Health News

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.

Ergonomic Beads Eye Pillow for Migraine Relief

Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 17:12

After a long day of work and sitting in traffic for hours all you want to do is get home and rest the pounding headache that all the daily hassles triggered. For those who suffer from migraine like me, you know where I’m coming from.  So you get home, turn off the lights, cancel all noise possible, you take some migraine headache pills and you get into bed. There is one thing missing though. The one thing that will give you the cherry on top to get rid of that horrible episode and help you get back on your feet:  The IMAK Ergonomic Beads Eye Pillow by Brownmed.

Got Pain? We got solution!

Submitted by Mariela Miranda on 09:23

Living with chronic pain can be incapacitating. Life nowadays requires you to keep moving, to stay active, and when you have a painful condition it can get practically impossible to keep up with life. Discount Medical Supplies specializes in this area and that why this week we want to treat you to a great promo in case you or a loved one is suffering from any type of pain.

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.”