Sharing the Health! – May 2018

Sharing the Health! Russell Winwood from Australia is known as a COPD athlete – he has com- pleted the Boston Marathon and is a qualified Iron Man! Phillips  Respironics has teamed with Russ to raise awareness of COPD and to inspire those who have been diagnosed with lung disease to live their lives to the…

Sharing the Health! – March 2018

Sharing the Health! Singing 4 Breathing is a choir originally set up by occupational therapy students for people diagnosed with COPD in Welling- borough in the United Kingdom. What began as a short six-week project has turned into a successful group who sing at different venues in their area. You can see how beautiful they…

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…

Sharing the Health!-November-2017

    Sharing the Health! Stem Cell Clinics to Finally Be Regulated! US News and World Report describes how the U.S. Food and Drug Administra- tion is planning to regulate doctors pushing stem cell procedures that pose the gravest risks to people desperately seeking help. These businesses have had no one oversee- ing them in…

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…

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…

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…