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Respiratory Therapy

Lung Bacteria and COPD by Peter Henry

By July 8, 2016 1427 Views No comments

Everyone's lungs have hundreds of types of bacteria living in them all the time. These colonies are both potentially good and bad depending on their effects on the body. The colonies of bacteria living in our lungs is called a microbiome and researchers are working towards better understanding it to help create new treatments for COPD and ultimately to unveil the causes of COPD.

Traveling with a Disability

By April 28, 2016 1008 Views No comments

After a long winter, millions with physical disabilities or long-term illnesses are eager to get out of town -- or the country. With just a little planning, bringing along an oxygen therapy device, special medicine or mobility aid is a breeze. Planning will also make your trip that much more enjoyable because you will have the same wellness and mobility that you do at home.

Oxygen Refill Systems

By March 31, 2016 1508 Views No comments

Medically Edited and Reviewed by Dr. Erin Zinkhan MD, BSBE

Updated: 05/09/2019

Oxygen Cylinder Refill Stations are also known as oxygen transfill systems or homefill oxygen devices. Oxygen refill stations are portable oxygen cylinder refill devices used at home to fill empty oxygen tanks. These oxygen refill machines utilize concentrated oxygen extracted from room air using oxygen concentrator technology. ReFill systems pressurize the concentrated oxygen to fill empty oxygen tanks. This allows you to safely refill oxygen cylinders within your own home, providing you with unlimited, refillable oxygen.

Liquid Oxygen Therapy

By January 28, 2016 1713 Views No comments

Medically Edited and Reviewed by Dr. Erin Zinkhan MD, BSBE

Updated: 05/5/2019

Liquid oxygen is a form of oxygen therapy that is more recently available for use in the home to treat conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, dysphasia, COPD, heart failure, lung disease, and pneumonia. Medical liquid oxygen offers several key advantages over other methods of oxygen delivery.

Oxygen Concentrator Expertise

By Paul Garica December 22, 2015 1254 Views No comments

Whether low-cost shipping or promotional accessories, medical supply companies offer many incentives to portable and stationary concentrator customers. However, there is one perk to ordering an oxygen concentrator from Vitality Medical: expertise. This is crucial, because oxygen concentrators are life-essential medical devices. Vitality Medical team members must be internally certified to help oxygen concentrator customers -- even if it's simply to order an accessory like an external battery.

Living With COPD

By Jared Soper December 18, 2015 1152 Views No comments

Medically Edited and Reviewed by Dr. Erin Zinkhan MD, BSBE

Updated: 05/03/2019

Did you know that at least 12 million people in the United States alone have been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (aka COPD)? We recognize this is a problem and we are here to help.

Selecting a CPAP Mask

By July 10, 2015 1307 Views No comments

Medically Edited and Reviewed by Dr. Erin Zinkhan MD, BSBE

Updated: 05/10/2019

Many individuals have heard of sleep apnea and continuous positive airway pressure, commonly referred to as CPAP, and like to joke that a CPAP mask looks like a jet pilot mask or Darth Vader's mask. Joking aside, CPAP masks are an imperative component to receiving therapy. You or a loved one may need to select a mask either now or in the future, and it is important to know its basic anatomy, the different styles, and proper care.

Sleep Apnea Prevention

By May 8, 2015 2104 Views No comments

The most annoying thing in the world is when you get into a comfortable bed in your most comfortable pajamas, close your eyes for a long night's well deserved sleep, and then realize that your eyes are wide open and sleep is nowhere to be found. However, what is even more annoying is when you have to wake up from your sleep because your body is not letting you relax.

Nasal Cannula for Oxygen Therapy

By April 23, 2015 1965 Views No comments

Medically Edited and Reviewed by Dr. Erin Zinkhan MD, BSBE

Updated: 05/15/2019

Do you know what is a nasal cannula? Do you know what they are used for? Even if you and your loved ones have been blessed with good health, you must surely have seen it in movies and television soaps. It is a thin transparent tube that is attached to the nose of a patient who is shown to be in serious condition.