Respiratory News- January 2017

Respiratory News The Aerobika® device, which Monaghan Medical Corporation developed to ease symptoms of COPD, may also be effective in people with bronchiectasis, according to a study in the journal Academic Radiology. The device eases symptoms associated with excessive mucus in the airways. It opens up the lungs and creates vibrations in the chest, helping…

Trivia quiz about Lincoln – January 2017

Trivia quiz about Lincoln Some historians consider Abraham Lincoln the greatest U.S. president ever. He is honored on Mount Rushmore, the Lincoln Memorial, the penny and the five dollar bill. See if you can answer this trivia quiz about Lincoln.   What site might Lincoln aficionados visit in Lexington, KY?: Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic…

Let Your Voice Be Heard! – January 2017

Let Your Voice Be Heard! New  York’s   Attorney  General,  Eric eSrchneid   man,  has  launched  an  antitrust investigation into the maker of the EpiPen®, a life-saving drug for people with severe allergic reactions. Mylan Pharmaceuticals had raised the price of the EpiPen by more than 400 percent. Mylan responded with its EpiPen- 4Schools program providing free…

Sharing the Health!- January 2017

Sharing the Health! Our friend, oxygen user Nancy Pearsall, offers her BreathWarmers to protect your airways against the cold this winter. Visit www.breathwarmers. com to pick your color and order, or call (810) 653-8006. They are also available at www.amazon.com. Cost is $16.99 plus $2.95 for shipping. Donna P. of Bethesda, MD, has two web…

Get Up and Get Going! – January 2017

Get Up and Get Going! Australian researchers found physical ac- tivity undertaken in small intervals spaced throughout the day can safely and markedly improve the health of people with COPD. The study established that 150 minutes of exercise per week is most effective in reduc- ing cardiovascular and metabolic disease. It can greatly improve the…

The Ryan Report -January 2017

The Ryan Report Home Oxygen Guru – The HO2G Pen Welcome to 2017! I hope the holidays treated you all well. This issue we will touch on a couple products I’ve been asked about recently, one new and one old: the new Inogen® One G4 portable concentrator and the old- but-still-available Oxymizer cannula. Let’s start…

Nutrition News – January 2017

Nutrition News A recent study in the journal Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry suggests that supplementing nitrate in the diets of those with COPD may increase their exercise capacity while reducing blood pressure. Beets are rich in the natural chemicals called nitrates. Through a chain reaction, your body changes nitrates into nitric oxide, which helps…