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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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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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8 Steps to Wrangling In Wheelchair Theft

Theft happens! It cannot be completely avoided; unfortunately, it WILL occur. Theft is a fact of life for healthcare institutions, from gloves … to ultrasound machines … to wheelchairs. It’s almost like the wild, wild west out there when it comes to inventory control. Hospitals must manage wheelchair and mobility device theft more often with protocol than technology. Use some of the

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Vinyl or Nylon: Choosing the Best Upholstery for Your Wheelchair

You’ve finally decided which wheelchair you want, but what about the upholstery? Should that even be a concern? Customers often debate between vinyl & nylon in choosing their wheelchair upholstery. Which is better? The answer is, “it depends!” Since comfort — or the lack of it — will be a significant factor in an individual’s overall experience with a wheelchair, take time to choose the right wheelchair with the appropriate upholstery for

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When to Get Mobility Assistance: A Transport Wheelchair for Your Loved One

It’s been worrying you for a while, watching your loved one who has trouble walking alongside or keeping up with friends and family. Are you wondering if they are at risk for falling, or how long they can live independently as their mobility decreases? If your loved one is slowing down as the result of an ailment or another health problem, it

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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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The Baby Boomer Impact on Hospital Wheelchair Transportation

By 2050, more than 20% of the world’s population will be at least 60 years of age, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Physical activity levels tend to decline with age; only one third of 70-79-year-olds meet basic WHO guidelines for physical activity. Trends show the baby boomer generation will continue to have increasing health issues, age-related disabilities, diabetes, obesity, hypercholesterolemia

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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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Graham-Field Reintroduces the Everest & Jennings® Rehab Shower Commode

Atlanta, Georgia, June 15, 2015: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GF Health Products, Inc. (“Graham-Field”) proudly announces the return of the Everest & Jennings® Rehab Shower Commode. The E&J™ Folding Rehab Shower Commode provides a versatile solution in transport, shower, and commode function for patient as well as caregiver. This multipurpose wheelchair, which features an overall narrow width and corrosion resistant stainless steel

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