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Best Incontinence Products for 2019

Whether you have recently started experiencing incontinence problems, or have been living with them for a long time, one of the most important considerations is which incontinence products to buy. It can be hard deciding which products best suit your needs and lifestyle, and people often take a while trying out different products until they [...]

By | 2019-10-28T10:20:20+00:00 July 31st, 2019|Guides, Incontinence, Our News|Comments Off on Best Incontinence Products for 2019

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Bathroom Senior-Friendly

As we age, so do our bodies, meaning our balance and mobility decrease and it’s easier to fall. Studies have shown that making your bathroom more senior accessible is important since there is a greater chance for falls. Considering a good portion of daily life is spent in the bathroom it should be in any [...]

By | 2019-12-09T10:01:14+00:00 December 9th, 2019|Bathroom Safety|Comments Off on 5 Simple Ways to Make Your Bathroom Senior-Friendly

Best Hospital Mattresses for Home Health Care

Around one-fourth of all falls in the healthcare environment are falling from bed. For every fall, there is a solution that can lower the probability. However, being a primary caregiver, it sometimes becomes difficult to balance. One thing that you can provide to patients with restricted mobility or health problems is a night of sound [...]

By | 2019-11-21T09:23:52+00:00 November 20th, 2019|Bedroom Safety|Comments Off on Best Hospital Mattresses for Home Health Care

Shower Chair Guide: Choosing and Using the Best Shower Chair

What is a Shower Chair? A shower chair (also known as a tub seat, bath chair, or various other names) is a water resistant chair that may or may not include a backrest and armrest. This type of durable medical equipment usually features a slip-resistant seat as well as rubber or suction cup-style feet to [...]

By | 2019-11-27T10:14:27+00:00 October 28th, 2019|Bathroom Safety, Guides, Senior Living|Comments Off on Shower Chair Guide: Choosing and Using the Best Shower Chair

Medical Malpractice Leads to Severe Medical Complications

According to a report published in the British Medical Journal three years ago, medical malpractice was, at the time, the third leading cause of death in the US. Add to that the over 1 million medical malpractice injury cases we see yearly, and you might glimpse how staggering the reality actually is. Let’s explore what [...]

By | 2019-10-25T10:51:00+00:00 October 25th, 2019|Medical News|Comments Off on Medical Malpractice Leads to Severe Medical Complications

8 Tips to Help You with Wound Healing

There is no tricky situation like nursing a wound. This is because it requires tender care for it to heal. The skin being the largest organ, it is always advisable to be on the lookout whenever you have a wound to stop it from getting an infection. But worry not, below are tips on how [...]

By | 2019-10-30T09:13:55+00:00 October 25th, 2019|Wound Care|Comments Off on 8 Tips to Help You with Wound Healing

Living with an Auto-Immune Disease

Auto-immune diseases are some of the most difficult illnesses to diagnose correctly. Patients can get misdiagnosed, or they might be told that their symptoms are a sign of fatigue and stress. Neither of these ‘diagnoses’ will help them combat the disease that’s actually taking a toll on their lives. Let’s get to know a bit [...]

By | 2019-10-07T10:17:12+00:00 October 7th, 2019|Guest Posts|Comments Off on Living with an Auto-Immune Disease

How to Prevent Back Pain While Using a Wheelchair

Our backs play a big role in not only mobility but also on our mental health. Experiencing back pain can lead to disrupted sleep, annoyance and pain whilst using a wheelchair. Although wheelchairs are designed to be as comfortable as possible for the user, back pain may still arise. There are many things that people [...]

By | 2019-10-04T10:39:28+00:00 October 4th, 2019|Wheelchairs|Comments Off on How to Prevent Back Pain While Using a Wheelchair

Therapies to Help You Recover from a Sports Injury

If you are fairly active and often participate in sports, it’s pretty likely that at some point in your life you will experience a sports-related injury. You don’t necessarily need to be a star athlete to become injured, as accidents happen all the time, from even the smallest amount of exercise. An injury can occur [...]

By | 2019-09-26T10:17:48+00:00 September 26th, 2019|Guest Posts|Comments Off on Therapies to Help You Recover from a Sports Injury

The Military-Level CPR and First Aid Kit Essentials Required for Gun Shootings Response

  With the mystifying yet frightening increase of active shooter events, terrorist attacks, and mass casualty events (bombings), there is an increasing necessity for improved response kits and general public training, for the safety of our nation. This article will look at the military-level CPR and first aid kit essentials required for gun shootings response, [...]

By | 2019-10-07T11:23:06+00:00 September 23rd, 2019|Cool Stuff, Guest Posts|Comments Off on The Military-Level CPR and First Aid Kit Essentials Required for Gun Shootings Response

Top 3 Medical Devices for Surgeons

When skill alone isn't enough, the right set of surgical tools can save lives. Beyond scalpels and forceps, surgeons stock their supply cabinets with a variety of devices meant to assist in their regular operations. These 3 versatile medical devices are useful additions in most operating rooms. Shop Hospital & Surgical Supplies   Surgical [...]

By | 2019-09-23T14:41:32+00:00 September 19th, 2019|Guest Posts|Comments Off on Top 3 Medical Devices for Surgeons