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#NotSmokingHot say students about unecessary on-screen smoking

February 17th, 2017
Last year the World Health Organization (WHO) called upon governments world-wide to apply adult ratings to movies with smoking because of strong evidence demonstrating that on-screen smoking causes over one-third of...
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Stephen Lewis, politician, public speaker, broadcaster and diplomat

Complacency is allowing TB infection to rise.

February 14th, 2017
TB (tuberculosis) is a treatable, curable disease and yet it kills more people than AIDs and malaria put together explains well-known politician and public speaker Stephen Lewis in a video broadcast from a recent...
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Dr. Madukhar Pai, TB expert

To eliminate tuberculosis, we need ways to diagnose and treat it faster

February 14th, 2017
When TB patients are not diagnosed and cured quickly, they may unknowingly spread their infection to their families and communities – further exacerbating the epidemic.According to Dr. Madukhar Pai, Associate Director...
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Dr. Gonzalez Alvarez, Lung Specialist

Tuberculosis infection in Nunavut is up to 50x higher than elsewhere in Canada

February 14th, 2017
Tuberculosis (TB) kills nearly 1.5 million people annually, mostly in developing countries, but Canada isn't immune to this disease, with about 1,600 new cases of TB reported here every year. In Canada TB occurs mostly...
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Dr. Jennifer Gardy, Senior Scientist

300 people are diagnosed with tuberculosis in BC every year

February 14th, 2017
Of the 300 people in B.C. diagnosed with active TB (tuberculosis) each year, 200 are immigrants from high TB prevalence countries. “Typically, these are individuals who arrive in Canada with the latent, ‘sleeping’...
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Dr. James Johnston, TB expert

Dr. James Johnston chairs TB conference in Vancouver next week

February 14th, 2017
Canada needs to develop better ways to identify latent or ‘sleeping’ tuberculosisAbout 1/3 of the world’s population has latent or ‘sleeping’ TB (tuberculosis), which means people have been infected by TB bacteria...
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Cathie Sundstrom with husband Wayne and best friend Gail

The key to dealing with lung cancer? A strong support system

January 27th, 2017
Cathie was diagnosed less than a year ago with advanced lung cancer and has been going through aggressive treatment ever since. At this point, her cancer is under control, she is feeling better, and making the most of...
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Susanne Williamson tests her home for radon

Local mom encourages all Prince George residents to test for radon

January 24th, 2017
After living in the same house for 12 years in Prince George, Susanne Williamson and her family moved to a different home. First thing on her to-do list? Test for radon.The BC Lung Association completed one of Canada’s...
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Kaitlyn Gillis, Director of Wellbeing + Sustainability at Light House Sustainable Building Centre

Radon as a health issue has long been ignored in the green building world

January 19th, 2017
Director of Wellbeing + Sustainability at Light House Sustainable Building Centre Kaitlyn Gillis discusses why radon needs to be addressed early on in design of green buildings - and why all existing buildings need...
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'Mushing' into a smoke-free life

January 13th, 2017
Cara Bissonnette, from White Rock, BC was a smoker for over 40 years. On January 2, 2017 she made the decision to quit. She shared with us her smoking history, her motiviation to take on this challenge,...
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