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When a loved one has COPD or another chronic lung disease, knowing how to balance taking care of them and yourself can be difficult. This page provides helpful resources for caregivers including guides on helping your loved one quit smoking and how to take time out of your day for yourself.

If you’ve just been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), you may have a lot of questions. This page is a great resource for learning about all aspects of the disease including talking to your doctor, flare-up signs and symptoms, and disease management.

If you have a chronic lung disease, you know that staying healthy plays an important part in managing your symptoms and overall well-being. The right exercise methods, diet, and other techniques can help you stay healthy with chronic lung disease and get you back to doing the things you love.

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Is the Invacare® XPO2™ Portable Oxygen Concentrator Right for You?

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Jun 23, 2015

Whether you’ve been on oxygen therapy for a while or you’ve just received a prescription, you’re probably wondering how you can still stay active and not worry about dragging large oxygen tanks around with you to places such as the mall, grocery store or sporting event.

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Life with COPD: 4 Ways to Keep Cool this Summer

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Jun 16, 2015

1. Choose the right clothing1.
Loose fitting, cotton clothing will help keep you cooler in the summer heat. Avoid dark colors and opt for lighter colors to stay cool, too.

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Topics: living with copd

COPD Recipe: Old Fashioned Oatmeal Pancakes

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Jun 9, 2015

Prepare part of this tasty recipe the night before so you can cut down on cooking time in the morning. These old fashioned oatmeal pancakes are sure to be a hit with everyone.

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Life with COPD: Avoiding Dehydration in the Summer Heat

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Jun 2, 2015

In many parts of the United States summertime is already in full swing. While the sunshine and warm breeze may feel refreshing after a long winter, there are some cautions you’ll want to be aware of when you’re out in the heat. Read on to learn how you can avoid dehydration in the summer1.

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