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Breast Forms for Spring

Kevin Cleary Apr 27, 2016

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.

Allergies and Asthma: Nebulize and Exercise It!!

Kevin Cleary Apr 18, 2016

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.

Slide and Bathe

Taikhum Sadiq Apr 09, 2016

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.

Springtime Mastectomy Sleepwear

Kevin Cleary Apr 08, 2016

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.

Speaking Through

Taikhum Sadiq Apr 05, 2016

A speaking valve is a one way valve that fits over the tracheostomy tube. The valve only allows air to be breathed in via the tracheostomy. When one exhales, the valve closes and air is pushed up via the larynx (the voice box) to exit via the nose and mouth. This facilitates improvements in voice, cough, smell and taste, and secretion management.

Cleaning the Tracheostomy Tube

Taikhum Sadiq Apr 05, 2016

As you know that the tube has two major parts the outer cannula and the inner cannula. The outer cannula is fixed and cannot be removed but the inner cannula can be removed for cleaning purposes. The tracheostomy inner cannula tube should be cleaned two to three times per day or more as needed.

The Beltless Undergarment

Taikhum Sadiq Apr 04, 2016

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.

The Belted Undergarment

Taikhum Sadiq Apr 04, 2016

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.

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

Kevin Cleary Apr 04, 2016

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.

Regulating Pressure – Five Best Alternating Pressure Mattresses for 2022

Taikhum Sadiq Apr 04, 2016

Air mattresses or airbeds are the new age sleep comforters that not only give you a comfortable sleep but also help in combating many health problems that are caused or aggravated by the wrong sleeping posture. They improve the quality of life of people who suffer from back pain, sores or any of these kinds of health problems.