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How to Care for Your Nasal Cannula

Physicians and other medical experts agree that people with chronic (ongoing) lung diseases like COPD should remain as active as possible, despite their need for oxygen therapy.[1] Thanks to advances in medical technology that have made it possible to create oxygen delivery sources with mobility and portability in mind, it’s never been easier to stay […]

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Are Lung Nodules Cancerous?

Nodules on the lungs are small, round or oval-shaped growths found in the lungs. If a growth is less than three centimeters (1.2 inches) in diameter, it’s considered a nodule. If a growth is larger than three centimeters, it’s considered a pulmonary mass. Are all abnormal growths cancerous? Some of them are, especially larger pulmonary […]

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How Do You Treat Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer?

Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer accounting for approximately 80-85% of all lung cancer tumors.[1] Although serious, it usually spreads at a slower rate than other types of lung cancer and treatment can sometimes stop it from worsening.[2] Types of NSCLC Tumors There are three main types of […]

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Are COPD Patients at Risk for Barrel Chest?

Barrel chest – a term that best describes a bulging, rounded chest that resembles the shape of a barrel. The term “barrel chest” commonly relates to people who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), namely emphysema in its later stages. In emphysema, the lungs are chronically (persisting over a long period of time) over-inflated with […]

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8 Main Causes of Chest Congestion

Chest congestion – that annoying tightness you feel in your chest, under and around your breast bone. It’s a common symptom of many respiratory ailments, but when could it be a sign of something more serious? Let’s take a look… Defining Chest Congestion If we asked 10 different people to define chest congestion, we’d probably […]

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What Causes Chest Pain?

Chest pain is one of the most common reasons Americans, aged 15 years and older, visit the emergency room (ER). In fact, the percentage of chest pain visits that are considered urgent is two to three times higher than the percentage of visits for abdominal pain and other symptoms.[1] Although many of us associate chest […]

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9 Tips for Traveling with Oxygen to America’s National Parks

Explore the great outdoors – experience nature – spend quality time with friends and family – these things and more are what you can expect when visiting one of America’s 59 national parks. From archeology, history and wildlife, to swimming, hiking and fishing, national parks provide a convenient, affordable vacation option your whole family can […]

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