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In the most recent issue of McLean’s magazine, there were stories about lung health and the Lung Association. You can read those stories by clicking here.

Asthma still makes daily life difficult for some Canadians. Ninety per cent of surveyed Canadians with asthma admit to symptoms and situations that show their condition is not being well-controlled. In direct contrast, the same number of people perceive their asthma to be well-controlled, according to results from a new report released today by the Canadian Lung Association – Asthma Control in Canada™ Survey.

“Canada is at a crossroads when it comes to understanding and managing lung health,” says Debra Lynkowski, CEO of The Lung Association. “With over 300 Canadians diagnosed with asthma every day, the Lung Association commissioned this national survey to tell us what the state of asthma control is in Canada.”

The purpose of asthma management is to achieve total asthma control, which falls under two domains: current control which reflects day-to-day symptoms, and future risk, which consists of asthma flare-ups that can result in irreversible decrease in lung function.

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"We are blessed and grateful to Dr. Keijzer and to the Manitoba Lung Association and its donors for supporting research into Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)," says Holly Hamm, a mother from Winkler, Manitoba.

It was clear that Kara would be born with serious complications, like pulmonary hypertension, and would need ventilators to breathe, as well as surgery to close the hole in her diaphragm.

Dr. Keijzer performed the surgery when Kara was only one week old, using a prosthetic patch to close the hole. And, they moved Kara's displaced organs to their proper places.

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