• Getting Out to Exercise for Spring 2018 With Oxygen Therapy

    Warmer weather is swiftly approaching, which means you can enjoy getting your physical activity outdoors without dealing with the chill of winter. If you have COPD or another condition that requires you to use oxygen therapy, your lungs are probably sensitive to the extremely cold temperatures that some areas see in the winter, as well as the extreme heat that some areas have in the summer. For many people, spring is a time for getting outside and taking advantage of the mild weather.

    Whether you need continuous oxygen, or you only need it at certain times of the day, you shouldn't be intimidated by some outdoor fun. If you need continuous oxygen, you can bring a portable oxygen concentrator with you. If you only use it for segments of the day, you can still get out and get the fresh air and sunshine. Just be sure to talk to your doctor before you make plans to start an exercise routine.

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  • Give the Gift of Oxygen Freedom this Holiday Season

    If you have a good friend or family member who wants and needs a portable oxygen concentrator, but they can't quite afford one, we can think of no other gift that will make them as happy this holiday season. It's likely that they want a portable oxygen concentrator because they want to be able to go on trips, or go out and about on their errands without worrying about getting back home to use their home oxygen concentrator. They want to lead an active, healthy lifestyle, and their need for oxygen therapy shouldn't have to stand in the way of that.

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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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