St. Valentine Quiz- January 2019

St. Valentine Quiz Valentine is indeed the patron saint of love, but he has many other duties. He is also the patron saint of: Actors Bee keepers Orphans Vinegar makers   We associate love with the heart, but in Shakespeare’s time it was not always In what other organ did love reside? Kidneys Liver Pancreas…

Respiratory News – January 2018

Respiratory News A study in the journal Vaccine tells us Cornell University researchers are working on a long-lasting flu vaccine where you might only need a booster vaccination every ten years. We can only hope!   A molecule called Frizzled-4 sits on the surface of lung cells and regulates healing and self-repair. German researchers have…

Exercise and COPD – January 2018

Exercise and COPD Bruce King of Sommerville, MA, writes that he was recently diagnosed with asthma and emphysema. He found that exercising helps him more than the inhalers he takes. The treadmill and hand cycling especially have made a  significant positive change on his breathing. If you have made up your mind that you are…

“State of Tobacco Control” Facts Show Historically Low Smoking Levels – January 2018

“State of Tobacco Control” Facts Show Historically Low Smoking Levels Adult and youth cigarette smoking rates are near historically low levels in the U.S. The current American Lung Association’s “State of Tobacco Control” may be seen at www.lung.org/our-initiatives/tobacco/ reports-resources/sotc The report shares the parts of the country and populations that are still very much impacted…

MY COPD ACTION PLAN – January 2019

MY COPD ACTION PLAN It is recommended that patients and physicians/healthcare providers complete this action plan together. This plan should be discussed at each physician visit and updated as needed. The green, yellow and red zones show symptoms of COPD. The list of symptoms is not comprehensive, and you may experience other symptoms. In the…

MY COPD MANAGEMENT PLAN – January 2018

MY COPD MANAGEMENT PLAN   It is recommended that patients and physicians/healthcare providers complete this management plan together. This plan should be discussed at each physician visit and updated as needed.    General Information                                                                                                 Name:                                                                                                Date:                                           Emergency Contact:    Phone Number:                                                                                                              Physician/Health Care Provider Name:                Phone Number:               Lung Function Measurements                                                                                         Weight:…

Sharing the Health! – January 2018

Sharing the Health!   I found a company called Captive Technologies (captivetechnologies.com) who make a product called Station Master. It is designed as a convenience and safety product for oxygen users. It consists of a central box that is connected to your concentrator or tank of liquid oxygen. There are four outlets to send oxygen…