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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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Health advocates seek stricter controls as youth and young adult nicotine use surges

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 in...
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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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The toxic truth about wood smoke

December 12th, 2018
Isn’t wood a source of renewable energy? A natural substance? A heat source we’ve used since prehistoric times, and an alternative to “dirty” fossil fuels?Sure. Unfortunately, natural doesn’t always mean harmless. A...
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How North Vancouver’s BREATH team is a lung patient’s dream team

December 11th, 2018
As few as one in 100 Canadians with chronic lung disease currently have access to pulmonary rehabilitation — a program of exercise and education proven to significantly improve patient quality of life. Even fewer have...
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Why the lungs of HIV patients age faster

December 1st, 2018
HIV leads to unique health concerns in older adults. Patients often exhibit comorbidities associated with older age sooner than those without HIV.BC Lung Association research grant recipient Dr....
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One BC mom is working to clear the air of wood smoke

November 28th, 2018
Changing public opinion on the appeal of wood heating is not an easy task, but full-time mom and part-time Clean Air Coordinator Sue Brookes is determined.Sue lives near in what’s called the Bulkley Valley and Lake...
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