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Alpha-1 Awareness Month 2019: Week 2

Alpha-1 Awareness Month 2019: Week 2
Friday, November 15, 2019
It is November 15th and the second week of Alpha-1 Awareness Month has been a huge a success. We are halfway through the month and the momentum is going strong with walks continuing to take place all over the country. More proclamations have been added to the list and government representatives have been educated on the importance of Alpha-1 awareness.   Big Red Alphas of...
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‘Med sync’ program aims to help patients manage multiple prescriptions

Friday, February 20, 2015
In order to help people manage their medications and adhere to their regimen, Pfizer, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) have collaborated to develop a medication synchronization...
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‘I had to keep going — that’s what he would have wanted’

Friday, February 20, 2015
Five months after completing his 2,200-mile trek of the Appalachian Trail, in which he raised $30,000 for the Alpha-1 Foundation’s research programs, Alpha Jonathan Maidment spoke to a church group in his hometown of Bolton, CT, about his...
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Ohio House passes Alpha-1 Awareness Month bill; Alphas urged to contact Gov. Kasich, senators

Thursday, February 19, 2015
It was a chilly day in Columbus, Ohio, on Feb. 18, but in the House Chamber of the Ohio Statehouse, there were nothing but warm feelings. State Rep. Terry Johnson, MD, had sponsored House Bill 29, which would permanently designate the month...
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John and Fred Walsh to be honored at Celtic Connection on March 7

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The number 7 is considered a symbol of togetherness, and a good omen: Seven colors of the rainbow. Seven virtues. Seven wonders of the world. So it makes perfect sense that the 7th annual Celtic Connection aligns with the Alpha-1...
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Smoking’s health toll worse than previously thought, study shows

Thursday, February 12, 2015
However bad you thought smoking was, it’s even worse. A new study adds at least five diseases and 60,000 deaths a year to the toll taken by tobacco in the United States. Before the study, smoking was already blamed for nearly half a million...
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UK bans smoking in cars with passengers under 18, joining some U.S. states

Thursday, February 12, 2015
England has joined the ranks in fighting the dangers of secondhand smoke. On Oct. 1, drivers in England will be banned from smoking in their cars if their passengers are under the age of 18. Offenders will be fined £50, or about...
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Alpha-1 Foundation joins rare disease community in thanking outgoing FDA chief Margaret Hamburg, MD

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, MD, will be stepping down in late March after six years in a job she calls “the most rewarding of my career.” Hamburg, 59, was approved by the Senate in 2009 and is...
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Unsure what vaccines you need? CDC issues new adult vaccine schedule

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
The issue of vaccination has been at the top of the news cycle lately, but how many people are aware of what vaccinations they should be getting, and when? The Feb. 6 issue of the Centers for Disease Control’s Morbidity and Mortality...
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Recovering after lung transplant, Kansas Alpha-1 activist Julie Swanson feels ‘truly blessed’

Friday, February 6, 2015
Julie Swanson got the call on Saturday morning in late January. The next day, Jan. 25, she received a double-lung transplant after what her mother, Peggy Paul, described as “18 long months” on the waiting list. Swanson, of Olathe,...
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Ohio House passes Alpha-1 Awareness Month bill; Alphas urged to contact Gov. Kasich, senators

Thursday, February 5, 2015
It was a chilly day in Columbus, Ohio, on Feb. 18, but in the House Chamber of the Ohio Statehouse, there were nothing but warm feelings. State Rep. Terry Johnson, MD, had sponsored House Bill 29, which would permanently designate the month...
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FDA seeks faster patient access to experimental drugs

Thursday, February 5, 2015
The Food and Drug Administration wants to dramatically simplify and speed up the application process for access to investigational drugs. The agency Wednesday introduced new draft guidance that includes a new application form for...
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Lung cancer now kills more women than breast cancer in developed countries

Thursday, February 5, 2015
For years, breast cancer has been the leading cause of cancer death among women in developed countries, but according to a new report on the incidence of cancer worldwide from the American Cancer Society, lung cancer now surpasses it. A...
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