung health and fighting lung disease. We're the oldest voluntary health organization, founded in 1904 as the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis– dedicated to combating tuberculosis (TB), the most dreaded disease of the time.

Now in our second century, the American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives, improve lung health and prevent lung disease. The American Lung Association is "Fighting for Air" through research, education and advocacy. --------------------------------------------------------------------- We will breathe easier when the air in every American community is clean and healthy. We will breathe easier when people are free from the addictive grip of tobacco and the debilitating effects of lung disease We will breathe easier when the air in our public spaces and workplaces is clear of secondhand smoke. We will breathe easier when children no longer battle airborne poisons or fear an asthma attack Until then, we are fighting for air. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclaimer: The American Lung Association’s page is not intended to provide medical advice or treatment. Only your healthcare provider can do that. The American Lung Association recommends that you consult your healthcare provider regarding your personal health matters. This page is intended to provide a forum for discussion, and the content provided by those other than the Lung Association does not represent the opinions or positions of the American Lung Association.

Mission: To save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.

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Pulse oximeters have gained a lot of attention during the COVID-19 pandemic. They measure the level of oxygen saturation...
11/12/2020

Pulse oximeters have gained a lot of attention during the COVID-19 pandemic. They measure the level of oxygen saturation in your red blood cells. Most devices sold at drug stores or online and have not been reviewed by the FDA for accuracy. Should you depend on them? https://bit.ly/3oi5K8B

To all of the brave men and women who have served and continue to serve in the military: thank you. Not just today, but ...
11/11/2020

To all of the brave men and women who have served and continue to serve in the military: thank you. Not just today, but every day, we honor your heroism and sacrifices. #VeteransDay

Because COVID-19 is a new disease, we are still determining what treatment works best for most people. There is no speci...
11/09/2020

Because COVID-19 is a new disease, we are still determining what treatment works best for most people. There is no specific treatment for COVID-19 other than supportive care for the mildly affected and for those hospitalized with critical illness. Our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Albert Rizzo, discusses COVID-19 treatments and off-label, unproven therapies in our blog. https://bit.ly/33noPO9

If you or a loved one has lung cancer, you’re invited to join us for the Lung Cancer Patient Virtual Meetup on November ...
11/07/2020

If you or a loved one has lung cancer, you’re invited to join us for the Lung Cancer Patient Virtual Meetup on November 10th. You will hear speakers from a variety of fields present on topics such as:
✔️Living with Lung Cancer in the time of COVID-19
✔️Navigating Lung Cancer Clinical Trials during COVID-19
✔️The future of treatment for EGFR, ALK, ROS-1, and KRAS-positive lung cancer and more. https://bit.ly/31vqbVV

Recovery from COVID-19 can be a lonely, long process affecting all aspects of daily life. Register for our next COVID-19...
11/04/2020

Recovery from COVID-19 can be a lonely, long process affecting all aspects of daily life. Register for our next COVID-19 Town Hall held on November 4 where we will discuss recent updates on aftercare resources and the importance of affordable healthcare to help those recovering. https://bit.ly/34ucJmW

November is COPD Awareness Month. More than 16 million people in the U.S. are living with COPD. People often assume bein...
11/02/2020

November is COPD Awareness Month. More than 16 million people in the U.S. are living with COPD. People often assume being short of breath is a normal part of getting older, but it’s not. Learn the signs and symptoms of COPD and see if you are at risk: http://bit.ly/32V1nFp

During November’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month, join LUNG FORCE to raise awareness of the #1 cancer killer- lung cancer. ...
11/01/2020

During November’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month, join LUNG FORCE to raise awareness of the #1 cancer killer- lung cancer. Learn more at LUNGFORCE.org #LCAM

Our recent “Clean Air for All: 50 Years of the Clean Air Act ” symposium highlighted the tremendous progress made cleani...
10/30/2020

Our recent “Clean Air for All: 50 Years of the Clean Air Act ” symposium highlighted the tremendous progress made cleaning up #airpollution—but also brought to light the amount of work we still have left to do. Read the highlights from the event on our blog and find out what you can do to help ensure clean air for all. https://bit.ly/3m07sd3

Image credit : Birmingham, AL. 1970. Credit: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Over the past several decades, the fight for LGBTQ+ rights has had both discouraging setbacks and victorious milestones....
10/28/2020

Over the past several decades, the fight for LGBTQ+ rights has had both discouraging setbacks and victorious milestones. Today, we are honored to hear our colleagues, volunteers and friends as they share their stories on coming out and what LGBTQ+ History Month means to them. https://bit.ly/3jfn2zD

We all have a responsibility to help reduce the spread of serious respiratory illnesses to healthcare workers, friends, ...
10/25/2020

We all have a responsibility to help reduce the spread of serious respiratory illnesses to healthcare workers, friends, family members, neighbors, and community members. The flu shot is the best way to protect yourself this flu season. https://bit.ly/2FDSFVO

•Do your part to reduce the burden on our healthcare system in the times of COVID-19 by wearing your mask, social distan...
10/24/2020

•Do your part to reduce the burden on our healthcare system in the times of COVID-19 by wearing your mask, social distancing, washing your hands and getting your flu shot. Learn more at Lung.org/flu

Open enrollment for affordable health plans begins November 1! Did you know most people (over 80%) who sign up for cover...
10/22/2020

Open enrollment for affordable health plans begins November 1! Did you know most people (over 80%) who sign up for coverage on Healthcare.gov will get help paying for their health insurance? Visit our website for open enrollment resources: Lung.org/openenrollment

Flu season is right around the corner and the best way to prevent getting influenza is by getting a flu shot. Talk to yo...
10/15/2020

Flu season is right around the corner and the best way to prevent getting influenza is by getting a flu shot. Talk to your healthcare provider about protecting yourself and others from the flu by getting a vaccination. Lung.org/flu

This school year, through our End the Youth Epidemic campaign, we aim to provide you, your students, your school and you...
10/12/2020

This school year, through our End the Youth Epidemic campaign, we aim to provide you, your students, your school and your community with effective tools to create a healthier, tobacco-free future for our kids. National Director Michelle writes why she’s excited for the launch of this campaign in our newest blog post. https://bit.ly/2ZrI1bo

It's time to break out your TURQUOISE!! Today is the first day of the National Capital Area Virtual Action Passport, pre...
10/12/2020

It's time to break out your TURQUOISE!! Today is the first day of the National Capital Area Virtual Action Passport, presented by our Signature Sponsor, Inova Schar Cancer Institute.

Every day this week we will feature a new challenge. We hope you will complete the fun activities for a chance to win daily prizes as well as a GRAND prize (valued at $100) if you complete all 5! You can post your completed challenges in our National Capital Area LUNG FORCE Walk Facebook event page or you can email [email protected]. We can't wait to see everyone's progress!

Monday is the BREAK A SWEAT challenge sponsored by AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia. Walk, run, or cycle 1.9 miles or 3K steps between 10/12 and 10/16. A prize will be awarded to the person with the most activity. Use the LUNG FORCE app or any of your favorite activity trackers (post it in the Facebook event page or send us a picture).

Join our virtual community of walkers on Sunday, October 18th as we take steps to fight lung disease. Power up your favo...
10/07/2020
LUNG FORCE Walk - National Capital Area

Join our virtual community of walkers on Sunday, October 18th as we take steps to fight lung disease. Power up your favorite fitness app and take a walk, go for a run, use your home treadmill, climb some stairs, or get creative!

Wear your turquoise and use #LUNGFORCE to share your photos and videos with us and you could be featured on our social media.

Visit www.lungforce.org/nationalcapital for more information.
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With numerous products and resources on the market, quitting smoking can seem like an impossible task for many smokers. ...
10/05/2020
Quitting Tobacco for Good May Be Easier with One Unlikely Tool

With numerous products and resources on the market, quitting smoking can seem like an impossible task for many smokers. However, a recent study may have found the secret ingredient to quitting tobacco for good. In our latest blog, Dr. David Cooke shares his recent findings on the effectiveness of a free quitline. https://bit.ly/2RYct8T

The American Lung Association blog gives you the chance to hear directly from experts, researchers, staff and volunteers about our ongoing fight for healthy lungs and healthy air.

American Lung Association
10/02/2020

American Lung Association

As part of our COVID-19 Action Initiative, we’re working to provide you with science-based public health information from experts that you can trust. On Wednesday, October 7, 2020, we will host a town hall webinar on COVID-19 and Vaccines: Clinical Trials, Immunity and Immunization. Speakers include Marc Lipsitch, DPhil., Gregory Poland, M.D., and Litjen (L.J) Tan MS, Ph.D. Register to join us live or receive a link to a recording: https://bit.ly/2Sfsp6G

American Lung Association
10/02/2020

American Lung Association

As part of our COVID-19 Action Initiative, we’re working to provide you with science-based public health information from experts that you can trust. On Wednesday, October 7, 2020, we will host a town hall webinar on COVID-19 and Vaccines: Clinical Trials, Immunity and Immunization. Speakers include Marc Lipsitch, DPhil., Gregory Poland, M.D., and Litjen (L.J) Tan MS, Ph.D. Register to join us live or receive a link to a recording: https://bit.ly/2Sfsp6G

10/02/2020
American Lung Association in Maryland

American Lung Association in Maryland

Happy Friday. Did you know that the Virtual National Capital Area LUNG FORCE Walk is just two weeks away and you can still join the FORCE against lung cancer and lung disease. The Walk is EVERYWHERE – on every sidewalk, track, or trail. Register TODAY at: lungforce.org/nationalcapital

Electric Vehicles have zero direct emissions, making the air we breathe cleaner and safer. Curious about electric vehicl...
10/01/2020

Electric Vehicles have zero direct emissions, making the air we breathe cleaner and safer. Curious about electric vehicles? In our most recent blog, we are breaking down the most common questions about EVs to help you navigate the information. https://bit.ly/3hweYtq

American Lung Association
09/30/2020

American Lung Association

Not only does Dr. Anthony Fauci of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) grace the cover of this month’s issue of TIME magazine, but he’s adding scientific star power to our brand-new Lungcast™ episode!

Dr. Fauci, one of the world’s most influential people of 2020, talks to chief medical officer Dr. Albert Rizzo about all things COVID19 – from aerosol transmission to vaccine development. Regarding the latter, Dr. Fauci stated, “It is really the advances in platform technology that have allowed us to do things in a matter of months that usually take literally years to do.” To listen to our full interview, in partnership with HCPLive, visit: Lung.org/lungcast

09/26/2020
#Act4Impact

Tune into #Act4Impact hosted by Queen Latifah, the American Lung Association’s first-ever livestream benefit. Bringing together entertainment and health, the live event will feature celebrity talent alongside scientists, frontline healthcare workers and people impacted by COVID-19, to spotlight the ongoing healthcare disparities across Black and Latinx communities during this pandemic.
The growing list of celebrities, entertainment talent, and musicians include: Ruth B, Harry Connick Jr, Laura Dern, Jimmy Fallon, Fitz of the Tantrums, Whoopi Goldberg, JoJo, Joshua Jay, Padma Lakshmi, Katharine McPhee, Kelis, MILCK, Bob Odenkirk, Keke Palmer, Questlove, Adam Rippon, Luka Sabbat, Scarypoolparty, The Second City, Rob Thomas, Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade, X Ambassadors and more!
All funds from the event will go directly to the Lung Association’s COVID-19 Action Initiative which is helping to protect the lung health of all Americans, especially in underserved Black and Latinx communities. Don’t wait, you can make a donation now by clicking below
https://www.facebook.com/donate/1724147541077600

09/25/2020

Tune into #Act4Impact hosted by Queen Latifah, the American Lung Association’s first-ever livestream benefit. Bringing together entertainment and health, the live event will feature celebrity talent alongside scientists, frontline healthcare workers and people impacted by COVID-19, to spotlight the ongoing healthcare disparities across Black and Latinx communities during this pandemic.
The growing list of celebrities, entertainment talent, and musicians include: Ruth B, Harry Connick Jr, Laura Dern, Jimmy Fallon, Fitz of the Tantrums, Whoopi Goldberg, JoJo, Joshua Jay, Padma Lakshmi, Katharine McPhee, Kelis, MILCK, Bob Odenkirk, Keke Palmer, Questlove, Adam Rippon, Luka Sabbat, Scarypoolparty, The Second City, Rob Thomas, Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade, X Ambassadors and more!
All funds from the event will go directly to the Lung Association’s COVID-19 Action Initiative which is helping to protect the lung health of all Americans, especially in underserved Black and Latinx communities. Don’t wait, you can make a donation now by clicking below
https://www.facebook.com/donate/1724147541077600

The American Lung Association cares about improving better mobility and air quality in the Washington DC area. To reward...
09/22/2020

The American Lung Association cares about improving better mobility and air quality in the Washington DC area. To reward you for taking the #CarFreeDay2020 pledge to go car free or use a carpool TODAY, Learn more at www.CarFreeMetroDC.org

09/21/2020
American Lung Association

American Lung Association

Join Queen Latifah on September 26, 7 p.m. ET on Facebook Live for #Act4Impact, a livestream fundraising event, hosted by Queen Latifah, to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on lung health in underserved communities. Keep checking back as we reveal behind-the-scenes content and announce additional celebrity guests. Learn more at Lung.org/act4impact

The American Lung Association cares about improving better mobility and air quality in the Washington DC area. To reward...
09/20/2020

The American Lung Association cares about improving better mobility and air quality in the Washington DC area. To reward you for taking the #CarFreeDay2020 pledge to go car free or use a carpool on September 22, Learn more at www.CarFreeMetroDC.org

American Lung Association
09/18/2020

American Lung Association

National Medical Spokesperson Dr. Mora and her team recently distributed 500 donated masks in one of the most negatively impacted predominantly Latino Chicago neighborhoods during the COVID-19 spread. Masks were given out to waiters, cooks, grocery store clerks, butchers, bakers, construction workers, postal workers and street vendors. Thank you, Dr. Mora, for helping the hard-hit Latino community navigate this pandemic! https://bit.ly/3hMSGUw

NEW THIS YEAR - THE MISSION POSSIBLE CLUB!Teams that fundraise $1,000 or more by October 25th will be part of our Missio...
09/17/2020

NEW THIS YEAR - THE MISSION POSSIBLE CLUB!
Teams that fundraise $1,000 or more by October 25th will be part of our Mission Possible Club and will be featured on the back of this year's walk shirts.

Congratulations to Lauren Healy and Team DFH

Don't worry; there is still plenty of time to fundraise and be part of this exciting and impactful club!.

Air pollution and climate change threaten everyone’s health. We’re proud to introduce our newest report, “The Road to Cl...
09/15/2020

Air pollution and climate change threaten everyone’s health. We’re proud to introduce our newest report, “The Road to Clean Air,” that highlights the health and climate change benefits of a major shift away from polluting to electric vehicles.

The report finds zero-emission transportation solutions along with increasing levels of renewable energy by mid-century will save thousands of lives, avoid tens of thousands of asthma attacks, hundreds of thousands of other health impacts, and avoid tens of billions of dollars in health costs as a result of significant pollution reductions. Lung.org/ev

Over 300 Firefighters have lost their lives from illness stemming from their time working at the World Trade Center on 9...
09/11/2020

Over 300 Firefighters have lost their lives from illness stemming from their time working at the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001. We want to honor their bravery today.

We’re so excited! Sign up for updates at Lung.org/act4impact
09/08/2020

We’re so excited! Sign up for updates at Lung.org/act4impact

Join us on September 26 for #Act4Impact, a livestream fundraising event, hosted by Queen Latifah, to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on lung health in underserved communities. Keep checking back as we reveal behind-the-scenes content and announce additional celebrity guests. Learn more at Lung.org/act4impact

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The American Lung Association in the District of Columbia is a state within the American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic charter. The Lung Association in the District of Columbia works daily to support the cause of the national organization at the local level.

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Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

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