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Moving the Dial on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Asthma

January 24th, 2019
New report shows Canadians living with asthma are missing out on their lives despite thinking their asthma is well managed The Lung Association wants to help Canadians gain control of their asthma Toronto, Ontario...
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Health groups focus on Saskatchewan's high smoking rates during National Non Smoking Week

January 21st, 2019
For immediate release.  Health groups focus on Saskatchewan’s high smoking rates during National Non Smoking Week Coalition of organizations release report calling for government action.   REGINA - A...
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Radon exposure is responsible for more Canadian deaths per year than from motor vehicle collisions, house fires, carbon monoxide poisonings and drownings combined.

November 16th, 2018
Health groups are urging residents to test their homes for radon, a naturally occurring and lung cancer-causing radioactive gas that is responsible for the deaths of more than 3,200 Canadians per year, which amounts to...
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Potential mail service disruption

October 25th, 2018
Continue your support through a potential rotating postal strike in Saskatchewan. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) is staging rotating strike action across the country. Until a new agreement for postal...
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Patrick Odnokon

WHL Player to CEO

September 26th, 2018
This year, The Lung Association, Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) together funded $150,000 in innovative respiratory research grants awarded to Saskatchewan...
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The Lung Association in partnership with Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools presents a magical and educational event about asthma.

September 25th, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.  SASKATOON - Asthma is a chronic (life-time) disease that makes the lungs very sensitive and hard to breathe. The lung disease is common yet serious with as many as 1 in 5 youth...
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Breathing as One - Boehringer Ingelheim Canada COPD Catalyst Grant

September 13th, 2018
The Breathing as One - Boehringer Ingelheim Canada COPD Catalyst Grant competition promotes innovative research related to the treatment/quality of life, mechanism of disease, and health care...
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In Memory of Sheelagh Barrable

March 27th, 2018
Sheelagh Barrable inspired others with her compassion and humility Sheelagh Josephine Barrable: Athlete. Scholar. Veteran. Grandmother. Born March 24, 1924, in Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask.; died Dec. 19, 2017, in...
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Policy update for CPAP benefit in Saskatchewan

February 1st, 2018
The SAIL Respiratory Equipment Program policy for the CPAP benefit has been updated to reflect recent program changes (implementation of a program fee on Oct. 1, 2017) and revised program eligibility criteria. This...
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2018 Research Funding Opportunity

December 6th, 2017
Saskatoon, SK – Funding Research Ideas That Inspire. Greater success in research is achieved when we work together to find solutions to the challenges facing Saskatchewan people. That is why the Lung Association of...
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