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Lung Health Links

Alberta Asthma Centre
The Mission of the Alberta Asthma Centre is to maintain and extend excellence in the assessment, management and treatment of asthma and provide learning opportunities for patients and their care givers to help overcome the hardships imposed by asthma in the community.

American College of Chest Physicians
The American College of Chest Physician (ACCP) is an association that strives to promote the prevention and treatment of diseases of the chest through leadership, education, research, and communication. Geared mainly toward healthcare professionals, there is a link under education for patients to discuss common respiratory diseases and approaches to care.

American Thoracic Society
The American Thoracic Society (ATS) is an international, professional and scientific society for respiratory, critical care and sleep medicine. Geared mainly toward healthcare professionals, there is a link under education for patients to discuss common respiratory diseases and approaches to care.

The Asthma Society of Canada
An excellent patient resource site for asthma and COPD.

The Canadian Lung Association
The Canadian Lung Association works at the national, provincial and community levels to improve and promote lung health. This website provides links to several useful resources for patients and healthcare workers.

The Canadian Lung Association
A great source for information on COPD.

European Respiratory Society
The European Respiratory Society (ERS) aims to alleviate suffering from respiratory disease and to promote lung health through research, knowledge sharing, medical and public education.

The COPD and Asthma Network of Alberta (CANA)
The COPD and Asthma Network of Alberta (CANA) is a successful network of stakeholders and partners, including health care professionals, the public sector, the private sector, the not-for profit sector and support/advocacy groups, who work together to create an Alberta where the incidence of COPD and Asthma are minimized and the health and quality of life for those affected is optimized.

Asbestos Exposure
To help patients understand mesothelioma, Asbestos.com is a helpful resource tailored to address many questions you may have about asbestos exposure related diseases. This is a US based website so kindly keep this in mind while reviewing the information.

Mesothelioma Guide

Health Line

Healthline provides a very comprehensive overview of COPD as a critical starting point for individuals and/or their loved ones.

Spirometry

Dr. Roger Goldstein explains what spirometry is (a simple breathing test), who should get tested and what spirometry tells health-care professionals. Visit www.lung.ca for more information.

 

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