COVID-19 Precautions

COVID-19 Precautions

(Prepared with Respiratory Specialist, Dr John Blakey) The increase in the number of people with COVID-19 in the community is causing some stress and anxiety for many people with asthma and/or COPD.  There are a…

New resources for adults with COPD

New resources for adults with COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic condition affecting over 46,000 Western Australians. Living with and managing a chronic condition such as COPD can be challenging and often confusing for patients, particularly when additional…

Meet Bianca

Meet Bianca

It’s fun getting to know our different team members, so what better way to welcome our newest recruit than by putting her through a quick Q&A session? Bianca joined our team just a couple of…

Vaping trends, not so trendy

Vaping trends, not so trendy

The use of e-cigarettes (vaping) has increased in popularity over the last few years, and as more research is undertaken, the more we are learning about the potentially hazardous impacts this growing trend is having…

9 tips for returning to school

9 tips for returning to school

Here we go again! Summer holidays are coming to an end and many of us are gearing up for school once again. While you work your way through your list of school supplies and uniforms,…

COVID-Ready Kits

COVID-Ready Kits

In anticipation of the WA borders reopening, we have been receiving a number of enquiries from people seeking tips on creating a COVID-Ready Kit for people with asthma and/or COPD. Perhaps you’ve also wondered the…

Asthma education is a must

Asthma education is a must

Throughout the year we’re fortunate to be joined by interns helping us in a range of projects, as they gain some experience in an office and non-profit environment. It’s important that all members of our…

Pulmonary Rehabilitation – Be wise and exercise

Pulmonary Rehabilitation – Be wise and exercise

Article provided by Dr John Blakey and Respiratory Physiotherapist Sarah Hug from Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. Being diagnosed with a lung condition can be a difficult experience. Sometimes people feel they are not given enough information,…

Meet Sarah

Meet Sarah

“I like being able to make a real difference, not only to people with asthma and COPD, but more broadly, to help people in Western Australia.” – Sarah, Chief Finance Officer It takes an array…

Preventing underdiagnosis and misdiagnosis of COPD

Preventing underdiagnosis and misdiagnosis of COPD

By Asthma WA Respiratory Health Educator and Senior Respiratory Scientist, Charlene Butler Undiagnosed and misdiagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a problem worldwide that can have serious consequences for people experiencing respiratory symptoms.  Living…