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Breast Forms for Spring

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 by Kevin Cleary

As we leave the cold weather of winter behind us, the warmer temperatures of spring and summer lead to a wardrobe change that many women who have had a mastectomy may find troubling. After surgery, the use of prosthetics or breast forms may lead to a lack of self-confidence since clothing may be a little more revealing than that of sweaters or turtlenecks in winter.

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Posted in Mastectomy Breast Forms

Allergies and Asthma: Nebulize and Exercise It!!

Posted on Apr 18, 2016 by Kevin Cleary

Asthma is a disease that affects the bronchial tubes in our lungs that brings the air we breathe into and out of our lungs. There are many triggers for asthma, and one of the most popular is allergies. This is called allergic asthma and contributes to a great deal of asthma cases.

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Posted in Nebulizers And Compressors

Slide and Bathe

Posted on Apr 09, 2016 by Taikhum Sadiq

This type of transfer bench is very different from the other types of benches as in this; the user simply sits on a seat and then slides to the other side, usually on rails or a sliding frame. This reduces friction in movement considerably and makes it easy for more highly dependent patients.

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Posted in Transfer Benches

Safe Bathing

Posted on Apr 09, 2016 by Taikhum Sadiq

Studies show that many accidents take place in the bathroom, and this is more true in homes of the elderly. People who are differently abled often don’t consider the bathroom as a very friendly area of the house. The main is reason is because they’re afraid of either slipping or falling in the bathroom, mainly because they do not have complete control of their motor functions.

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Posted in Shower Chairs

Heavy Supporting Benches

Posted on Apr 09, 2016 by Taikhum Sadiq

Many a times, the average bath safety benches, stools, or adjustable chairs are not sturdy and strong enough to handle pressure or weight. They are not heavy duty and might slip themselves if there is a lot of weight applied to the average chair.

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Posted in Shower Chairs

Springtime Mastectomy Sleepwear

Posted on Apr 08, 2016 by Kevin Cleary

The warmer nights of spring and summer mean a return to lighter pajamas and nightgowns as well as other sleepwear. You can shed your flannel pajamas or fleece nightgowns for something that may be a little more wispy or comfortable when it gets warm.

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Posted in T-Shirts and Pajamas

The Old Way - Fixed Pressure CPAP

Posted on Apr 04, 2016 by Taikhum Sadiq

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines were initially used mainly by patients for the treatment of sleep apnea at home, but now are in widespread use across intensive care units as a form of ventilation.

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Posted in CPAP and BiPAP System

The Beltless Undergarment

Posted on Apr 04, 2016 by Taikhum Sadiq

The beltless undergarment is very much the same as the belted undergarment but with one of the only differences being that they do not have belts that wrap around the sides to hold them in place. Instead of a belt, this undergarment has an adhesive strip down the middle of the plastic or cloth like outer backing to hold it securely in your own underwear or in a knit or mesh pant.

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Posted in Diapers and Briefs

The Belted Undergarment

Posted on Apr 04, 2016 by Taikhum Sadiq

Belted undergarments are mostly used by people when they require heavier protection compared to a light bladder leakage pad or garment can provide. They are made up of a front to back absorbent pad with pores to connect belts in both front and back positions. They are made in modern style and are open from the sides.

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Mastectomy Bras for the Spring: Dress for Warm Weather!!

Posted on Apr 04, 2016 by Kevin Cleary

It’s that time of year again where the temperatures start to rise and we shed our sweatshirts and sweaters for less cumbersome clothing. Being outside in warmer weather means our undergarments need to be clothing appropriate.

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Posted in Post Mastectomy Bras

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