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Ten Tips for Living with a Catheter

10 Tips for Living with a Catheter

Blockages Catheter blockages can be a serious issue for catheter users if the tubing bends or folds restricting the flow of fluids.  Adjust the tubing and gently pinch it to allow for the passage of the blocked materials such as blood in the urnine. Size counts when pertaining to catheters, so larger and wider catheters…

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The Medicare Competitive Bid Program

As a component of the Center of Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Competitive Bidding Program, diabetes testing supplies (DTS) are provided through mail order at a substantial discount for people with diabetes (PWD).  PWD must be enlisted in Medicare Part B to qualify for mail order service.  Covered DTS include blood glucose meters, replacement batteries for…

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9 Steps to Better Catheter Self-Management

Here are 9 steps you can take to improve your experience in self-management of your catheter: Awareness – Living with a catheter necessitates that you keep observant of your body and how you are feeling at any given moment. Hydration – Drink more water over any other fluid! Restrict coffee, and think about switching out tea and decaffeinated…

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Advantages of Wearing a Back Brace

Chronic back pain is a condition that plagues many people, young and old. This explains why so many people find themselves using back support braces for additional support. A study by The University of Maryland Medical Center states that 60 to 80% of adults in the U.S. have lower back pain, which is also the…

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Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)

Get Accurate Blood Glucose Monitoring While some diabetics only need to check their blood sugar levels a couple of times a day, those who are suffering from more severe forms of diabetes may require continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). This constant monitoring will ensure their glucose levels remain at safe levels, allowing them to make any…

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Walking Shoes

Shoes Make the Difference in Foot Pain

The workday can seem long when your feet hurt. Podiatrists at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine give this advice: Heels – Notoriously bad for your feet, heels cause a painful knot on the back of the heel, according to WebMD. Wearing heels constantly leads to a permanent, bony protrusion called the pump bump.…

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Special Education for Children Living with Paralysis

August is the month of back to school. Stores are busy, traffic is back, and it’s time to place that alarm clock at least 1 hour before than your regular time. For parents with children living with paralysis, back to school means a lot more planning and preparation. It is important that you understand your…

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Learn How to Avoid a Medical Emergency

Heat and humidity add up to danger and if you know the signs, you can quickly avoid a medical emergency. Emergency rooms see an increase in cases of heat stroke and dehydration in July and August. The American College of Emergency Physicians gives this advice on how to stay safe in hot weather: Check the…

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