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Aging Solo: A Growing Retirement Trend with Opportunities for Support

As the silver tsunami of Baby Boomers hits retirement age, more and more of them are aging in place without a significant other or children to assist with their needs or care. The Washington Post reports, “Indeed, 25 million men and women — a whopping one-third of all 75 million baby boomers turning 52 to 70 this year — are doing

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Safer Bariatric Patient Care: Hausted Procedure Stretchers and Surgi-Chairs

Despite the myriad of diets and weight loss plans that are now available, the percent of adults age 20 years and over who are overweight, including obesity is 70.7% (2013-2014) with over one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults classified as being obese/bariatric. Center for Disease Control: National Center for Health Statistics. Safely caring for, transporting and treating obese

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Graham-Field Introduces the Bariatric Transport Chair with 400-Pound Weight Capacity

Atlanta, Georgia, May 25, 2016: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GF Health Products, Inc. (“Graham-Field”) is proud to introduce the Everest & Jennings Bariatric Transport Chair. This affordable patient transfer device with increased weight capacity and width offers the user greater strength, comfort, and durability. The Bariatric Transport Chair features 400-pound weight capacity, 24″ seat width x 18″ seat depth, and is

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Technological Transfer: Equipment Designed to Help You and Your Patient

Stand-Pivot-Sit … three simple words but very difficult motions to make if you’ve had a stroke, hip replacement, or simply suffer from balance issues. The acts of standing, pivoting and sitting are the basic mechanics of moving from one seated position to another. These motions represent a major challenge if you cannot easily flex your knees or hips or do

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300 Pounds Is the New 250 for Wheelchair Weight Limits

Uh-oh. The title says it all. We have a collective weight problem in the United States, and we’re not losing it any time soon. The impact of our nation’s expanding waistline is spilling over into the healthcare field, not just in terms of co-morbidity factors associated with excess weight, but also in terms of the equipment necessary to safely treat

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