Calling Dr. Bauer -November-2018

    Calling Dr. Bauer Dear Dr. Bauer, Why do some people use portable concentrators and some have liquid oxygen?  Stephanie Jones, New York have been practicing pulmonary medicine for over 35 years. One of the biggest changes I have seen during this period is how oxygen is supplied to my patients to use when…

Editor’s Note-November-2018

    Editor’s Note Now that my three children are married and my husband is retired,I feel like I am entering a new season of life. Thirty years ago, in the fall of 1988, The Pulmonary Paper was set up as a nonprofit organization and our first newsletter was published the next year. We have…

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Change of Seasons-November-2018

    Change of Seasons Your “circadian” biological clock is responsible for telling your body when it is time to feel awake and when it is time to feel sleepy. Since it revolves around predictable patterns of light and darkness, any changes in your usual patterns tends to disrupt the balance. Chamomile tea may help…

Respiratory News -September-2018

    Respiratory News Nurses at the Salem, Virginia Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center began ensuring their patients brushed their teeth twice a day. This simple act dramatically reduced the number of cases of hospital-acquired pneumonia by 90 percent (people were not on a ventilator). Calling the program Project HAPPEN (Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia Prevention by Engaging…

Fibrosis File-September-2019

    Fibrosis File The paperback book, Breathing Should Never Be Hard Work: One Man’s Journey with Id- iopathic Pulmonary Fi- brosis, is now available at www.amazon.com Robert Davidson was diagnosed with IPF in October 2007 after having difficulties with the fitness test nec- essary to be a soccer referee. He tells his journey with…

Empty Pill Bottles -September-2018

    Empty Pill Bottles Rather than throw away your empty pill bottles, a group called Matthew 25: Minis- tries (Internet site: earth911.com/inspire/diy/ reuse-pill-bottles) will donate them to people that don’t have the luxury of the sturdy con- tainers. More than half of Americans take two prescription drugs leaving our landfills with a lot of…