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Hysterectomy: What is it & How to Prepare for Hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that removes the uterus. It can include other surrounding parts of the reproductive organs, such as the cervix, the ovaries (oophorectomy), and the fallopian tubes (salpingectomy). Read more to learn how to prepare for a hysterectomy.

What Is Robotic Surgery?

Robotic surgery is performed by human surgeons only with the assistance of technologically advanced equipment. This type of surgery allows doctors to operate with far more precision, flexibility, and control than with conventional surgical techniques, not to mention that robotic surgery is usually performed with smaller, minimally invasive incisions.

Awesome Jobs for People with ADHD

Finding a great job for somebody with ADHD can be difficult and Health Products for You can point you in the right direction.

Tactile Stimulation: Therapy for Stroke, Alzheimer’s, and Dementia Patients

As we age the risk of strokes, Alzheimer’s, and other cognitive disorders such as dementia increases. Once these scourges have reared their ugly heads, recovery or maintaining quality of life can be a long, difficult road with many bumps. One of the options available to physical/occupational therapist is the use of tactile stimulation. This type of therapy is known as sensory stimulation therapy.

A Weighted Vest Can Help!!

Many children diagnosed with autism have a hard time calming themselves down or concentrating on certain tasks. Therapy designed to calm these children or help them focus can sometimes benefit from the use of weighted therapy. This type of therapy can also be called deep-touch therapy.

Floor Sitter - Giving The Support They Need

Autism is a developmental disorder that affects every child differently. The one seemingly common thread to every child on the autism spectrum is a lack of normal development. Occupational therapy can benefit children affected by autism by improving motor skills such as posture and balance. The use of a floor sitter can help achieve some of these motor skill goals.

Choosing the Right Communication Aid

Communication Aids are devices or items that help an individual communicate more effectively with those around them.

Using a Sensory Wrap for Vestibular Swing

Autism is a broad term for a variety of developmental disorders. Children on the autism spectrum can suffer from lack of verbal development, problems focusing, or even a lack of fine motor skill development. One problem children may encounter is the need to stimulate their vestibular system. Sensory integration therapy can utilize the play activity of swinging to help children.

Childcare Tips for Winter

The cold, dark days of winter have a tendency to put a damper on that type of activity. Many times children are stuck in the house due to cold, winter weather. For those who are home with the children, this type of cabin fever can be frustrating. Our children have a lot of energy and that needs to be focused properly for everyone to get along. Entertaining a child in the house requires creativity.

Finding the Right Pediatric Equipment

Special needs children who require therapy need the proper equipment in order to maximize the efficacy of their therapy. A child’s smaller body may not reap all the benefits that a therapy program could provide by using adaptive technology designed for adults. This is why equipment that is specifically designed for a child is preferred.

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Top 5 Wound Dressings For Treating A Slough Wound

During the healing process, necrotic tissue, or slough, forms over the chronic wound. It presents as is a pale yellow, dead tissue and covers the entire wound bed. A wound develops slough, it means that it is stuck in the inflammatory phase and healing is delayed. Find 5 Best Wound Dressings for Slough Wound.

6 Stress Busters For A Happy Holiday Season

Stress always seems to mount during the holiday season. While it should sound like fun to decorate your home, bake some holiday treats, or make plans to see family and friends, let's face it, these all add to the things we do every day, which makes everything that much more stressful. So, what can we do to make the holidays the most wonderful time of the year?

Air Purifier vs. Humidifier - Differences And Recommendations

It is no surprise that air quality has worsened over the years. This is true with both outdoor air and the air inside our homes. Small substances like dust, pollen, pet dander, and other pollutants can make breathing difficult. These substances can be especially harmful to those with allergies, asthma, or other respiratory challenges. But what allergy relief products should you use, an air purifier or humidifier? Learn what is the difference between the two and more at HPFY.

Types Of Diabetes and How To Manage It

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, an estimated 8.2% of the US population is diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes is a condition that interferes with how our bodies produce energy from the food we consume. The body breaks food down into glucose, the prime energy source, and mixes it in the bloodstream. There are three main types of diabetes, to dig deeper read more at HPFY.

Top 5 All-Terrain Mobility Scooters

For those that have difficulty maneuvering a manual wheelchair, an electric scooter can be a great choice. Some prefer scooters over wheelchairs because there seems to be less of a stigma attached to them, are affordable and easily managed over difficult terrains. All-Terrain Mobility scooters are ideal for running small errands and shopping and can be used indoors and outdoors. Find top 5 All-Terrain Mobility Scooters at HPFY.

How To Empty a Catheter Bag?

The bedside or large bag is used during night time while sleeping so that the user does not get up and disrupt sleep, and the leg bag can be used during the day. The leg bag is attached to the thigh of the user with the help of leg straps. It gets hidden under the clothes and keeps you comfortable. The leg bag or the larger bag should be drained once it is full of urine. It is advisable to empty the catheter bag when it is three-quarters or 3/4th full to avoid overflowing urine. Learn how to empty a catheter bag at HPFY.

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