Just Like Your Mama Told You-July-2017

    Just Like Your Mama Told You A recent Internet blog discussed the importance of eating fruits and vegetables. Experts agree that a high consumption of fruits and vegetables is associated with a reduced risk of many chronic (ongoing) illnesses, including COPD. What’s more, a healthy diet that includes fish, fruit and dairy products…

LAST ISSUE’S ANSWERS: D-Day Quiz-July-2017

  LAST ISSUE’S ANSWERS: D-Day Quiz t Wdoes  the  ‘D’  in  D-Day  represent? (Answer: None of these) Military operations didn’t always start on the planned date due to elements like the weather. By using ‘D’ instead of an actual date (06/06/1944), nothing would have to change if the actual date changed. 2heb.aTssembled armada of ships…

Be Your Own Advocate!-July-2017

    Be Your Own Advocate! Tony St. Amant from Chico, CA, sent us a very important message. He says, “I have been a full-time oxygen user for eight years and over those years I have interacted with dozens of other oxygen users, both in person and online. I think I can offer some insight…

Sharing the Health! – July 2017

Sharing the Health! Cheryl K. of Florida tells us for about $20 on amazon.com, you can purchase an oxygen liter meter that will verify that the flow from your home concentrator  is accurate. It does not measure the percentage of oxygen, just the flow rate. You can get different brands that read low flow rates…

The COPD National Action Plan -July 2017

The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Presents The COPD National Action Plan Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is the third leading cause of death in the United States, affecting 16 million Americans and millions more who do not know they have it. COPD can stifle a person’s ability to breathe, lead to long-…

COMEDY QUIZ- July 2017

COMEDY QUIZ Who is considered to be the first stand- up comedian? Frank Fay Milton Berle Will Rogers Jack Benny   NBC’s Saturday Night Live gave us all of these catchphrases except for which? “Buh-bye!” “It’s always something. ” “More cowell. ” “Can we talk?”   Which of these films is the highest- grossing comedy…

The Ryan Report- July 2017

The Ryan Report Home Oxygen Guru – The HO2G Pen Oxygen Users Tips Shared Oxygen users on a recent Sea Puffer cruise had the opportunity to interact with Ryan and ask all the questions they had about using oxygen. Everyone came away with a better understanding of living with lung disease. When using your oxygen…

Fibrosis File – July 2017

Fibrosis File In the News Samumed has successfully completed a Phase 1 clinical trial in healthy individuals to evaluate a potential therapy, a nebulized inhalation solution called SM04646 that treats idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The positive results support its continued development into future studies.   Ofev® (nintedanib) can treat lung fibrosis by correcting abnormalities in…