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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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No matter the health challenge, Lynn’s motto: Never, ever give up.

May 15th, 2019
“It really doesn’t matter what health condition you have. If you have the right attitude, it will take you a long way on whatever rocky road you find yourself. Never, ever give up,” said Lynn. “And be sure to talk...
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For lung patient Mike, it's all about living life to the fullest!

May 14th, 2019
​Just the other week Mike, who lives in Fort Nelson, was in town to run the Vancouver Marathon and stopped by for a visit. His story's an inspiring one.Mike was diagnosed with bronchiectasis - a chronic, debilitating...
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Meet RT-in-training Tiaura-Lee Jenkins, a BC Lung Assocation bursary recipient

May 8th, 2019
Every year the BC Lung Association awards bursaries to promising students nominated by Thompson Rivers University - TRU World Respiratory Therapy program faculty. Tiaura-Lee was one of three bursary awardees in 2018.Two...
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Meet RT-in-training Lauren Jacklin, a BC Lung Assocation bursary recipient

April 18th, 2019
According to the BC government, approximately 1,000 respiratory therapists (RTs) are currently working in the province, mostly in hospital settings such as ERs, neonatal and intensive care units, as well as in...
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Faced with an uncertain future, Sheryl exercises to beat the blues

April 11th, 2019
Diagnosed with a rare lung disease and waiting for a transplant, Sheryl finds strength through structured exercise and the support of fellow patients.Struck by severe lower back pain that just wouldn’t go away,...
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How exercise helps Beth manage her breathing problems

April 4th, 2019
We met Beth Wilson in the lead-up to our Climb the Wall stair climb in February 2019. Beth had committed to climbing in support of lung health as a part of a team run through LIVE WELL Exercise Clinics where she...
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Vaping threatens to hook a new generation on nicotine

February 27th, 2019
Recent surges in youth and young adult experimentation with vaping threaten to hook a whole new generation on nicotine, and no surprise given how perilously easy tobacco and vaping products are to obtain, say BC health...
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Lise, on turning her health around: "Attitude is everything."

January 24th, 2019
When Lise was a very young girl, she drove from England to Scotland with her parents. Both of them smoked up a storm the entire time. It wasn’t long after that trip that Lise started smoking herself. ​ When she was...
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I teach patients how to take control of their lung condition

January 4th, 2019
Respiratory therapist, educator and coordinator for the Respiratory Education Centre at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, Mark Finnis tells us how he helps patients breathe easier. You can live a remarkably...
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