Smoking News -September-2017

    Smoking News The U.S. Food and Drug Administra- tion (FDA) will focus on reducing nicotine levels in cigarettes to make them less addictive, while also making other nicotine products, including patches and gum, saf- er. They are also delaying implementation of last year’s rules on e-cigarettes current- ly on the market to make…

Stem Cell Research -September-2017

    Stem Cell Research The hope of stem cell therapy may finally have taken a legitimate step forward! Stem cells are immature cells that can grow and turn into adult cells in order  to repair injuries. Some types of stem cells have anti-inflammatory and anti- fibrosis properties that make them particu- larly attractive as…

Sharing the Health! -September-2017

    Sharing the Health! Although Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy has been shown to reduce hospitalization, 92 percent of people with COPD are not using it. A study from the University of Arizona College of Medicine analyzed 1.8 million people and found only 7.5 percent were receiving any form of non-invasive positive pressure…

Flu Facts-September-2017

  Flu Facts Flu season varies but generally begins in the United States around October and runs through the following spring. The months when flu season has peaked the most in the over the past 34 years are February (14 seasons), December (7 seasons), March (6 seasons) and January (5 seasons). Since it takes about…

The Ryan Report September-2017

The Ryan Report Home Oxygen Guru – The HO2G Pen Oxygen Cannulas Cannulas are the most common oxygen accessory used by people needing oxygen therapy. Like oxygen systems, though, there are differences among cannula styles and applications that can be misunderstood. For this issue, we’ll go over some of the different cannula types and styles,…

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Fibrosis File September-2017

    Fibrosis File Charlene Marshall writes a column for Pulmonary Fibrosis News (www.pulmonary fibrosis.com) titled “Under 30 Living with PF”. She recently expressed her frustrations about not being able to answer the ques- tions she is often asked, What do you need? How can I help? Sometimes she simply does not know what she…

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…