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Getting Adjusted to Using Oxygen for the First Time

Jul 20, 2022 2:14:52 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, COPD education, Travel, COPD Treatment

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Respironics SimplyGo Mini - Unboxing & Review

Jul 30, 2021 10:29:26 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, pulse flow portable oxygen concentrators, Travel

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GCE Zen-O Lite Portable Oxygen Concentrator - Unboxing & Review

Jul 23, 2021 10:30:48 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, COPD education, COPD management, pulse flow portable oxygen concentrators, Travel

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Why Activities of Daily Living are Easier with a Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Jul 14, 2021 2:27:24 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, COPD management, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort, Mental heath, pulse flow portable oxygen concentrators, Travel

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Activities of daily living (ADL) is a term that was first coined by Sidney Katz in 1950. Essentially, it refers to the basic functions that an individual must perform on a daily basis in order to be considered self-sufficient. By better understanding the level of independence of patients with debilitating illnesses like COPD, osteoporosis, or Alzheimer’s Disease, medical professionals are able to make better decisions for their patient’s well-being such as recommending medical equipment or an assisted living facility. Activities of daily living are generally divided into five distinct categories:

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5 Tips to Help You Get the Best Deal on Your Oxygen Concentrator

Jun 8, 2021 3:57:27 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, Inogen One G5, Inogen, Caire Freestyle Comfort, gift guide, Travel

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No matter what stage of life you are in, it’s always a good idea to find new ways to save money. If you’re someone with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or a similar lung disease, one of the best ways you can cut costs is by looking for ways to save money on medication, medical equipment, and other medical expenses. This study found that the average annual healthcare cost per COPD patient is around $4,147 and that increased disease severity is associated with higher healthcare costs.

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7 Tips for Making Supplemental Oxygen Less Intrusive in Your Daily Life

Jun 2, 2021 3:49:53 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, Inogen One G5, Inogen, Caire Freestyle Comfort, pulse flow portable oxygen concentrators, Travel

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Supplemental oxygen therapy is a foundational part of most COPD treatment plans. The ultimate goal of oxygen therapy is to provide the lungs with a higher concentration of oxygen which helps ensure that your blood oxygen levels remain normal. While most COPD patients need to use supplemental oxygen at some point in their lives, the experience tends to vary from person to person. 

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9 Tips for Staying Active Outdoors This Summer if You Have COPD

May 21, 2021 1:06:00 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort, pulse flow portable oxygen concentrators, Travel

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For the majority of people, summer is the best time for being active. No matter what type of physical exercise you like to do, everything tends to be more enjoyable and productive when it’s done outside rather than inside. What’s more, studies have shown many health benefits to being outdoors including lowering blood pressure, reducing stress, and preventing insomnia, a sleep disorder that often results from a lack of sunlight during the day. 

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Everything you Need to Know About Traveling with Oxygen Equipment in 2021

Apr 1, 2021 5:54:56 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, Travel

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In this blog, we are going to go over everything you need to know about traveling by airplane with oxygen equipment. Now that travel restrictions and COVID-19 precautious are not as strict as they were before, we want give oxygen patients the tools to travel safely with oxygen and with COVID-19 still being a huge safety concern in our everyday lives. 

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