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Keep your lungs healthy this holiday season: how to avoid potential triggers

Keep your lungs healthy this holiday season: how to avoid potential triggers Lung health in the holidays: avoid potential triggers ‘Tis the season to be jolly…but if you have a long-term breathing disease like asthma or COPD, ‘tis the season to be on guard, too. Research shows that people with asthma and COPD are more likely to be hospitalized during the Christmas holiday period. The main reason – people pick up colds and other germs at social events, and these viruses trigger flare-ups. Scented candles and mould found on Christmas trees also trigger symptoms for some people. In addition, extra

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Larry’s new lungs

Larry Graham

Part 1: Diagnosis of COPD I’m one of the blessed and grateful people who has been given the gift of life from donor lungs. On October 21, 2012 I received a double lung transplant in Montreal after four years of being on supplemental oxygen and being on the transplant waiting list for 22 months. I still say it’s a miracle and am trying to repay that miraculous gift everyday by paying it forward and telling my story to help other people waiting for organ transplants. It all started with me growing up with chronic asthma and really bad allergies and

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