In reading through the latest issue of Healthier You, it becomes clear that respiratory health is a significant issue in Northern BC.
What is also clear, however, is just how many diverse programs, people, communities, and partners are coming together to better understand and take action on this issue. We can all play a role in promoting health, protecting healthy environments, and preventing lung disease!
Take a look through the latest issue of the magazine online or look for a hard copy of the magazine in local doctors' offices, clinics, and Northern Health facilities near you! All past issues of Healthier You are also available online.
Here are just a few of the healthy lung stories you can read in Healthier You magazine:
- Learn how air quality meteorologists use a steady stream of data from communities across northern B.C. to protect our health. Have you ever wondered what an air quality advisory means? Air quality meteorologist Gail Roth has the answer!
- Learn how a podcast out of Takla Landing has supported one woman's journey to quit smoking, inspiring neighbours and strangers alike to do the same.
- Learn how UNBC researchers are shedding new light on the lung health of wildfire fighters in northern B.C.
- Get a glimpse into the fascinating world of respiratory therapists - the "A" and the "B" of the first aid "ABCs" (airway, breathing, circulation)!