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Kevin Cleary has been a Health Products For You contributor for many years and has a degree in marketing. His health and wellness journey has a very personal meaning and has guided him in his content writing for HPFY.

In 2006, he sustained an injury while jumping on a trampoline with his son, severely injuring his neck and has been living as a quadriplegic since. His injury forced him to learn facets of the medical product field that he would otherwise not have known.

After several years of therapy, he has used many medical devices such as wheelchairs, standing frames, neuromuscular stimulators, as well as other rehab/therapy items that have helped him live life to the fullest. This hands-on insight has helped him with research and content creation.

Kevin enjoys sampling cuisines from different countries, listening to music, watching sports and enjoying a glass of single malt scotch!

The 5 Ostomy Supplies You Must Have for Stoma Care

Kevin Cleary Apr 12, 2023

Ostomy surgery is a life-saving procedure that gives ostomates a new lease on life. But searching through the vast sea of ostomy supplies can be daunting. We've made it easier with these 5 ostomy supplies for stoma care designed with your body and lifestyle in mind.

Top 5 Amoena Mastectomy Bras

Kevin Cleary Apr 12, 2023

Finding the best mastectomy bra may be confusing and even complicated for women who have had a partial or total mastectomy. Often choosing the proper mastectomy bra can depend on the type of surgery. With the seemingly endless options available, how do you determine what might be right for you? One of the top names in mastectomy bras is Amoena.

The Magnificent 7 of Nebulizer Masks

Kevin Cleary Apr 24, 2023

Patient compliance is key to any therapy, and respiratory therapy is no different. Making each session efficient means finding the right equipment. Find 7 of our best nebulizer masks.

The 7 Best 4-Wheel Rollator Walkers

Kevin Cleary Apr 24, 2023

How do you decide which four-wheeled walker might be the best to fit your lifestyle and mobility? While the choices seem endless, we have identified seven of the best 4-wheel rollator walkers available. Read more to find out.

3 Ways Other Than Diapers To Deal With Incontinence

Kevin Cleary Apr 29, 2023

If you are tired of using adult briefs & diapers, read this article to find what other incontinence aids you can use to manage incontinence.

Wheelchair Ramps Vs. Lifts: Know The Difference

Kevin Cleary May 01, 2023

The concept of modifying your home for accessibility with a wheelchair can seem like a daunting project. Most homes have stairs or steps that are impractical or even traversable by a wheelchair. However, the installation of either wheelchair ramps or a wheelchair lift does come with a unique set of issues for both and understanding your needs and property/home can help you decide which alternative is suitable for you.

Five Products for Living with Quadriplegia

Kevin Cleary May 05, 2023

As a quadriplegic, I know first-hand how devastating a spinal cord injury (SCI) can be. It's life-changing! Whether this injury has led to paraplegia or tetraplegia (a.k.a. quadriplegia), the future becomes uncertain. You don't have the answers and sometimes don't even know the questions. With paralysis, mobility becomes seriously hindered. So how do you maintain your independence and quality of life?

7 Best Wireless Bras for Mastectomy

Kevin Cleary May 13, 2023

Mastectomy bras are an excellent post-surgery option when searching for support and comfort. Most are meant to hold a prosthesis commonly made of silicone. While this may seem straightforward, even choosing a prosthesis has numerous options, such as asymmetrical, heavy, light, firm, size, and color. Finding the right size for women with a single mastectomy is crucial to keep the bra from riding up and moving around. Women with a double mastectomy may have a broader range of bras that can guarantee symmetry.

Prediabetes – Your Plan For A Diabetes-Free Future

Kevin Cleary May 17, 2023

We probably have all heard or know someone dealing with type II diabetes, but did you know that there is a condition that leads up to that diagnosis? Prediabetes can be a warning that your blood glucose levels are elevated and which could put you at a high risk for type II diabetes. However, don't think of prediabetes as just a warning. High sugar levels put you at an increased risk of damaging your body, especially your heart, kidneys, and nerves. Let’s get to the information you need about prediabetes so you can make changes to head off type II diabetes.

The 5 Best Post-Mastectomy Silicone Breast Forms

Kevin Cleary May 17, 2023

After mastectomy surgery, many women may opt for breast forms to regain self-confidence without undergoing cosmetic surgery. As you can imagine, with so many available breast forms, finding the right one can make your head spin. But we're here to help! We have singled out the best five silicone breast forms.

Early Signs of Dementia: A Comprehensive Checklist

Kevin Cleary May 17, 2023

While there are many health problems that might arise as we become older, dementia may be the most terrifying one. Not only the individual with dementia, but also their family and loved ones nearby, may find it distressing to consider the possibility of impaired facilities. On them, sometimes, it's worse! Nevertheless, because there is now no treatment for this terrible condition, seeing its early indicators can aid in early intervention and perhaps even slow down its signs and symptoms.

5 Best Gauze Dressings for Wounds

Kevin Cleary May 25, 2023

The proper dressing is a crucial step in wound healing. With the appropriate environment, you can avoid longer healing time and the possibility of infection. Take a look at the wound care section of your local CVS, and your head may explode with all the options available. Often, gauze dressings are the best choice.