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Pulmonary and Respirology

Avoiding the travel hassles of initial respiratory assessments

By Vince Rice Imagine struggling for each breath, but facing a lengthy and possibly costly journey just to get a quick assessment on your chances...

Let’s boogie! A dance study for People with COPD

By Jane Langille After showing significant improvement by participating in a formal rehabilitation program, many people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) find it...

Not taking certain blood thinners as prescribed can increase risk of stroke

  One in three seniors prescribed the blood thinners dabigatran and rivaroxaban are not taking the medications as recommended, increasing their risk of stroke, transient...

New program making a world of difference for COPD patients

When Gordon Ying was admitted to North York General Hospital for a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) flare-up, he said it changed his life....

Helping Canadians with asthma to breathe easier

The world-renowned Firestone Clinic at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton is finding new ways to help nearly three million Canadians diagnosed with asthma. Ground-breaking new treatment...

Keeping COPD patients out of hospital

Living Well education program helps keep #COPD patients out of hospital A program at #Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) is helping to keep patients...

Home sweet home: Enhanced Living Service gives patients more independence

For some patients in our healthcare system, the hospitals in which they are treated and cared for function almost as their permanent homes. But “home...

iPads and action plans: a new approach to helping patients with asthma

Asthma is a chronic and potentially fatal disease affecting 8.3 per cent of Canadians aged 12 and over, with annual health care costs of...

Spirometry testing can help diagnose lung disease

Spirometry is a relatively simple measure of how much air a person can breathe in and out and how fast the air can be...

Scleroderma Group dedicated to scleroderma research, treatment and clinical care

Barbara Williams had always considered herself to be a healthy and active person. After all, she had an exciting career in the pharmaceutical industry,...

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