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Devon Slavens


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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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How to Do Pulmonary Rehab at Home for COPD

Dec 16, 2019 8:54:29 AM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks

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If you or someone you love has COPD, then you might have heard about a treatment known as pulmonary rehabilitation. This treatment is essentially a breathing and exercise training program specifically designed for people with COPD and other respiratory problems that make it difficult to breathe.

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How to Prepare for Medical Emergencies and Hospital Visits if You Have COPD

Dec 9, 2019 11:22:04 AM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks

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Consider this hypothetical scenario: you have a COPD exacerbation and your shortness of breath suddenly gets much worse than usual. You call your doctor to see what you should do, and she tells you to go to the hospital right away.

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How to Use an Incentive Spirometer to Treat COPD

Dec 2, 2019 10:43:00 AM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Tips and Hacks, oxygen therapy

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Breathing exercises are an important part of COPD treatment, and experts recommend doing them regularly to keep your breathing muscles strong. They can also help you recover some of the breathing strength and function you lose after an illness or exacerbation weakens your lungs.

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