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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...
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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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Meet Lise, who is proactive to protect her lungs

August 13th, 2018
Lise Fillion was born in Ottawa, and lived all over the world growing up. Back in 1979, she moved to British Columbia. She now lives in Vancouver, where she’s worked for the Federal Fisheries and Ocean Canada and have...
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Meet Sara, who loves life by knowing her limits

July 27th, 2018
Meet Sara Troy, a podcaster and producer from the UK who now lives in Esquimalt, BC. Sara has lived with asthma for her whole life, and spoke with BC Lung Patient Advocate Darcy Murdoch about how she's learned to know...
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Meet Simeran, an RT who loves to be a part of a compassionate care team

May 25th, 2018
Simeran Boyal is a Respiratory Therapist (RT) at St Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, BC. She is 22 years of age. Simeran is from William's Lake, BC and lives in Surrey, BC.1.  Why did you choose your career...
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