American Heart Association’s mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
The American Lung Association® is the oldest voluntary health organization in the United States, with a National Office and constituent and affiliate associations around the country. Founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, the American Lung Association® today fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health. The American Lung Association® is funded by contributions from the public, along with gifts and grants from corporations, foundations ... Read More
This site sponsored by the American Lung Association and ALTANA Pharma provides help to sufferers, their families and caregivers. You'll find profiles of COPD patients and caregivers, practical advice and the latest information on the disease and its diagnosis. Available through 12/31/05. Site notes that more than 10 million Americans suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary diesease (COPD). It's the fourth-leading cause of death in the U.S. and costs $37 Billion in medical bills per year according ... Read More
Living with Congestive Heart Failure and Living with Advanced Lung Disease are guides for family caregivers produced by the Center to Improve Care of the Dying. They include patient education and self-management tips for living well with either advanced congestive heart failure (CHF) or advanced lung disease, particularly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Because CHF and COPD have some similar features, the online manual combines the two print resources into a single education resource. You ... Read More