Home Blood Pressure Monitor — Manual or Automatic?

Blood Pressure, one of the four main vitals, is one of the most common medical tests performed. Accurate blood pressure measurement is essential for correct diagnosis and treatment, making the importance of accuracy undisputed. In fact, more doctors are recommending the use of home blood pressure monitors so that patients can regularly, conveniently check their blood pressure. Has your doctor

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Temperature and Pain — a Cold Relationship

As temperatures drop, it is common to start noticing back or neck related aches and pains. Have you ever wondered why that is? Although we don’t have a direct reason to explain this, there are many theories regarding the relationship between temperature and pain: When colder temperatures occur, the muscles, tendons, and ligaments tighten, making them less flexible. This increases

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Happy Holidays! Now, for the Senior on Your Gift List …

Coming up with gift ideas for a grandparent, elderly parent, or any senior in your life can be a real headache. There is almost nothing that they need and very little that they want. Most grandparents have more stuff than they could possibly ever use, so often you see seniors giving things away as they declutter or purge. What do

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Color: Helping Define Healthcare Products and Environments

Ask anyone their favorite color and you’ll get a hundred different answers. Color is one of the most subjective topics the world over. Color can make someone happy, reflective, and even calm someone down. Color can make a statement about who you are, how you’re feeling, and what you want to say. Colors can speak louder than words. At GF

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Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery — Easing the Recovery

Are you considering Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery for yourself or a loved one? More than one million Americans have one of these joint replacement surgeries performed annually,¹ so you are in good company! The growing demand for improved mobility and quality of life has significantly increased the number of these elective surgeries — so much that by 2030, more

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Care Coordination — Creating the Network

Seeing multiple doctors for one ailment can be overwhelming, especially for the chronically ill — but for many patients it is necessary. The communication between healthcare entities is fundamental in treating patients, yet frequently does not happen. As patients are referred to more specialists for treatment, they should become familiar with “care coordination”. Care coordination is the organization of health services between

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What is Chronic Pain? … And How Should I Treat It?

What is Chronic Pain? According to the American Chronic Pain Association, Chronic Pain can be described as ongoing or recurrent pain, lasting beyond the usual course of acute illness or injury.¹ Approximately 76.2 million Americans have suffered from pain that lasts longer than 24 hours. Unfortunately, a notable risk factor for the development of chronic pain is age. A study

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Allergies, Asthma, and Where Does the HME Provider Fit In?

It’s official — pollen season has begun across the U.S.! The trees have started to bloom, the flowers have begun to blossom, and if you have allergies, you probably have a love/hate relationship with spring. The beautiful weather tempts you to go outside, but once you’re out there, you’re sniffling, sneezing, wheezing and have red, itchy eyes, right? You may not know that

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Celebrate World Health Day! Check your Blood Pressure

Hypertension is the most important preventable cause of heart disease and stroke worldwide. – World Health Organization April 7th is World Health Day. Celebrate by staying on top of your blood pressure. Blood pressure management is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your health. High blood pressure, also referred to as hypertension, is a condition in which

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Making Winter Easier for People Who Have Asthma

As winter weather finally rolls in after a long, hot summer, healthcare professionals see more colds and flu too. Winter’s dry, cold air can bring about a very stressful time of year for children and adults with asthma. A simple cold virus can trigger an asthma episode because when you suffer from asthma, your lungs are already irritable and more reactive to

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