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Save 10% on these great products!

Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 11:51

One more week, one more promo.  Discount Medical Supplies has a new promotion for all our special customers. Our products are one of a kind and can be found at the most affordable prices on the web.  This time, we have some featured products that will give you a 10% discount when your purchase them. Let’s take a look at which items you might be interested in now that they will have this special discount for the rest of the week:

Medical Supplies Online Better for Low Blood Sugar

Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 11:36

Medical supplies online – more specifically, glucose tablets – are better than sugary food or drinks to manage the symptoms of low blood sugar, according to a new study. Also known as hypoglycemia, low blood sugar is more often than not associated with diabetes, or rather with its treatment. Taking too much insulin – as well as other diabetes medications – can cause blood sugar to drop to dangerous levels. However, diabetics can also experience hypoglycemia if they skip a meal or exercise too much. The symptoms of low blood sugar include:

The Tri-Core Cervical Pillow: You can literally sleep on it.

Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 09:44

The Tri-Core Cervical Pillow is a highly sought-after fiber support pillow that achieves logical impossibility of providing firm yet soft support. 

Electrotherapy Bonanza Special!!

Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 10:27

This week we have a very special promotion in our electrotherapy category! Since we started, we have been well known for our great knowledge and variety on Tens Units and electrotherapy accessories.  This week with our promotion we want to remind you that we still have everything you need in this special area.

Anger and Extreme Exercise May Trigger Heart Attack

Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 09:35

Many people have the tendency to hit the gym or go for a run when they are mad.  We grew up hearing that exercise make us happy, that it releases endorphins and that it takes the stress away. It’s only natural and logical, especially if you are into sports, to want to exercise when you are mad.  However new studies show that you might want to wait a while for the anger to cool off before you get into extreme physical activity.  In your attempt to calm yourself through exercise, you will be tripling the risk of suffering from a heart attack up to 1 hour after.

Cold weather and the impact on Bones and Joints

Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 11:16

Cold weather has a direct impact on your body especially if you are suffering from chronic pain on your bones and joints.  No matter how hard we try to cover up and get warm, sometimes it is just not enough and the pain gets the best of us.  To support you and provide solutions for this time of the year, we are placing our Orthopedic Category on special for this week. This week when you order from this category you will get a 10% off just by using coupon code "cold" at the checkout process.

Job insecurity? You just may need diabetic medical supplies

Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 17:26

Sometimes an employee’s only motivation to work just hard enough not to get fired is the fear of losing their job, but that fear may be responsible for a 19% increased risk of being diagnosed with diabetes – and thus require medical supplies such as glucose meters and tests strips –, according to a new study. The researchers couldn’t find a cause-and-effect relationship between job insecurity and diabetes, but lead author Jane Ferrie, of the University of Bristol and University College London in the U.K., said that the findings could be a sort of missing link. Job insecurity has been previously associated with a higher body mass index (BMI), which in turn is a risk factor for diabetes. Work-related stress can result in overeating and other unhealthy practices, and stress hormones can directly cause weight gain.

Danger, Will Robinson! All-Hazards Alert NOAA Radio

Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 17:00

The WRP-50 All Hazards Alert Radio with NOAA Reception provides instantaneous alerts to an emergency or hazardous situation. The radio turns on to a warning broadcast from the government with pre- and post-event information about all types of emergencies, as well as precautions and procedures, directly from the nearest National Weather Service office – which broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Prepare yourself for any emergency with DMS

Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 16:53

Being ready for any emergency can be crucial and even a matter of life and death. Discount Medical Supplies wants to stand out the importance of this regardless of where you are. Emergencies can happen everywhere and anywhere. At home, at work or on the road, emergencies are not predictable. However, it is not necessary for you to predict an emergency to have the necessary tools to deal with it.  

Caregivers can sue nursing homes, long-term care facilities

Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 13:08

They say American society is a litigious one, and god willing, it will continue to be so in the foreseeable future. A new rule, which guarantees the rights of patients and their relatives – also known as caregivers – to sue long-term care facilities in court as opposed to settling disputes in arbitration, was recently released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Beginning in November, the rule will ban the more than 15,000 facilities that receive money from Medicare or Medicaid from requiring residents to sign nursing home contracts including so-called pre-dispute binding arbitration clauses.