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Be sensible this long weekend...

July 28th, 2020
As cases tick upwards, we need to proceed with caution. British Columbians have done so well this far and we can't let ourselves down now. This summer in B.C. will be a unique one, where we all must learn to live...
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Managing COPD doesn't mean giving up what you love

May 12th, 2020
Bill Marshall lives in Port Coquitlam with his wife, Kate.  He is retired but used to manage non-profit organizations, including most recently managing St John's Ambulance. Bill is 70 years old and lives...
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No one should face illness alone. Support groups are vital.

May 12th, 2020
I remember walking into Emergency out of breath and ready to collapse.My oxygen levels were so low that doctors were astounded I was still able to function. A lung specialist was on duty, fortunately for me, who...
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COVID 19: Frequently Asked Questions

March 31st, 2020
Together with the help of Canadian lung health experts, and our Lung Association colleagues in Ottawa, we have centralized anwers to Frequently Asked Questions from lung patients and caregivers here.  
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NEW VIDEO: Flavoured Vapes Hook Kids

January 8th, 2020
The epidemic of youth and vaping is one which the B.C. government and public health organizations, including ourselves, take very seriously and are working actively to address. The lure of e-juice flavourings used in...
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BC firefighters put legs and lungs to the test for cause close to home

January 7th, 2020
On Sunday morning, February 23, 2020, more than 200 BC firefighters will be taking the long way up all 48 storeys to the top of the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre in support of the 1 in 5 British Columbians affected by...
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Are BC laws failing to protect us from a leading lung cancer risk?

November 26th, 2019
As Radon Action Month (November annually) comes to a close, BC radon issue stakeholders meet Thursday, November 28, 2019 to discuss next steps.The BC Lung Association will host its 8th annual radon workshop this week,...
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Getting vaccinated is one of the most important things you can do to safeguard your lung health this flu season

November 13th, 2019
“A flu vaccine offers the best defense available to protect against flu and provides protection for up to 12 months,” said Kelly Ablog-Morrant, VP of Advocacy & Partnerships for the BC Lung Association.Don’t delay....
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Thank you Trekkers for an amazing 35th annual ride!

September 10th, 2019
Every year cyclists of all fitness levels join us to ride 200 kilometres throughout BC's Fraser Valley in support of lung health.This year, September 7 and 8th, 2019, marked the 35th anniversary of our weekend Bicycle...
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Families affected by asthma urged to update asthma action plans for back to school season

August 19th, 2019
The most common chronic disease affecting children, asthma, is a leading cause of missed school days and hospital visits – most of which can be prevented with proper asthma management. With September back to school...
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