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!
In a candid conversation with Linda Guerrera, HPFY's Digital Content Manager, Kevin opens up about his life-altering experience and its profound impact on him. Join us as we delve into his remarkable journey, where resilience, determination, and the power of the human spirit shine through. Click here to watch Kevin's Series, Paralyzed But Not Defeated.
COVID-19 is still with us, with more and more information becoming available each week. As we follow the science new findings and details are emerging. As your partner in health and wellness, Health Products For You wants to keep you up-to-date and informed.
Understanding how and what ulcerative colitis is can help you manage this disorder since there’s no cure. The two primary causes of ulcerative colitis are inflammation due to an immune system response or family history/hereditary factors. We here at HPFY can explain ulcerative colitis and the steps you can take to put this disease into remission possibly.
A deep tissue injury (DTI) can be painful and debilitating and lead to life-threatening issues. Even with treatment, it can quickly deteriorate into your worst nightmare, and since it's not an obvious injury, it's easy to miss. Learn all about deep tissue injury.
Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) may sound alike and have similar symptoms, but significant differences can mean different treatments. Stomach or intestinal pain can be annoying and even debilitating, but knowing what is causing your pain can lead to more effective treatment. Learn all about IBS vs. IBD.
If you are tired of using adult briefs & diapers, read this article to find what other incontinence aids you can use to manage incontinence.
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.
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.
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.
Respiratory ailments can diminish our quality of life, and among the many diseases that can make our breathing difficult is pulmonary fibrosis. This rare disorder (fewer than 200,000 cases a year) can make breathing difficult due to lung scarring over time. We can give you all the facts about pulmonary fibrosis, its symptoms, and potential treatments for living with this disorder.