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September 27, 2018

Tips for Staying Healthy in Peak Asthma Season

September marks the beginning of the new school year. Unfortunately, it also marks the beginning of cooler temperatures, elevated seasonal allergens, and increased circulation of respiratory viruses—all of which may trigger asthma episodes. This time of year can create challenges if you or your loved ones are living with asthma. Asthma-related visits to emergency departments […]
September 26, 2018

Help Protect Clean Car Standards

One of the best ways to promote clean air is to promote clean cars.   In 2012, President Obama directed federal agencies to set strict standards for new cars and SUVs requiring vehicles to get higher mileage over time, use less fuel and emit fewer greenhouse gases. The rules set a goal of getting the average […]
September 13, 2018

A Daughter’s Dedication Drives Stacey Woodward to Run

A Daughter’s Dedication Drives Stacey Woodward to Run This year’s Chicago Marathon isn’t Stacey Woodward’s first, but it may be her most emotional. This marathon is dedicated to her father, Denny Wright, who passed away from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in December. Stacey is the assistant news director at WBAL TV in Maryland, and […]
August 24, 2018

RHA Statement on Governor Rauner’s Veto of Tobacco 21

On Friday, August 24, 2018, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed Senate Bill 2332, legislation that would have substantially reduced youth smoking and saved the state hundreds of millions of dollars in future health care costs by raising the tobacco purchase age to 21 from 18. Respiratory Health Association (RHA) is incredibly disappointed in Governor Rauner’s […]
August 23, 2018

RHA Sues U.S. EPA to Enforce Ozone Standards

RHA Sues U.S. EPA to Enforce Ozone Standards On Thursday, August 2, Respiratory Health Association and the Environmental Law and Policy Center (our pro bono lawyers) filed a lawsuit challenging U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final ruling regarding the standards for measuring smog (also known as ground level ozone) in the Chicago region. In an effort […]
August 23, 2018

RHA Receives Funding to Help COPD Patients and Family Caregivers

RHA Receives Funding to Help COPD Patients and Family Caregivers Respiratory Health Association (RHA) was recently awarded funding in the form of a subcontract from the National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, to help further the goals of the COPD National Action Plan to reduce the burden […]
August 3, 2018

Environmental and Public Health Groups Challenge US EPA’s Decision to Exclude Areas from Ozone Non-attainment List that Would Trigger Clean-up

Environmental and Public Health Groups Challenge US EPA’s Decision to Exclude Areas from Ozone Non-attainment List that Would Trigger Clean-up FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 2, 2018 Contact: Judith Nemes (312) 795-3706 [email protected] Washington, D.C.— On August 2, the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) and Respiratory Health Association (RHA) sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency […]
July 27, 2018

Alex Simundza isn’t letting asthma slow him down

Alex Simundza isn’t letting asthma slow him down Despite being diagnosed with asthma at an early age, Alex Simundza always loved playing sports. With the support of his parents and doctors he found ways to manage his asthma and continue playing low-intensity sports like baseball. By keeping his inhaler handy and following his doctor’s instructions, […]
July 26, 2018

Tobacco Policy Experts & CEO Available to Discuss Tobacco 21 Legislation

Interview Availability: Tobacco Policy Experts & CEO Available to Discuss Tobacco 21 Legislation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2018 Erica Krutsch Desk: 312-628-0226 Cell: 734-262-4527 WHAT:            Respiratory Health Association, a local leader in tobacco policy change and key advocate for Tobacco 21 in Illinois, has expert staff available for comment on the passage of Tobacco 21 […]
July 25, 2018

Over 200 Cyclists Ride to Fight Lung Disease at CowaLUNGa Charity Bike Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2018   Contact: Erica Krutsch Desk: 312-628-0225  Cell: 734-262-4527 Over 200 cyclists ride to fight lung disease at CowaLUNGa Charity Bike Tour WHAT: Respiratory Health Association’s CowaLUNGa Charity Bike Tour is an annual cycling event from Lake County, Illinois through southern Wisconsin. Over 200 cyclists of all ages from across Chicagoland will […]
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