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Interstitial Lung Disease: What is ILD?

The term interstitial lung disease (ILD) refers to a broad range of progressive lung disorders characterized by inflammation and scarring of the lungs. Interstitial lung diseases affect the interstitium, the lace-like network of tissue between and supporting the microscopic alveoli (air sacs). The interstitium is filled with tiny blood vessels that allow for gas exchange […]

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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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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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Inogen One G4: 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 was smaller and lighter weight […]

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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 ignite easier in its presence. To enable more […]

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Understanding Normal Blood Oxygen Level

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 body. Oxygen saturation (SpO2) […]

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