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  1. 10 Essential Products for Bedridden Patients

    10 Essential Products for Bedridden Patients

    Comfort Bath Rinse-Free Shampoo and Conditioner Cap Being confined to bed can be tough on both the patient and the caregiver.  The good news is that there are bedridden aids that make daily care much easier on everyone.

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  2. Orthopedic braces and supports by Bauerfeind®

    Orthopedic braces and supports by Bauerfeind®

    AllegroMedical.com presents Bauerfeind orthopedic braces and supports, designed to provide healing stability and pain relief.  Bauerfeind is a supremely engineered line of orthopedic braces and supports .   Experience pain relief with GenuTrain®,  MalleoTrain®, and SacroLoc® .

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  3. Benefits of Geriatric Massage Therapy | Family Caregivers

    Benefits of Geriatric Massage Therapy | Family Caregivers

    Family caregivers provide unpaid care services to their aging parents or critically ill parents. Caregiver duties are often full time and include medical care compliance monitoring, cleaning, cooking, hygiene care (bathing, toileting, and grooming), healthcare advocate services, errand running, and general activities of daily living (ADL). Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease often requires more assistance with ADL and behavioral health issues.

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  4. What's purple, round, and all over Michael Phelps and other Olympic athletes? Cupping - is it for you?

    What's purple, round, and all over Michael Phelps and other Olympic athletes?  Cupping - is it for you?

    News coverage of Olympic athletes like Michael Phelps, Dana Vollmer and Alex Naddour covered in purple spots has everyone asking questions.  For instance, since when did Michael Phelps and Dana Vollmer begin training with a giant octopus?  Are those purple round spots on their bodies  caused from the suction cups of giant octopus tentacles?

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  5. What Makes Equagel Cushions Different From All Other Cushions?

    What Makes Equagel Cushions Different From All Other Cushions?

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  6. Skin Care and Incontinence: 3 easy steps to prevent incontinence skin problems

    People with incontinence (urinary or fecal) tend to have excessive moisture build up around their buttocks, hips, and genitals.  Skin irritations are caused by excessive moisture.  Caregivers and users of incontinence products should be on the lookout for skin with the appearance of redness, peeling, or perineal dermatitis (diaper rash).  Yeast infections are also very common skin ailments in incontinent people.  Yeast infections on the skin can be very uncomfortable and often painful.  They are easy to identify with their fiery red appearance and itchy burning sensation.  Treatment with an anti-fungal cream is often necessary in order to heal.

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  7. Suffering From Heel Pain? - Plantar Fasciitis

    Plantar Fasciitis

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  8. 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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  9. #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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  10. 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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