About one million – January 2016

About one million About one million people with severe lung disease are treated with oxygen in the U.S. This oxygen use can save lives and increase quality of life, yet adherence to therapy is poor. In focus groups, those with COPD and their caregivers emphasized the need for reliable information and coaching on oxygen use,…

Smoking News – January 2016

Smoking News An e-cigarette exploded in the mouth of a 23-year-old man, blowing a dime-sized hole in his palate and damaging teeth. He has a fractured neck and finger and first degree burns to his hand, chest, face and corneas.   Secondhand smoke exposure at an early age may lead to emotional and behavioral problems…

Flu News – January 2016

Flu News The FDA has approved an adjuvanted seasonal flu vaccine from Novartis for people age 65 or older. The vaccine is called Fluad® and differs from the influenza vaccines currently on the market in that it contains an adjuvant named “squalene.” Squalene is derived from shark oil. Adjuvants are added to increase your body’s…

The ABCs of Breathing -January 2016

The ABCs of Breathing Dr. Arunabh Talwar is the author of Lung Disease 101: A Patient Primer, an easy to under- stand new book about the basics of lung problems and treatments for them. (Available on Amazon. com for $10.) Lung Disease 101: A Patient Primer Arunabh Talwar, M.D.   Dr. Talwar presented the “ABCs…

COPD in Tennessee – January 2016

COPD in Tennessee In a recent article in the Knoxville News Sentinel, COPD is suffocating Tennessee’s health. Nearly nine percent of Tennesseans live with COPD, causing the state to have the third highest rate nationwide (behind Alabama and Kentucky). Of the 500,000 individuals in Tennessee living with COPD, most will not seek treatment or even…

Fibrosis File – January 2016

Fibrosis File Find Help and Treatment for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Pulmonary Fibrosis News is a science and health publishing website that writes about clinical trials and news tak- ing place in the PF research Visit www.pulmonaryfibrosisnews.com PF Warrior is all about helping those with IPF and their caregivers reach out and help each other.…

A Question of Loves- January 2016

A Question of Loves For whom did King Edward VIII abdicate the throne of England? What was the name of Helen of Troy’s true love? Everyone knows the story of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and ’ What was Juliet’s last name? Famous poets Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning eloped over the objections of her To what…

The Ryan Report – January 2016

The Ryan Report Home Oxygen Guru – The HO2G Pen  Terms: Continuous flow (CFO): Oxygen flow runs constantly Pulse delivery: Smaller, pre­ determined volume of oxygen is delivered only when the user inhales BPM: Breaths per Minute mL/min: Volume delivered per minute   Revisiting Minute Volume and Fixed Pulse Oxygen Delivery It is important that…

Understanding the Ozone Layers -January 2016

Understanding the Ozone Layers Ground-level Ozone: In the air closest to the earth’s surface, ground-level or “bad” ozone is a pollutant that is a significant health risk. It also damages crops, trees and other vegetation and is a main ingredient of urban smog. To find out the current ozone levels where you live, visit www.airnow.gov.…