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Take A Breather! Breathe Ambassador Don Narcisse, #80

November 9, 2016

Asthma at nine years old, CFL Hall of Famer, Don Narcisse did not let asthma slow him down or hold him back. Instead he learned to manage his asthma and used it to push himself to live out his football dream. Take control over your asthma and share a photo of yourself taking a breather playing or supporting your favorite sport. #TakeaBreather

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Breathing is the essence of living. Dr. Mark Fitzgerald

November 3, 2016

Breathing is the essence of living. That is why we in the lung health community are so fortunate to be working towards the fundamental objective of helping people breathe better so that they can have a better and longer life...

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We Have Forgotten How To Do The Most Natural Thing In The World Silken Laumann

November 1, 2016

To breathe, it's the most natural thing in the world, or so they say. Years ago, watching my baby boy sleeping, breathing seemed a whole body activity. His belly expanded like a balloon when he breathed in, his belly pushed downward as he exhaled. When I watched him I felt my whole body relax, there was nothing as beautiful as watching him sleep. ...

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Aeri Health Announces Partnership with The Lung Association’s Breathing as One Campaign, Launches New Mobile COPD App

November 18th, 2015

Toronto, ON and Vancouver, BC - The Lung Association, through its Breathing as One research campaign, and Aeri Health, a Vancouver-based integrated health management company, today announced the launch of a new partnership based around a new mobile app that will enable Canadians with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to monitor ...

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5 minutes with Dr. Jeremy Hirota

November 17th, 2015

What’s the focus of your research? I study the relationship between the air we breathe and how this may impact airway diseases including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cystic fibrosis. Every day, we breathe more than 10,000 litres of air into our lungs just to survive. A variety of substances in the air can irritate the airways leading to coughing, wheezing, mucus production ...

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5 minutes with Dr. Chris Carlsten

November 17th, 2015

What’s the focus of your research? Our research focuses on the relationship between air pollution and public health. We look at how pollution particles affect the way genes are expressed in the body. One of our most recent studies ...

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5 minutes with Dr. Mark FitzGerald

November 14th, 2015

Many people have difficulty understanding and acting upon health information. This “low health literacy” has been linked to poorer management of chronic conditions, less use of preventive services...

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5 minutes with Dr. Stephen Lam

November 10th, 2015

Why is research into early detection of lung cancer so important? One in 12 Canadians will receive a lung cancer diagnosis in his or her lifetime. Lung cancer accounts for more than a quarter of cancer deaths in Canada. Unlike routine screening tests for colon, cervical...

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November Is Lung Month

October 5th, 2015

Every day we breathe 22,000 times. Most of us never stop to think about our breath. But for those who struggle to breathe, it is all that matters. This November, the Lung Association is rallying Canadians to help fund new breakthrough research so no one will have to struggle to breathe. ...

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National Honour for Renowned Asthma Researcher Paul O'Byrne

October 5th, 2015

World renowned asthma research pioneer Paul O’Byrne has been elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS), one of the highest honours for members of the Canadian health sciences community...

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Study finds weight loss in obese adults can reduce severity of asthma: Unlocking the connection between asthma and obesity

June 11th, 2015

A new Canadian study has found that weight loss in obese adults can reduce their asthma severity...

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The Canadian Lung Association announces 2015-16 Board of Directors

June 15th, 2015

The Canadian Lung Association is pleased to announce the election of Anne Marie Downey as the Chair of its national Board of Directors at its annual general meeting in June...

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Dean Karakasis presents lifetime award to Dick Shuhany

Canadian Lung Association honours long-time volunteer Richard Shuhany with 2015 lifetime achievement award

June 15th, 2015

Photo: CLA Board Chair Dean Karakasis presents lifetime achievement award to long-time volunteer Dick Shuhany. Ottawa – The Canadian Lung Association is pleased to announce that long-time volunteer...

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