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BreathWorks e-News: Spring 2016

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Advocating for Lung Health at the Ontario Legislature
On Monday, November 30th, the Ontario Lung Association (OLA) hosted Queen’s Park Lobby Day. Over 20 volunteers, including Lung Health Ambassadors and OLA staff were paired with one another and met with Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs). > find out more

Fitness for Breath – 2016 Update
The Ontario Lung Association (OLA) is thrilled with the on-going expansion of the Fitness for Breath (FFB) programs across Ontario. What started out as a pilot in the fall of 2014 at the Abilities Centre in Whitby, has expanded to 16 sites and is still growing today! > find out more

Radon and Smoking – a dangerous combination
Although smoking and radon are two separate health issues, they are also connected. People who smoke and are exposed to elevated levels of radon have a significantly increased risk of developing ling cancer. > find out more

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease & Lung Disease
Many people have occasional heartburn, sometimes also called acid reflux. Stomach acid or contents can flow back into the esophagus (food pipe). When this happens regularly, it is called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). > find out more

COPD Notes
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Lung Health Ambassador Lorraine Leblanc (centre) is presented with a Meritorious Service Award from The Lung Association by George Habib, CEO (left) and Dr. John Granton (right) at the Queen’s Park Lobby Day Reception, November 2015
Lung Health Ambassador Lorraine Leblanc (centre) is presented with a Meritorious Service Award from The Lung Association by George Habib, CEO (left) and Dr. John Granton (right) at the Queen’s Park Lobby Day Reception, November 2015

 

Lung Health Ambassador Bev Black with the Hon. Dave Levac, Speaker, Legislative Assembly of Ontario, at the Queen’s Park Lobby Day Reception, November 2015

Lung Health Ambassador Bev Black with the Hon. Dave Levac, Speaker, Legislative Assembly of Ontario, at the Queen’s Park Lobby Day Reception, November 2015

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