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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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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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