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About the Author: Kevin Cleary

Kevin Cleary


Hi there, my name is Kevin Cleary. I was born in Westchester County in 1966 on December 3. I lived there until 1973 when my family moved. I graduated from high school in 1984 and then attended college in New Jersey, where I graduated with a marketing degree in 1988. Upon graduating, I worked with Enterprise Rent a Car doing sales for two years after which I joined the New York Telephone Company as a field technician. Growing up and through adulthood I was very active in many different sports including football, soccer, softball, and ice hockey amongst others. In 1995 I married my long time girlfriend Robin and in 1996 we moved to Connecticut. In 2000 we welcomed a son into the world. He has grown up to be a great kid!! In April 2006 I was injured jumping on a trampoline with my son and injured my neck to the point where I am a quadriplegic. Things changed rather rapidly after that and I was forced to learn things about the medical product field that I would otherwise not have known. After several years of therapy I have been able to determine which medical accessories are effective for my condition such as wheelchairs, standing frames, neuromuscular stimulators, as well as other rehab/therapy items. I have worked with doctors, therapists, and other patients to determine what will be right for me. While working with my therapists, we sometimes would design something while thinking outside of the box to make something work. Some of this work that I have done have been utilized for patients other than me. This hands-on insight has helped me with research that I have done for HPFY. Although my condition limits me, I try to get out as often as I can. I enjoy sampling cuisines from different countries not to mention a good glass of single malt scotch!! I try to keep up with the sports that I used to follow even though I can’t participate in them. I still enjoy listening to music from around the world and a good comedy always makes me laugh. I like to think that I am technologically competent, since my job with the phone company was technically based (working with multiplexers, digital systems, and computers).

Kevin Cleary's Articles

Ostomy Woes: Stoma Problems and Their Solutions

Posted on Mar 18, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

Adjusting to life after an ostomy surgery may seem daunting and nerve-racking. Maintaining a healthy stoma is crucial to avoiding potentially serious health issues down the road. Whether it’s an ileostomy or colostomy, the focal point of your hygiene and cleaning routine should be your stoma and the surrounding area. By understanding what potential issues may arise can help you be proactive .

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Posted in Ostomy

Traveling with Back Pain? Tips and Tricks for Pain Free Travel

Posted on Mar 15, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

Your spine is not a big fan of travel and this can be exponentially increased during the travel season known as the “holiday traveling season.” Many times this can include hours in cars, planes, or even trains in a seated position. Ouch!! As you can imagine, finding a way to travel so that your spine is pain free would definitely be of interest to those with travel plans and back pain.

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Posted in Cervical Orthopedics

How to Get Rid of Gut Inflammation: Tips & Advice?

Posted on Mar 15, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

Almost everyone would prefer to avoid inflammation in their gut and who would blame them. As a general rule, a lot of our physical woes can be traced to our gut and digestive system. A digestive tract that is out of order can lead to potential issues such as constipation, weight gain, and even depression. Your overall health and illnesses can start and finish with what you eat.

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Posted in Nutrition

Protecting Wheelchair Users from Pressure Ulcers

Posted on Dec 29, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

The fine line between maintaining your independence and mobility includes the risk of developing pressure ulcers for those who use wheelchairs daily. Pressure sores may seem like a minor problem, but they can lead to serious health issues down the road. These can be difficult to heal and can lead to serious infection over time. HPFY offers some tips that can help you avoiding pressure sores.

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Posted in Wheelchair

Benefits of Vibrating Mesh Technology

Posted on Dec 28, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

Respiratory therapy helps patients breathe better and a nebulizer is a great tool to have. Using a nebulizer with vibrating mesh technology may optimize your respiratory therapy.

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Posted in Nebulizer

Top 10 Best-Selling Foam Dressings 2018

Posted on Dec 01, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

Wound care can be a wide-ranging field and the fact that different wounds require different dressings just complicate matters. Finding the proper wound dressing may seem impossible with the multitude of options available on the market. Foam dressings are a very popular type of dressing for a wide range of wound types. We here at HPFY have compiled the top 10 best-selling foam dressings.

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Posted in Foam Dressings

Top 10 Reviewed Wheelchairs 2018

Posted on Nov 23, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

Finding the proper wheelchair for your specific needs may seem like a daunting, almost impossible feat. As you can imagine, wheelchairs are not a one-size-fits-all solution to every mobility issue. As much as each person is individually different, so are wheelchairs. We here at HPFY are here to help you choose the best possible wheelchair by presenting the top 10 reviewed wheelchairs of 2018.

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Posted in Wheelchair

Top 10 Reasons Why Sheepskin Is Good for Your Health

Posted on Nov 08, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

Healthy alternatives are always popular and sheepskin is no different. We here at HPFY give you 10 important sheepskin health benefits.

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Posted in Household Aids

Top 10 Reviewed Oxygen Concentrators 2018

Posted on Oct 29, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

Breathing difficulties sometimes require the use of supplemental oxygen in order to maintain safe oxygen blood levels. The problem with standard oxygen tanks is that they are bulky and heavy and need to be refilled or replaced when empty. This can diminish your independence and quality-of-life. HPFY may help you in finding the best oxygen concentrators @ attractive prices.

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Posted in Oxygen Concentrators

Top 5 Best Reviewed Nebulizers 2018

Posted on Oct 20, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

Breathing disorders, such as COPD or asthma, can be a major detriment when it comes to quality-of-life issues. Treating these breathing ailments with medications is the main course of treatment. Being able to deliver aerosol medication directly into the lungs in an expedited fashion is the best way to manage these lung disorders.

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Posted in Nebulizer

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