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Understanding Ventilator vs. Respirator
Three Doctors Examining Charts

With the ongoing pandemic, people are hearing about respirators and ventilators more than ever as use has increased across the globe. The need for both is great in the medical community, but how are they used?  Many people get the terms respirator and ventilator confused and use them interchangeably by mistake. However, these two medical […]

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BiPAP: What You Need To Know
CPAP Machine

If you have sleep apnea or another condition that makes it difficult for you to breathe correctly at night, your doctor might recommend either BiPAP or CPAP machines. Each of these machines helps you breathe better while you sleep. But what is the difference between BiPAP and CPAP, and can you use these machines with […]

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5 Things People with COPD Wish You Knew
Doctor listening to patient's lungs as the patient coughs

People living with COPD need to learn a lot of new information after a diagnosis. However, as people who live with COPD can tell you, there are some things they wish they’d known from the start. If you or someone you love have been newly diagnosed with COPD, here are the things you’ll want to […]

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What Conditions Qualify for Home Oxygen?
Chest pressure

In order to qualify for home oxygen, you need medical evidence that proves your health depends on supplemental oxygen therapy. You will need to fulfill a number of health qualifications before you can obtain your home oxygen equipment. Let’s take a look at what diagnoses or conditions allow you to qualify for home oxygen and […]

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The Sound of Better Breathing: Benefits of Music
Woman Jogging in Park

Do you ever feel better after hearing one of your favorite songs? That effect may be more profound than you think. If you’ve found yourself wondering whether there are health benefits to music, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that they do exist. ARE THERE HEALTH BENEFITS TO MUSIC?  Other than the potential to […]

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Congestive Heart Failure
Digital Heart

Your heart is an essential organ, responsible for keeping your blood pumping throughout your body. This critical function not only pumps blood to different parts of your body, but that blood carries the oxygen vital to keeping your tissues healthy and functioning properly. So what happens when the heart stops working the way it should? […]

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Stress and Oxygen
breathing tips for anxiety

Stress seems to be an unfortunate part of daily life for most Americans. That’s why it can be helpful to look at the impact that chronic stress has on your health. If you have a chronic illness or another health condition, you experience additional stress. Learning more about how to manage your stress can help […]

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What Is An Oxygen Generator?
Airplane Flying in Sky

Have you heard the terms oxygen generator and oxygen concentrator used for the same device, or wondered what the difference is? If you are new to oxygen therapy, this is not uncommon, and it can raise a lot of questions. While some people use the terms oxygen concentrator and oxygen generator interchangeably, they are very […]

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Affording Home Oxygen Equipment
Women Walking with Pink Peach Trees

When you first learn that you will need oxygen therapy, the next thought for many people is, “But how will I afford my home oxygen equipment?” Navigating insurance, Medicare and other programs can be overwhelming at first, but you could be closer to affordable home oxygen equipment than you think. Read on to learn more […]

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