Sharing the Health! – July 2019

Sharing the Health! Dr. Noah Greenspan, Director of the Pulmonary Wellness and Rehabilitation Center in New York, NY, along with our own Mark Mangus RRT and Ryan Diesem (newly graduated Respiratory Therapist) all collaborated on the article Oxygen Manifesto, Part 2: The Devices. You may read at this link, https://copdnewstoday.com/2019/06/19/oxygen-manifesto-part-2-devices-advice-respiratory-specialists/ Dr. Greenspan also hosted a…

Sharing the Health! – March 2019

  Sharing the Health! The Lung Association fought hard to win protections called the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards put in place in 2011. Since then, these protections have become a tremendous success story, each year prevent- ing up to 11,000 early deaths and 130,000 asthma attacks. They’ve also dramatically reduced dangerous mercury pollution, as…

Respiratory News – January 2019

Respiratory News People with COPD-related anxiety would benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy, a new trial in ERJ Open Research finds. The respiratory symptoms are often upsetting and many experience anxiety as well. This anxiety can aggravate a person’s health, potentially resulting in repeated visits to the hospital. Cognitive therapy is a type of psychotherapy in…

Sharing the Health!-November-2018

    Sharing the Health! Joy H. of EFFORTS (Emphysema Foun- dation for Our Right To Survive – www. emphysema.net) believes keeping your mind sharp is important for overall health. She shares a listing of free courses available to take online at www.openculture.com/ freeonlinecourses You may also check your local colleges which may have classes…

Sharing the Health!-September-2018

    Sharing the Health! The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has declined to approve GlaxoSmithKline’s lung drug, Nucala. The drug would be used as a maintenance treatment for the reduction of exacerbations in those with COPD, but the FDA wanted more documentation. However, the FDA has approved Teva Pharmaceuticals to market the first generic…

Sharing the Health! – July 2018

Sharing the Health! Looking for creative ways to stay cool this summer besides sitting in a kiddie pool with a cold drink? You might purchase a FlexiFreeze Ice Vest from Amazon.com for a mere $99.99. You can also get a handheld portable fan for about $12. Wear loose-fitting clothing, preferably of a light color. Darker…

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…