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August 2016

LFA LungNet News_August 2016_web (3 MB)

May 2016

LFA LungNet News_May 2016_WEB (4 MB)

February 2016

LFA LungNet News_Feb 2016_ART (5 MB)

November 2015

LungNet News_November 2015_web (1 MB)

August 2015

LungNet News August 2015 WEB (3 MB)

May 2015

LungNet News May 2015 (1 MB)

February 2015

LungNet News February 2015 (970 KB)

November 2014

LungNet News November 2014 (2 MB)

  • Flying High or Possibly Low on Oxygen?
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • Staff News
  • Distance is No Barrier to Gaining Knowledge
  • Diary Dates 2014
  • Am I Too Old to Stop Smoking?
  • Lung Cancer Network Australia (formerly the Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network) Update
  • Australian Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Registry
  • Australian COPD Patient Advocate Group Report (CPAG)
  • World COPD Day: Wednesday 19 November
  • ASX Thomson Reuters Art Union 2014/15
  • Lungs in Action Latest News: Hornsby Lungs in Action Maintains “Healthy Lifestyles”
  • Farewell to Lung Foundation Friends

August 2014

LungNet News Aug 2014 (2 MB)

  • How to Get A Better Night’s Sleep
  • Lung Foundation Australia Welcomes New CEO, Heather Allan
  • Closure of Westlung Support Group, Wentworthville, Sydney
  • Lung Foundation Australia Staff “Check in with their lungs”
  • New Benefits for Lung Foundation Australia Members
  • New Lung Foundation Palliative Care Resource: Quality of Life Checklist
  • Committee News
  • E-cigarettes: Recent Developments
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • Start Planning for World COPD Day: Wednesday 19 November
  • Lung Cancer Network Australia (formerly the Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network) Update
  • Diary Dates 2014
  • Lung Foundation Calls for Ambassadors
  • Lungs in Action Latest News: Wollongong Services Unite For a Common Goal
  • Staff News
  • Australian Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Registry
  • Better Living with Your Lung Disease
  • Australian COPD and Patient Advocates Group Report (CPAG)
  • Establishing a Nurse-Led COPD Clinic
  • Farewell to Henry “Hank” Bertram Lizotte

May 2014

LungNet News May 2014 (2 MB)

  • Breathlessness: Old Dog, New Tricks
  • Taree LungNet Support Group Receives Seniors Week Award
  • Stem Cell Therapies for Lung Diseases – Consumers Beware!
  • The End of an Era for Lung Foundation Australia
  • Check In with Your Lungs
  • Johns Hopkins Health Alert: Another Good Reason to Wash Your Hands Often
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • Diary Dates 2014
  • The Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network (KJLCN) Update
  • Protecting your Privacy: Recent Changes to Australian Privacy Laws
  • Australian COPD Patient Advocate Group Report (C-PAG)
  • Better Living with Your Lung Disease
  • Volunteering Awareness Week May 2014
  • Tax Appeal 2014
  • Lungs in Action Latest News: Supporting students at the tertiary level
  • New Lung Foundation Australia Educational Brochure
  • Australian Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Registry
  • Lung Foundation Australia Attends the Cancer Drugs Alliance Stakeholder Forum
  • Farewell to Lung Foundation Friends

February 2014

LungNet News Feb 2014 (2 MB)

  • Understanding Your Long Term Oxygen Treatment
  • Pedometers
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • Australia Day Honours for Professor Bruce Robinson
  • Spotlight on Penny Rich, Taree LungNet Support Group
  • Lung Function Testing: What the Results Mean?
  • Check In with Your Lungs
  • Lung Foundation Australia Prepares Nurses for the Future of  Asbestos-Related Disease
  • Diary Dates 2014
  • Has Lung Cancer Affected You?
  • Better Living with Your Lung Disease
  • Australian COPD Patient Advocate Group Report (C-PAG)
  • COPD Pharmacy Training and Support Program
  • Lungs in Action Latest News: “Breaking Barriers on the Central Coast”
  • Australian Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Registry
  • Farewell to Lung Foundation Friends
  • The Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network (KJLCN) Update
  • World COPD Day 2013

November 2013

LungNet News Nov 2013 (2 MB)

  • Walk Training with Pedometers Can Benefit COPD Patients
  • Inaugural Australian Rare Lung Disease Short Course: A great success
  • Electronic LungNet News
  • Lung Foundation Australia Launches “Better Living with Your Lung Disease” DVD Series and Regional Seminars
  • Farewell to Lung Foundation Friends
  • Cleaning and Caring for CPAP and other Positive Airway Pressure Therapy Equipment
  • Tuffy’s Trek Update
  • Lungs in Action
  • World COPD Day 2013
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • Asbestos-Related Diseases Nurse Education Pilot Program Workshop
  • Ask the Health Professional
  • Australian COPD Patient Advocate Group (formerly COPD National Patient Taskforce) Report
  • Respiratory Research: How you can use published research to make the best decisions about your healthcare
  • Diary Dates 2013
  • Have Your Say on Chronic Illness – An Invitation to Participate
  • The Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network (KJLCN) Update
  • Australian Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Registry

August 2013

LungNet - August 2013 (2 MB)

  • Antibiotics, Colds and Flu – Why People with Chronic Lung Disease Have Different Needs from the General Public
  • Lungs in Action
  • Australian Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Registry
  • New Resources
  • Farewell to Lung Foundation Friends
  • COPD National Patient Taskforce Report
  • World COPD Day 2013
  • Lung Health Patient Education Day Round-up
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • Ask the Health Professional
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Training Online
  • Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network (KJLCN) Update
  • Self Management
  • A Clinical Trial to Assess the Relief of Breathlessness using Sertraline

 

May 2013

LungNet - May 2013 (2 MB)

  • Stem Cells for Lung Disease – Hope or Hype?
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Journey to the Other Side: Life after Lung Transplantation
  • Lungs in Action
  • Self Management
  • New Patient Support Groups
  • COPD National Patient Taskforce Report
  • Farewell to Lung Foundation Friends; An Australian First – Asbestos Related Disease Nurses’ Education Program
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • Ask the Health Professional
  • Australian Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Registry
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Training Online
  • Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network (KJLCN) Update
  • New Resources
  • Registrations Now Open for the Inaugural Australian Rare Lung Disease Short Course
  • Winter Warning

 

February 2013

LungNet - February 2013 (2 MB)

  • 10 Myths about Lung Transplantation
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • World COPD Day 2012
  • Inaugural Australian Rare Lung Disease Short Course, 9-10 August 2013
  • Australian Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Registry
  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency News
  • Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Staff Race to Show Us Their Lungs
  • Ask the Health Professional
  • Oxygen Solutions to be Gold Sponsor of National Lung Health Education Days
  • New Lung Foundation Australia Initiatives for 2013
  • Farewell to Lung Foundation Friends; Lungs in Action
  • New Resources
  • COPD National Patient Taskforce Report
  • New Patient Support Groups
  • Lung Health Education Days
  • Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network (KJLCN) Update

 

November 2012

LungNet - November 2012 (2 MB)

  • What is Palliative Care?
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • Farewell to Lung Foundation Friends
  • Leaving a Legacy for Future Generations
  • Legionnaires’ Disease
  • After Hours GP Helpline
  • Ask the Health Professional; Lung Health Awareness Month
  • Patient Support around Australia
  • Fourth Australian Lung Cancer Conference Held in Adelaide
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) National Registry
  • New and Revised Resources
  • Launch of Asthma Emergency Kit during National Asthma Week
  • Olympic Fever Hits Lungs in Action at Castle Hill, Sydney
  • LungNet Education Day Wrap Up
  • Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network (KJLCN) Update
  • COPD National Patient Taskforce Report

 

August 2012

LungNet - February 2012 (2 MB)

  • The Link between Anxiety and Your Lung Condition
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • Home Life Support Equipment and Your Power Company
  • Farewell to Lung Foundation Friends
  • Show Us Your Lungs Day 2012
  • COPD Online Training Resources Update
  • Ask the Health Professional
  • COPD National Patient Taskforce Report
  • Patient Support around Australia
  • Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network (KJLCN) Update
  • World COPD Day 2012
  • Community Approach to Lungs in Action Program in Colac, Victoria
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) National Registry

 

May 2012

LungNet - February 2011 (920 KB)

  • The Risks of Influenza for People with Lung Disease and the benefits of Getting Vaccinated Now
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • New Online Training on COPD for Primary Care Nurses Now Available
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) National Registry
  • New Lung Care Nurse – Antonica Daniela Wilson
  • Can Vitamin D Ward off Colds and Flu
  • Farewell to Lung Foundation Friends
  • Please Support our 2012 Tax Appeal
  • Better Living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – A Patient GuideWorld Spirometry Day 2012
  • Ask the Health Professional
  • Australasian Lung cancer Trials Group (ALTG) Update
  • Patient Support around Australia
  • Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network (KJLCN) Update
  • Cough in Children and Adults: Diagnosis and Assessment (CICADA) Group Update
  • Lungs in Action
  • Pulmonary Interstital Vascular Organisational Taskforce (PIVOT) Update
  • Breath of Life Music Festival Blew the Crowd Away
  • COPD National Patient Taskforce Report
  • Portable Oxygen Concentrators

 

February 2012

LungNet - August 2012 (2 MB)

  • Maintaining Healthy Airways
  • Lungs in Action Report
  • Update on Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)
  • Cough in Children and Adults: Diagnosis and Assessment
  • Group Update; Farewell to Lung Foundation Friends
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • Diary Dates 2012
  • Ask the Health Professional
  • Patient Support Around Australia
  • Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network (KJLCN) Update
  • World COPD Day 2011
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) National Registry
  • COPD National Patient Taskforce Report
  • World Spirometry Day 2012
  • Invacare to Sponsor Lungnet Education Days in 2012

 

November 2011

LungNet - August 2011 (1 MB)

  • How the Weather Affects Patients with Respiratory Conditions
  • The Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network (KJLCN) Update
  • News from the World of Interstitial and Orphan Lung Diseases – PIVOT Report
  • News from the Lung Care Nurse
  • The Australian Lung Foundation’s Multi-centre Clinical Trials Network (MCTN)
  • LungNet Education Days
  • New Lungs for Denise
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • Treatment Compliance – Why Do What the Doctor Ordered?
  • Farewell to Lung Foundation Friends
  • COPD Patient Taskforce Report
  • Patient Support Around Australia
  • Lungs in Action – Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula
  • Lung Health Awareness Month and World COPD Day 2011
  • Pat Carroll Running Group Raises Funds for the Lung Foundation
  • New COPD Management Resource Available

 

August 2011

LungNet - August 2010 (775 KB)

  • Environmental Effects on Lung Disease – Perfumes and Chemicals
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • Lungs in Action Report
  • News from the Lung Care Nurse
  • Inspired Adventures Fundraiser for the Lung Foundation
  • LungNet Education Days
  • “Health Work”: The Time You Take to Manage Your Health
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis Fundraiser
  • The Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network (KJLCN) Update
  • New Department of Health Framework and Guidelines for Nicotine Addiction in Western Australia
  • New Lung Foundation Media Campaign
  • Diary Dates 2011
  • Patient Support Around Australia
  • COPD News
  • Australian Men’s Shed Association – Health Week Promotion
  • Farewell to Lung Foundation Friends
  • PIVOT Report
  • COPD Patient Taskforce Report

 

May 2011

LungNet - November 2012 (2 MB)

  • Maintaining Intimacy When You Have Lung Disease
  • Be Medicinewise
  • Lungs in Action Report
  • News from the Lung Care Nurse
  • Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation – A Reader’s Perspective
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • The Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network (KJLCN) Update
  • International Woman of the Year Award Nomination for Veronica Kemp
  • COPD Patient Taskforce Report
  • Patient Support Around Australia
  • Something in the Air
  • Vale to Pam Gibson
  • PIVOT Report
  • Multi-centre Clinical Trials Network (MCTN)

 

February 2011

LungNet - November 2010 (1 MB)

  • Why Collapse When You Can Conquer – Energy Conservation Strategies
  • From the CEO’s Desk; Lungs in Action Update
  • After Hours Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Royal Brisbane Hospital
  • COPD Patient Taskforce Report
  • Environmental Effects on Lung Disease – Mould and Fungus
  • Getting Started on Home Oxygen
  • The Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network (KJLCN) Update
  • PIVOT Report
  • Patient Support Around Australia
  • World COPD Day 2010
  • Diary Dates 2011
  • COPD Online: An Interactive Training Program for Primary Care Nurses
  • Launch of Multi-Centre Clinical Trials Network (MCTN) Website
  • Vale to Roslyn Hogan
  • Lung Care Nurse at the Australian Lung Foundation
  • National Lung Cancer Telephone Support Group Pilot Project

 

November 2010

LungNet - November 2010 (1 MB)

  • 2010: The Year of the Lung
  • Update on the Community Service Announcement and the Lung Health Checklist
  • National Lung Cancer Tree Planting Days
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • COPD Patient Stories
  • Diary Dates
  • World Spirometry Day
  • World COPD Day
  • News from the world of Interstitial and Orphan Lung Disease
  • COPD Patient Task Force Report
  • Depression and Lung Disease
  • The Kyle Johnston Lung Cancer Network (KJLCN) Update
  • Patient Support Around Australia
  • Vale to Lung Foundation Friends
  • Living with Respiratory Disease: Kathleen’s Story
  • Lungs in Action
  • Getting Started on Home Oxygen – A New Resource.

 

August 2010

LungNet - November 2011 (2 MB)

  • What Role Does Your GP Play in the Management of Your Lung Condition
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • 2010: The Year of the Lung – World Spirometry Day and National Tree Planting for Lung Cancer Day
  • Towards a Measurement of Airway Re-modelling in Asthma
  • Positive Change for Patients from Australian Primary Care Collaborative (APCC) Program
  • The Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network Update
  • Multidisciplinary Care for all Patients with Cancer
  • Patient Support Around Australia
  • Vale to Margaret Gibson; Singing for COPD: An Innovative Therapy
  • 2010 World COPD Day
  • News from the World of Interstitial and Orphan Lung Disease
  • Lungs in Action
  • National Companion Card Launch
  • COPD Patient Taskforce Report.

 

May 2010

LungNet - May 2010 (1 MB)

  • Fitness to Fly
  • 2010: The Year of the Lung Report
  • News from the World of Interstitial and Orphan Lung Disease
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • COPD Patient Taskforce Report
  • The Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network
  • Flu Season is Approaching
  • Patient Support around Australia
  • The Lighter Side by Larry Emdur
  • 2010 Breath of Life Music Festival Update
  • Vale to Helen Cayas
  • Lungs in Action Update and Release of new resources, including a Lung Cancer DVD.

 

February 2010

LungNet - May 2011 (2 MB)

  • Poor Nutrition and Respiratory Health Part 1
  • A Report on 2010: The Year of the Lung
  • News from the World of Interstitial and Orphan Lung Disease
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • Update on Triumph for Breath
  • COPD Patient Taskforce Report
  • The Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network (KJLCN) Update
  • Travelling with Oxygen
  • Patient Support around Australia
  • The Lighter Side by Larry Emdur and Vale to Lung Foundation Friends and more…

 

November 2009

LungNet - November 2009 (738 KB)

  • Carbon Dioxide Retention in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • NSW Respiratory Program wins Award
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • News from the World of Interstitial and Orphan Lung Disease
  • Sydney Adventist Hospital’s ‘Jacanadra Lodge’ Lung Cancer Support Group
  • COPD Flare-Ups
  • The Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network (KJLCN) Update
  • How Allergens Promote the Wrong Type of Immune Response in Asthma
  • Patient Support around Australia
  • The Lighter Side by Larry Emdur and more…

 

August 2009

LungNet - February 2009 (671 KB)

  • Featuring – Advances in Scleroderma Related Lung Diseases
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • News from the World of Interstitial and Orphan Lung Disease
  • Triumph for Breath
  • World COPD Day 2009 Update
  • Richies Supermarket Community Benefits Scheme, Update on LungNet Education Day Western Australia
  • The Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network (KJLCN) Update
  • Patient Support around Australia
  • The Lighter Side by Larry Emdur
  • Report from The Australian Lung Foundation’s State Council Victoria and more…

 

May 2009

LungNet - August 2009 (812 KB)

  • Featuring – Bronchiectasis – What it is it, how it occurs, symptoms, tests and treatment
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • News from the World of Interstitial and Orphan Lung Disease
  • Clinical Trials – The Who, What, When and Why; Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network Update
  • Patient Support around Australia and New Zealand
  • Tribute to Dr William Scowcroft
  • The Lighter Side by Larry Emdur
  • The Benefits of Patient Support Groups and more….

 

February 2009

LungNet - August 2008 (615 KB)

  • Featuring – The Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation – what is pulmonary rehabilitation and the benefits to be gained
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • Through My Eyes – A Patient’s View on Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Plant a Tree for Lung Cancer
  • Managing Breathlessness
  • News from the World of Interstitial and Orphan Lung Disease
  • The Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network Update
  • COPD Patient Handbook
  • Patient Support around Australia and New Zealand
  • The Lighter Side by Larry Emdur and more….

 

November 2008

LungNet - May 2007 (563 KB)

  • Featuring – Lung Function Tests – why they are performed and explanation of some results
  • Australian Lung Cancer Conference Wrap Up
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • The Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network Update
  • News from the World of Orphan Lung Disease
  • Patient Support around Australia
  • The Lighter Side by Larry Emdur
  • Roy Martin – Running to Reduce his Breathlessness
  • Hunter Valley Pharmacy Project
  • World COPD Day 2008 Update and more….

 

August 2008

LungNet - February 2008 (1 MB)

  • Featuring – Lung Surgery: Complex treatment for COPD
  • Roy Martin Runs for His Life and Lungs
  • Australian COPD Task Force Update
  • Putting Clinical Trials into Context – The Drug Development Process
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • The Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network Update
  • LungNet Lifestyles
  • Patient Support around Australia
  • The Lighter Side by Larry Emdur
  • News from the World of Orphan Lung Disease
  • World COPD Day 2008 Update and more…

 

May 2008

LungNet - August 2007 (672 KB)

  • Featuring – Portable oxygen cylinders on CountryLink trains
  • News from the World of Orphan Lung Disease
  • The “Breath of Life” Concert roundup
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • The Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network Update
  • Patient Support around Australia
  • The Lighter Side by Larry Emdur
  • No barriers to getting out and about and enjoying life
  • A tribute to Brian Moran and more…

 

February 2008

LungNet - November 2008 (595 KB)

  • Featuring – The Benefits of Exercise – “Aquarobics”
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • World COPD 2007
  • The Lighter Side by Larry Emdur
  • Lung cancer Update
  • Tribute to Bernie Banton: Patient Support Around Australia and more…

 

November 2007

LungNet - November 2009 (738 KB)

  • Featuring – Patient Support around Australia
  • The Lighter Side by Larry Emdur
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • The World focuses on COPD and Lung Cancer
  • World Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • Living with Lung Cancer
  • Storms and Home Oxygen Therapy Don’t Mix
  • A Tribute to a Fibrosis Fighter
  • Patient Support around Australia
  • Laughter for Health and more…

 

August 2007

LungNet - November 2007 (697 KB)

  • Featuring – Patient Support around Australia
  • The Lighter Side by Larry Emdur
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • Catch Your Breath on World COPD Day
  • What is Interval Training?
  • The Social Stigma of Lung Disease
  • Exercise in Wyndhamvale and more…

 

May 2007

LungNet - May 2009 (644 KB)

  • Featuring – Exercise is Available in Your Area!
  • The Lighter Side by Larry Emdur
  • Rural Australia to Breathe Easy and Walk Easy: Aged Care Expos in 2007
  • PIVOT Group Update: What’s happening in the world of orphan lung disease?
  • Patient Support around Australia
  • Dreams Do Come True for Lung Cancer Patients
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation has arrived at Inala Community Health and more…

 

February 2007

LungNet - May 2008 (682 KB)

  • Featuring – Are you taking the right steps this year to protect yourself against serious winter respiratory infections?
  • World COPD Day 2006 – Another successful year
  • The Lighter Side by Larry Emdur
  • Patient Support around Australia
  • Reflux and Respiratory Disease
  • Support Group in the Spotlight – Prince of Wales Pink Panters
  • Screening Out Smoking; Aged Care Expos in 2007 and more…

 

November 2006

LungNet - August 2005 (3 MB)

  • Featuring – Feeling Breathless? World COPD Day to highlight breathlessness and urge action
  • An update on Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)
  • The Lighter Side by Larry Emdur
  • Patient Support around Australia
  • LungNet Lifestyles Craig Honeybrook
  • Waiting for a Lung Transplant
  • Christmas Seals Appeal & Christmas Cards and more…

August 2006

LungNet - November 2006 (1 MB)

  • Featuring – A More Uncommon Form of Lung Disease -“Pulmonary Fibrosis”
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • The Lighter Side by Larry Emdur; and more.

 

May 2006

LungNet - May 2006 (1 MB)

  • Featuring – Flu Shots Save Lives
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • The Lighter Side by Larry Emdur; and more.

 

February 2006

LungNet - February 2007 (1 MB)

  • Featuring – Nutritional Issues in COPD – how to eat well if you have COPD
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • World COPD Day Round-up
  • The Lighter Side by Larry Emdur
  • LungNet Lifestyles
  • Alpha- Antitrypsin Deficiency Association
  • Patient Support Australia and New Zealand
  • Experience of Setting up a LungNet Patient Support Group.

 

Special COPD Edition 2005

LungNet - February 2006 (1 MB)

  • Featuring – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • What is COPD and what can I do about it?
  • Important steps for better living with COPD
  • You are not alone: LungNet is here to provide support
  • COPD vs Asthma How the lungs work
  • How is COPD diagnosed? The Australian Lung Foundation: Charting the course for COPD
  • Sail on with COPD
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Exercise and breathing control
  • Maintain a healthy diet
  • Communicate well with your doctor
  • Understand how your medications work
  • Now is the time to quit smoking
  • Protect yourself against chest infections
  • Oxygen – the simple facts
  • FAQs: climbing stairs.

November 2005

LungNet News November 2005

  • Featuring – World COPD Day 2005
  • Charting the Course for COPD
  • Working with your GP to manage COPD
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • The Lighter Side by Larry Emdur
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • Exercising with Chronic Lung Disease
  • Living with Sarcoidosis
  • Support Group in the Spotlight – L.U.S.T
  • Patient Support around Australia & NZ
  • Christmas Seal Appeal
  • ALF’s Handy Hints Corner
  • New Addition to the ALF team.

August 2005

LungNet News August 2005

  • Featuring – The Lighter Side by Larry Emdur
  • From the CEO’s Desk
  • Sarcoidosis Update
  • Immunotherapy
  • Ipswich Project Breathes New Hope for People with Chronic Respiratory Disease
  • “Road Test” of the LifeStyle Portable Oxygen Concentrator
  • Support Groups in the Spotlight – Northern Windbags
  • Patient Support around Australia & NZ
  • World COPD Day
  • New Research into COPD
  • Handy Hints

May 2005

LungNet News May 2005

  • Featuring – Helpful thinking patterns reduce disability
  • From the CEO’s desk
  • Breathing control
  • ALF New Additions
  • Patient Support Around Australia
  • Handy Hints
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation for People with COPD
  • South Australia Roundup
  • Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Awareness Campaign April 2005
  • Support Groups in the Spotlight – Taree LungNet Support Group

February 2005

LungNet News February 2005

  • Featuring – Reducing your risk of catching common respiratory infections
  • A Hand Under the Elbow
  • Development updates
  • Airway clearance
  • David Emdur
  • Support Groups in the Spotlight – Toowoomba Better Breathing
  • Need Seed Funding?
  • Patient Support Around Australia
  • LungNet Lifestyles – Myrna Wakeling
  • World COPD 2004

November 2004

LungNet News November 2004

  • Featuring – Don’t ignore COPD
  • Working for you and your health
  • Aids gadgets and devices
  • Forms of meditation
  • Gentle exercises to do at home
  • Have a laugh
  • Lungaroos
  • The Faces of LungNet Part 5; Lifestyles – June Brown; Christmas Seals Appeal

June 2004

LungNet News June 2004

  • Featuring – A happier healthier you
  • new benefits for ALF members
  • aids gadgets and devices
  • Oxygen the simple facts
  • Pneumonia a winter warning
  • Have a laugh
  • Looking out for yourself – self management
  • Big plans for the coming year and more!

February 2004

LungNet News February 2004

  • Featuring – Another reason to give up smoking: your pets
  • From critical care
  • Making the best of your health team
  • The faces of LungNet – Part 3
  • Working for you and your health
  • Adverse medicine events line
  • lung Cancer case Statement
  • Fund raising in the fast lane
  • Have a laugh
  • Medicines in hot weather
  • Pieters’ Patter
  • membership notice.

October 2003

LungNet News October 2003

  • Featuring – Tradition of the Christmas seals
  • World COPD day Activities
  • Queensland Corporate Rugby Sevens major fundraising event
  • Aids Gadgets and Devices in the bathroom
  • Home Medicine Review
  • Travelling tips
  • LungNet goes national
  • The faces of LungNet Part 2
  • Medicines Line: hotline for medicines information
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation – why do it? Research and consultation

August 2003

LungNet News August 2003

  • Featuring – World COPD Day
  • The faces of LungNet – Part 1
  • The meaning of Sail On
  • A new CD Rom to help teach medication delivery devices
  • The real picture about Spacers and Nebulisers
  • The COPD Economic Case Statement.

May 2003

LungNet News May 2003

  • Featuring – COPDX Guidelines
  • what you can do to avoid a fall
  • Spiriva a new medication for COPD
  • lung volume reduction surgery
  • SARS – what you need to know
  • you can control your toilet stops!

Special Edition 2002 COPD

Special Edition 2002 COPD

  • Featuring – COPD and what you can do
  • “Sail On” program
  • exercise and breathing control
  • getting to know your medications
  • early detection of chest infections
  • helpful services for COPD
  • worried about smoking, carers matter.

October 2002

LungNet News October 2002

  • Featuring – World COPD Day
  • coping with a chronic illness part 2
  • managing your multiple medications
  • oxygen the simple facts
  • prevent falls
  • tips for a healthy and happy Christmas regular columns.

August 2002

LungNet News August 2002

  • Featuring – managing your medications (Part 1)
  • staying strong
  • coping with a chronic illness: the concept of loss and grief
  • medicine and money matters
  • what else could be causing my shortness of breath
  • ALF charts course for COPD action and regular columns.

May 2002

LungNet News May 2002

  • Featuring – COPD moves into the spotlight
  • national activities and the COPD program
  • the national physical activity guidelines interpreted
  • forgetfulness or something more serious
  • the art of easy shopping
  • keeping your spirits up and regular columns.

December 2001

LungNet News December 2001

  • Featuring – gentle exercises to do at home
  • understanding the carer and patient relationship
  • is it legal to drive while using oxygen
  • obstructive sleep apnoea
  • which cooling system is best and regular columns.

September 2001

LungNet News September 2001

  • Featuring – what you can do about osteoporosis
  • what is tai chi ?
  • zyban – the new quit smoking pill
  • the good sleep guide
  • a consumers view of pulmonary rehabilitation
  • does chest pain heart attack and regular column.

May 2001

LungNet News May 2001

  • Featuring – what’s new in COPD – prevention, treatment and genes
  • group exercise
  • what to do when you are losing weight and have no appetite
  • steroids in lung disease (Part 2)
  • low allergy in gardens and regular columns.

February 2001

LungNet News February 2001

  • Featuring a – fresh look at coping with a lung disease – keeping your stress levels down
  • exercises to keep your muscles strong
  • steroids in lung disease, understanding breathing
  • swallowing and speaking (Part 2)
  • what is your doctor looking for when asking about your sputum and regular columns.

October 2000

LungNet News October 2000

  • Featuring – understanding breathing
  • swallowing and speaking
  • new COPD and asthma medications
  • self management – an emerging theme in healthcare
  • why does exercise make you feel better and regular columns

July 2000

LungNet News July 2000

  • Featuring – the story of a man keeping the wind in his sails despite his emphysema
  • constipation and faecal incontinence
  • the Birth of a drug (Part 4)
  • social isolation and loneliness
  • inhaled medication delivery devices
  • what is sarcoidosis and regular columns.

September 1999

LungNet News September 1999

  • Featuring having a lung condition doesn’t mean an end to sex and intimacy
  • link between social support and good respiratory health
  • The birth of a drug (Part 2)
  • respiratory medications explained
  • good communication skills – the art of listening and regular columns.

May 1999

LungNet News May 1999

  • Featuring  – birth of a drug – from test tubes to the pharmacy shelves
  • managing incontinence
  • coping with loneliness and social phobia
  • clean air update
  • self management skills – goal setting
  • correct use of medications and regular columns.

March 1999

LungNet News March 1999

  • Featuring – a traveller’s tale – tips when travelling with a respiratory illness
  • incontinence explained
  • panic attacks and how to manage them
  • and regular columns.

December 1998

LungNet News December 1998

  • Featuring – staying healthy during the festive season
  • work simplification and energy conservation in your daily routine (Part 1)
  • strategies in helping other people who are grieving, accessing information for carers
  • and regular columns.

September 1998

  • Featuring – pulmonary rehabilitation explained
  • travel tips using your nebuliser on an aeroplane
  • Four tasks of grieving – addressing the losses with lung disease
  • techniques of controlled breathing while performing various activities and regular columns.
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