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Community Asthma Care Centre improves access to diagnostic procedure

The constant and debilitating cough that plagued Bev Rowter for more than a year is gone. The Conquerall Mills woman credits South Shore Health's...

An Investigator’s Diary: Bringing asthma care into the 21st century

In the 21st century, total asthma control should be the goal for our patients. That is, our patients should live life as though they...

Pediatric asthma management at Joseph Brant: Working together with our youngest patients

At Joseph Brant, we believe in putting patients and families first as demonstrated in the collaborative relationship that exists between our family physicians and...

Empowering patients to take control of their lung health

The Asthma Coalition of York Region is a group of dedicated health professionals committed to raising awareness about the most common chronic lung disease...

The personal side of antibiotic resistance

Erick Labrie is an active 6-year-old boy from Matane, Québec who loves to play outside. These days, when Erick's mother tells him to wear...

Respiratory Rehabilitation Programs help patients breathe easier

It's a catch-22. People with chronic respiratory disease are reluctant to exercise because they are afraid of becoming breathless, yet regular everyday exercise will...

Immunization vital for health-care providers

Health-care providers have a well-deserved reputation of going the extra mile to promote health and protect and care for their patients. But each year...

Antibiotics for back-to-school throat infections often not the best solution

A Capital Health/University of Alberta pediatrician and researcher reminds parents that antibiotics are not a cure-all for every illness a child brings home from...

Spotlight on Dr. Joanne Liu

I first thought about joining Médecins Sans Frontières when I was a teenager. I had come across a book about a physician working in...

Highly anticipated biologic for psoriasis now approved in Canada

By Sarah Carter AMEVIVE (alefacept), the first new medication for psoriasis in over a decade, has been approved in Canada for the treatment of patients...

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