Health News

Are Health & Fitness Apps Beneficial?

Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 13:08

At some point or another, we’ve all come across an old saying that we should walk a minimum of 10,000 steps each day. In fact, this 10,000 step mark has become a common milestone amongst the myriad of health and fitness apps that are bought and downloaded each day. But how accurate is this ‘10,000 step’ mark? And are fitness apps all that beneficial?

Understanding & Recognizing Dementia Symptoms

Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 16:40

While you might be inclined to believe otherwise, dementia is actually not a disease. Rather, dementia is the name given to a variety of symptoms that are caused from excessive damage to the brain. Find out more about the different symptoms and their causes down below.

Safety for your loved ones with a 10% discount

Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 09:18

This week Discount Medical Supplies wants to focus on the safety of your loved ones. We know how important it is for you to keep your family safe when they are in the shower.  The bathroom overall can be a slippery dangerous place and it’s one of the first places you have to look into when you are interested in turning your home into a safe place.  According to the CDC, every year an average o 235,000 people are rushed to the ER over injuries suffered in the bathroom.

Air pollution and cheap medical stuff online for diabetics

Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 11:30

People with diabetes can find cheap medical stuff online at Discount Medical Supplies, which is a good thing especially for those living in areas with highly polluted air like Los Angeles. High levels of air pollution may magnify some Hispanic children's risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in the journal Diabetes. “Exposure to heightened air pollution during childhood increases the risk for Hispanic children to become obese and, independent of that, to also develop type 2 diabetes,” co-director of the University of Southern California's Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute and study corresponding author Michael Goran said.

Go on and try TENS unit supplies and yoga for low back pain

Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 15:49

TENS unit supplies are a safe and effective way to relieve low back pain and can yoga be, according to a new review was published online recently in the journal Cochrane Library. Assistant professor of family and community medicine at the University of Maryland and review author L. Susan Wieland and colleagues analyzed 12 studies of over 1000 subjects with lower back pain comparing yoga to physical therapy or patient education. Some evidence was found that yoga resulted in small improvements in pain, and small to moderate improvements in back function at 3 and 6 months.


Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 16:43

This week we have a very special promotion for all doctors, chiropractors and physical therapists!  Look into our electrotherapy category and take your pick! This week when you order any tens unit or electrotherapy accessory and your order is over $185 you will get a 20% discount!

10% off on Wound Care Supplies!

Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 10:42

If you are the type of person that always likes to be prepared for any situation then you know and value the importance of having wound care supplies at home. From a simple band aid to other more complex bandages and dressings, we all need to be ready to tend to scraped knees, but fingers and other more complicated bleeding situations.  

American Heart Month’s most sought-after medical supplies

Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 16:26

Stethoscopes must be among February’s most sought-after medical supplies. What with it being American Heart Month, doctors’ offices must be receiving an influx of patients wanting to have their hearts checked – which is better than Tin Men asking for a heart – or, as healthcare providers call it, a cardiovascular exam. The two major elements of the cardiac exam are observation, palpation and, auscultation. Three. The three major elements of the cardiac exam. Auscultation is the most important of those three elements.

The Importance of Proper Wound Hygiene

Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 15:56

While there’s no denying that online medical supplies are a huge help to treating wounds and illnesses, knowing the importance of proper wound care is equally vital. Understanding the repercussions of improperly treated wounds will help patients and caregivers alike recover from any unwanted injuries in a speedy and efficient manner

Trump’s Repealment of Obamacare & Ensuing Fallout

Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 15:46

While we are still experiencing the fallout of Trump’s inauguration, it is clear that there is an abundance of change coming in the New Year. Of all the controversial changes Trump has initiated, perhaps the one with the biggest impact could be the repealing and replacing of the Affordable Care Act.