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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Wasaga Beach’s Christie Arthur was part of a world-wide clinical research program to test the efficacy of a new treatment for those with asthma. – Ian Adams/Metroland Asthma almost killed Christie Arthurs. The Wasaga Beach teacher was on a school field trip with her class in 2011 when she started to have an attack. She Read the full article…

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Beginning September 1, 2018, school boards and school authorities across Ontario will be required to develop and maintain a policy or policies to support students in schools who have asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, and/or are at risk for anaphylaxis (“Prevalent Medical Conditions”). Policy/Program Memorandum No. 161 (“PPM 161”), prepared by the Ministry of Education, provides direction Read the full article…

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Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins will chair a federal government advisory council to provide the federal government with options on how to proceed with a national pharmacare program. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press) CBC News has learned former Ontario health minister Eric Hoskins will chair a federal government advisory council with a goal of creating a national pharmacare Read the full article…

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OTTAWA – The federal government announced a major investment in research in Tuesday’s 2018 budget. “Budget 2018 represents the single largest investment in investigator-led fundamental research in Canadian history,” Finance Minister Bill Morneau told the House of Commons in his budget address. “And more than that, we’ll make sure that the new money for research Read the full article…

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As of January 1st, 2018, all individuals in Ontario aged 24 and under with existing OHIP coverage are now covered by OHIP+. This Ontario government program covers the cost of approximately 4,400 drugs currently available through the Ontario Drug Benefit program, including asthma inhalers. Valved holding chambers (or spacers) are also covered for those aged Read the full article…

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It’s a good day for the asthma community! Genome Canada , along with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Large-Scale Applied Research Project (LSARP) has awarded over $9 million to a team of top Canadian researchers who will leverage AllerGen’s CHILD Study to look for clues to the causes of childhood asthma in the microorganisms living in the intestines of infants. One Read the full article…

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In an emergency situation or if you are having an asthma attack please go to the ER or call 911 Smoke from forest fires is full of many irritants: Soot Ash Dirt Soil dust Pollen Quick Tip: Keep your windows closed to prevent smoke from entering your home If you breathe in this smoke, you Read the full article…

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We are thrilled to announce that as of this summer, the Asthma Society of Canada will formally be known as Asthma Canada. At a time when the prevalence of asthma is on the rise worldwide and in Canada, we want to ensure that we continue to be a voice for all children and adults who are Read the full article…

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Our long-awaited Canadian summer is upon us and everyone is ready to head outside! Summertime brings with it the time-honoured tradition of packing up our bags and heading out into the great Canadian outdoors. For those of us with asthma, a few precautions can ensure a safe and fun-filled trip – give or take a Read the full article…