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Test Your Home for Radon: Quick Tips

Breathing radon can increase your risk of lung cancer. Follow these steps to check your home's radon level.

Review Date: December 27, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Acute Bronchitis

This document discusses the symptoms and treatment of acute bronchitis, including tips on when to call or visit your doctor.

Review Date: December 27, 2012

American Academy of Family Physicians

Asbestos Exposure and Cancer Risk

A fact sheet about asbestos, asbestos-related diseases, and information on how workers can protect themselves from asbestos exposure.

Review Date: January 10, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Bronchitis Prevention

This fact sheet provides a number of lifestyle and home remedies for acute and chronic bronchitis, in addition to measures to help lower your risk of bronchitis and protect your lungs in general. The causes, risk factors, symptoms and treatments for bronchitis are presented as well.

Review Date: December 27, 2012

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Clinical Trials at NHLBI

This database includes information about studies conducted at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. In addition, links are provided to other related clinical trials that are underway throughout the United States.

Review Date: December 27, 2012

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

Early Intervention Resource Center

This comprehensive guide will help you understand lung cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages. Learn about lung cancer risk, early detection, surgical treatments and upcoming research.

Review Date: December 27, 2012

Lung Cancer Alliance

FAQs for Family and Friends of Pulmonary Hypertension Patients

Here are some helpful tips on how best to provide support for your loved one with pulmonary hypertension.

Review Date: December 27, 2012

Pulmonary Hypertension Association

Find a Pulmonary Hypertension Specialist

Find a clinic, hospital or medical center near you that specializes in pulmonary hypertension treatment.

Review Date: December 27, 2012

PHCentral

Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking

Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causes many diseases, and reduces the health of smokers in general. Learn why it is important to stop smoking.

Review Date: December 27, 2012

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: What It Means to You- (PDF)

This easy-to-read booklet summarizes the 2010 Surgeon General report and explains new scientific findings about how deadly cigarettes are and how quickly they can damage your body.

Review Date: January 02, 2013

Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Lung Cancer Information Line

Call 1-800-298-2436 to speak to experienced staff about lung cancer screening, diagnosis, symptoms, treatment options, and support.

Review Date: December 27, 2012

Lung Cancer Alliance

Lung Cancer Support

This page lists support programs available for persons diagnosed with lung cancer and their families, such as support groups, a Phone Buddy Program offering peer-to-peer support, and a free web site allowing people to stay in touch during treatment and recovery.

Review Date: December 27, 2012

Lung Cancer Alliance

Metered-Dose Inhaler: How to Use It Correctly

A metered-dose inhaler is a device that helps deliver a specific amount of medication to your lungs. It is commonly used to treat asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other respiratory problems.

Review Date: December 27, 2012

American Academy of Family Physicians

Pleurisy

Pleurisy occurs when the double membrane (pleura) that lines the chest cavity and surrounds each of your lungs becomes inflamed. The condition, also called pleuritis, typically causes sharp pain, almost always during the motion of breathing.

Review Date: December 28, 2012

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Pneumococcal Pneumonia

Pneumococcal pneumonia is a kind of pneumonia that can infect the upper respiratory tract and can spread to the blood, lungs, middle ear, or nervous system. Pneumococcal pneumonia mainly causes illness in children younger than 5 years old and adults 65 years of age or older.

Review Date: December 28, 2012

NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – NIAID

Portable Oxygen Concentrators

This list contains the portable oxygen concentrators approved by the FAA for use on flights. Links to the websites for each model are provided so that you can compare features, availability and price.

Review Date: December 28, 2012

PHCentral

Prevent Pneumonia

This fact sheet provides many tips on how to prevent pneumonia.

Review Date: December 28, 2012

American Lung Association

Preventing Pneumoconiosis (Black Lung Disease)

Learn how to protect yourself if you are exposed to coal dust on the job or elsewhere.

Review Date: January 04, 2013

American Lung Association

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation: Patient Resources

Find information on educational webinars, podcasts, the Breathe Bulletin electronic newsletter, lung transplantation resources, and more.

Review Date: December 28, 2012

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Groups

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation's support groups provide safe environment where patients, caregivers, families and friends can share their experiences and concerns about idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and pulmonary fibrosis (PF).

Review Date: February 09, 2011

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

Pulmonary Hypertension Association: Find a Doctor Directory

Pulmonary hypertension patients experience symptoms such as shortness of breath, dizziness and fatigue. If you are experiencing these symptoms, search the Pulmonary Hypertension Association Doctor Directory to find a specialist in your geographic area.

Review Date: December 28, 2012

Pulmonary Hypertension Association

Pulmonary Hypertension Support Groups

Here is a support group listing, by state, for individuals coping with pulmonary hypertension.

Review Date: December 28, 2012

PHCentral

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Inhaler?

Answer true or false to 10 statements that test what you know about inhalers. Learn to understand and use the inhalers correctly to make sure you are getting the correct amount of medicine for your lung condition.

Review Date: December 28, 2012

American Association for Respiratory Care

Test Your Air Pollution I.Q.

Test your knowledge of air pollution and respiratory health. Answer true or false to the statements and find out what you know about the link between air pollution and respiratory disease.

Review Date: December 28, 2012

American Association for Respiratory Care

What Is Pneumonia?

Pneumonia is an infection in one or both of the lungs. Many small germs, such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi, can cause pneumonia. The publication links to more information about the infection, including types, diagnosis, treatments, and prevention.

Review Date: December 28, 2012

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

What You Need To Know About™ Lung Cancer

This booklet provides information about preventing lung cancer, and describes the symptoms, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of this disease.

Review Date: December 28, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Your Disease Risk: Lung Cancer

To estimate your risk of lung cancer and learn about ways to lower that risk, take a few minutes to answer some questions about your health and lifestyle.

Review Date: December 27, 2012

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