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Shining a Spotlight on our Lung Heroes: Mother’s Day Edition

May 12th, 2017
From protecting their kids from a lung cancer risk, to advocating for the health of everyone’s lungs, mothers never cease to impress us. On this Mother’s Day, we’re giving a shout-out to all the lung hero moms who are...
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Cycling enthusiast Tony Morris doesn’t let asthma slow him down!

May 9th, 2017
A cherished supporter of the BC Lung Association and a cycling enthusiast, Tony has relatively severe asthma, but refuses to get stuck on the couch.The trick, says Tony, is working with his doctor to design a personal...
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Asthma does not have to limit your life

May 2nd, 2017
Whistler-based wilderness paramedic, health and safety consultant Colin Orr was diagnosed with asthma at the age of three.His father had asthma too. But lucky for Colin, his mother Nancy was a nurse and she was...
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Allergy tips

Lung health professional Jenna Jangalee shares personal allergy tips

May 1st, 2017
A lot of people struggle to get their allergies under control – including Vancouver Respiratory Therapist Jenna Jangalee who sat down to share a few tips with us.Do you find your allergies hard to control?I have...
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Dr. Nino Künzli, Director, Swiss School of Public Health

World health expert talks dirty

April 21st, 2017
The BC Lung Association organizes an annual meeting of world authorities on health-damaging pollutants. At a recent meeting we spoke with visiting pollution expert Dr. Nino Künzli and asked, given we know dirty air...
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Meet some of the volunteers we’ve counted on for years!

April 19th, 2017
Our volunteers provide critical support that help us to carry out our mission of promoting lung health, and managing and preventing lung disease. We simply couldn’t do what we do without them. We are particularly lucky...
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Anne Mitchell - New West Better Breathers

Meet Volunteer Anne Kennedy Mitchell

April 19th, 2017
Anne is the volunteer president of our Lung Association Better Breathers support group in New Westminster (also known as the New Westminster Puffers’ Club). During the week, Anne manages a dental clinic. In her spare...
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Dr Chris Carlsten

How air pollution is messing with our genes

April 11th, 2017
Air pollution can make it hard to breathe. It also can increase someone’s blood pressure and heart rate. Those problems are well known. Now research, in part funded by the BC Lung Association, suggests breathing diesel...
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Air quality and health index

Becoming Air Aware: How Canada’s AQHI Can Help You

April 5th, 2017
The Air Quality Health Index or “AQHI” is a scale designed to help you understand what the air quality around you means to your health. It’s a health protection tool designed to help you make decisions to protect your...
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Gina Walton (right) with Ken Fisher

Learning to live with COPD

April 3rd, 2017
Gina Walton was diagnosed with COPD, a progressive, chronic lung disease about 10 years ago. She has been a member of the Langley Better Breathers Group for the past five. We sat down with Gina to learn a bit more:When...
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