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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.
  • National Fitness and Sports Month – Physical Activity and COPD

    May has been declared National Fitness and Sports Month to try to educate Americans on how they can help prevent diseases and general bad health by getting the physical activity they need. According to Fitness.gov and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an adult should be getting around 150 minutes of exercise per week.

    Of course, these 150 minutes can be broke up into smaller amounts of time each day – that divides out to 30 minutes 5 days a week, or about 22 minutes 7 days a week. If you can't reach 30 or 22 minutes every day that you exercise, but you dedicate at least 15 minutes a day, this will still make a difference on your general health. A combination of cardio and strength exercise is recommended, to cover your circulatory and respiratory systems, as well as your bone and muscles strength and balance.

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  • Buy the Oxygen Concentrator You Need on a Small Budget

    The oxygen concentrator you purchase shouldn't solely depend on what you can afford. If you are working with a tight budget, you don't need to sacrifice what you want to do in your life, or go for a model or brand that you don't want. At American Medical, we want to to make sure you are able to get what you need, at a price that won't drain your bank account or your savings. You should get what you need at bargain price.

    We believe that anyone should be able to get that high quality portable oxygen concentrator if you want to go with your family on summer vacation, or own a home concentrator that is low maintenance and will stand the test of time, no matter how often you need to use it. This is why we offer reasonable and manageable financing plans on our available oxygen concentrators, as well as fully refurbished, good-as-new models from top brands.

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  • 2013 American Medical Respiratory Therapist Scholarship Essay Winner

    We are proud to announce our winner for our 2013 Respiratory Therapist Scholarship! It was Amanda Baker of Fruitland, Maryland; a junior in Respiratory Therapy Program at Salisbury University located in Salisbury, Maryland. She plans to use her scholarship reward for a summer internship course.

    Below is her winning essay:

    I have been fascinated by babies since I was a young girl and know in my soul that I was placed n this earth to help them. I am pursuing a career as a Respiratory Therapist with the desire to work in a neonatal or labor and delivery unit so that I can help save the lives of newborns with breathing issues.

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  • 2013 COPD8 USA Conference

    The 2013 COPD8 Conference will be held at the Hilton in downtown Chicago, Illinois on June 14th and 15th, with the educational workshop on the 14th only. This workshop is for healthcare providers but is also open to anyone who wants to sit in and learn about the the newest developments in health care that have an effect on how Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, can be treated, as well as clinical, research and care delivery. There will be a joint session in the morning from 10 am to noon, and the educational workshop will go from 1 in the afternoon to 2:30 PM.

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  • Our 2013 Respiratory Therapist Scholarship Entries

    We are overwhelmed by the response that we received for our 2013 Respiratory Therapist scholarship essay contest; we received almost 200 applicants!

    We are going to start reading them this week and hopefully have a winner picked in the next few weeks. Good luck to all who entered!!

  • 2013 Will Have a Longer Spring Allergy Season

    Some of us don't need to watch the weather to know when the pollen count is high, or know that some of the trees have already begun to release their pollen spores. Many allergy sufferers in parts of the southern United States begin to see their symptoms develop as early as January, when it used to not start until February. People in the north aren't used to needing their allergy medicines until the last half of February. Doctors around the country are already seeing the signs of a particularly long and tough allergy season.

    With the apparent climate changes and winter seeming to come to an end quicker than it did in the past, we can expect trees and other plants to become active sooner. Tree pollens are released during early spring, while ragweed comes later in the spring and in late summer.

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  • Organ Donation and Lung Transplants – What You Need to Know

    The medical technology of organ donation has saved many lives, but it's estimated that around 100,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant, and it can be hard to find the right match. Organ donation is complicated and can be risky. The blood type has to be matched between the recipient and the donor, and the size and age have to be compatible.

    If you have severe COPD or another lung disease, receiving a lung transplant might be an option for you. This might be an option so you won't need to depend on an oxygen concentrator for the rest of your life, or need a battery of medications to keep your lungs functioning as close to properly as possible.
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  • Share your COPD and Oxygen Therapy Experiences with Others

    When people find out that they or a loved one has been diagnosed with a chronic disease such as COPD, they tend to start learning as much about it as they can. They might go to the library or buy books on the subject, or take to the internet and search for as much information as they can find.

    People will often search for ways to combat the disease with medicines or alternative means. They will have many questions, and sometimes the best person to answer them is, is someone who has plenty of personal experience with the disease and its treatments.

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  • Cow's Milk and Soy Milk – Comparing the Benefits for Those With COPD

    Milk is something everyone should be drinking in one form or another. Sometimes it's not enough to only eat cheese or rely on other dairy foods. According to the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), if you want to get the full nutritional benefits of dairy, you should be drinking three, 8-ounce glasses of milk per day.

    Proteins, calcium and the amino acids our bodies need are plentiful in cows milk. If you have COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), you have an even more significant need for the nutritional value of dairy. Your body has to work harder to breathe, so you burn up more energy. You might notice that you or someone else had lost a considerable amount of weight shortly before they were diagnosed with the disease. Your body burns more calories and uses up more nutrients to get the job done.

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  • Arm Yourself This Cold Season - Best Cold Medicines and Ingredients

    Aside from your doctor, the best person to give you advice about medications is your pharmacist. If you're coming down with a cold and need some relief, the pharmacist is the most readily available and qualified person to give you advice on which over the counter medicines to choose. Depending on your unique condition and the medications you are on, your doctor or pharmacist might advise against using certain over the counter medicines.

    For example, if you have high blood pressure, you probably already know that over the counter decongestants aren't safe for you to take because of the way they constrict blood vessels. If you have high blood pressure and suffering with a cold or allergies, your doctor may prescribe something safe for you, or tell you of an over the counter alternative. With high blood pressure, the over the counter decongestants that you should be avoiding are anything with ephedrine, naphazoline, phenylephrine, pseudoephedrine and oxymetazoline.

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