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The Advances of Portable Oxygen

In the old days when someone had breathing problems such as emphysema he was destined to a painful death and a lack of mobility. Just twenty years ago, home concentrators and tanks were available so patients on oxygen therapy could treat their selves in their own home and significantly lengthen their life. In just the last five years, it has been a pleasure to watch technology advance and see the new portable oxygen concentrators. We now have battery operated concentrators that will run on a battery for up to eight hours and can run on a car charger so patients once home-bound can now travel across the country in an airplane or rv. There is also a new 1.8 pound concentrator coming out in the next month that anyone can wear on their belt under their shirt. Howard’s carries a complete line of oxygen therapy and is available to answer any of your questions at 654-9899.