Does working in the Information industry cause COPD?

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A recent Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study found that during 2013-2017, an estimated 2.4 million U.S. working adults 18 and older who never smoked had COPD. Research suggests that workplace exposures likely contribute to much of their disease. According to the CDC report, among workers who never smoked, some of the highest COPD prevalences were in the information industry … Read More

Oxygen and Wound Healing

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Oxygen plays a vital role in our daily lives. We breathe because our bodies need oxygen to produce energy. However, in addition to enabling us to function, oxygen’s ability to produce energy plays an important role in wound healing. Wounds that are infected and inflamed have poor blood flow. Exposure to high concentrations of oxygen (e.g. topical or hyperbaric oxygen … Read More

The Benefits of Oxygen Therapy

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For people with chronic lung diseases, such as COPD, oxygen therapy is prescribed to increase the oxygen level in their blood. However, many patients do not comply with their prescribed treatment, with reasons ranging from self-consciousness to not understanding the benefits. If you or your loved one has been prescribed oxygen therapy, here is a closer look at some of … Read More

How does a portable oxygen concentrator work?

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Portable oxygen concentrators are medical devices that help people with chronic lung conditions increase the oxygen level in their blood. Unlike the oxygen tanks and liquid oxygen systems that require replacement and refills, portable oxygen concentrators purify the oxygen from the air we breathe: 1. The concentrator draws in the air from the environment. The air that goes into the … Read More