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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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CDC, NCI issue first global report on smokeless tobacco use

Thursday, January 8, 2015
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Cancer Institute released the first report on the global use and public health impact of smokeless tobacco at the National Conference on Smoking or Health in Mumbai, India, in...
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CDC: Nearly half of older adults with asthma, COPD still smoke

Thursday, January 8, 2015
The Centers for Disease Control this week reported that close to half of U.S. adults over 40 who live with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) still continue to smoke. The information follows a recent CDC report that found...
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Portland Education Day - February 28

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Click here to view the agenda and invitation for the Portland Alpha-1 Education Day. To register to attend the Portland Alpha-1 Education Day, contact the Alpha-1 Foundation at 800-521-3025 ext 323. Reservations must be made by February 23, 2015.
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Medicare payment for pulmonary rehab gets a boost in 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015
Effective Jan. 1, 2015, the payment rate for hospital outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation programs for Medicare beneficiaries who meet the guidelines for moderate, severe, and very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will be...
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Lung CT scan use is expected to surge

Monday, January 5, 2015
Three years ago, Gordon Green, then 55, rejected his primary-care doctor’s suggestion that he get screened for lung cancer. But Green’s history of smoking a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years and his doctor’s insistence...
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Frederick de Serres, renowned Alpha-1 researcher, passes at age 85

Thursday, January 1, 2015
Frederick de Serres, PhD, a geneticist and research scientist whose epidemiological studies calculated that Alpha-1 genes are far more common and widespread worldwide than had been previously believed, died Dec. 21 at age 85. De Serres, a former...
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Gratitude and good wishes this holiday season to you, the foundation of our success

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Because the goodwill of those we serve is the foundation of our success, it’s a pleasure at this holiday time to say thank you. We wish you a happy holiday season and a New Year of health, happiness and prosperity. Board...
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FDA to lift lifetime ban on gay blood donors

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration announced on Tuesday that it would scrap a decades-old lifetime prohibition on blood donation by gay and bisexual men, a change that experts said was long overdue and could lift the annual blood supply by as much...
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Foundation joins coalition urging House to support drug benefits

Monday, December 22, 2014
The Alpha-1 Foundation and COPD Foundation joined two dozen other organizations of the Medicare Access of Patients Rx (MAPRx) Coalition in writing to leaders of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, urging support of Part D drug...
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Alpha-1 Canada launches kids’ program with ‘Look At Us'

Monday, December 22, 2014
Just in time for the holidays, Alpha-1 Canada is launching its A-1 Kids Program to bring information, education and support to children with Alpha-1, their caregivers, family members and healthcare providers. Early intervention and education...
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Happy Holidays from the Alpha-1 Foundation

Friday, December 19, 2014
Because the goodwill of those we serve is the foundation of our success, it’s a pleasure at this holiday time to say thank you. We wish you a happy holiday season and a New Year of health, happiness and prosperity. Board &...
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Alpha Daryl Kunz draws strength from community, cycling

Friday, December 19, 2014
What if your passion preserved your life? Would you think about it differently, even to the point of making it a priority? For Daryl Kunz, whose passion for 20 years has been cycling, these questions are more than rhetorical musings. Every...
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