Laughter As Therapy! – July 2017

  Laughter As Therapy! Studies show having a good sense of humor reduces stress, helps you cope with pain, bonds people together in social situations, and can even improve your odds of finding your true love! Look for the funny side of situations – We have heard a lot of funny responses from children who…

Fibrosis File – May 2017

Fibrosis File New Research News Australian researchers looked at out- comes for 61 individuals with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, 22 with asbestosis, 23 with connective tissue disease-related interstitial lung disease (ILD) and 36 with other forms of fibrosis. The people were randomized to either eight weeks of super- vised exercise or usual care. Results showed exercise…

Respiratory News – May 2017

Respiratory News A study in Thorax found eating more than four portions of cured and processed meat per week – such as sausage, ham and salami – could worsen asthma symptoms. Researchers found nitrate, a preservative found in the meat, may irritate the airways. It’s official, you need to get moving. Physi- cians in Brazil…

Thoughts on Using Oxygen – May 2017

Thoughts on Using Oxygen Back in the 1980s when I began writing this newsletter, I would call old and new friends for advice. John Leaman of New York City, editor of Respiratory News and Views, was one of those friends. John is now retiring after helping others cope with respiratory problems for many years. We…

The “Waveform” – May 2017

The “Waveform” The squiggly line on many finger pulse oximeters The “Waveform” by John R. Goodman BS, RRT, FAARC Sometimes technological advances seem to happen almost overnight, and some- times it seems to take forever before someone has the “I could have had a V8!” moment. For people on oxygen 24 hours per day, a…

Sharing the Health! – May 2017

Sharing the Health! I like to work in my flower garden but am always getting scrapes and bruises from the branches and thorns on the roses. If you go online to amazon.com and do a search for “arm protectors for thin skin” you will find arm sleeve guards that will prevent the scratches, tearing and…

The Ryan Report – May 2017

The Ryan Report Home Oxygen Guru – The HO2G Pen  Ryan Diesem  Ryan Diesem is Research Manager at Valley Inspired Products, Apple Valley, MN. Contact Ryan at [email protected] com with questions or comments. 2017 Portable Oxygen Concentrator Guide Here we go, it’s the 2017 version of our annual Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC) Guide. Here are…