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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!
Put on Big Pants!! Transitioning from Diaper to Training Pants
Progressing out of diapers into training pants is a great way to get started. As a child moves from diapers to real underwear, the use of pull-ups or training pants can make the transition easier. This journey to big kid underpants does not need to be stressful at all; in fact, it can be a positive and fun filled trip to the potty.
Breathe Deep!! Choosing Your Nebulizer
Nebulizers are used to deliver the medicines prescribed by doctors directly to the airways and lungs and are more effective than taking them in liquid form.
Nebulizer or Inhaler: Choose What’s Right for You
The need to deliver medication directly to our lungs is not reserved for the elderly or for young children alone. People of all ages can be affected by respiratory ailments. Whether it’s a young child with bronchitis or the croup, a teenager with asthma, or an adult suffering from emphysema the need to rapidly administer medicine cannot be understated.
What Is A CPAP Machine And How Does It Work?
Ostructive sleep apnea can lead to major health problems that include high blood pressure, heart problems, and an overall negative effect on our well-being. Those suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have an ongoing battle between breathing and sleeping every night.
We all enjoy spring, but for those that suffer from allergies it may not be the awakening they wanted. The great outdoors provide us with plenty of plants that are coming to life. This includes trees, grass, and a whole host of other colorful and fragrant flowers. While these may be aesthetically pleasing to the eyes, to many it signals the start of allergy season.
Be Safe: Wheelchair Safety for Users and Caretakers
Boy, do wheelchairs make things easier!! Whether for a temporary injury while recovering or for a permanent disability, the ability to roll around can make everyday activities much easier.
Diabetes: Recognize the Symptoms and Control Your Glucose
Diabetes is a serious disease that should not, or should I say cannot, be ignored. The American Diabetes Association identifies diabetes as the seventh leading cause of death in the United States in 2010.
CPAP or BiPAP: Which Is Right for You?
Yes, breathing is important to us. It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out what might happen if we are not able to breathe properly.
Pimp My Ride: Wheelchair Accessories
Some may think that being confined to a wheelchair to get around means not being able to take all our conveniences with us. Whether it may be our cell phone or shading us from the sun, there are plenty of ways to accessorize our mode of conveyance (fancy way to say wheelchair) so that we can experience life the way we want it.
911!! Preventing, Identifying, and Treating Autonomic Dysreflexia
There are numerous issues that can develop after suffering a spinal cord injury that can impact your life negatively. Besides the obvious lack of mobility, maladies such as pressure sores, bowel and bladder complications as well as what might seem as innocuous illnesses or injuries may cause someone suffering from SCI major problems.
Nursing: It Does a Body Good!!
There is nothing more awesome than a newborn child. First-time mothers (and fathers) are then bound to experience a large quantity of unknowns. One of the biggest questions any new mother must face is whether or not to breast-feed their child.
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying: garbage in, garbage out. While it is normally used for computers, the same can be said for our nutrition.