Getting Started with a Home Oxygen Concentrator
07
January

Getting Started with a Home Oxygen Concentrator

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Patients who need constant oxygen at home or while they sleep are often prescribed home oxygen concentrators. Oxygen concentrators take air from your surroundings, extract oxygen and filter it into purified oxygen for you to breathe. Oxygen can be drying to your nose so some patients use a humidifier bottle that can be attached to […]



Getting Started with a Portable Oxygen Concentrator
06
November

Getting Started with a Portable Oxygen Concentrator

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Many patients find using portable oxygen concentrators, or POCs, to be helpful when needing supplemental oxygen away from home. POCs are generally light, small and quiet. They work similarly to home concentrators by extracting oxygen from the surrounding air and turning it into condensed oxygen for you to breathe. There are several models of portable […]



As U.S. Child Asthma Rates Soar, EPA Fights for Big Coal’s Agenda
09
October

As U.S. Child Asthma Rates Soar, EPA Fights for Big Coal’s Agenda

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GREGORY WILPERT: It’s the Real News Network and I’m Gregory Wilpert coming to you from Quito, Ecuador. More than 40% of Americans, that’s over 125 million people, live in areas that fail to meet national ambient air-quality standards, according to the American Lung Association’s report, State of the Air 2017. Yet Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection […]


Blue Promise: Changing How Doctors Test for Asthma

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Music DAN: Today we’re going to talk about spirometry and no I’m not talking about that 70s geometric spiral toy that you may have played with as a child. We’re talking about an innovative way to measure asthma and today I’m with Rubi Abrol with The American Lung Association. Ruby what do you do with […]


Training School Nurses to Take On Asthma
02
September

Training School Nurses to Take On Asthma

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , /

KATIE: The number one reason children miss school in Houston is actually because of asthma. Let’s say they don’t have their medication or they can’t get into their doctor’s office because their parents are working. They don’t have to miss school for that. We have a great partnership in project with Blue Cross Blue Shield […]


Ask a Health Care Professional – Asthma
29
August

Ask a Health Care Professional – Asthma

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

[MUSIC STARTS] EUGENE SUN: Do you or a family member have wheezing, coughing, or shortness of breath and you don’t know why? It may be asthma causing those symptoms. I’m Dr. Eugene Sun, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico. Asthma is a disease that affects your […]


Using Spirometry to Test for Asthma
29
August

Using Spirometry to Test for Asthma

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , /

[MUSIC PLAYING] ED: Asthma is notorious for being misdiagnosed. And so what we want to do is we want to use spirometry so that we know for sure that a patient has the disease before we give them medications. [MUSIC PLAYING] DR. FULLER: With the spirometer, we can make a faster diagnosis and a more […]


Spirometry Training for Asthma
24
August

Spirometry Training for Asthma

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , /

DR. FULLER: With the spirometer we can make a faster diagnosis and a more appropriate diagnosis for children and adults with asthma. [MUSIC PLAYING] ED: A spirometer is a device that we use to measure lung function. We’re basically measuring how big the lungs are and how fast the air comes out of our patients. […]