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Coughing Bloody Mucus: When Is It an Emergency?

When you have lung disease, a chronic breathing condition or another pulmonary disease, you can expect to cough frequently, often coughing up mucus as you clear your airways. However, if you cough up bloody mucus, it can be quite unnerving, so it is good to know when you should be concerned and seek medical help. […]

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COPD and Kidneys: National Kidney Month

March is National Kidney Month, which makes it a great time to review how your kidneys work and how they are affected by COPD. When you think about chronic lung diseases like COPD, the kidneys are probably not the first organs that come to mind. However, many people with COPD experience kidney problems. So, how […]

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Oxygen Tanks vs. Portable Oxygen Concentrate [Infographic]

When you are deciding between an oxygen tank and an oxygen concentrator for your supplemental oxygen, it is helpful to know the pros and cons of each delivery method.  Our infographic below compares the two to help you make the best choice.    Share this Image On Your Site <p><strong>Please include attribution to with this […]

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4 Exercises Used in Pulmonary Rehabilitation

March 10 through March 16 is National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week. It is an excellent time to learn more about how pulmonary rehabilitation can help treat your COPD or chronic respiratory disease symptoms. Let’s explore what pulmonary rehabilitation is and how it can improve the lives of those with COPD, lung disease or other chronic breathing […]

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Does Air Pollution Impact Lung Health?

Air quality has a profound effect on the health of our lungs and our ability to breathe comfortably. For people with chronic lung conditions like COPD, air pollution causes more than slight discomfort and inconvenience. In fact, for someone with COPD, the effects of air pollution can actually cause a significant health risk. If you […]

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Preparing for a Pulmonary Function Test

Preparing for any medical test can be nerve-wracking if you do not know what to expect. As such, it is a good idea to educate yourself about the test, as well as how to prepare for it, so you are ready when the time comes. Here is what you need to know about pulmonary function […]

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Do OTC Canned Oxygen Canisters Work?

In the last 10 years, oxygen canisters have gained popularity with many canned oxygen brands popping up online, in sporting stores and in big box stores. While the claims made by canned oxygen companies are compelling and the low cost of the oxygen canisters may be alluring to people who require medical oxygen, the fact […]

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Introducing Inogen Connect – Monitor Your Oxygen. Anytime. Anywhere.®

Inogen Connect for Inogen One G4 Inogen is pleased to announce Inogen Connect, an innovative new feature now available for Inogen One G4 users. The Inogen Connect App is a free mobile application that connects you to your Inogen One G4; it provides you with the ability to monitor your Inogen One G4 closely through […]

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What is Nonspecific Interstitial Pneumonia (NSIP)?

Nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) is a rare condition that affects the tissue surrounding and separating the alveoli, the tiny air sacs in the lungs where the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place between the lungs and the bloodstream. Interstitial pneumonia is a disease that causes inflammation in both the mesh-like walls of the […]

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