Product Corner – January 2009

Product Corner  AirGuard Medical Products offers people with respiratory problems a way to protect their airways this winter. According to the manufacturer, the adjustable CT Mask lessens the risks of breathing cold air. Inside the mask is an efficient thermal exchange module that warms the air before is it inhaled. The CT Mask is made…

Traveling Tales – January 2009

Traveling Tales  Traveling with Oxygen Fran Zimet of Texas recently went to Northern California and could not get liquid oxygen in San Francisco and Monterrey Bay. She says, “I went through two oxygen companies who made phone calls for me. Liquid oxygen was unavailable, period. I found my portable oxygen concentrator, the Inogen One, was…

Respiratory News – January 2009

Respiratory News  The 2008-09 flu season has started out mild but scientists are trying to figure out why the dominant strain of flu circulating this year is resistant to the leading anti-viral drug, Tamiflu. The good news is that researchers have found out what made the 1918 flu pandemic so deadly – three genes that…