Yearly Archives: 2013

Altra Service Professionals Expands Service Area to Alabama

Altra Service Professionals (ASP) announced today the addition of Alabama to their commercial customer service area. “We are very excited to expand into Alabama” said Bob DeChello, President of Altra Service Professionals. “When Tony and I purchased the company back

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Use it or Lose it: Flexible Spending Accounts

It is fairly common for people to have flexible spending accounts (FSA). Did you know that if you do not spend the money you have deposited into your FSA, you may lose it? This is your hard earned money and

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Hot Weather and Respiratory Diseases

As we get into the summer months, patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other respiratory diseases are at risk. Added complications of their disease and also possible death are more likely in extreme heat. On the news, we

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COPD, Pollen and Deaths

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) are often warned by doctors to stay indoors when there are high pollution or ozone levels. This is because these things in the air make it harder to breathe for anyone. Breathing polluted

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A First Time for Everything

A couple months ago, you may remember a post where we found a dead mouse in a CPAP machine. Our new experience this month is an oxygen concentrator that has been shot. That’s right, our repair technician found that a

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COPD Resources

The Internet can be a great source of information and find out where to go for help. However, you want to make sure you are getting true information. Have you seen the commercial where the woman says, “It has to

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CPAP Maintenance

Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition where a person has problems breathing at night. Specifically, the airways are repeatedly blocked causing the person to stop breathing for an extended time. The body struggles to get the blocked airway open, which

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COPD: Eating for Energy

People with COPD burn 10 times the calories just breathing compared to a person without breathing problems. (1) This can zap your energy. Eating the right foods and the right portion sizes can help you have more energy. There are also

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COPD: Dangers in Your Home

If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you are probably aware that smoking can make your condition worse and may have even been the cause of your disease. But did you know that there are other dangers in your

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