Oxygen Concentrator Store Blog

  • The Air Quality Index - Why is it Important?

    The American Lung Association recently released their “State of the Air” 2017 findings and there are some things you’ll want to know especially if you suffer from COPD or other lung and breathing related illnesses.

    Each year, the American Lung Association reviews their State of the Air findings for every state in the U.S.

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  • Greeley Woman Teaches Water Aerobics to Classes that Become Family

    Here at the Oxygen Concentrator Store by American Medical, there’s nothing that brings us more joy than hearing and seeing the freedom an oxygen concentrator can bring our customers. Kelly Ragan, writer for The Greeley Tribune, highlights an oxygen user taking back their freedom in her article Greeley Woman Teaches Water Aerobics to Classes That Become Like Family.

    Diana Bleignier thought she'd grow up to be an elementary school teacher. She had a gift for interacting with people and instruction, so it seemed like a natural fit. But she didn't end up in a classroom. She wound up in a pool.

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  • Meet Linda!

    If you have visited our Colorado retail store, you’ve most likely met Linda. Linda is the smiling face that greets and assists customers interested in purchasing or renting oxygen equipment. Linda has been factory trained by SeQual, Inogen, Respironics, Invacare, AirSep, Inova Labs, and DeVilbiss. She enjoys educating customers about the various options available and assisting them in selecting the products and accessories that best fit their needs. Interested in getting know Linda and AMSR better? Keep reading below:

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  • Smoking and Oxygen Therapy: What You Need to Know

    Using supplemental oxygen can be a life-saving therapy for many people. However, with the benefits comes responsibilities to using your machine safely. One of the most dangerous activities you can do around oxygen is smoking. The reason oxygen is so dangerous is because while normal air has 21 percent oxygen, supplemental oxygen can deliver up 90 percent pure oxygen, which can create an environment where fires can easily ignite and burn very quickly.

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  • Sleeping with Continuous Flow Oxygen Concentrators

    Your ability to get adequate sleep directly influences your cognitive health. If you require a continuous oxygen concentrator throughout the night, the last thing you want is an obstacle to a good night’s sleep. In this blog post, we’re going to discuss continuous oxygen concentrators that are optimized for sleep.

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  • 2017 Senior Vacation Destination Getaways for Phoenix

    Phoenix is an exciting destination to visit for senior travelers. With its warm weather, bright sunshine, amazing desert scenery and sightseeing destinations Phoenix provides you with the perfect setting for taking along your portable oxygen concentrator. If you want to get the most out of your vacation in Phoenix, make sure you stop by the following hotspots.

    For breathtaking views, drive up to Dobbins Point on South Mountain. As the largest municipal park in the United States, Dobbins Point offers a majestic panorama over the Phoenix Valley. You can go during the day and enjoy a picnic, or go in the evening for a sunset viewing you’ll never forget. Keep in mind that the road to the top of South Mountain is windy. Hiring a driver might be a good option if you tend to get nervous behind the wheel.

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  • 2017 Top Rated Portable Oxygen Concentrators

    We are a few weeks into 2017 and it’s time to roundup the top three oxygen concentrators of this year.

    With some amazing technology that has impacted the market this year, there are innovations that have made oxygen concentrators better than ever before. In this post, we will go over our top three best-selling portable oxygen concentrators for this year so far.

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  • An In-Depth Look at Inogen One G4 Concentrator

    At a weight of just 2.8 pounds including a single battery, the Inogen One G4 Portable Oxygen Concentrator, released in May 2016, has quickly become a favorite among oxygen users that wish to maintain their active lifestyles. Producing "more oxygen per pound of weight" than other oxygen concentrators currently on the market, according to Inogen, it is designed for continuous use—even while those using it are still on the move.

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  • Oxygen Concentrator Accessories That You'll Want to Have

    When you buy an oxygen concentrator, you might be focused on the machine and how it fits your lifestyle. Frequent far-away travelers need a portable oxygen concentrator that is ideal for air travel, while those who require higher oxygen flow rates are better served by stationary oxygen concentrators that can be comfortably used at home.

    Regardless of the type you end up purchasing, there are additional accessories that can make using your oxygen concentrator at home or on the go more convenient and more comfortable.

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  • Diet Tips and Nutrition Guide for People with COPD

    Living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can be challenging, and it is important to engage in good eating habits, balancing your nutrition, and maintaining a healthy weight. If you’ve been diagnosed with COPD, your doctor has probably already told you all this information but not necessarily given you tips or advice on how to get there.

    Dealing with COPD and managing your diet and weight doesn’t have to be difficult. If you’re overweight, your doctor may have recommended you lose weight so you can breathe easier. With that in mind, it’s also crucial not to lose too much weight. Being underweight is not healthy for COPD patients because it results in lower energy levels and poorer prognosis.

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