Staying Safe This Winter

COPD And Chronic Lung Disease: 3 Tips For Living An Active, Fulfilling Life With COPD

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on COPD And Chronic Lung Disease: 3 Tips For Living An Active, Fulfilling Life With COPD

Approximately 24 million Americans have COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and related lung disorders. This family of diseases makes it difficult to breathe and may prevent oxygen from getting into the bloodstream, resulting in fatigue and weakness. For people with moderate to severe COPD, doing common tasks, such as cleaning the house, walking up a flight of stairs and holding down a full-time job can be exhausting. Fortunately, COPD is treatable. However, it is a progressive disease, meaning it continues to get worse with time....

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3 Questions To Ask Before Purchasing Hearing Aids

Posted by on May 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Questions To Ask Before Purchasing Hearing Aids

Hearing aids can be one of the most valuable and rewarding purchases you ever make. The improvement in quality of life that many people report after beginning to wear a hearing aid is remarkable–favorite songs, the voices of loved ones, and everyday conversations all come alive again. But before you make a purchase, you’ll want to carefully compare the different types of hearing aids available on the market. Below are three questions you should ask before coming to a final decision. In the ear, or behind? One of the biggest...

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Suffering From Arthritis? Here Are 4 Types Of Mobility Aids To Help

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Suffering From Arthritis? Here Are 4 Types Of Mobility Aids To Help

If you are suffering from arthritis, you might have found that over time your joints have become stiffer and more painful. A common side effect of moderate to severe arthritis is that you lose some of your mobility. Instead of trying to struggle to stand or walk, you can use the following mobility aids. Contact a company such as Jay Hatfield Mobility for more information. Walker A walker is probably one of the first things you will use when you start dealing with mobility issues. It is such a simple thing but can make a dramatic difference in...

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First Aid Kits: What To Look For And Where To Keep Them

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

While it’s not something that everyone thinks about, having a properly stocked first aid kit on hand can be of critical importance in the event of an injury. Unfortunately, it only really becomes evident when you don’t have one, or when the one you have doesn’t contain what you need. Where a first aid kit is kept will play a big part in what should be in it, so knowing what to look for in kits for your home and office or your vehicle will help you to be certain you’re prepared. Home and Office First Aid The nature of...

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Learn What Goes Into Choosing A Medical Shoe To Correct Differing Leg Lengths

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There are some people who are born with one of their legs longer than their other leg. This can make it very difficult for the person to be able to stand or walk comfortably. Having surgery is often not a possibility for many of these individuals because their leg length varies so dramatically. Fortunately, someone with legs of differing lengths do not have to constantly walk with a limp or ride around in a wheel chair because medical shoes can correct the differing lengths. The following guide will walk you through the steps that go into...

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3 Things The First-Time Wheelchair User Needs To Know About Getting Around In Public

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’ve recently had to learn how to use a wheelchair–whether it be as a temporary or permanent solution–the fact remains that learning how to get around in public can be a real challenge. Unlike your home, which you can adapt to make more wheelchair accessible, public spaces aren’t always easy to maneuver around. By being aware of a few important tips for beginner wheelchair users, however, you can avoid some of the obstacles and frustrations that come along with trying to maneuver your wheelchair in public. Look...

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What Are The Benefits Of A Knee Walker Over Traditional Crutches?

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Traditional crutches have been in use since prehistoric times helping injured men, women and children stay functional and mobile as they heal. Knee walkers, on the other hand, are relatively new to the medical scene, so many patients aren’t aware of the benefits of knee walkers. Knee walkers offer many advantages over traditional crutches. Knee Walkers are Easier to Operate Crutches require balance and upper body strength. Walking anywhere on crutches can be a chore, and for some people, it’s an impossibility. This means that many...

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Crucial Information About Testing Your Hip Implant

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have experienced a broken hip or have an orthopedic condition that has required a hip implant in the last few years, it is important to talk to your doctor about the safest, long-term option to meet your needs. For instance, today many surgeons prefer to use an implant made of ceramic and plastic, while just a few years ago the use of implants made of chrome-cobalt metal was common. However, there were problems with the use of that design. Chrome-cobalt metal was used to form both the ball, located at the top of the femur and...

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What To Expect From A Pre-Employment Drug Screening

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

So, you’ve recently been given a job offer, but you’ve been informed that it’s contingent on you passing a pre-employment drug screening in the form of a urine test. Assuming that you haven’t partaken in any illegal drug activities in the past month or so, you should be just fine. However, a drug screening can be a stressful process–even for those who haven’t used any illegal drugs. By knowing what to expect, you can calm your nerves and ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible. Before the Test In...

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