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Submitted by wcm on Tue, 07/03/2012 - 9:48am

We Believe: 

  • Asthma should not stop you from doing any of the things you like to do
  • You and your family are important partners in managing your health and taking control of your asthma
  • We are successful when you can say "I can control my asthma now!" (iCAN)

Our Experts Respond to Asthma Drug Shortage News

Asthma symptoms are triggered by inflammation in the airways. The safest and most effective way to control swelling in the airways is with the use of daily inhaled corticosteroids, NOT by reliever medicines. Reliever medicines only provide temporary relief of symptoms, they do not reduce inflammation. There are a number of reliever medicines on the market, not just Ventolin. If you need your reliever medicines more than 3 times a week, your asthma is poorly controlled and you need to see your doctor. For more information, click on the “Medicine” tab on this asthma website.

In the News

  • Talking with teenagers about their asthma, May 15, 201
  • Breathe In, Work Out: Best Exercises for Asthma Sufferers, May 11, 2016
  • B.C. researchers get $2 million to study childhood asthma, May 9, 2016
  • May is Asthma Awareness month.  For more information, click here.
  • Does my child have asthma?  A new tool for parents, April 16, 2016
  • Looking for a Calgary pediatrician with a special interest in asthma? Click here. December 21, 2015

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Good News!

More than 3 million Canadians of all ages have asthma but the good news is that asthma can be treated and well controlled.  This means it doesn't have to interfere with you or your child's daily life

The Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) is a tool available for Albertans to learn what the air quality around various Alberta communities means to individual health, especially respiratory health risks. Click here to learn more about the index.

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Sadly, due to confidentiality and privacy restrictions, we are no longer able to email our newsletters to our patients. We will always post our newest newsletter on our site under “In the News” on our home page and in our Newsletter section…so check back soon!

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