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Monthly Archives: March 2015

My Experience With Lung Cancer – Part 6: When things are hard

[See previous blogs – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5] March 6, 2015: The last month has been the hardest so far. The cancer progressed despite the new treatment, and that led to a fracture of my spine with back pain that kept me in bed for weeks. I had surgery to stabilize the back two weeks ago and finally feel that I am starting to get some strength and mobility back. And I will be starting a new chemotherapy today. It has been almost impossible to keep up any kind of morale, but again it

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Spring Forward (Daylight Savings Time)


Officially, daylight savings time begins this year on Sunday, March 8 at 2 am when clocks in most of Canada are moved forward by one hour. The phrase ‘spring forward, fall back’ reminds us which way the clocks turn. People in Saskatchewan do not change their clocks. Our ‘snowbird’ citizens who have escaped winter by travelling to Arizona and Hawaii also do not need to change their clocks. This is a good time to think about the importance of sleep and be aware of sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. If you are one of the many Canadians suffering from

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Celebrating Canadian Women’s Achievements in Respiratory Health on International Women’s Day

Dina Brooks

March 8 is International Women’s Day and the Canadian Lung Association would like to salute all the wonderful women who have made a contribution to improving the lung health of Canadians. In particular, we celebrate the many achievements of Dr. Dina Brooks who has been recently selected by the World Confederation for Physical Therapy Executive Committee to receive an International Service Award in the area of research. This award honours individuals who have made a significant contribution to physical therapy internationally or within their region. Dr. Brooks was nominated for this award by the International Confederation of Cardiorespiratory Physical Therapists

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