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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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Had a breathing test? Tell us about your experience!

August 15th, 2018
The American Thoracic Society and the European Respiratory Society are trying to understand patients’ experiences with spirometry to help us to agree on the most appropriate testing methods. If you have ever had a...
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Saskatchewan health groups applaud smoke-free social housing policy

June 20th, 2018
REGINA – The Saskatchewan Housing Corporation’s announcement today to make all social housing units smoke-free later this summer is being praised by health organizations including The Lung Association and the Canadian...
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$150,000 Research Funding Breathes Life Into Ideas That Inspire for Improved Respiratory Health in Saskatchewan

June 18th, 2018
Saskatoon – Six teams, with expertise varying from medicine and clinical practice to computer science and veterinary medicine, have received funding from Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) and the Lung...
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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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