Tag Archives: Lung

Meta-analysis confirms benefit of quitting smoking at lung cancer diagnosis

medwireNews: Quitting smoking around the time of receiving a lung cancer diagnosis is associated with significantly improved overall survival (OS) than continuing smoking, shows a meta-analysis published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. Pooled analysis of data on more than 10,000 participants of 21 studies published in 1980–2021 showed a significant 29% reduction in the risk for death for those who did versus did not quit smoking at or around the time of diagnosis. The findings were consistent for non-small-cell and small-cell lung cancer patients, with smoking […]

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Oak Hill Hospital Named Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center – CBS Tampa

Lara Perry, R.T.(R)(ARRT), Manager of Diagnostic Imaging (left) and Sandy Lee, CT Technologist II (right). Oak Hill Hospital offers a free pre-screen assessment for patients to determine if they meet the lung screening requirements. BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) — Oak Hill Hospital is excited to announce during Lung Cancer Awareness Month that it is now a designated Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation is a voluntary program that recognizes facilities that have committed […]

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American Lung Association starts vape-free schools scholarship fund

DENVER– One in every five teenagers are vaping with one in four teenagers using a minimum of one tobacco product, according to a study recently released by the American Lung Association. In Colorado, high-school-age tobacco product use rates are around 28%.  As of today, the American Lung Association has launched a brand new fund called the Vape-Free Schools Scholarship Fund in order for teenagers to receive tobacco addiction education, smoking cessation tips and support. The scholarship fund drive has set the cost of $400 per training seat […]

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Support your lung health during smoke season

Jul. 18—With the early start of this year’s fire season, it is important to support respiratory health as we endure poor air conditions. There are many ways to maintain and better your lung health, but the first step is learning more about how lungs work and why they are so important. The lungs take in oxygen through the windpipe, which branches into two airways called bronchi. These airways lead into the lungs and become increasingly narrow until they end in alveoli, commonly referred to as air sacs. […]

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