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Start-up roundup: Breaking into the medical equipment business

  In recent years, the business of selling medical equipment has seen a palpable surge in revenues. Entrepreneur.com asserts that every year, millions of dollars’ worth of medical equipment is being sold, making medical equipment sales one of the more lucrative forms of business ventures. As a matter of fact, taking part in this rewarding …

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New OMRF research may lessen diabetic effects on the heart

Researchers in Oklahoma have discovered a promising solution to lessen the damage caused by diabetes to the heart. Find out more in this from MIAMIOK.com article. OKLAHOMA CITY — Healthy heart cells are omnivores, meaning they can use several types of fuel to do their work. But for people with poorly managed or undiagnosed diabetes, …

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To cover or not: Proper wound care at home

Easy access to hospitals is essential when you get wounded in a home accident. However, not everybody has easy access to hospitals, and this is just one reason why proper wound care at home is important. Here are some tips when cleaning, treating, and protecting a wound at home: Image Credit: HealthySmell.com Wound cleansing Contrary …

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Pumps or pills and doing the one-gun salute

  Erectile dysfunction affects one out of 10 men in the entire world. In fact, in the United States alone, over 30 million men have it. This condition is a very common problem among older men, especially those who have had prostate surgery or who are suffering from diabetes. Among the most popular solutions to …

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The lights at both ends of the (carpal) tunnel

    Ever felt numbness, tingling, or pain in your hands after an extended session of Internet surfing or playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3? What you’re experiencing is carpal tunnel syndrome. With computer workstations crowding the workplace and computer gaming taking up most people’s free time, carpal tunnel syndrome has become a common …

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Shopping for wheelchairs: How to choose the right one

Wheelchairs not only allow mobility-challenged people to move around, they also give them independence and help make life easier. However, medical insurance coverage in the United States covers only one wheelchair per person, so searching for the perfect wheelchair is of utmost importance. Before purchasing a wheelchair, patients need to ask themselves the following questions: …

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Catch a ride: Scooters or electric wheelchairs

Image credit: CNNgo.com The belief that people with limited mobility are helpless is no longer relevant, especially now that they can choose from a lot of options that will help them regain the freedom to move around independently once again.  There are two kinds of electric mobility assistance apparatuses in the market today: wheelchairs and …

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Medical mist: Demystifying the nebulizer

Nebulizers are devices that are used to administer medication in forms of a liquid mist to the airways. It is the route preferred by doctors in treating respiratory tract diseases such as asthma, pneumonia, and cystic fibrosis, as the drug immediately becomes available to the affected organs, thereby producing quicker results. The most common type …

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Crutched: The art and science of proper ambulation with mobility aids

Patients confounded with mobility problems usually necessitate canes to assist them with walking.  Canes are widely used because of their functionality — providing balance and support, and decreasing weight bearing on the affected lower extremity of people having a hard time walking. However, cane use does not immediately produce the desired results.  Patients must be …

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Regaining confidence after a mastectomy

Being diagnosed with breast cancer is a traumatic experience for most, if not all, women. Surviving it is another battle, as chemotherapy and, especially, mastectomy can cause extreme bouts of depression and loss of confidence; more so with mastectomy, as hair lost during chemotherapy can grow back in a matter of months, whereas a breast …

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