Exercise makes breathing easier – Please GIVE this Balloon Day
At first glance Dave Davis (83) and Lisa Deeprose (10) may not appear to have much in common but both have a respiratory condition and they are both committed to making exercise a key part of the management of their asthma and COPD respectively. Every week they participate in sessions that build fitness and capacity for their breathing and both have received an exercise subsidy from Breathe Hawke’s Bay to encourage them to do so.
Many hands make LIGHT work
As we launch into planning for another Balloon Day we reflect on the contributions that volunteers make to our organisation. Being collectors, preparing our newsletters and delivering, representing BHB at events, medical advisors,, board members, additional administrators and so forth; all help make a difference in the lives of those that we are here to support - people in Hawke’s Bay with respiratory conditions . Your time and skills are greatly appreciated.
Smokefree messaging to youth key to keeping HB smoking rates low
By Julie Shaw
Member of the Hawke’s Bay Smokefree Coalition
I have been part of the Hawke’s Bay Smokefree Coalition since I started with Breathe Hawke’s Bay, nearly eight years ago. Over this time the coalition has gained in strength and membership.
Digital breaths: The benefits of Bioengineering
By Debbie Scott
BHB Respiratory Nurse Educator
This was the topic the presentation given in June, by Professor Merryn Tawhai, Deputy Director of Auckland Bioengineering Institute, speaking at EIT as part of the 2018 New Zealand Research Series hosted by the Royal Society Te Apārangi.
BHB spread World Asthma Day message
Every day at BHB feels like World Asthma Day, but to acknowledge the global day in May we invited Astrid from Hawke’s Bay Today to learn more about asthma statistics nationally and in our region, triggers for those with the disease and how our services support those with asthma to live the life they want to.