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Give it your best shot

July 6, 2021 •

As the world starts to reopen, it can be easy to jump back into life. But it’s important to remember that the pandemic is not quite over. There are still many Canadians who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and there are still safety guidelines we have to obey.We all want to hug our loved ones, high five our friends and laugh together. But we still have to be careful. Here are some quick


Tips to control asthma and allergies

March 29, 2021 •

People can have allergies or asthma. Many people have both. Allergies can make asthma symptoms worse so it is important to control both asthma and allergies. 5 Tips to help you control your seasonal allergiesPay attention to pollen counts. On days when pollen counts are high, limit your time outdoors. Pollen counts tend to be highest during the early morning hours, on windy days, and on stormy


5 Gifts to give during the 2020 holiday season

November 18, 2020 •

This year has arguably been more deserving than any other of joy, gifts and celebrations to wrap up the year. The year 2020 has seen many people gasping for breath in literal and figurative sense. However, this Christmas and holiday season will be different. We may not all get to see the people we would like to see, but we can celebrate in a different way. Here are some ideas for gifts that let us


Know the Difference between COVID-19, Pneumonia & Flu

November 2, 2020 •

Download our free handy guide.We have put togethere a comprehensive fact sheet that helps explain the similarities and differences among pneumonia, flu and COVID-19. What symptoms do they all have in common? How is each disease different? And what role does the flu vaccine play in keeping you healthy this flu season? Download our free fact sheet and learn more.


Why does The Canadian Lung Association matter to me?

September 23, 2020 •

A message from Dr. Andrew Halayko, Professor, Physiology and Pathophysiology, University of ManitobaWhy does the Canadian Lung Association matter to you?I have childhood memories of seeing the Christmas Seals show up in the mail. Then, it meant it was Christmas season, and I did not appreciate the significance of the CLA brand and its purpose. I grew up in a household (like many others) with a


Getting ready for back to school 2020

August 31, 2020 •

September Spike can be a challenging time of the year for parents of all children with asthma. This year, that challenge is even greater due to COVID-19. What may add to the stress even more is that there are still many uncertainties and unknowns. Some parents will send their children back to school, while others will participate in online learning.Likewise, not all children will be required to


From the Lab: How The Canadian Lung Association helped me become the researcher and scientist I strive to be

July 20, 2020 •

By: Javad Alizadeh, PhD Student and Vanier ScholarGrowing up in a farming family in a small village in Northeast Iran taught me from an early age the value of hard work, problem solving from a big-picture perspective, to take initiative and leaving things better than how I found them. Developing new lung cancer therapies is my version of saving the world. Though there have been frustrations and


Why hospice is nothing to fear

January 22, 2020 •

End of life is a difficult topic to discuss among many cultures within Canada.It is a taboo subject that is often avoided for fear of the unknown. Palliative care – and/or hospice care – is something that can strike fear into the hearts of loved ones. It can feel too final to comprehend. It is with mixed emotions that caregivers agree to move their loved one to a hospice care facility. Lung


5 Vaping Myths Busted

December 19, 2019 •

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. Additionally, children and adults


5 Things you can do to show your lungs some love

December 19, 2019 •

First day of the year is a great way to set intentions for the year to come. So, we’re here to help you take the first steps into a year that celebrates your lungs, your lung health and your well being in general. Take your time today to show your lungs you care! Let 2020 be the year easy breathing for you.Butt out. Eliminating smoking from your life is one of the best things you can do for your