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Inogen One G4: Innovative Oxygen Just Got Better

Innovative Oxygen Just Got Better Over the past 15 years, the oxygen therapy market has been revolutionized through product innovations in portability.  Inogen was one of the first to introduce a portable oxygen concentrator (POC) that eliminated the need for unwieldy oxygen tanks.  Able to convert room air to almost pure oxygen, the Inogen One […]

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Pulse Oximetry & Oxygen Saturation: What Oxygen Therapy Users Need to Know

Pulse Oximetry & Oxygen Saturation: What Oxygen Therapy Users Need to Know A pulse oximeter is a handy medical device that uses two frequencies of light – red and infrared – to determine the percentage of hemoglobin in the blood that is saturated with oxygen, or your oxygen saturation level. When oxygen saturation is measured […]

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10 Tips for Oxygen Safety in the Home

10 Tips for Oxygen Safety in the Home Home oxygen safety is one of the most important aspects of oxygen therapy whether you choose an oxygen concentrator, oxygen cylinders or a liquid oxygen system as your oxygen supply source. Although oxygen is a safe, non-flammable gas, it does support combustion meaning things burn more readily and […]

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Understanding Normal Blood Oxygen Level

Understanding Normal Blood Oxygen Levels When you breathe, oxygen from the ambient air travels through your nose, down your windpipe and into your lungs where it enters the bloodstream. It then travels through the blood bound to hemoglobin – a protein found in red blood cells – to oxygenate the cells, tissues and organs of your […]

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Priming and Cleaning Your Metered Dose Inhaler

Priming and Cleaning Your Metered Dose Inhaler Metered-dose inhalers (MDIs) are devices that deliver medication directly into your lungs, including relief medications such as albuterol or Proventil, and maintenance medications such as Flovent or QVAR. Used correctly, an MDI inhaler helps control symptoms so you can breathe easier. Correct Usage Using an MDI correctly is […]

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How to Use a Nebulizer

How to Care for Your Nebulizer A nebulizer transforms liquid medication into mist, allowing it to be inhaled directly into the lungs. Nebulizer treatments can be used for immediate relief of symptoms, or for maintenance, to help control symptoms. Breathing treatments through a nebulizer are particularly effective for delivering: asthma medication to infants and children […]

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The Difference Between Asthma and COPD

Is it Really COPD? The Difference Between Asthma and COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an ongoing lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. It’s also a disease that’s often misdiagnosed as asthma. Although most patients are correctly diagnosed by their doctors as having either asthma or COPD, up to 20% of patients with […]

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