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Respiratory Resource Center

Devon Slavens


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How to Protect a Child from Respiratory Diseases Like Asthma & COPD

Mar 27, 2020 9:09:00 AM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks, asthma

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If you are a parent or guardian, then you know what it's like to worry about your children's health, whether it's concern about illnesses, unhealthy environments, or risk for future disease. This worry is natural, and even rational, as early childhood experiences can have an effect your children's long-term health.

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8 Hazardous Drugs & Medications That Can Worsen COPD

Mar 20, 2020 10:37:37 AM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks

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When you have a chronic disease like COPD, certain drugs and medications can affect your body differently than they affect healthy adults. In fact, there is a huge number of medications that can be dangerous for people with COPD because they worsen COPD symptoms or have other adverse effects.

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Standing Up for the Needs and Interests of People with COPD: The Vital Work of COPD Advocates

Mar 9, 2020 9:13:00 AM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Respiratory Resource Center, oxygen therapy

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Despite the fact that COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in America, it is, unfortunately, a condition that the average person knows next to nothing about. Many people have never even heard of COPD, let alone how it's caused or how common, serious, and deadly it can be.

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Elevate Your Nutrition with These 21 Healthy Meal Ideas and Diet Tips for People with COPD

Feb 17, 2020 11:52:11 AM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks, diet

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The need for a healthy diet is something that every person shares, young and old, sick and healthy, and everything in between. However, the importance of good nutrition grows as we get older, and it becomes critical for many people living with chronic diseases like COPD.

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Survival Tips for Caregivers: How to Take Care of Yourself While Caring for Someone with COPD

Feb 3, 2020 12:29:25 PM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy

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Being a COPD caregiver is no simple or straightforward task; it requires empathy, endurance, compassion, and creativity to fulfill the many different roles and responsibilities that the job requires. It often demands a great deal of time and self-sacrifice, while also requiring a seemly endless well of energy and patience.

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What Military Service Members & Veterans Should Know About COPD

Jan 20, 2020 9:54:00 AM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center

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Those who work in the US military make great sacrifices in service of their country. Those sacrifices often include putting their lives at risk in a number of ways.

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7 Tips to Help You Recover from a COPD Exacerbation Fast

Jan 13, 2020 12:17:00 PM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks, diet

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One of the main priorities in COPD treatment is keeping symptoms of the disease—such as breathlessness, coughing, and excess mucus—under control. However, this isn't always an easy thing to do, and COPD symptoms can get worse without much warning, even when you do everything right.

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When COPD is Invisible: How to Get the Help and Support You Need

Jan 6, 2020 8:40:34 AM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy

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COPD is serious, chronic, and life-threatening disease, but it doesn't always look that way. Many people with COPD don't appear to be as sick as they are, and the worst aspects of the disease are not always visible on the outside.

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COPD & Respiratory Failure: How to Recognize and Prevent it

Dec 30, 2019 10:21:46 AM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks

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COPD and other respiratory diseases often come with health complications, both big and small. One of the more serious complications of COPD is acute respiratory failure, a medical emergency that occurs when you experience a sudden and serious drop in lung function.

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How Smart Inhaler Technology Can Help People With Asthma and COPD

Dec 23, 2019 8:32:00 AM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks, asthma

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Daily medications are a primary life-line for people with COPD, and a necessary part of life for people with asthma and other respiratory diseases. In fact, most COPD patients have to follow a strict treatment regimen and take several different medications every day just to keep their symptoms under control.

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