Test Your Nutrition Knowledge! – March 2016

Test Your Nutrition Knowledge! (from the University of California at Berkeley Wellness Center) Rank the following foods for potassium content from most to least: Cup of orange juice Cup of yogurt Three ounces of halibut medidu.mAbanana Cup of broccoli   Which of the following contain calcium? Figs Almonds Soybeans Collard greens A label that lists…

The Ryan Report – March 2016

The Ryan Report Home Oxygen Guru – The HO2G Pen Ryan Diesem Commonly Used Abbreviations: BPM: Breaths Per Minute cc: Cubic Centimeter CFO: Continuous Flow Oxygen DODS: Demand Oxygen Delivery System FiO2/FIO2: Fraction of Inspired Oxygen IF: Intermittent Flow Oxygen LOX: Liquid Oxygen LPM: Liters Per Minute LTOT: Long Term Oxygen Therapy mL: Milliliters O2/O2:…

Fibrosis File – March 2016

Fibrosis File Breathless Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is characterized by inflammation and accu- mulation of scar tissue (fibrosis) leading to failure of proper lung function and insuffi- cient oxygen to the blood and organs. The disease is of unknown origin with no cure. Progression of the disease varies among patients and the rate of decline…

Smoking News – March 2016

Smoking News We have always thought using a finan- cial incentive was a great way to help stop smoking but we now have research to back it up! Say you spend $5/day on cigarettes. If you can make it through one day, go to your local large book store and browse through the magazine rack.…

Power of the People! – March 2016

Power of the People! We have to give kudos to the re- spiratory people of South Florida! The Growney Pulmonary Health Center in Naples opened this past January, thanks to the dedication, donations and hard work from the people who participate in their pul- monary rehabilitation program – along with very generous donors! “Funded 100…

Editor’s Note – March 2016

Editor’s Note Spring is the time when buds pop out on trees, robins appear, and it is time to plant the garden. My friend Laura K., cherishes a piece of paper with the following advice from her mother. Her mama was obviously a very smart woman for all seasons! “It is only the farmer who…

Respiratory News – January 2016

Respiratory News Researchers found flavoring chemicals like diacetyl, previously reported to be as- sociated with severe respiratory disease, in the juices used in e-cigarettes according to a report published in Environmental Health Perspectives. E-cigarettes contain not only nicotine but also flavorings – more than 7,000 e-cigarette flavors are currently avail- able on the market. The…