The Benefits of Compression Legwear

March is national Deep-Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month, a public health initiative aimed at raising awareness of this commonly occurring medical condition. According to the American Heart Association, up to 2 million Americans are affected annually by DVT, more commonly known as blood clots. Yet, most Americans have little or no awareness of DVT, according to…

How to Customize Your Walker

We personalize our bedrooms, the inside of our vehicles, our lockers at school. The urge to turn something that is usually mundane and boring into a customizable extension of who we are is in our nature. If you must look at something every day, why not make it special? If you need mobility equipment to…

Health Benefits of Sleeping in a Recliner

There are many benefits to having a reclining lift chair, but did you know that sleeping in one can improve your quality of life? For many of us, falling asleep in a recliner is a mere accident after spending too many hours binge-watching our favorite TV show, but for some people, it is a conscious choice…

4 Things You Can Do to Help Lower Your Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a lipid that your liver produces to help build cell membranes and make hormones and certain vitamins. Along with your liver, you also get cholesterol from your diet. Although you need some to properly function, too much cholesterol can put you at risk for heart disease, stroke, and other scary conditions. The key…

How a Nebulizer Can Help with Your Child’s Asthma

If you’re the parent of a child with asthma, allergies, or other lung problems, then you know that getting them to take their medication or do breathing treatments can be quite the feat. The process often involves bribes, tricks, and strained emotions on both sides. Too bad we don’t all have a Mary Poppins at…

Making Your Own First-Aid Kit

If there’s one fact of life we’re all too familiar with, it’s that accidents happen. From minor scrapes and bruises to major injuries, everyone has faced an unexpected medical situation at home, in the office, or on the go. Whether it’s just a small cut on your hand from a kitchen knife or a second-degree…

Manual vs. Power Wheelchair: The Pros & Cons of Each

For individuals with temporary or permanent mobility issues, a wheelchair is often a lifesaving device. With a wheelchair, you have the ability to move around much more freely and maintain a higher level of independence and control over your life. These days, the market for wheelchairs is plentiful. One of the first choices you’ll have…