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CPR for COPD Patients

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) helps save lives, yet each year, almost 90% of people who experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (sudden cessation of heart function) die.[1] When a cardiac arrest occurs at home, your loved one’s survival depends upon you knowing how to accurately perform CPR. If performed within the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, CPR […]

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Upper Respiratory Infection

What is an Upper Respiratory Infection?  Ahhh, the upper respiratory infection (URI). It’s one of the most common reasons for visiting the doctor every year. It’s also the most common illness resulting in missed days of work and school.[1] Most frequently occurring in the fall and winter, the upper respiratory infection is a contagious infection […]

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Understanding Pulmonary Embolism

A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a serious medical condition that occurs when one of the pulmonary arteries in the lungs suddenly becomes blocked. If the blood clot is large enough, it can obstruct the flow of blood to the lungs which can be life-threatening. While obtaining prompt medical attention can greatly improve your chances for […]

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11 Tips for Cruising with Oxygen

Thanks to advances in medical technology, travel opportunities for people needing supplemental oxygen have increased exponentially. Not only can oxygen-dependent passengers carry their own portable oxygen concentrators that meet FAA requirements on board all flights[1], but most major cruise lines are happy to accommodate passengers with disabilities who are cruising with oxygen. Although cruise ships […]

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Stages of COPD

COPD is a common lung condition characterized by the persistent, abnormal decrease of airflow leaving the lungs. This airflow limitation is usually progressive, not fully reversible and does not change markedly over a period of several months.[1] A breathing test known as spirometry is required to confirm a diagnosis of COPD. During a spirometry test, […]

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Oxygen Saturation

Oxygen saturation is a term used to define how much oxygen your blood is carrying. An estimate of your oxygen level can be easily measured with a pulse oximeter, a non-invasive device that attaches to the end of your finger. A more accurate method of measuring oxygen levels is with an arterial blood gas (ABG) […]

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COPD Awareness Month 2016

It’s that time again, COPD Awareness Month 2016 is here! This is a time of the year that healthcare professionals, patients, and others focus on promoting education and awareness for COPD in America. During this month, we’d like to encourage YOU to support those living with COPD by: Spreading awareness of COPD Sharing information, resources, and […]

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