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Understanding A COPD Diagnosis: Key Facts

If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with COPD, you may be wondering what exactly that means. COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Respiratory Disease. COPD is composed of different respiratory diseases that cause troubled breathing. The term COPD can be used to describe a singular respiratory disorder, or more than one. COPD […]

5 Tips to Reach Your Health Goals in the New Year

It is that time of the year where most people have intentions to set a couple of New Year’s Resolutions, and healthy eating and exercise typically make this list. As we head into the New Year, let us try setting goals that are realistic and achievable! It is important to set short-term and long-term goals […]

What to Know About Low Blood Oxygen Levels

Oxygen is a gas that is vital to human life. It is one of the gases that is found in the air we breathe. If you have a chronic lung disease limiting the effectiveness of your lungs, you may need supplemental oxygen for your organs to function normally. When your oxygen level is low, the […]

5 Common Myths Associated with Asthma 

Asthma is a chronic condition that affects the airways in the lungs. Among children, asthma is a common condition however it affects people of all ages ranging from infants to the elderly. While there are many things that can cause asthma such as genetics, environmental factors, and occupational exposures,  sometimes the exact cause cannot be […]

5 Tips to Control Your COPD Symptoms This Fall

Happy Fall! As the weather begins to get colder, breathing can become more difficult. The dry air you are exposed to in the winter can cause flare-ups, also called exacerbations, if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Luckily, there are steps that can be taken to reduce the chances of flare-ups and take on […]

Respiratory Health Among First Responders

This year marks the 19th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks of 2001. Immediate deaths involved those at the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City (NYC), the Pentagon, and the passengers on board the four aircrafts, which included Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and Arlington County, Virginia. Of the 2,977 lives lost that day, 343 firefighters […]

Alta demanda; Suministro corto. Satisfacer las necesidades de oxígeno de los pacientes COVID-19 en el área de Río Grande y más allá

El oxígeno es esencial para la vida y esencial en el tratamiento de COVID-19. Es importante ser consciente de las disparidades a las que se enfrentan algunas zonas del mundo para satisfacer esta necesidad. El sur de Texas, el Valle del Río Grande y las ciudades limítros de México están en una encrucijada con poco suministro de oxígeno. Leer más.

New FDA Guidance Provides a Policy Designed to Expand the Availability of Respiratory Devices, Including Oxygen Concentrators, During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued this immediately in effect guidance: Enforcement Policy for Ventilators and Accessories and Other Respiratory Devices During the Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency.   The FDA believes the policy set forth in this guidance may help address urgent public health concerns by helping to expand the availability […]