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Pulmonary rehab has improved and prolonged my life

November 26th, 2018
Wayne found out he was sick in 2012, and by early 2017, he had to stop working.A mental health and addictions worker in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Wayne was diagnosed with two chronic lung diseases: mycobacterium...
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How genetics can identify new therapeutic approaches for COPD

November 15th, 2018
COPD is the leading cause of hospitalization in BC. However, we still don’t fully understand how and why COPD develops and progresses.BC Lung Association research grant recipient, Dr. Ma’en Obeidat, is using integrative...
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Personalized exercise routines maximize benefits for lung patients

November 14th, 2018
Many top BC lung researchers today got their start thanks to BC Lung Association donor funding. Every year, we award a number of post-doctoral fellowships to rising stars in lung health-related research. Dr....
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How do pneumonia bugs outsmart vaccines?

November 7th, 2018
Vaccination helps prevent people from getting sick. By avoiding illness, we reduce use of antibiotics, which in turn helps reduce the evolution of drug resistance.BC Lung Association research grant recipient Dr. Manish...
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It’s all about the DNA: how radon causes lung cancer

November 6th, 2018
Anyone can get lung cancer. Lung cancer occurs when cells in the lung mutate or change. Various factors can cause this mutation to happen.Most often, this happens when people breathe in dangerous, toxic substances....
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Using viruses to beat lung cancer

November 2nd, 2018
Current treatments are not very good at stopping the spread of the most common type of lung cancer: non-small cell. Advances in virotherapy provide hope.BC Lung Association research grant recipient, Dr. Honglin Luo, is...
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An advocate for community-based respiratory services

October 24th, 2018
”Why respiratory therapy? I’ve been an RT for 16 years and am passionate about what I do. When I’m not teaching respiratory therapy at Thompson Rivers University, I can be found training educators in tobacco cessation,...
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Respiratory therapist Hardip teaches his community about lung health

October 22nd, 2018
Born and raised in Kelowna, Hardip Kolar is a Respiratory Therapist (RT) at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. He volunteers every year with Fraser Health’s Respiratory Engagement Team at our annual Climb the...
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September is Pulmonary Fibrosis Month! Meet Yvonne, an IPF patient who is dedicated to keeping her lungs healthy

September 6th, 2018
Yvonne Milne of Abbotsford has been living with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), a type of lung disease that results in scarring of lungs. A special education teacher for 40 years, Yvonne is now retired, and an...
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Wildfires: what you should know

August 15th, 2018
Every year, fire season in BC seems to be getting longer and more extreme, causing some of the worst air quality in British Columbia, and causing health problems for those with and without chronic lung disease.Wildfire...
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