The Most Common Orthopedic Surgeries in Seniors

Orthopedic surgeries are among the most common surgical procedures across all age groups, yet are especially prevalent among older adults. From young people who tear ligaments in sports to older adults with persistent knee pain who require a joint replacement, orthopedic surgeries improve the lives of all types of people. Seniors, however, have particular health […]

What is Medical Tape?

Medical tape is an adhesive tape that is specifically designed to be used directly on skin to hold wound bandages or other first aid or medical appliances in place. Medical tape needs to be skin safe, easy to use, and strong enough to work well when skin is moving, bending, or damp. There are many […]

Going Home With A Catheter After Surgery

A urinary catheter is a medical device specially designed to help people with urinary retention and urinary incontinence.   Your first catheter will be inserted under sterile conditions in a hospital or a healthcare center. If the catheter is required due to surgery, most people will leave the hospital with a urinary Foley catheter in […]

9 Tips For A Wheelchair-Accessible Home

Living at home with a wheelchair can be complicated, and it’s certainly not ideal having to wash at the kitchen sink and sleep in the living room. Luckily, there are many methods and products to help you ease the stress and give you the peace of mind you deserve.   Whether you’re looking to move […]

How to Choose and Use Female Catheters.

Female catheters are small tubes specifically designed for draining urine from the female urethra. These catheters are compact and ideal for women on-the-go.   Female catheters are available in several varieties, including straight-tip, pre-lubricated, and pocket catheters. Choosing one that best fits your body can be overwhelming and confusing. Having the right information, however, can […]

Best Compression Socks For Varicose Veins

Compression socks are made from a snug-fitting, stretchy material that’s specially designed to apply pressure to the lower legs. This helps to improve blood flow and reduce swelling and discomfort.   Compression socks and stockings are most-commonly prescribed as the first treatment for varicose veins. Compression socks may also be recommended for other conditions that […]

How To Choose The Nebulizer That’s Right For You

A nebulizer (often referred to as a “breathing machine”), is a device specifically designed to convert liquid medication into a fine mist that can be inhaled directly into the lungs.   Nebulizers can be prescribed for different respiratory conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). These devices are often used […]

Self Catheterization Why You Really Shouldn’t Reuse Your Catheter

Catheters are flexible tubes used to drain urine from the bladder through the urethra. They help treat ailments such as incontinence and urinary retention. Catheters can be used on a permanent basis (indwelling catheters) or whenever needed (intermittent catheters).   The majority of intermittent catheters are single-use devices that should be disposed of after one […]

Ccoping With Asthma In Everyday Life

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the airways and causes breathing difficulties. With asthma, the lining of the airways is swollen, which can make the air passages extremely sensitive to various triggers. Common asthma triggers that cause airway inflammation include pollen, mold, dust mites, tobacco smoke, physical activity, food allergies, and weather changes. […]

How To Choose A Wheelchair

Wheelchairs are widely available but choosing the right one – especially as a first-time user – can be overwhelming. There are many options with various features that can significantly impact accessibility, utility, and comfort. Whether you are looking for yourself or a loved one, it’s a good idea to understand the different wheelchair types, styles, […]