Minor injuries can escalate into major problems if the initial, early injury treatment is botched or done incorrectly. There is nothing simple about first aid and the ability to heal properly can be hampered if the proper techniques are not followed or ignored.
This summer, the temperature is shooting dangerously to triple digit in many parts of USA. By early June, many regions have already experienced the hike in high temperatures, though for the short period. It usually occurs when the high pressure in the upper atmosphere of the southern plains shifts towards northern areas, expanding heat across much of the nation.
A hot pack or wrap is a pad used to provide warmth to different parts of the body in order to manage pain. Localized application of heat results in the dilation of the blood vessels in that area thus enhancing perfusion to the targeted tissue. There are four types of hot packs which include electrical, chemical, material and hot water bottles.
Hot and Cold packs are the dual faced carriers of this therapy. They are made of materials that can be used as mediums for both heat and cold. They are combined with a comfortable garment that fits around perfectly on the affected part and starts working its magic.
The cold, dark days of winter can stress our bodies and minds much differently than during the rest of the year. The cold weather can constrict muscles and make working or playing outdoors difficult. Whether it’s from shoveling snow or sledding in the backyard we sometimes need to find relief from winter’s aches and pains.
Summer officially starts June 21, but Memorial Day weekend is viewed as the “unofficial” beginning of summer. As your health and wellness partner, HPFY has the info and products you need to have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend!
A tub transfer bench allows the person to enter and exit the shower easily and safely. This equipment straddles the bathtub (two legs outside of the tub and two legs inside of the tub) and allows the user to slide into and out of the tub with or without assistance. A tub transfer bench is wider than a shower chair and normally has adjustable legs to accommodate any bathtub.
If not given the proper mattress or bed overlay, may end up developing pressure sores where parts of the body come in contact with the mattress. A patient who needs to be in bed most of the day will need constant position changes and a good mattress to protect skin integrity.
Migraine headaches cause recurrent headaches that can be debilitating. A migraine without aura is known as a common migraine while migraine with aura is called a classic migraine. Other symptoms that occur with migraines include nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light or sound.
A family history of drug use or abuse is a big predictor of future drug abuse by children raised in that environment. It changes the brain and how it responds. They target the reward center in the brain and create feelings of euphoria. Drug addicts are constantly chasing that feeling of euphoria which normally entails increased use of the offender.