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November is Lung Month. There are many different aspects of lung health that require our attention.

  • Lung cancer kills more men and women than any other type of cancer.  The second leading cause of lung cancer is the presence of radon gas in our homes.

  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is the fourth leading cause of death in Canada and will soon be the third.  COPD kills more women than breast cancer and kills more men than prostate cancer.
  • Asthma can affect 1-3 children per classroom.  It is a leading cause of children’s hospitalizations.

  • Courses are offered by The Lung Association to train health care professionals how to educate their patients about COPD & asthma

Your donations to Christmas Seals support research, education and patient support in these critical areas. Thank you for your support.

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Brian Graham, CEO
Lung Association of Saskatchewan

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Volume 1, Issue 12


  Celebrate Lung Month and Breathe Life In

breathe life in

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away. So breathe life in.


 

Take Action on Radon!

 Radon

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer.  You can't see, smell or taste radon.  The only way to know is to test your home!

November is radon awareness month.We are excited to be part of Take Action on Radon which is a network led by The Lung Association and Summerhill Impact with support from Health Canada.

The Lung Association of Saskatchewan has engaged and brought together stakeholders from across our province to participate in radon outreach and education.  For more information about radon or to purchase a radon kit visit https://sk.lung.ca/protect-your-lungs/radon.

 

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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Webinar

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Webinar

We invite you to attend a FREE webinar – "Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)" presented by Dr. Zenon Belak, Respirologist Physician, Regina, SK, on Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015 from 12:00 noon – 1:30 PM (SK time).

This webinar is open to family physicians, all health care professionals, healthcare leaders, as well as patients and caregivers.

Register here


 

30 Years of Being Smoke-Free! 

Congrats Gord 30 years smoke-free

October 19,2015 was a day for the Canadian history books as Justin Trudeau was elected the new Prime Minister of Canada. However, for Gord and Maureen Haddock that day was significant for entirely different reasons…30 reasons to be exact.  Their family celebrated Gord’s 30th Anniversary of being Smoke-Free! 

To honour his accomplishment, Gord’s wife Maureen shared his story with the world.  She explains how Gord became addicted to smoking as a child and ultimately overcame his nicotine addiction with perseverance and support from his family.  See Gord and Maureen’s full story

Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do for your health. If you or a loved one would like information on quitting smoking please contact us. Our staff includes Certified Respiratory Educators specializing in lung health and information to assist people with quitting smoking.  Visit www.sk.lung.ca or call us @ 1-888-566-LUNG (5864).


 

Attention Youth, Teachers and Parents!

If you are looking for ways to fundraise we have a great opportunity for you. The Lung Association, The Regina Pats and The Saskatoon Blades want to team up with you. It's a WIN-WIN-WIN!  For more information click here


 

Christmas Seals

Christmas Seal donations support world-class research right here in Saskatchewan, as well as educational programs and services to assist people with lung diseases such as asthma, lung cancer, COPD, and sleep apnea. Our 2015 goal is to raise $168,500 to benefit the people of Saskatchewan.

To support Christmas Seals, click here.


 
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