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Advocates lend their voice for lung friendly policies at Illinois State Capitol

Advocates lend their voice for lung friendly policies at Illinois State Capitol

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Recently, Respiratory Health Association led a group of 60 constituents from more than 30 different districts on a trip to Springfield, Ill., giving them the opportunity to meet with decision makers about lung health legislation. The group included several Rush University…

May 16, 2014 12:00 am

Benefit for Lansing man needing new lung

This Friday, a benefit is being held for Lansing resident Terry Englebrecht who was diagnosed this past summer with a chronic illness, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, which has caused a need for a lung transplant. The public is invited to the event from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus…

October 21, 2012 12:00 am
Whiting resident rappels 27 stories for lung health

Whiting resident rappels 27 stories for lung health

Natalie Paldrmic, of Whiting, rappels 278 feet above State and Lake streets in Chicago on Sept. 8 as part of Skyline Plunge! Chicago, hosted by Respiratory Health Association. The event raised more than $67,000 for the association's local lung disease research and programs.

September 23, 2012 12:00 am
Whiting resident rappels 27 stories for lung health

Whiting resident rappels 27 stories for lung health

CHICAGO | Natalie Paldrmic, of Whiting, was one of more than 50 participants who stepped over the edge 278 feet above State and Lake streets on Sept. 8 as part of Skyline Plunge! Chicago, according to a news release.

September 22, 2012 5:35 pm
South Holland women discuss lung health issues with state lawmakers

South Holland women discuss lung health issues with state lawmakers

Annette Turner and Dorothy Williams, of South Holland, met with state Rep. Thaddeus Jones, D-Calumet City, during State Advocacy Day in Springfield, Ill., for the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago.

April 23, 2012 12:00 am
South Holland women discuss lung health issues with state lawmakers

South Holland women discuss lung health issues with state lawmakers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Annette Turner and Dorothy Williams, both of South Holland, met with state Rep. Thaddeus Jones, D-Calumet City, on Wednesday to discuss important lung health policies and gather support for related pieces of legislation. The women joined more than 50 volunteer advocates w…

April 22, 2012 5:45 pm
Where you live can help determine your health, studies say

Where you live can help determine your health, studies say

BALTIMORE — Sabrina Oliver looked forward to good schools and safer streets when she moved her family from her crime-ridden and trash-strewn West Baltimore neighborhood to the suburbs, but was surprised to discover another benefit as well — a dramatic improvement in their health.

November 26, 2011 12:00 am

What is a pulmonary embolism and how to tell if you have one

Pulmonary embolisms — like the one affecting tennis star Serena Williams — are blood clots in the arteries of the lungs — and they often originate in the legs, traveling up to the lungs.

March 06, 2011 12:00 am

Born with less vitamin D? You may be more likely to wheeze, catch cold

Even as a high-profile panel of experts recently disputed the conventional wisdom that Americans don't get enough vitamin D — and that vitamin D deficiencies create greater risk of disease — new research shows that newborns with low levels of vitamin D have higher rates of respiratory infect…

January 08, 2011 12:00 am

Americans are treated, and overtreated, to death

The doctors finally let Rosaria Vandenberg go home.

June 28, 2010 10:40 am
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