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Pulmonary and Respirology

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,...

New interprofessional team puts patients first

After years of discussion on ways to improve the care provided to patients living with a #tracheostomy, St. Joseph’s Health Centre Toronto (St. Joe’s)...

A new approach to cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention

Cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention (CRSP) is a specialized component of chronic vascular disease care. By integrating structured behaviour change interventions like diet, exercise,...

Biomarkers to diagnose and prevent ‘lung attacks’ that can kill

Vivianne Toupin knows firsthand just how deadly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be. In her lifetime, three of her family members have succumbed...

Asthma resources available for health professionals

The Asthma Society of Canada is a registered national charity focusing on asthma and associated allergies through education and patient empowerment. We offer a...

Remote respiratory monitoring system used to monitor post op patients

St. Joseph’s Hospital takes a big leap forward in patient safety by becoming the first hospital in Canada to adopt the remote respiratory monitoring...

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