Live it Forward together award

L I F E (Lung Information and Friendship for Everyone) recently was presented with a trophy for the Live it Forward together (LIFt) award for a project which demonstrated sustainable chronic conditions self-management outcomes to its members and the wider community. The award was made at the Support Groups Recognition and Good Practice Awards dinner […]

The latest Breath of LIFE magazine

Breath of LIFE Spring 2017 Here’s the latest issue of Breath of L I F E, the magazine of Lung Information & Friendship for Everyone. L I F E is the Institute for Respiratory Health’s support group for people with chronic lung disease. As well as lots of news, humour and healthy eating tips, there are […]

Let’s get physical

While most chronic lung conditions have no cure, there are things that we can do to breathe easier, keep out of hospital and improve our quality of life. One of the important ones is doing pulmonary rehabilitation. Pulmonary rehabilitation Pulmonary rehabilitation is a comprehensive program of education and exercise – and research has shown that […]

Alyssa’s story

Taking part in a clinical trial changed my life Alyssa’s story I was only 32 when I found out I had a genetic form of emphysema. The news was devastating – I had two young teenagers to look after, I couldn’t afford to be sick! Ten years ago, while traveling back from Adelaide, I became […]

Pulmonary rehabilitation outpatient program

Congratulations to Dr Sue Jenkins and Nola Cecins who received the Medal of the Order of Australia for their outstanding work in pulmonary rehabilitation. Dr Sue Jenkins and Nola Cecins are both physiotherapist at SCGH and run a pulmonary rehabilitation outpatient program. The program provides patients with: Supervised exercise training sessions Education on self-management An […]