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How You Can Use Your FSA to Upgrade Your Oxygen Therapy

Jan 4, 2022 9:28:30 AM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, COPD management, Continuous flow oxygen concentrator, pulse flow portable oxygen concentrators

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Flexible spending accounts (or FSA's) are a great tool to save money on healthcare, especially if you or someone in your family suffers from a chronic medical condition. If you use oxygen therapy, a flexible spending account can be a smart way to cover special equipment and out-of-pocket costs.

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How to Deal With the Winter Blues and Respiratory Problems During the Pandemic

Dec 23, 2021 2:18:54 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Medication and Treatment, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, wellness goals, COPD management, Mental heath, covid-19

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How Palliative Care Can Help You Live a Better Life At Any Stage of COPD

Nov 30, 2021 1:06:49 PM / by Devon Slavens posted in Medication and Treatment, wellness goals, COPD management

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Palliative care is a type of treatment designed specifically to provide comfort and support to people with serious chronic diseases. Unfortunately, despite the many benefits it can offer COPD patients, palliative care is extremely under-utilized by people with COPD.

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Getting Enough Vitamin D to Support COPD and Osteoporosis Patients

Nov 11, 2021 2:59:22 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Medication and Treatment, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management

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Vitamin D is an important part of everyone's diet, and if you aren’t getting enough vitamin D or if your body is not processing it correctly, you might notice the negative impacts this can have on your health. If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, getting the right vitamins and minerals can be the difference between a good day and a horrible day, or a day spent at home or a day spent in the hospital. 

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The Face Mask Survival Guide for People with COPD: 13 Tips to Make Mask-Wearing More Comfortable and Choose a COPD-Friendly Mask

Oct 25, 2021 10:18:31 AM / by Devon Slavens posted in oxygen therapy, wellness goals, COPD management, covid-19

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Mask-wearing is uncomfortable for just about everyone, but people with COPD and other breathing disorders have more reason than most to complain. Having a serious respiratory disease can legitimately make breathing through a face mask more difficult, even though face coverings are not actually dangerous for people with COPD (as most doctors agree).

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Fall and Winter Means New Challenges: Prepare for cold weather by following these 9 steps

Oct 6, 2021 10:42:34 AM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Tips and Hacks, COPD management, COPD Treatment

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Cold weather is right around the corner, depending on where you live, this can be a dreadful time of year for many people. Especially for people with conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 

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7 Devices That Will Improve Your Life With COPD

Sep 21, 2021 4:46:18 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors

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Nowadays, we rely on our devices for just about everything. Cellphones, for example, are used for everything from making calls and sending text messages to tracking our fitness progress or staying connected with online communities. If you’ve been diagnosed with COPD or another chronic respiratory ailment, this reliance on technology doesn’t go away. In some cases, you might even be more dependent on technology than previously. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing though as long as you’re using devices that are reliable and match your lifestyle.

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Watch Out for Fake COPD Treatments: 9 Natural and Alternative COPD "Remedies" That Don't Live Up to the Hype

Sep 14, 2021 3:46:57 PM / by Devon Slavens posted in wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, COPD Treatment

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If you've spent much time at all reading about COPD online, you've probably come across articles and advertisements for “natural” therapies and alternative treatments for COPD. These include things like vitamin supplements, lung detox cleanses, and unconventional medical treatments (like stem cell therapy) that claim to relieve COPD symptoms, regenerate lung function, or even cure chronic lung disease.

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Oxlife Independence Portable Oxygen Concentrator | Unboxing & Review

Sep 10, 2021 2:59:18 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, Continuous flow oxygen concentrator, Oxlife Independence

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What to do When You're Burnt Out on Your COPD Treatment Plan

Sep 2, 2021 4:02:35 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Tips and Hacks, diet, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, sleep apnea, wellness goals, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, Mental heath, Sleeping And Chronic Illness

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We’ve all experienced what it’s like to be burnt out on something. Whether it’s your job, chores, or health routine, it’s not always easy to find a way to stay on track to meet your goals. What complicates this even further is that everyone experiences this for a different reason. For some people, it’s just a matter of learning how to stick to a routine, but for others, it could be a lack of mental or physical energy that’s holding them back.

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