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Lung disease - resources

The following organizations are good resources for information on lung disease:

  • American Lung Association -- www.lung.org
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute -- www.nhlbi.nih.gov

Resources for specific lung diseases:


  • Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America -- aafa.org
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- www.cdc.gov/asthma
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute -- www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Asthma/Asthma_WhatIs.html

Emphysema/COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease):

  • COPD Foundation -- www.copdfoundation.org
  • National Emphysema Foundation -- www.emphysemafoundation.org
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute -- www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/lung/copd/index.htm

Cystic fibrosis:

  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation -- www.cff.org
  • March of Dimes -- www.marchofdimes.com/pnhec/4439_1213.asp
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute -- www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/cf/cf_what.html

Alternative Names

Resources - lung disease

Review Date 11/9/2014

Updated by: Jennifer K. Mannheim, ARNP, Medical Staff, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.