Respiratory conditions

Respiratory conditions

Women's Respiratory Health: An evidence review

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English
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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Natalie Hemsing
Lorraine Greaves
Publication Date: 
October 2008
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

In response to the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) women’s life expectancy study which revealed that respiratory systems diseases are the 3rd leading cause of death for women ages 65-74 in British Columbia, this is a review of 137 articles and other relevant documents discussing sex and gender issues for women’s respiratory disease and health, including grey literature reports.

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Every breath I take: a guide to living with COPD

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English
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Author: 
Rick Hodder
Susan Lightstone
Publisher: 
Key Porter Books Limited
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides guidance for those living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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ISBN 1552631958
WOMH.H63 2003
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Includes index.

Air pollution and heart and lung disease

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English
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Health Canada, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety, Safe Environments
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Health Canada, Environmental and Workplace Health
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Highlights the negative impacts that air pollution has on people with heart and lung disease. Describes possible sources of air pollution and what individuals can do to protect themselves from it.

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ISBN 0662667778

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis

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English
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Canadian Lung Association
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Ottawa, ON

Provides basic information about a rare lung disease that mostly affects women of childbearing age. Outlines the disease's prevalence, symptoms, progression, diagnosis, and effects.

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Lessons in women's health: body image and pulmonary disease

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Author: 
Anna Day
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Canadian Medical Association Journal
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines smoking, pulmonary hypertension and sleep apnea through a gender lens, and demonstrates how issues of gender and body image impact on these conditions.

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ISSN 00084409
ISSN 08203946
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Includes bibliographical references.

Literature review: behavioural guidelines for adjusting to medical conditions

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English
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University Health Network Program in Medical Psychiatry & Women's Health Program
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Ontario Women's Health Council
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Presents an overview of issues relevant to quality of life in chronic medical conditions. Reviews approaches to foster successful adaptation to chronic medical conditions.

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HEAD.L58 2001
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Includes bibliographical references.

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)

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English
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Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2003, 2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Details how SARS is spread, as well as symptoms and risk factors. Also includes information on how the illness is treated, and what steps Canadians can take to minimize their risk.

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ISBN 0662354788
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Series: It's Your Health

SARS and quarantine

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English
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Online
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John Service
Publisher: 
Mental Health Support Network of Canada
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides information intended to be of help to that relatively small number of Canadians who will experience quarantine as a result of the syndrome.

Dealing with the stress or fear you might feel because of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)

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John Service
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Canadian Medical Association Journal
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discusses coping strategies for those who are worried or anxious about SARS. Provides expert opinions and facts, as well as how to talk to children about SARS.

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Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)

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English
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Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides a toll-free telephone number for public enquiries, daily updates, latest Canadian numbers of SARS, questions and answers, travel advisories, as well as other information.

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