April 21, 2020
Nearly 5 in 10 individuals in the United States—150 million Americans—live where pollution levels are often too dangerous to breathe, according to the American Lung Association’s annual State of the Air Report, released today. Poor air quality has been linked to higher rates of chronic diseases, comorbidities, and poor health outcomes. Several studies suggest poor air quality is a contributing factor to the prevalence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-10) in some communities.
August 31, 2019
Albert Rizzo, MD, FACP, chief medical officer for the American Lung Association, offers his thoughts on the FDA's recent proposal to require health warnings with images on cigarette packages.
August 23, 2019
Albert Rizzo, MD, FACP, chief medical officer for the American Lung Association, discusses the use of forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) /forced vital capacity (FVC) for the diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
February 19, 2015
Published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, the authors show that a fourth and subsequent follow-up PET/CT scan in lung cancer patients was associated with treatment change.