Today is the American Diabetes Association Alert Day. March 27th is a one-day "wake-up call" asking the American public to take a diabetes risk test to find out if they're at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
Are you at risk for developing diabetes? Click ahead to find out!
Often customers or casual web surfers will send us questions, via Facebook, Twitter or email, about medical equipment and supplies. Since we're not doctors, we can't offer you specific health advice. If you're really concerned, you should always consult a health professional. Here's another QuickMedical Question:
You have a great deal of health information on your site. I come to your site and others online to get answers to medical health questions . I understand you're not just a medical question website, but I'd like to know how to get an answer online to my medical questions.
My biggest question is how do I know if I have heart disease? Heart disease is such a common problem and no matter how much I research online, I can't seem to find an answer to my problem. How do I know if I have heart disease?
Thanks for writing we're glad you're reading and concerned, Concerned. Unfortunately, our answer might make you more concerned, because the answer is we definitely don't know. Click ahead to learn why.
You can upgrade your phone, why not your professional blood testing equipment from CardioChek?
Physicians know the fast, portable, and accurate whole blood test system by Polymer designed to give patients and doctors blood component information almost immediately is an indispensible tool for monitoring health. The CardioChek PA is capable of lipid screening and monitoring for diabetes and other diseases. The CardioChek PA memory can store up to 30 results of each chemistry and 10 results of each control test. The analyzer allows review of the results of each control test in order from most recent to oldest. Results stored in memory are not deleted when the batteries are changed. Point of Care lipid panel testing is proven to help physician offices and occupational health facilities improve patient management.
Currently if you have an older white CardioChek PA model, you can easily upgrade at QuickMedical for only $165 to the new Silver CardioChek PA and save 10% on test strips from Polymer. It's important that you return the old white model to CardioChek to receive the upgrade and receive the savings. The CardioChek PA Silver is the latest version of the trusted portable blood testing equipment.
Until March 31st, 2012, when you purchase 25 packs of Lipid Panel Test Strips (PROMO 673) or 30 Packs of CHOL+HDL+GLU Panel Test Strips (PROMO 674), you receive a CardioChek PA absolutely FREE, plus FREE shipping. Click here to see all the great promotions from CardioChek.
There is a culture shift happening in the long term care industry. Nursing homes are moving away from the hospital model and moving towards becoming actual homes for residents. In the U.S. a few nursing homes are beginning to change the way they are managed and organized to create a more resident-centered environment, so they are more "home-like" and less institutional or "hospital-like." In these homes, patient units are replaced with a small set of rooms surrounding a common kitchen and living room. The staff giving care is assigned to one of these "households." Residents have far more choices about when they wake up, when they eat, and what they want to do during the day.
Nursing home jobs are some of the most demanding health care jobs in the health care industry. Nursing homes in Maine, nursing homes in Ohio, nursing homes in Indiana, and nursing homes throughout the United States are changing the way they operate to accommodate patients, but also health care providers. It's not just the patients who benefit from a "home-like" atmosphere, but also the care providers.
Whether the nursing home is more institutional or more home-like it requires a variety of medical products that we associate with long term care and assisted living products on the QuickMedical website. To read more about a few of these necessary supplies for nursing homes click read more below. Finding medical supplies for nursing homes on QuickMedical is as easy as A-B-C.
Our weekly Facebook trivia question was, "What is the most commonly requested durable medical equipment?" This is one of the harder questions we've asked because there are many conflicting answers reported by government agencies and medical equipment retailers. Even our own answer needs qualification. Our best selling durable item is CardioChek glucose test strips.
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. Diabetes affects over 8% of the population. With this in mind it's obvious that physicians need the ability to perform blood tests accurately and quickly during office visits. The CardioChekPA cholesterol monitor is intended for in vitro diagnostic use to test whole blood. A health care professional can quickly measure various blood components including HDL, LDL, and glucose from a small sample size. Physicians and patients can have test results immediately and be able to take action to bring their lipids under control on-the-spot.
Sometimes immediate results in the office are not enough. Especially with diabetes patients, regular blood monitoring is necessary. CardioChek glucose test strips are the most requested durable medical supply not only because of the professional model, but because of the quality of the CardioChek Cholesterol Monitor for Home Use .
Keeping kids calm in the doctor's office can be a challenge. It might be because children associate doctors' office visits with shots. It might be because a doctor's visit often means something is wrong. It also might be because doctors are adult strangers who become very intimate with children briefly and then aren't heard from again until the next visit. Whatever the reason, doctors and nurses are well aware of the anxiety that even routine check-ups can cause children. These bad feelings can often carry over into adulthood. A fear of the doctor in adulthood isn't childish, but it is unsafe.
It's not just about convenience, but building a lifetime of anxiety-free doctor's visits. How can you keep kids calm in a doctor's office? Let's go to the experts and find out. Click ahead.
Currently Birchwood LiquiCell Shear Point Bandages from QuickMedical are 20% OFF until April 30th, 2012. These bandages can be used for a variety of medical applications in a many different facilities, including nursing homes and hospitals. The LiquiCell shear point bandages can also be used in a very different location-- the Great Outdoors.
Click read more for a true story about shear point bandages in use during a hike in the central Cascade mountains.
When you place an order for medical equipment and supplies or just visit the QuickMedical website it works seamlessly because of the efforts of the web team. This month's employee of the month is one of the web team's key players-- Chad. Chad mainly works offsite from QuickMedical headquarters under the hood of the website. Although his job is in a sense behind the scenes, Chad's work is a big part of what happens at the QuickMedical office and most importantly forms online customers' first impressions of QuickMedical. An easy to use website is one of the reasons customers keep coming back to QuickMedical.
During this month's Employee of the Month announcement Chad took part via-teleconference. Thank you Chad for all your hard work on the QuickMedical site. Please click ahead and leave a comment for Chad below.
There's no doubt about it-- QuickMedical is expanding. We're still a small business by most standards, but we've come a long way from the garage we started in. From our new state of the art phone system by Shoretel , to the expanded sales floor, new marketing and executive atrium and the improved environment for our servers, the QuickMedical facility has changed quite a bit over the last few months.
Our business expansion can help your business expand, too. We're currently clearing our show room and demo studio of the medical equipment, medical furniture, durable medical equipment, and medical supplies that were lightly used during the filming of product and instructional videos for our website. The show room was featured prominently in our television commercial and a variety of promotional images and videos you might have seen. Currently, all the medical equipment and supplies from the showroom is on sale.
The costs for running medical clinics are skyrocketing. If you run a clinic or are associated with one you already know this disheartening fact. Using lightly used medical equipment from a respected supplier of some of the most respected brands, including Brewer, Tower Medical Systems, Bowman Dispensers, and others is a great way to lower costs.
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Scientists often use 'immortalized cells' to perform research. Essentially an immortalized cell is able to reproduce infinitely in a lab setting due to certain mutations which have occurred to it. Cancer is often thought to be the biological equivalent of these immortal cells. The first and most commonly used 'immortalized cell' is a cell line called HeLa, which was discovered in the early 50s from a cervical cancer biopsy.
Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women. It affects about 16 per 100,000 women per year and kills 9 of those women. In the 1950s far less was known about cancers than today, especially in women. Henrietta Lacks was an African American woman born in Virginia in the early 20s to a family only a generation away from slavery. She was raised by her grandparents after her mother's death and moved to Baltimore after marrying her cousin. In those days there was potentially more social freedom and higher wages in the booming steel mills to the north. Henrietta had 5 children before she was 31. When she was 30 Henrietta got sick.
In 1950 colposcopes and pap smears were not widely available and Ms. Lacks' access was probably limited because of her race. Her cancer had been undetected and had probably developed much earlier before symptoms began to appear. Cervical cancer is often asymptomatic until later stages.