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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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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The Rehab Shower Commode — Improving The Quality of Life

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), approximately 17,000 new Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) occur every year.¹ Estimates are that in 2016, approximately 282,000 people in the United States were living with SCI. Statistics also show that approximately 81% of spinal cord injuries have occurred in males, with the main causes being 1) vehicular crashes, 2) falls, and 3) acts of violence (typically

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Medical Tourism — The Globetrotting Patient

What is Medical Tourism? Medical Tourism is the movement of persons across international borders seeking medical, dental, or surgical care. Growing globalization has been one of the main igniters of medical tourism. Increasingly sophisticated technology in developing nations, combined with low air fare, makes international travel for medical attention not only possible but an attractive option. Why are people traveling, and where

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Women Do Things Better!

Add “Live Longer” to the list of things that women do better than men. Sorry, men, but research and reports on the life expectancy in the United States have always shown, and continue to show, that women can expect to live at least five years longer than men. And this is true not only in the United States, but throughout the world. Why

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It’s National Bath Safety Month — How Safe is YOUR Bathroom?

Protect your loved ones from the most dangerous room in your house, the bathroom. Wait, what? Yes, the bathroom is the most dangerous room in a home. None of us want to be identified as just another statistic, but that’s what can happen if you are not careful in the bathroom. January is National Bath Safety Month to help draw

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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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Men’s Health Tips for an Active Retirement

So you’ve finally made it to retirement — congratulations! You’re moving into a new season of life, one where you no longer have to get up at the crack of dawn to drive or take the train to work. You can celebrate not having to endure those tedious meetings or make small talk at the water cooler! As author Scott

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Graham-Field Celebrates the Mighty Pediatric Nurse

It takes a special kind of person to be a pediatric nurse! Specializing in pediatrics requires patience, devotion, and passion, all of which play a vital role in caring for children from infancy through the late teen years. Nurses with a calling to this field go through advanced training to able to understand the needs of a child and communicate effectively

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