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Elderly medical supplies help prevent death in the elderly

Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 16:17

 Elderly medical supplies such as bars, bathtub mats, bed rails, canes and many more can help prevent injury and death in your aging loved one. All of these products are designed to help prevent falls, which are the leading cause of injury and death among older Americans, according to the CDC. Did you know that every second of every day in the United States an adult aged 65 or older falls? And if an older adult falls and no one is around to hear them, do they make a sound? Yes, they do – provided they own a Smart Patient Alarm. “Older adult falls are increasing and, sadly, often herald the end of independence,” CDC Director Tom Frieden said. “Healthcare providers can make fall prevention a routine part of care in their practice, and older adults can take steps to protect themselves.”

Rehab & Pain Management Supplies Help Older Adults Stay Active

Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 11:49

Rehab products and pain management supplies could help elderly adults be more physically active. Over 30 million American people aged 50 or older are physically inactive, a new CDC study published in the latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found. It’s no secret that aging individuals become increasingly prone to painful, crippling conditions such as arthritis, which in turn result in a sedentary lifestyle. This, added to heart disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia, some cancers, and other conditions cancers that become more common as people age, puts the elderly at an increased risk of early death.

Time to get moving with this promo!

Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 15:51

Discount Medical Supplies brings another great promotion this week!  This time we want to get you moving around with walkers,rollators and other mobility aids on sale. Our prices are already rock bottom prices however this week, from September 17th until the 25th, we will grant an extra 10% off on all mobility aids.

Nicotine addiction and stop smoking aids to consider

Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 18:13

Nicotine addiction is all in the mind, a study suggests, but keep stop smoking medical supplies online close at hand just in case. Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas found that there might be a sort of Tinkerbell effect at play when it comes to craving relief. That is to say, smokers not only had to smoke a cigarette with nicotine, but they also had to believe that the cigarette contained nicotine in order to satisfy cravings. No word on whether they had to clap as well.

Exercise and fitness medical supplies can lower health bills

Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 17:31

Exercise – and by extension fitness medical supplies – could very well help you save money on medical bills. according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association (the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association), getting the recommended weekly exercise levels may help reduce yearly medical expenses for people with – as well as without – cardiovascular disease (CVD). “Our findings emphasize the favorable impact (of exercise) on how much you pay for healthcare,” senior author of the study and director of the Center for Healthcare Advancement & Outcomes and the High Risk Cardiovascular Disease Clinic at Baptist Health South Florida in Coral Gables Dr. Khurram Nasir said.

Save 10% on our Personal Care Category!

Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 11:49

Like the need to feed or to dress, we will always need personal care products no matter what. Discount Medical Supplies specializes in serving patients, caregivers and the general public in these and other needs.   We are the right hand to your caregiving and the go to place for all your personal care products.  This week we have a very special promotion in this particular category. When you order personal care supplies this week, we will give you a 10% discount. The best thing is that there is no minimum on the order. All you have to do is order any personal care products and apply for the discount.

Buy Vitamin D medical supplies online to reduce asthma attacks.

Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 17:55

Taking vitamin D supplements – widely available as medical supplies online – along with  standard asthma medication can reduce severe asthma attacks. That is the conclusion that London-based independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization Cochrane reached following a review of nine clinical trials – seven involving 435 children and two involving 658 adults. The participants came from such countries as Canada, India, Japan, Poland, the UK, and the United States, and most of them had mild to moderate asthma, while a minority had severe asthma. Furthermore, the majority of the subjects kept taking their usual asthma medication throughout the studies, which lasted 6-12 months.

Just diagnosed with Alzheimer. Now what?

Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 17:18

Alzheimer is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and being diagnosed with it is indeed difficult to take in.  Your life will change in a matter of seconds as you board an imaginary rollercoaster of emotions.  Although it is easier said than done, acknowledging your feelings is the first step to manage all the challenges that will come after an Alzheimer diagnosis.

Electronic health records (EHR) “inflict pain” on physicians

Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 11:44

Electronic health records “inflict enormous pain on our nation’s providers and care teams;” the sort of pain that not even TENS units can help mitigate. Because it is figurative pain. If it were literal pain, it would be a different story. Those are the words CEO and president of athenahealth Jonathan Bush used to describe the findings of a study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. Researchers found that doctors spend 49.2% of their office day on EHRs and desk work, and only 27% on face time (not the Apple videotelephony product) with patients. Meanwhile, in examination rooms, physicians spend 52.9% of time on direct clinical face time and 37% on EHR and desk work. Finally, when they get home, they spend another 1-2 hours on electronic health records each night. In other words – or rather, in other numbers – physicians spend two hours on EHR for every hour they spend providing direct clinical face time to patients in a clinic day.

Which alternative rehab and pain management supplies work?

Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 17:37

Alternative rehab and pain management supplies and approaches like acupuncture, yoga, tai chi, and massage seem to help manage common pain conditions effectively, according to data from a review conducted by scientists at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and published online in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. “One major goal for this study was to be as relevant as possible to primary care providers in the United States, who frequently see and care for patients with painful conditions. Providers need more high quality information on the evidence base for pain management tools,” NIH epidemiologist Dr. Richard Nahin said. “Overall, the data suggest that some complementary approaches may help some patients manage, though not cure, painful health conditions.”