Using Oxygen at Home

Using Oxygen at Home Content provided by: Your doctor has prescribed oxygen to help make breathing easier for you. You will be shown how to use your oxygen unit. Below are some guidelines on using oxygen at home safely. Do all steps each time you use your oxygen unit. 1. Check Your Supply Pressurize your Read More…

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Major US Insurance Provider to Cover FeNO Test for Asthma

Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), the 5th largest private insurance payer in the US, will implement a positive coverage policy for Fractional exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) testing for the diagnosis and management of asthma effective April 1, 2014, according to a press announcement by Aerocrine, whose NIOX MINO device is the only FeNO device cleared Read More…

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Content provided by: Better Medicine from Healthgrades What is pulmonary rehabilitation? Pulmonary rehabilitation is a doctor-supervised program for people who have chronic lung diseases, such as emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic bronchitis, asthma, bronchiectasis, interstitial lung disease, (such as cystic fibrosis or sarcoidosis), thoracic cage abnormalities, neuromuscular diseases, or lung tumors. The program Read More…

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Oral appliance vs CPAP therapy: Making the right choice for therapy

Oral appliance vs CPAP therapy: Making the right choice for therapy   Oral appliance (OA) therapy for the management of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been a valuable treatment option for patients who either are not deemed appropriate for CPAP therapy, do not respond to CPAP therapy or who despite attempts at Read More…

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Lung Docs Stunned by Coverage Decision

Lung Docs Stunned by Coverage Decision   Published: May 1, 2014 BY Crystal Phend, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today Note that, despite the evidence of a mortality benefit in the pivotal National Lung Screening Trial, the Center for Medicare Services has elected not to cover low-dose CT screening for at-risk individuals. Be aware that a Read More…

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Inspire Sleep Therapy

Inspire Sleep Therapy   Inspire sleep therapy is the newest FDA approved fully implantable sleep therapy device used to treat moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea. The system is composed of 3 implanted components: the pulse generator, a sensing lead and a stimulation lead. Once implanted and activated, the device senses breathing patterns and delivers Read More…

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