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Details: Lung Health; Print Page. Text resize decrease -A Text resize reset A Text resize increase + A. Lung Health. Lung Diseases A - Z. Lung Info. Prevent Lung Disease. Air Quality. Smoking and Tobacco. Vaping. Faces of Lung Disease. Your Healthy …

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Lung Health Clinic the lung association

Details: An education and exercise program offered by a team of health care providers. The education components may include breathing control, energy conservation, understanding breathing medicines and how to use them, preventing flare-up and sesssions on quitting smoking.

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How Your Lungs Work the lung association

Details: Lung Health › Lung Info › How Your Lungs Work; Print Page. Text resize decrease -A Text resize reset A Text resize increase + A. How Your Lungs Work. Your lungs bring fresh oxygen into your body. They remove the carbon dioxide and other waste gases that your body's doesn't need.

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Prevent Lung Disease the lung association

Details: PREVENT BREATHING BREAKDOWNS. Given the many factors that can have an effect on our lungs, it doesn't come as a surprise that many Canadians have experience with lung disease. Genetics, air pollution, cleaning solutions, smoking, and sleep disorders put our lungs at risk. Some risk factors may be unavoidable, but some basic knowledge and prevention tips can help limit these threats.

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Health Professionals the lung association

Details: Health Professionals; Print Page. Text resize decrease -A Text resize reset A Text resize increase + A. Health Professionals. Our Health Professionals. Research Competitions. Clinical Tools and Resources. Education and Training. CTS & CRHP Membership. AddThis Social Sharing Icon. Page Last Updated: 12/10/2016.

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At Home the lung association

Details: Your home should be safe and comforting, not a place that makes you sick. People can have air quality problems in any kind of home, new or old. The good news is that you can do something right now to improve your home's air quality.Take an air quality health tour and spot the sources for potential air pollution.Common sources of poor indoor air quality include:

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Sarcoidosis Symptoms the lung association

Details: Sarcoidosis can cause many different signs and symptoms. The symptoms are different in different people. Your symptoms depend on how long you have had sarcoidosis, and where the granulomas are, and how many there are.Some people don’t have any symptoms from sarcoidosis. Their doctors find out that they have sarcoidosis when they are looking into other health problems.Some symptoms of

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Forest Fires and Lung Health the lung association

Details: Forest fires are often a concern in Canada, especially during dry, hot summers. People all over Canada may be affected by the smoke from forest fires. The Canadian Lung Association urges those with lung disease such as asthma and COPD to monitor their breathing and avoid exposure to smoke. If breathing problems develop, refer to your action plan or call your health-care provider.What type of

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Carbon Monoxide the lung association

Details: Health Effects of Carbon Monoxide Carbon monoxide exposures especially affect unborn babies, infants and people with anemia or a history of respiratory or heart disease. Breathing in low levels of carbon monoxide can cause fatigue and increase chest pain in people with chronic heart disease.

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48 hours the lung association

Details: 1. Health Canada, Tobacco Control Program. On the Road to Quitting - Guide to Becoming a Non-Smoker.

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Pulmonary Embolism the lung association

Details: Pulmonary embolism happens when one or more of your arteries in your lungs gets blocked by a blood clot, fat or tumour. The most common type of pulmonary embolism is caused by a blood clot that moves through your blood stream, goes through your heart and blocks off an artery in your lung. Most pulmonary embolisms are caused from clots originating in the lower extremities (deep vein thrombosis

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Fire Pit Burning the lung association

Details: Environment Canada and Health Canada have identified many hazardous chemical substances in wood smoke, including: PM10 (inhalable particulate matter less than 10 microns in diameter) consists of a mixture of microscopic particles of varied size and composition, and has been declared a toxic substance under the Environmental Protection Act .

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COVID-19 & Sleep Apnea the lung association

Details: Are people with sleep apnea more likely to be impacted by COVID-19? People with sleep apnea are not more likely to contract the virus. However, anyone with a chronic or underlying lung condition are at a higher risk of experiencing more severe symptoms if they contract COVID-19. COVID-19 can affect your respiratory tract (nose, throat, lungs), and possibly lead to pneumonia and acute

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Partnering with Health Professionals the lung association

Details: CTS provides health professionals with access to training on best practices in chronic lung disease diagnosis, care and management and lends support to local and regional lung health education and professional workshop initiatives. CTS develops and encourage the implementation of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for respiratory care.

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Air Quality & Health Workshop 2021 the lung association

Details: Organized annually, the workshop brings together air quality and environmental health experts and policymakers to share new insights regarding priority public health …

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Health effects of vaping the lung association

Details: The e-liquid used in vaping products contains chemicals that evidence is demonstrating have negative health effects.Vaping products contain an e-liquid that is vapourized, and then inhaled by users.This e-liquid contains a variety of chemicals and the long-term risks of inhaling these chemicals are still being studied. Research has begun to demonstrate negative effects on both the lung and heart.

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Smog the lung association

Details: PM 2.5 is particulate matter that is very small (2.5 microns or less – that’s about the width of human hair). PM 2.5 can be breathed deeply into your lungs and will stay there, causing health problems. PM 2.5 can stay in the air longer and travel farther than larger particles. Health effects of fine particulate matter: coughing or sneezing

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Smoking and Tobacco Statistics the lung association

Details: Smoking & Tobacco StatisticsTobacco continues to be the number one cause of preventable disease and death in Canada. An estimated 45,000 Canadians die each year as a result of smoking. Countless others live with chronic diseases. Despite public health education and prevention efforts, approximately 15 per cent of Canadians currently smoke.Here are some numbers behind the smoke and mirrors of

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Lung Cancer Treatment the lung association

Details: Different treatments work for different types of lung cancer. To decide on treatment for a particular patient, doctors look at:The type of cancer the patient hasThe patient's age and overall healthThe stage the lung cancer is at — whether it has spread to other parts of the bodyAfter looking at those things, doctors may recommend one or more of these treatments:

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5 Vaping Myths Busted the lung association

Details: Vaping is NOT harmlessVaping has often been presented as a harmless alternative to smoking. This is inaccurate. While vaping may be a less harmful alternative, it is far from harmless. While long-term health effects of vaping are not yet known, we do know that it can cause coughing, worsening of asthma symptoms and yet-to-be-determined long-term health effects.

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Kamloops Community Respiratory Program the lung association

Details: An on-going exercise program with or without subervision of a health care provider. Smoking Cessation. Counseling to help people quit smoking. Spirometry Testing. a simple breathing test that can help in the diagnosis of different lung diseases. Audience: Both. Types of Patients Accepted:

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Treatment

Details: Quitting is the most important thing you can do to improve your health, but we know it can be hard. The good news is that there are people, programs and medications to help you quit. Your chance of success is highest if you use a combination of methods, like counseling and support services along with nicotine replacement therapy (e.g. - gum or

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Sleep Apnea C.P.A.P. the lung association

Details: This page gives detailed information about Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, also called C.P.A.P.. CPAP is the main treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.How does CPAP work?The CPAP machine delivers a constant flow of air through tubing and a mask and into your airway. The CPAP machine creates enough pressure in your airway to hold the tissue open, so your airway doesn't collapse.The …

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Volunteer the lung association

Details: STICK YOUR CHEST OUT PROUDLY. Refuel a thirsty runner. Stuff tax receipts. Hand out health education material. As one of our passionate and hard-working volunteers, you can connect with a joined-at-the-lung community of fellow concerned breathers. Whether you have minutes, hours, days or months to spare, we’ll do our best to match you with a job that suits your skills, interests and

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Pneumonia the lung association

Details: Pneumonia (nu-MO-ne-ah) is swelling (inflammation) of one or both lungs that is usually caused by an infection. Many different germs can cause pneumonia, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi. When you breathe in these germs, they can settle in the air sacs (alveoli) of your lungs. Deep in your lungs, the germs may grow and overcome your body's normal defenses.

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Neal Thomson the lung association

Details: I spent my childhood inhaling a great deal of grain dust from farm fields. I was also exposed to farm chemicals like pesticides and fertilizers. By the time I reached adulthood, I suspect damage to my lungs was already well underway. But back then, I really didn’t think too much about the health of my lungs. Typically after a good night’s sleep, I felt fine.

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Chronic Cough FAQs the lung association

Details: What causes cough?Coughing has a purpose. It is your body’s way of keeping unwanted stuff from getting into your lungs. Coughing helps clear extra mucus from your airways (small tubes in your lungs). This extra mucus could be caused by smoking, a cold, a lung infection or a lung disease, like asthma or COPD.A cough may be cause by a condition not related to your lungs, such as heartburn

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Lung Cancer Who is at risk for lung cancer

Details: Smoking is the number one risk factor for developing lung cancer. The following factors are known to increase the risk of developing lung cancer:

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Donate the lung association

Details: Health & Air Quality. Climate Change & Human Health; Air Quality; Radon; Health Professionals for Action on Climate Change; Canadian Network for Human Health and the Environment; Services & Resources. Lung Transplants; Patient Counseling; Videos; Download Brochures; COPD Support Group; YogaBreathe; Events & Campaigns. Events; Projects; 2020

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Vaping prevention toolkit the lung association

Details: Youth vaping has reached epidemic levels, threatening to addict a new generation of young people on nicotine. In an effort to address the problem, the BC Lung Association recently partnered with Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health Authorities to develop a Vaping Prevention Toolkit.The Toolkit's purpose? 1) To raise awareness and increase the knowledge of educators, and 2) To help guide

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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Managing your IPF the

Details: Work with your health-care team to manage and understand your IPF. It is important to work with your family doctor or respirologist (lung specialist) to find the best treatment for you. Not all medications will work for everyone. Your doctor knows your medical history and will be able to determine if medication is an option for you.

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Pandemic Flu the lung association

Details: The Public Health Agency of Canada suggests that all Canadians take small steps now that will help them cope with a flu pandemic or any other emergency situation. Here are some things you can do: If you have a chronic (long-term) lung disease like asthma or COPD, take special steps to control your symptoms and prepare for flu.

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Health Professional Resources the lung association

Details: Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals (CRHP) The CRHP is the Canadian Lung Association's multidisciplinary allied health professional section. The CRHP welcomes nurses, respiratory therapists, cardio-pulmonary physiotherapists, pharmacists, and other allied health professional working in the respiratory field. The Canadian Thoracic Society

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2017 Meeting Archives the lung association

Details: Dr. Dennis Falzon, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland. VDOT in the UK: Results of a Randomized Control Trial Dr. Alistair Story, University College London, London, UK. Use of PCR-based Diagnostics in the United States Dr. Neha Shah, Centers for …

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Pleurisy Cause the lung association

Details: Pleurisy can arise from different causes and take different ways to develop, sometimes with excess fluid in the pleural cavity ("wet pleurisy") and sometimes without ("dry pleurisy"), sometimes accompanied by no pain sometimes very painful. The most common cause of pleurisy is viral infection such as the flu or pneumonia.There are two kinds of pleurisy. A "primary" pleurisy is an inflammation

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Smog the lung association

Details: Smog is bad for your health, especially if you have asthma. If you have asthma, smog can make your airways (breathing passages) swollen and filled with mucus. It can make you cough and wheeze, and make your chest feel tight. Protect your breathing on days when the air pollution is bad - be Smog Smart! Get to know how smog affects your breathing

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Tuberculosis Symptoms the lung association

Details: A cough that lasts two weeks or more, especially if you cough up fluid or blood comes from your lungs when you coughFeverWeight lossNight sweatsLoss of appetiteMany of these symptoms can be confused with other illnesses. If you have these symptoms, or if you think you might have TB, see you doctor.

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Annual TB Conference: The Union

Details: The 25th Annual Conference of The Union-North America takes place virtually on February 24 to 27, 2021, from 8am until 5pm Pacific Standard Time daily. The Union-North America Region (NAR) is the regional arm of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), a global public health organization with the vision to provide health solutions to the poor.

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COVID-19 & Cystic Fibrosis (CF) the lung association

Details: Many of the measures taken by healthcare professionals and staff at CF clinics have been in practice much before the COVID-19 outbreak to minimize the risk of cross-infections. CF clinics in Canada maintain a high standard of care and follow isolation precautions to ensure the health …

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Latest News the lung association

Details: TORONTO- Health charities in Ontario are calling on the provincial government for immediate relief and long-term aid as they continue to support vulnerable populations through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. A group

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Frequently asked questions the lung association

Details: Together with the help of Canadian lung health experts, and our Lung Association colleagues in Ottawa, we have centralized anwers to Frequently Asked Questions from lung patients and caregivers here.

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Pertussis the lung association

Details: Pertussis – also known as whooping cough – is a contagious infection of the respiratory tract (breathing tubes). It causes severe coughing that can last for weeks. People with pertussis often make a loud “whooping sound” when they inhale after coughing.Most cases of pertussis can be prevented by a vaccination (shot).

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Chronic Cough the lung association

Details: It is normal to cough occasionally, especially if you have a cold, flu or allergies.Coughing has a purpose. It is your body’s way of keeping unwanted stuff from getting into your lungs. Coughing helps clear extra mucus from your airways (small tubes in your lungs). This extra mucus could be caused by smoking, a cold, nasal or sinus problems, a lung infection or a lung disease like asthma or

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About Us the lung association

Details: The Lung Association is the leading organization in Canada working to promote lung health and prevent and manage lung disease. We do this by funding vital research, pushing for improved treatments, smarter policies, or supporting patients in managing their health.

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Becoming Air Aware – How Canada’s AQHI Can Help You the

Details: The Air Quality Health Index or “AQHI” is a scale designed to help you understand what the air quality around you means to your health. It’s a health protection tool designed to help you make decisions to protect your health by limiting short-term exposure to air pollution and adjusting your activity levels during increased levels of air pollution – and it’s particularly important

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Asthma Exercise and Asthma the lung association

Details: Exercise can be a trigger for people when their asthma in not under good control. People with asthma should not avoid exercising. As long as your asthma is under control, exercising is recommended to keep your lungs and body in good shape.Exercise helps you:

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