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Get all the latest news that has to do with oxygen therapy and lung diseases, as soon as it hits the presses. We help you stay informed on all the important issues that affect you, whether you have COPD, use oxygen therapy, or any other lung disease. Find all the most recent news about American Medical as well, here on our blog.
  • Outdoor Exercise this Spring with COPD and Oxygen Therapy

    It's exciting that warmer weather is on its way all around the country. Cabin fever may have set in this winter, but now we can get out and feel more energized and alive in the fresh air and sunshine. Many people enjoy working out and getting physical activity in the outdoors, and can't stand trying to exercise inside on a treadmill or stationary bike. If you have COPD, it really is in your best interest to some exercise either way, and you can start today with your outdoor routine.

    First, you need to check with your doctor before you start doing anything fitness-wise that you haven't done before. He or she will give you the go ahead as long as you can physically handle it, and will most likely give you some advice based on your individual condition and needs. Many patients with COPD are benefited by being outside as long as there isn't a lot of pollution, and if you can get some light exercise.

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  • The Importance of Extra Batteries – Spring Battery Sale!

    At some point in your portable oxygen concentrator use, you will either need to replace the batteries you already have, or you will find yourself needing at least one extra battery. Batteries do have a shelf life, even among the most powerful and most long lasting portable oxygen concentrator batteries.

    It's extremely important for your batteries to be in good working order, and for you to have enough to last as long as you need. This is one big reason why we are holding a big Spring sale on EverGo, SimplyGo and Sequal Eclipse batteries! When you buy one, you can get another one at half price.

    The EverGo, SimplyGo and Sequal Eclipse are a few of our most popular portable oxygen concentrators that use external batteries to power them. They, along with a few other brands that we carry, can also be charged with a handy external battery charger.

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  • American Lung Association Hosts the 2014 Fight for Air Climb in Denver

    According to the Lung.org website, The Fight for Air Fundraisers are really “a vertical road race”, where participants and teams can come together to raise money for the American Lung Association as well as meet another fitness goal.

    Just as with many other fund raising events for a medical cause or organization, athelets have the opportunity to contribute and pay tribute to those who cannot breathe properly, those with chronic diseases such as COPD or asthma, those with lung cancer, and future generations to have better medical technology to treat lung ailments.

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  • SeQual Equinox Offers More Freedom to Continuous Flow Oxygen Patients

    You will soon be able to take advantage of these technological advances with one of the newest continuous flow oxygen concentrator – the Sequal Equinox!

    This comes from the makers of our customer favorites in the smallest portable models in the industry – AirSep, as well as the maker of one of the best continuous flow concentrators, Sequal (makers of the popular Eclipse series). They combined the best of both worlds in the Sequal Equinox. It weighs just 14 lbs (with the battery) and features continuous flow settings up to 3 LPM (liters per minute), as well as pulse dose settings as high as 6.

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  • New Year New You – Customer Reviews on Portable Oxygen Concentrators

    It's now the start of a brand new year, and for many people, that means making some resolutions. For others, it just gives a general sense of freshness and new possibilities. After the hectic holiday season, January and the new year is a time of calm and making new plans. One of those plans might be to give yourself more freedom, to travel more, or to just be able to go out and explore your own town this year. A portable oxygen concentrator could be what you need to give you a whole new outlook on life.

    We've asked some of our past customers how getting their portable oxygen concentrators has made a difference in their lives and what they do now that they have one. Many of those who decide to purchase a portable oxygen concentrator have already been using a different form of oxygen therapy, while others jumped right into one after they were prescribed. If you're not sure if a portable oxygen concentrator is right for you, read on.

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  • New Year’s Resolutions – How to Start Feeling Healthier Tomorrow

    One simple New Years resolution that you can make is just to feel healthier. There are many things you can start doing today to help you feel healthier, and they work amazingly fast. You may wake up tomorrow feeling better than you did today!

    Quit Smoking

    It's amazing how quickly your body starts to bounce back after you've quit smoking. You will notice that your senses of smell and taste will become much stronger. The cough you may have, in the mornings especially, will start to decrease as your airways finish clearing out the tar that you've been breathing in. Electronic cigarettes that allow you to gradually decrease your nicotine intake are one popular method for quitting smoking. You could also try nicotine patches or gum. Keep your hand busy with other things while you are working on kicking the habit.

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  • National Mentoring Month – Being an Oxygen Therapy Mentor

    If you've been using oxygen therapy for a while, you've most likely gotten used to it and know the basic ins and outs of it. While it's not complicated and there isn't much you really have to know, using your new oxygen concentrator and needing to use oxygen therapy in general can take some getting used to. When you first started using oxygen therapy, you may have felt strange and maybe a little upset with the fact that you now are relying on a machine to do something for you that your lungs can no longer do sufficiently. This can be the hardest thing to get used to.

    Having someone to talk to in the beginning, beside a doctor who likely only covers the medical aspect of your diagnosis and prescription, can help you feel more comfortable with your new routine. Being able to relate to someone who also uses oxygen therapy can be nice, as well as having someone to answer general questions. Keep in mind that you should always double check medical things with your doctor before taking any major actions. Your oxygen therapy mentor is only there to relate to and to give moral support.

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  • How to Deal with Late Onset Allergies

    It can be frustrating to find out that you are now allergic to something that you weren't allergic to just a few years ago. It's possible to go all your life without being allergic to dog and cat dander, mold or pollens, and develop one later in life. This is known as adult onset allergy, and it's more common than you may have guessed. Many allergies are known to affect the airways, and this can be dangerous for those with a chronic lung condition, such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or asthma.

    What causes late onset allergies?

    Experts have come up with several possible causes for why you would develop an allergies late in life, and it's not always easy to pin point why for each individual case. One reason is, you can actually overexpose yourself to a certain allergen, like animal dander if you've had pets for a long time. Or maybe you live in a house with a mold problem, and now you've started having reactions to it.

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  • Managing Holiday Stress and COPD

    The holidays can be a very stressful time for anyone – you want to buy presents for your friends and family, plan a trip, plan a family meal and a get-together, and handle the cold weather that you might be experiencing in your part of the world. All of this can be hard to handle for someone who is in full health, not to mention for someone who has a chronic lung condition, such as COPD, or for someone who needs to use oxygen therapy on a daily basis.

    The key is to not out-do yourself. Buying presents and working yourself into a stressful situation isn't worth taking a toll on your health. It's important to keep in mind that your friends and loved ones would want you to stay healthy above all else this time of year. It's true that stress can get you sick, and this is a real risk during the holiday season. We are in the midst of cold and flu season, and the flu, or even just a run of the mill cold can exacerbate your COPD.

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  • How to Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

    This is a very familiar scenario for anyone – you're busy shopping or going out and about, preparing for the holiday festivities, when you realize you've caught a cold or even worse – the dreaded flu virus. Anyone who has a clean bill of health will be down for the count for at least a week with the flu, or for a few days with a common cold. But if you have COPD or another chronic illness that compromises your lungs, this could spell big trouble. Not only will you not be able to enjoy the holiday season, but you could even end up in the hospital with an exacerbation.

    You don't have to hide away in your house, however, and miss out on the fun with your family, or the savings in the stores you might be able to find out there. There are many things you can do to protect yourself as much as possible, to keep your risk of illness at a minimum.

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