Respiratory News-July-2007

    Respiratory News According to the Journal of Applied Physiology, if you are trying to lose weight, you can take a break! A team of researchers found when men exercised for two 30-minute stretches, taking a 20-minute rest break in between, they burned more fat than when they exercised for a single 60-minute session.…

Men vs Women-July-2007

    Men vs Women Researchers have confirmed that the toll of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is harder on women than men, both clinically and physiologically. Why this is so, remains a mystery, according to the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The records of over 1,000 patients who participated in the…

Best One-July-2007

Best One A question we are often asked is “Which is better, taking your medication using a metered dose inhaler or by nebulizer?” The May 2007 American Journal of Medicine may have the answer – both! Researchers studied 140 people with COPD over the age of 50 that were divided into three groups – those…

Poetry Corner-July-2007

    Poetry Corner Pul.monary Rehab Pulmonary Rehab is the place to go when your oxygen level is getting low. There you’ll meet others too who also have problems with their O2. You’ll learn a lot of different ways to help yourself cope with various days. Days when the humidity makes it hard to just…

Traveling Tales-July-2007

    Traveling Tales SeaPuffers pose in front of the Summer Palace of Peter the Great It is the season of the POCs – Portable Oxygen Concentrators. The airlines continue to support the use of AirSep’s Lifestyle and Freestyle, Inogen One, Sequal’s Eclipse and Respironics’ Evergo POCs. United Airlines remain the main domestic airline who…

Travel Tips-July-2007

    Travel Tips Holly Marocchi RRT has logged thousands of miles escorting respiratory people on cruises and trips. She has compiled this list of travel tips to help your vacations be a little more stress free. Just in case, bring a filled prescription of antibiotics and or prednisone in case you begin to feel…

Fibrosis File-July-2007

    Fibrosis File Along with COPD, mortality rates from pulmonary fibrosis have increased significantly, especially in women, and are predicted to continue to rise, according to researchers from the University of Colorado who said, “Results suggest that PF should no longer be considered a rarity. These findings indicate an important and growing problem and…

Peak Flow Meters and CO2-July-2007

    Peak Flow Meters and CO2 Mark Mangus, RRT EFFORTS Board Mark Mangus RRT, BSRC, is a member of the Medical Board of EFFORTS (the online support group, Emphysema Foundation For Our Right To Survive, www.emphysema.net) who generously donates his time to answer members’ questions. Jack from EFFORTS recently asked Mark about peak flow…

Rescue Me-July-2007

    Rescue Me When disaster strikes, do you have an emergency plan how to get oxygen and other needed medical equipment? Doris Tarter of Minden, NV would like to hear from others who have been in situations of hurricanes, fires or floods and were forced to leave their home and the source of their…