May is National Arthritis Month – Graham-Field Products Assist in Providing Relief

May is National Arthritis Month – Graham-Field Products Assist in Providing Relief According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, arthritis is one of the most common health conditions in the United States. About 1 in 4 adults have arthritis that has been diagnosed by a doctor[1]. Since May is National Arthritis Month, what are some important facts about

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May is National Blood Pressure Awareness Month

Take Care of Yourself with a Blood Pressure Unit from Graham-Field.   Blood pressure management is one of the most important things we can do to maintain our health and it is essential in preventing heart disease and stroke.  According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure[1]. With that

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March is National Kidney Month – Graham-Field Is Happy to Assist the Kidney Care Community!

As we here at Graham-Field recognize March as National Kidney Month, we want to express our gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and others who care for those that suffer from kidney disease. And with nearly 37 million people experiencing chronic kidney disease¹, and many persons not even realizing they are having a kidney problem, symptoms like blood in urine, tiredness,

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Lumex® Wheelchair Cushions – Made With Dura-Gel™

Did you know that our Lumex® gel wheelchair cushions are made with our non-aqueous proprietary gel, Dura-Gel™? Lumex® wheelchair cushions do not pool, and are made with high density base foam, providing the utmost comfort to wheelchair users. Our cushions are designed with features such as a convoluted foam topper, 4 way stretch top, and a no-slip base fabric. They

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Coming Soon: the Everest & Jennings® PureTilt Tilt-in-Space Wheelchair

The PureTilt patented Tilt-in-Space Wheelchair, designed by an Occupational Therapist to provide safe and independent transitions to facilitate optimal comfort for a patient. A manual tilt wheelchair that has a user-adjusting tilt control so that the wheelchair user can readjust their own posture throughout the day. This is vital for comfort and pressure relief. The PureTilt comes standard with an

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December 1-7 Is National Handwashing Week — A Step to Good Health!

Clean hands offend no one Colombian Proverb The simple step of washing our hands with soap and clean running water is vital to protecting our health. For example, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), handwashing reduces the number of people who get sick with diarrhea by 23-40%. This is a serious concern for the world’s children,

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month — Take Care of Your Health!

I was determined to share my positive approach and not let diabetes stand in the way of enjoying my life. Paula Deen According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 34.2 million Americans — just over 1 in 10 — have diabetes, and 88 million American adults — 1 in 3 — have prediabetes¹. Since November is American

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October Is National Physical Therapy Month — Let’s Get A Move On!

According to The American Physical Therapy Association, inadequate physical activity results in an added $117 billion in health care costs in the U.S. and leads to reduced quality of life for millions of Americans.¹ Therefore, this October, National Physical Therapy Month has the theme of promoting physical activity. The physical therapy community can contribute in unique ways to help people

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September Is World Alzheimer’s Month — Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s

To love a person is to learn the song in their heart and sing it to them when they have forgotten. Arne Garborg To lose a memory is to lose the past. That past is filled with a family, accomplishments, and things a person enjoys doing in life. Like a thief, Alzheimer’s — the most common cause of dementia¹ —

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

You must always remember you are braver than you believe. Stronger than you seem Christopher Robin When children receive a diagnosis of cancer, our hearts collectively break. Worldwide, about 400,000 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer each year.¹ Since September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, what are the facts? The Facts Cancer is the leading cause of death by

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