LAST ISSUE’S ANSWERS: D-Day Quiz-July-2017

  LAST ISSUE’S ANSWERS: D-Day Quiz t Wdoes  the  ‘D’  in  D-Day  represent? (Answer: None of these) Military operations didn’t always start on the planned date due to elements like the weather. By using ‘D’ instead of an actual date (06/06/1944), nothing would have to change if the actual date changed. 2heb.aTssembled armada of ships…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…