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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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Inogen Travel: Muir Woods

If you want to see the exact spot where earth kisses the sky, it’s in a little wooded grove just north of the red golden gate. This primal forest has been a federally protected National Monument since 1908, but it’s genesis began long before. It’s truly a majestic ecosystem of gigantic proportions! Wooded crowns reach […]

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What is Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis?

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is an incurable lung disease in which fibrosis, or scarring, occurs in the lungs making them thick and stiff. As lung tissue thickens, the lungs have difficulty moving oxygen into your bloodstream, resulting in a decreased amount of oxygen to your brain and other organs. Sometimes doctors can determine what’s causing […]

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Happy Falls Prevention Awareness Day!

Happy First Day of Fall! The Fall Equinox falls on September 22 and on this day, we observe Falls Prevention Awareness Day.  Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people aged 65+, so on this day we encourage you to educate yourself and those you love on how to decrease the […]

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Airway Oxygen: How Oxygen Moves Through the Airways of Your Body

Breathing. It’s something that most of us take for granted. But understanding how oxygen-rich air enters your lungs where it’s exchanged for carbon dioxide is an important part of living with COPD. Let’s take a tour of the respiratory system so you can see how it works. The Respiratory System The respiratory system is composed […]

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9 Emergency Preparedness Tips for People with POCs

Hurricane Irma has been deemed the most intense hurricane to hit the Atlantic since Dean in 2007. Although it may have been downgraded to a tropical storm earlier this week, it left an estimated 16 million Floridians without power, some indefinitely. For most people, power outages are a mere inconvenience. But for people who are […]

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