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  1. Suffering From Heel Pain? - Plantar Fasciitis

    Plantar Fasciitis

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  2. FALL PREVENTION: Protect your patient in bed

    FALL PREVENTION:  Protect your patient in bed

    Fall prevention is a frequent topic for nursing home staff, and rightfully so.  Unfortunately, nursing home residents frequently fall, and the older adults that survive a nursing home fall are likely to sustain injuries that hinder quality of life or cause permanent disability. 1

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  3. Understanding Hip Replacements

    A hip replacement is a surgical procedure that is completed by a healthcare professional with the goal of removing damaged sections of the hip joint, and replacing them with foreign parts that are usually created from metal and/or very hard plastic to create an artificial joint.  The artificial joint will ultimately result in decreased pain and improvement of function for the individual involved.  An individual may be a candidate for a hip replacement if the pain experienced interferes with their daily routines and activities they are expected and want to perform, only though after less invasive treatments have been deemed unsuccessful.  Damage to the hip joint from arthritis is the most common reason that one may need a hip replacement.

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  4. What Causes Migraines?

    A migraine is an intense headache that can cause throbbing, or a pulsing sensation, in an area of you head…it basically feels like your heartbeat has migrated upwards to your head.  It’s not comfortable at all.  Unfortunately too, migraines are usually accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to both light and sound.  Therefore, if you’re in a room that is bright and loud, your migraine will seem to be that much worse.  The pain that migraines cause can last for hours to days, and it can even hurt so much that all you can think about is finding a dark, quiet place to rest until the pain subsides.

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  5. #Diabetes in America, tips to save your diabetic feet

    Current diabetes trends show that by 2050 nearly 1 out of 3 American adults will have a diabetes diagnosis.  A staggering 60% of the non-traumatic lower limb amputations are performed on diabetics.1  Keeping your feet healthy is only one challenge diabetics face.  Simple actions can help reduce the risk of major complications such as gangrene, limb amputation or diabetic ulcers.

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  6. 40% of Heat-Related Fatalities are People 65 and Older

    According to a study by University of Chicago Medical Center, 40% of heat related fatalities are people 65 and older in the United States. According to UC Davis there are many reasons that seniors have more problems with the heat. Heart disease can cause circulatory problems which makes it harder to dissipate the heat. Some seniors are on medications that can cause them to dehydrate faster. Sometimes dementia can lead to the individual not realizing how hot they are.

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  7. Are you afraid of barrier leakage?


    "I tried various solutions...I experienced leakage, which was really, really distressing."

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  8. 3 Reasons To Catheterize With Rüsch® Brand Catheters by Teleflex

    3 Reasons To Catheterize With Rüsch® Brand Catheters by Teleflex

     

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  9. A Danish Twist on Adult Incontinence

    A Danish Twist on Adult Incontinence

    People all over the world are similar in many respects and dealing with incontinence is no different culturally. A Danish company, Abena, has figured out how to improve upon what’s been used here in the U.S. since Depend was first introduced in 1978. These products are far superior to the brands here in the U.S. because they have superior absorbency and offer extreme breathability.

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  10. How Prevail® Can Help With Loss of Bladder Control

    How Prevail® Can Help With Loss of Bladder Control

    Loss of Bladder or Bowel Control (LOBC)—typically known as incontinence affects millions. Incontinence often is a symptom of other conditions, or a side effect from medications, diet and nutrition habits or lifestyle changes.  Incontinence is a manageable issue with the right products, treatment and information. Prevail® designs products and programs to provide unsurpassed protection and comfort that allow people with LOBC to live comfortably, feel more confident and be more involved with those around them.

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