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Traveling with CPAP, BiPAP, and APAP

As we go into the holiday season, it’s likely that you may be in a situation where you want to travel, and if you use CPAP, BiPAP, or APAP therapy, you will need to bring your equipment with you. Did you know that CPAP, BiPAP, and APAP equipment is allowed through TSA security checkpoints? They […]

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Influenza and your Lungs

Influenza, commonly referred to as the “flu,” is a serious respiratory illness that, unfortunately, is easily spread between people. Everyone is at risk for getting and spreading influenza, and individuals who have been diagnosed with asthma or other lung diseases are at a higher risk of developing complications related to flu infection. Health officials recommend […]

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Common CPAP Problems & How to Fix Them

CPAP is the leading therapy for treating sleep apnea, and it involves patients wearing a facial or nasal mask when sleeping. The mask is connected to an air pump that creates positive air flow in the patient’s nasal passages, keeping his or her airway open during sleep. However, CPAP therapy is not without its challenges […]

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Are you Controlling your Asthma?

Are you doing everything you can to control your asthma? Take this quiz and find out True or false? 1. Asthma attacks can be triggered by changes in the weather. Correct answer: true Certain weather conditions can increase the risk of an asthma attack, including thunderstorms, strong winds, temperatures, fog, and humidity. If you know […]

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Eating Right: Tips for the COPD patient

For people suffering with a lung disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, eating should not be taken for granted. According to the American Association for Respiratory Care, a well-nourished body helps fight off infections and may help prevent illness, thus cutting down on hospitalizations. A proper diet will not cure your disease, but it […]

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Do You Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Do family members tell you that you snore? If so, it may be possible that you are suffering from sleep apnea. According to respiratory therapists from the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), there are several clues that can help you decide whether or not to seek testing for sleep apnea. Do you experience sleepiness […]

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Asthma & Allergy Tips for Your Home

GENERAL RULES TO HELP CONTROL THE HOME ENVIRONMENT One very important aspect in asthma and allergy care is controlling your home environment. Here are some general rules to help get your household under control: Begin by removing or reducing as many asthma and allergy triggers from your home as possible. Use air filters and air […]

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Travel tips with Oxygen

Just because you use oxygen doesn’t mean that you can`t travel. It does mean, however, that you have to plan ahead. Changes in time zones and increased activity are things that need to be taken into consideration. Here is a checklist to help you prepare for the next time that you travel.   Did you […]

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