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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The Kidneys: Your Body’s Filter and Regulator

We are wrapping up National Kidney Month! It’s a great time to remember just how important the kidneys are to your overall health and well-being. Among your most important body parts, the kidneys are two fist-sized organs located in your lower back. The kidneys help maintain your overall health by performing several critical functions. What Your Kidneys Do Filter the waste products

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E&J Traveler L3 Plus — Accessorizing a Plus of the Plus

The journey is every bit as important as the destination, as wise people have expressed on billboards and greeting cards. Such is certainly the case for users of standard manual wheelchairs who find daily activities difficult to perform. According to Medicare, “a lightweight wheelchair (K0003) is covered when a patient self-propels the wheelchair while engaging in frequent activities in the home

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Happy New Year! First Resolution … Let’s Exercise!

When we make new year resolutions, we are seeking happiness, health, well-being, and new beginnings. First come the Holidays, followed by the end of December, then the beginning of January, and … here we go again, trying to set a goal for regular exercise, always the first resolution for a healthier beginning. Establishing the routine and finding the discipline to stick to it have always been the

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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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Aging with Grace: There’s No Shame in Asking for a Hand

It’s a simple fact of aging gracefully.  While we all want to live healthy and fulfilling lives, with age we lose some of our reflexes, balance and the ability to recover quickly from an injury.  Part of living independently as we get older comes with getting more comfortable in asking for a hand from time to time. Don’t worry –

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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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