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Want to know the differences between Invacare concentrator models?

Posted on 12th , September 2012


Invacare's microAIR mattress line offers a variety of mattresses that have features ranging from alternating pressure to lateral rotation. Cascade Healthcare Solutions understands the importance of getting the proper microAIR mattress to fit your specific needs. In order to make the process of determining which mattress is best for you easier we have created a guide to breakdown the main differences between each microAIR mattress. Read More...

Which pressure prevention microAIR Mattress is best for my needs?

Posted on 12th , September 2012


Invacare's microAIR mattress line offers a variety of mattresses that have features ranging from alternating pressure to lateral rotation. Cascade Healthcare Solutions understands the importance of getting the proper microAIR mattress to fit your specific needs. In order to make the process of determining which mattress is best for you easier we have created a guide to breakdown the main differences between each microAIR mattress. Read More...

5 Fun Family Activities for Improving Fitness

Posted on 06th , September 2012


Good health and fitness are important for people of all ages, from childhood to our senior years. While it can be hard to get the kids motivated to tear themselves away from the television, video games or just spending hours online, giving children a life-long appreciation of physical activities is a priceless gift. Read More...

5 GREAT EXERCISES FOR INDIVIDUALS OVER 60

Posted on 14th , August 2012


As we age our bodies become less tolerant to the world around us, exercising becomes harder and high impact sports can have a marked effect on our health. However, it is still extremely important to maintain a healthy body and mind as we move into our senior years, low impact exercises are the key to staying fit and having a brighter out look on life. Here are five great ways to keep your body strong as you move into your sixties. Read More...

How to connect tubing to an oxygen tank

Posted on 31st , May 2012


In hospitals, oxygen is supplied from a central oxygen supply facility via an outlet in the wall. A flow meter regulates the oxygen supply. The physician will prescribe oxygen levels to be administered to a patient. Elsewhere such as at home, oxygen tanks which contain the gas in its compressed form, are deployed. Read More...

How to make sterile water?

Posted on 30th , May 2012


There was a time when people could directly drink tap water. Today, tap water may or may not be free of contaminants. In fact, due to inefficient plumbing or leaking sewer pipes, water supply through taps may get contaminated with micro organisms and pathogens and other corrosive metals. Read More...

How to build wheel chair Ramp

Posted on 28th , May 2012


Wheelchair ramps are built to allow wheelchair users to access places which they can't access otherwise. Wheel chair ramps are available in all shapes and sizes and can be made from wood, aluminum, steel or concrete. The ramps which are sold commercially must meet the ADA safety standards. Read More...

How to Maintain an Oxygen Concentrator

Posted on 23rd , May 2012


An Oxygen Concentrator is very safe to use in the right conditions. However if you do not maintain or keep your oxygen concentrator correctly it can be extremely dangerous. Before you attempt to use the equipment make sure you have been informed about how to use your equipment safely and correctly. Read More...

Side Effects of Oxygen Therapy

Posted on 20th , May 2012


Oxygen therapy is the method of dispensing oxygen to people through oxygen tanks, cylinders or concentrators. These methods require the use of various breathing apparatus such as a mask or two plastic tubes inserted in the nose.Read More...

Top Latex Gloves manufacturers

Posted on 18th , May 2012


Following is the list of top latex glove manufactures in United States. Read More...

Portable oxygen Concentrator Prices

Posted on 17th , May 2012


With so many brands and models of portable oxygen concentrators (POC) available in the market, it is quite hard to determine which concentrator is best for you. Read More...

TOP 10 WEIGHT LOSS TIPS

Posted on 8th , May 2012


Consistent and regular exercise is essential for sustained weight loss. Exercise burns calories and builds up muscle mass, which in turn increases metabolism and burns even more calories! Keep your routine varied so you don't get bored. Read More...

What is Diabetes Logbook

Posted on 8th , May 2012


A diabetes logbook is a simple but effective tool to enable diabetics to keep track of their blood sugar levels, grams of carbohydrates (carbs) and doses of insulin. These figures are recorded against date and time. Read More...

History of Latex Gloves

Posted on 4th , May 2012


Latex gloves have been in manufacture for over one hundred and twenty years.

This manufacture was done largely in Malaysia alone as this was the primary source of the rubber tree.  Read More...

How Latex Gloves are Manufactured

Posted on 2nd , May 2012


The manufacture of latex gloves has many different stages which must be followed to ensure high quality medical exam grade gloves are produced.

The term medical-grade means that the fabric of the glove will act as a consistently protective barricade which stops the transmission of microorganisms found in blood or other bodily fluids which can infect and cause disease. This includes infections such as Hepatitis B and HIV.  Read More...

What are Medical Grade Exam Gloves

Posted on 28th , April 2012


Medical Grade Gloves are generally used in hospitals, dentists, clean rooms and laboratories and are the ultimate in hand protection. Their job is to protect the wearer and stop them coming into contact with infection and disease. Read More...

Latex Gloves Allergy Symptoms & Treatments

Posted on 27th , April 2012


Latex gloves are commonly used during medical examinations and procedures. They are also sold for general use to people wishing to defend their hands while performing a variety of everyday tasks either at work or at home Read More...

What are Latex Gloves used for?

Posted on 26th , April 2012


Latex gloves are made from Latex, a milky fluid which is extracted from a rubber tree by shaving its bark. Since latex hardens soon after its extraction, several chemicals are added to it to keep it in a flexible state. Other chemicals are also added to latex during the manufacturing of latex gloves to increase the flexibility and tensile strength of the gloves. Read More...

Advantages of Nitrile Gloves

Posted on 25th , April 2012


There are many medical gloves available in the market then why one should choose Nitrile Gloves. Following are top reasons of using disposable Nitrile gloves:Medical gloves are made up of different polymers: rubber, latex, Nitrile, vinyl, neoprene etc. Read More...

How to buy Medical Gloves

Posted on 24th , April 2012


Medical gloves are generally used during medical treatment or surgery to help prevent contamination (through patient blood and other bodily fluids), burns and cuts. They can also be used to protect from chemicals if you are working in a medical laboratory. Medical gloves are made up of different polymers: rubber, latex, Nitrile, vinyl, neoprene etc. Read More...

How to use Oxygen Concentrator

Posted on 10th , April 2012


Oxygen concentrator is a medical device which is used to deliver higher concentration of oxygen to the patients who have low levels of oxygen in their blood or who suffer from chronic breathing problems. You can know all about oxygen concentrators through this post... Read More...

What is Oxygen Therapy?

Posted on 07th , April 2012


It is a respiratory therapy which is given to those patients who have low oxygen levels in their blood. This can be due to a lung problem. Generally such patients suffer from Hpoxia. Oxygen is essential for the normal cellular function through cellular respiration (process of oxidizing food molecules) as the cell needs constant supply of oxygen. People with low oxygen levels generally feel tired and breathless when they move around. Read More...

Traveling with Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Posted on 06th , April 2012


The Federal Aviation Administration (or FAA) allows passengers to bring portable oxygen concentrators onto airplanes provided the oxygen concentrators are FFA approved. Since oxygen is considered as hazardous substance, airlines did not allow passengers to carry them. But on May 13, 2009 the department of transportation issued a ruling named ‘non discrimination on the basis of disability in air travel’ which prohibits airline companies from stopping passengers to board a plane with a respiratory assistance device like oxygen concentrator. Read More...

What is the best portable oxygen concentrator

Posted on 24th , March 2012


This post is in conjunction with our post: What is an Oxygen Concentrator which describes Home oxygen concentrator in great detail and the post what is portable oxygen concentrator which describes portable oxygen concentrator (or POC) in great detail. Read More...

What is Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Posted on 23rd , March 2012


This post is in conjunction with our post: What is an Oxygen Concentrator which describes oxygen concentrator in great detail. Many manufactures have been making portable oxygen concentrator since the year 2000. But what it is exactly and why anyone needs it? Read More...

Bouffant Surgeon Caps

Posted on 20th , March 2012


Bouffant is a type of women hairstyle in which the hairs are given puffy appearance. The surgeon caps which resemble the bouffant are called bouffant surgeon caps. Though Bouffant is style associated with women, the bouffant caps are worn both by men and women. Because of the puffy appearance of a bouffant cap, they can be worn over any hairstyle and thus are very popular among surgeons and other medical professionals. Read More...

Scrub Caps for Men and Women

Posted on 19th , March 2012


Scrubs are clothes worn by medical professionals like doctors, surgeons, medical lab technicians and nurses in clinics, laboratories and hospitals. Scrubs mainly include shirts, trousers and gown. They were initially worn only in the operation theatre and that too only as replacement clothing (when the normal clothing gets stained because of patient’s blood). Read More...

What is Bariatrics?

Posted on 15th , March 2012


Bariatrics is the branch of medicine which deals with the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. Overweight and obesity are raising medical problems in the society today. According to a survey in 2005, 1.6 billion adults are overweight and around 400 million are obese. This figure proves that obesity is a medical problem of pandemic proportions. Read More...

What is an Oxygen Concentrator?

Posted on 13th , March 2012


Oxygen concentrator is a medical device which is used to deliver oxygen to patients. The delivered oxygen has substantially higher concentration than available in the room air we breathe. For example room air is made up of around 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, 0.93% Argon, 0.033% Carbon Dioxide and some other gases. The Oxygen concentrator helps in removing the nitrogen, leaving the remaining air to be mostly Oxygen. Thus the oxygen delivered is almost pure and is delivered to a patient through his nose via tight fitting face masks or tubes. Read More...

Should I buy used Medical Equipment or New Medical Equipment?

Posted on 12th , March 2012


Medical equipments are tools which are designed to help in the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of medical conditions. There are several types of medical equipments like: Bariatric Equipments, Canes & Crutches, Diagnostics Equipments, Patient Lifts & Slings, Power Scooters & Wheelchairs, Recliner Chairs, Walkers & Rollators etc. The various medical equipments men have invented over the years have helped in increasing the longevity of the mankind. Theses equipments have made treatment of once incurable diseases like ‘Ashtma’ possible. Read More...

What You Need To Know Before Buying Exam Gloves

Posted on 09th , March 2012


Nonsterile gloves are commonly used by healthcare professionals because they are inexpensive and prevent general contamination of germs for nonsurgical procedures. They are much easier to fit than sterile gloves, and are just as easy to take off. Because of the cost, the process of sanitization and the method of disposal, sterile gloves should only be worn during surgery. Read More...

Powder-Free Vinyl Exam Gloves

Posted on 08th , March 2012


With the increasing amount of health professionals and general population becoming allergic to latex, it's important to have an alternative type of glove for use. Invacare powder-free vinyl exam gloves are one of these alternatives. These gloves can be used in many environments and are much safer than potentially toxic latex gloves. Read More...

Book Review: Cut Calories and Boost Flavor with 75 Delicious, All-Natural Recipes

Posted on 27th , January 2012

It's not often that a low-calorie cookbook lives up to its promise of great-tasting food.  That's not the case with 'Flavor First: Cut Calories and Boost Flavor with 75 Delicious, All-Natural Recipes.'  Written by Cheryl Forberg, the original nutritionist for the NBC show 'The Biggest Loser,' this is one recipe book that definitely delivers. Read More...


'Dietgirl' Helps Find the Weight-Loss Hero in All of Us

Posted on 03rd , Feburary 2012

Embarking on a weight loss journey can be exciting but frightening. The thrill of changing numbers on the scale and the agony of healthy food choices wait around every corner. There are times when the right thing to eat or the best way to exercise seems as elusive as a super villain. But have no fear: Diet girl is here to help show you the way through her touching and inspirational book: “The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl.”  Read More...


Interview with Jimmy Moore - The Author of "21 Life Lessons From Livin' La Vida Low-Carb"

Posted on 09th , Feburary 2012

Q1. Tell us about your “Livin La Vida Low-Carb” blog. When did you start your blog and what prompted you to start it?

On January 1, 2004, I was not the same man that I am today. Weighing in  at over 400 pounds, on three prescription medications and never really  caring about what food I was stuffing into my mouth, I embarked on a  journey that would revolutionize my health, my career and give me a  newfound appreciation for this body and life that had been given to me.  In that one year alone, I lost a total of 180 pounds--but I gained so  much more. Read More...

Advance Your Hygiene with Brondell's Swash Bidet Toilet Seats

When it comes to cleaning your body the single most effective way to clean any part of your body is by using fresh, clean water. Brondell's line of Swash Bidet Toilet Seats combine the conventional toilet seat with cleaning functionality of a bidet. By combining the two types of products, the Swash advanced bidet toilets provide a toileting seat that cleans, soothes, and refreshes users with a personal warm water wash at the push of a button. Read More...

Rehab Shower Commode Chairs are Ideal for Bathing

All new aluminum frames as well as stainless steel hardware help provide the rust resistance you are looking for in a Rehab Shower Commode Chair. Other features that help make the Rehab Shower Commode Chairs ideal for bathing are that they easily fold for transport and storage, they fit over most standard and elongated toilet bowls and that they have a removable pan, pan holder, and come with a safety strap as well. Read More...

Never Clean a Commode Bucket Again!

Bedside Toilet Liners are a hygienic and inexpensive alternative to washing commode buckets. Each liner has an absorbent pad built in that solidifies and neutralizes the waste for easy and convenient disposal. The pad is made for a polymer gelling agent that solidifies liquids which makes transporting easier. Read More...

Get the Skin Protection You Need with the ROHO Sofflex 2 Mattress

The ROHO Group makes an air adjustable, non-powered, multi-zoned mattress overlay system that provides the support and therapy needed for individuals needing skin and soft tissue protection. The ROHO Sofflex 2 Mattress Overlay System can be inflated and adjusted to match an individual's body contours and its interconnected air cell design provides individualized therapy and critical skin protection. Read More...

Make Caregiving Easier with a Lateral Rotation Mattress

Are you a caregiver who has to wake up at all hours of the night to move your patient or loved one so that they don't develop pressure sores? Invacare offers the top of the line microAIR Lateral Rotation Mattresses that you need. They offer both compressor and blower motor options and the ability to set the alternating pressure times at 10, 20, 30 and 60 minute intervals. Read More...

ROHO Wheelchair Cushions vs The Competition

The University of Florida did a comparison study of three wheelchair cushions for pressure relief effectiveness. The objective of the study was to determine the effectiveness of the pressure-relieving ability of three of the most common wheelchair cushion brands for a person with spinal cord injury. Read More...

Medline's EvenCare G2 Blood Glucose Monitoring System Offers Accuracy and Savings

Medline's newest EvenCare monitoring system model is the EvenCare G2 which provides accurate results in 6 seconds and an easy-to-use voice assisted guided system. The EvenCare G2 Blood Glucose Monitoring System with Voice Guidance requires only a small blood sample and offers the user the versatility of testing either their forearm, palm or fingertips which in turn means less discomfort than other systems. Read More...

Muscle Stimulator and TENS Device In One

BioMedical Life Systems offers a unique electrotherapy device that incorporates both the muscle training benefits of a muscle stimulator as well as the pain therapy benefits of a TENS unit in one compact and user friendly device. Read More...

Repair and Recharge Muscles With Protein

Give your body the nutrients it needs for adding lean muscle and sustaining an active lifestyle by drinking a protein shake within 30 minutes after your workout. Protein shakes are a complete and convenient meal replacement that are packed with high-quality protein for supporting your muscles and overall improvement of body composition. Read More...

Support the National Breast Cancer Foundation with Medline's Pink Products

Medline Industries now offers a line of Generation Pink Gloves that help fund free mammograms for women who otherwise would not be able to afford them. Medline supports the National Breast Cancer Foundation by donating $1.00 for every case of the Generation Pink Gloves that are sold. Read More...

Improve Hand Hygiene While Keeping Your Hands Soft

Medline's Aloetouch Exam Gloves are helping healthcare workers improve hygiene compliance while improving skin condition with aloe vera. "According to a recent poll, 97 percent of operating room nurses surveyed said that aloe-coated exam gloves would improve hand hygiene compliance in their facilities." Read More...

The Medline Microfiber Advantage

Durable, versatile and simple to use are the key features that Medline's microfiber products offer. They leave the surfaces at your facility sparkling clean and reduce the risk of cross contamination. Medline has a variety of microfiber products that range from glass towels, high dusters and mops that are perfect for your cleaning needs. Read More...

An Easy Way To Reduce Your Environmental Impact - Green Tree Toilet Tissue

As the growth of the world population is expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050 (NPG.org) the amount of waste produced by human kind can have enormous ramifications. Read More...

T.E.D. Stockings Provide Style and Compression

Anti-Embolism stockings are commonly worn after surgery by hospital patients, or patients that are bedridden. Their function is to fit tightly around the leg and give compression and pressure to the legs to prevent blood from pooling and clotting in the veins of the leg. Read More...

Get Rid of Those Winter Blues with the Day-Light Bright Light Therapy System

Do you or someone you know suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or otherwise known as the "winter blues"?

According to the maker of the Day-Light Bright Light Therapy System, light deprivation is very common and people that suffer from it may not even be aware that the symptoms can include: Read More...

Easily Tote Your Belongings with a Folding Shopping Cart

The Drive Winnie Wagon makes hauling laundry, groceries or gardening supplies painless. They have a sturdy lightweight design that glides with you. Rubber casters provide smooth hauling of your goods and the steel frame easily folds for convenient storage and transport. The Winnie Wagon is available in both black and red and also comes with a limited lifetime warranty so the quality is guaranteed. Read More...

Save Money and Make Caregiving Easier with a Patient Lift

If you are an assisted living or an adult family home owner you may want to consider purchasing a patient lift. Many residents over time eventually end up needing a patient lift and a trend is forming with adult family home owners where they are purchasing patient lifts for each of their locations. There are many reasons to purchase a patient lift but the main reasons are the following: Read More...

Safely Get Up Out of Your Chair with the Standers Assist A Tray

Standers has created a product that allows users to safely and easily get up out of their favorite couch or chair with their Assist A Tray. The Assist A Tray features an ergonomic safety handle that can support 250 lbs and makes sitting and standing easy and safe. It can be adapted in both length and height to fit either side of your chair or couch. Read More..

Wireless Sensor Pad Alarm Systems Offer Safety and Convenience

AliMed's Wireless Remote Sensor Pad Alarm System offers three distinct advantages over traditional sensor pad alarms:

1)  Traditional sensor pad alarms sound only at the bedside which can often be upsetting to patients and can interfere with their sleep as well as their roommate's sleep. Bedside alarmscan also make it challenging for staff to quickly locate the patient in need. This wireless remote alarm option can be set to sound at the bedside and outside of the room simultaneously, or sound and flash outside of the room only. Read More...

How to Determine if You Need a Bedrail

Before purchasing a bedrail it is important to determine if a bedrail is right for you. If one of these categories fits your needs you may want to consider purchasing a bed rail: Read More...

Are You Renting Oxygen Cylinders or an Oxygen Concentrator?

Are you renting oxygen cylinders or an oxygen concentrator? Will you be needing the cylinders or concentrator for more than a few months? You may want to consider purchasing your own oxygen concentrator or your own HomeFill Oxygen Compressor system to fill your own cylinders. Read More..

Perform and Monitor Post-Surgical Breathing Exercises

Medline's Incentive Spirometers make performing and monitoring post-surgical breathing exercises easy for both patients and staff. Their highly visible graphics and pistons indicate the inspiratory flow rate while the one-way valve ensures that the patient inhales instead of exhales into the unit. Read More...

Flying with your new XPO2 Portable Concentrator

The Federal Aviation Administration has approved the XPO2 Portable Concentrator for use onboard commercial aircraft, making traveling with your XPO2 easy! There are two main steps that you need to do before travelling. Read More...

Tips for Healthy Skin

Here are four key steps to provide your skin a complete regimen for retaining healthy skin:

1) Cleanse - Know that not all cleansers are equally good for all skin types. Make sure you find the right combination that you need whether you have oily skin, dry skin or a combination, there are different products that would work best for keeping your skin looking luminous. All natural cleansers with phospholipids-based products are usually best for total body cleansers. Read More..

Invacare just released its new line of rollators which have been upgraded from the previous year's model.

Invacare just released its new line of rollators which have been upgraded from the previous year's model.

The Model #65510 three-wheeled rollator replaces the previous model which has been discontinued. The major change was to the frame of the rollator, which is now larger for greater stability and increased weight capacity of 30 lbs to a maximum of 295 lbs. The basket and tote bag still come standard and the brakes come with a 5 year warranty. The improved design aims to make walking more comfortable while reducing fatigue. Read More...

Medline's Excel Hybrid 2 Offers the Convenience of a Wheelchair and Trasport Chair In One

Medline brand is now offering a brand new product called the Excel Hybrid 2 which is a combination wheelchair and transport chair. By simply removing the large wheels that it comes with the chair converts from a wheelchair to a transport chair offering the convenience of both styles of chairs in one. Read More...

Now you can "Go Anywhere" with Roll-A-Ramp

Roll-A-Ramp offers an access solution for wheelchair and scooter users that is convenient, lightweight and portable that does not require the cost of a conversion or an expensive chair lift. The ramps they offer are simple to set up and to take down and they also have a weight capacity of 1,000+ lbs. Read More...

Performance Wheelchairs for Exercise and Competitive Sports

Exercise is an important component of a healthy life and even if you are incapable of running like you used to, there are still ways to get a great workout to keep your cardiovascular system in shape. Read More...

Hold Bandages in Place with Surgilast

Derma Sciences offers a product called Surgilast Tubular Elastic Dressing Retainer that holds a variety of wound care products and medical devices in place without needing adhesive tape. The product is a tubular elastic stretch net that applies gentle pressure to keep burn or post-op dressings, hot or cold packs, incontinence pads, IV tubes, and decubitus ulcer dressings in place. Other benefits include maximum air-flow, its customizable and is available in a variety of sizes. Read More...

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