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Contributing to the global fight to end TB

March 1st, 2019
Conference secretariat for The Union against Lung Disease & Tuberculosis (TB), the BC Lung Association organizes an annual North American meeting of TB experts, the most recent in Vancouver in February 2019. ...
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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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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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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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