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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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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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Safe Oxygen Levels: What Should My Oxygen Level Be?

Safe Oxygen Levels: What Should My Oxygen Level Be? If you’re using supplemental oxygen, it’s important to understand what your oxygen levels should be and when your oxygen levels aren’t safe. Many people with COPD have oxygen levels that are below normal, even when using supplemental oxygen. At what point do your oxygen levels go […]

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COPD and Disability: Is COPD a Work Disability?

COPD and Disability: Is COPD a Work Disability? Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can lead to varying levels of disability that may interfere with your ability to maintain regular, full-time employment. But is COPD a work disability that automatically qualifies you for social security disability benefits? That depends on a number of factors. How is […]

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The Benefits of the Traveling CPAP Machine

The Benefits of the Traveling CPAP Machine Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the treatment of choice for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It’s also used to treat COPD and overlap syndrome, a term used when OSA and COPD occur together. CPAP promotes better breathing by providing continuous airflow and applying a gentle pressure to the […]

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When to See a Pulmonary Specialist

When to See a Pulmonary Specialist If you have COPD, you may be wondering when to see a pulmonary specialist. Because a pulmonary specialist, or pulmonologist, specializes in diseases of the lungs and bronchial tubes, adding one to your repertoire of health care providers is something you may want to consider. But should you consult […]

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The Importance of COPD Support Groups

Depression – anxiety – fear – anger – the emotional impact of COPD is often overlooked. But studies show that depression and anxiety can increase your risk for COPD flare-ups.[1] That’s why finding a COPD support group is an important part of living with the disease. Not only will a COPD support group help you […]

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The Six-Minute Walk Test (6MWT)

The six-minute walk test (6MWT) was originally used for evaluating exercise tolerance in people with chronic lung disease and heart failure. The test has since been used as a one-time measurement of functional status in a variety of patients, to provide information about a patient’s ability to perform activities of daily living and to evaluate […]

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Do I Have COPD?

Do I have COPD? This is a question many people may ask themselves after years of smoking or exposure to other types of airway irritants. Although a person can have COPD for many years without noticing symptoms, there are certain factors that can increase the risk of developing the disease. Risk Factors for COPD Smoking […]

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