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…

Ask Mark … – July 2017

Ask Mark … Ruby from EFFORTS asks, I am on Symbicort® and Spiriva®, is there a substitute for Spiriva that works as well, but isn’t as drying? My mouth gets so dry with Spiriva! Mark explains, Anticholinergics are a class of drugs that block the action of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the brain, allowing the…

Calling Dr. Bauer … – July 2017

Calling Dr. Bauer … Dr. Bauer is often asked about lung cancer screening. He explains, we often “screen” people for diseases that, when caught early and treated, can result in a cure or prolonged life expectancy. Mammography for breast cancer, colonoscopy for colon cancer, and PSA levels for prostate cancer are familiar to all. You…

Editor’s Note July 2017

Editor’s Note Clowning around is ok! Meet Kolo – aka Fran Etzkorn – the first oxygen-wearing professional clown I have ever met and her husband John, a really nice guy in his own right. Fran is one of those people you love to be around -she is always smiling and has a surprise or two…