More than just a periodical information update, Breathe Easy Newsletters provide regular news and information of interest to Canadians with asthma.

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increasing-access-to-ohip

On June 30th, 2018, Christine Elliot, the newly appointed Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, released a statement outlining the proposed changes to the Ontario Drug Benefit program, OHIP+. The Ford government has announced their intentions to change OHIP+ by focusing only on children and youth in Ontario who do not have existing prescription Read the full article…

3-ways-to-improve-your-indoor-air-quality-manage-asthma

When most of us think about air quality, we imagine plumes of smoke rising from factories or waves of pollen blowing in the wind. Canadians know that outdoor air quality matters and that pollution can impact their health, but very few people are concerned about their indoor air quality and how it affects their asthma. Read the full article…

beat-the-heat-9-tips-for-managing-your-asthma-in-the-summer

There’s beautiful weather, and then there’s melt your ice cream, instant sunburn kind of weather. Changes in temperature like heat waves are known to trigger asthma symptoms in some people. Knowing how to manage your asthma in these conditions will help you avoid asthma symptoms and enjoy even the hottest summer days. Here are some Read the full article…

a-guide-to-living-with-asthma-and-pets

We all love snuggling up with our pets, but many types of animals– cats and dogs included – are known to trigger asthma symptoms in people who are allergic to them. This can make both living with an animal and managing your asthma very difficult. The best way to prevent your pets from triggering asthma Read the full article…

define-your-asthma-campaign

Asthma Canada is excited to take part in the Define Your Asthma campaign. This educational campaign focuses on Severe Asthma and ensuring that both patients and physicians have the knowledge they need to have fruitful, well-informed conversations. The campaign is led by the Global Allergy and Asthma Patient Platform (GAAPP) in partnership with Asthma Canada Read the full article…

international-study-suggests-alternative-treatment-for-mild-asthma

A large international study led by a McMaster researcher has found a patient-centric treatment that works for people with mild asthma. People with mild asthma are often prescribed a daily treatment regimen, but up to 80 per cent do not follow the routine, using inhalers only when they have an asthma attack. Now the researchers Read the full article…

asthma-hospitalizations-drop-for-children-%ef%bb%bfand-youth-but-inequalities-persist

April 26, 2018 — The rate of Canadians younger than 20 being hospitalized for asthma is down by 50% over the past 10 years, dropping from 154 hospitalizations per 100,000 population to 75. Over that time, rates decreased in all provinces and age groups, with the largest decrease occurring among children younger than 5. Declining hospitalizations suggest Read the full article…

new-type-of-therapy-helps-control-asthma

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – More than 24 million American have asthma and about 10 percent have a hard time controlling it, despite treatment. As CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reports, there’s a new type of therapy for those patients. The new medicines are called biologics, because they are a synthetic version of compounds the body might make Read the full article…

new-scan-could-help-patients-with-asthma-finally-see-their-illness

For Canadians with asthma, catching their breath can be an ongoing struggle as they cope with a disease they can’t even see. But researchers are developing a new way to give patients a full picture of their disease, so their doctors can find the treatment that works best for them and helps them breathe easier. Read the full article…