Aspiration Pneumonia is Very Serious – July 2019

Aspiration Pneumonia is Very Serious UC Berkeley School of Public Health wants you to be aware of aspiration pneumonia which happens when you accidentally inhale food particles, liquid, saliva or regurgitated stomach contents into the airways and it gets into your lung tissue. Substances breathed into your lungs may be contaminated with bacteria, viruses or…

Respiratory News – July 2019

Respiratory News Long-term treatment with antibiotics should not be an option in those with COPD since they are not effective, cause adverse effects and lead to resistance. By contrast, the selective targeting of pathogens in the lower airways has great potential as an intervention. A University of Buffalo team has received a National Institutes of…

Travel Tips – July 2019

Travel Tips My wife has been on 24/7 oxygen for about nine years. We have still man- aged to take major trips at least twice a year. Most trips have been cruises loudly “Is there a problem? Let’s call your supervisor” – 100 percent of the time the agent smiles and allows us to continue.…

Sharing the Health! – July 2019

Sharing the Health! Dr. Noah Greenspan, Director of the Pulmonary Wellness and Rehabilitation Center in New York, NY, along with our own Mark Mangus RRT and Ryan Diesem (newly graduated Respiratory Therapist) all collaborated on the article Oxygen Manifesto, Part 2: The Devices. You may read at this link, https://copdnewstoday.com/2019/06/19/oxygen-manifesto-part-2-devices-advice-respiratory-specialists/ Dr. Greenspan also hosted a…

The Ryan Report – July 2019

The Ryan Report Home Oxygen Guru – The HO2G Pen Oxygen, Activity and Your Health  I strongly encourage all oxygen users to be as active as possible. Activity is incredibly important in maintaining your health. Survival rates are shown to be much greater in oxygen users who get regular exercise from walking and other activities.…

Fibrosis File – July2019

Fibrosis File A recent study found that nearly one-third of people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) were malnourished. According to Alana Kessler, MS, RD, a registered dietitian and nutritionist, the following guidelines are recommended for people with IPF: Maximize antioxidant intake: This helps with combating free radicals the body emits. Great sources include all types…

Calling Dr. Bauer … -July 2019

  Calling Dr. Bauer … Those with chronic medical conditions often ask, “Is there something ‘new’ to treat my illness”? I would like to tell you about a new therapy available to some people with chronic moderate-to-severe asthma who do not respond to standard inhaler options. Some people with allergy-based asthma have high circulating levels…