Some of the QuickMedical staff have been making regular Wednesday hikes in the mountain trails around our Issaquah offices. This Wednesday marked a trip up to Rattlesnake Ridge. Hiking is a great way to stay active. Doctors reccomend 10,000 steps a day, for optimal health. Wear a pedometer to track how many steps you walk a day. How do you stay active? Leave us a comment and let us know!
What is body composition? I hear lots of definitions for things like BMI, body fat percentage, bone mass, and many more. What do they all mean? What is the real measurement I should pay attention to? What is body composition and what does it really mean to my health?
Thanks for the QuickMedical Question ScaleMan. Body composition is a tricky science. We're not medical professionals. Always consult with your medical professional before making any big decisions about your health. QuickMedical is your online source for scales of all different kinds. So we have some experience with body composition and can hopefully shed some light on your question.
It's important for everyone to undergo regular medical checkups with a medical professional. For women, it's important to have a variety of regularly scheduled health screenings, depending on age. Regular medical checkups for women are vital to the early detection of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, mental health illnesses, sexually transmitted infections, and many other conditions.
May 13 marks the start of Women's Health Week 2013. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Director Kathleen Sebelius Women's Health Week is the time when, "as a nation, we honor the women in our lives- our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, cousins, friends, and colleagues- by encouraging them to make their health a priority and to take steps to live healthier, happier lives."
Women's Health Week is designed to empower women to make their health a priority and encourage them to take the following five steps to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases. Click read more for the steps.
QuickMedical is now one of only 176 firms nationwide who have a Schedule 65 Medical VA GSA contract and is verified to participate in Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) set asides. QuickMedical has been verified by the Center for Veterans Enterprise.
By law, the federal government must give special consideration to small businesses when awarding specific government contracts. It also means that the over 12,000 items of medical equipment and medical supplies on our FSS/GSA contracts can be easily purchased and accessed by government facilities and VA hospitals.
QuickMedical is the Veteran Owned Small Business that tries harder. Our federal government customers agree. Read more here.
Registered nurses, also called RNs, are professional nurses who often supervise the tasks performed by LPNs, orderlies, and nursing assistants. They provide direct care and make decisions regarding the care for healthy, ill, and injured people. They have a diploma, associate degree, bachelor's degree, or master's degree in nursing at entry level, and after passing state board examinations, are granted the title registered nurse. Regardless of degree, RNs have many hours of clinical experience before graduating. Nurses use medical equipment and supplies all day. Nurses need to use the highest quality medical equipment and supplies. QuickMedical is your online source for medical equipment and supplies for nurses.
National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. National Nurses Week is an important time to recognize the accomplishments and work of nurses across the nation. It's also an important time to remember there is actually a shortage of nurses.
There's no shortage at QuickMedical of medical equipment and supplies for nurses, however. Nurses from around the world choose QuickMedical for the medical equipment and supplies they need.
Despite what this picture looks like, nurses in the 1950's did not have QM Elite nitrile exam gloves. Medical equipment and supplies have come a long way from the days of Florence Nightingale, and further still from the days of this picture. Today nitrile exam gloves are an important medical supply for nurses, along with many medical products undreamt of in the 1950's.
Does your gym need body fat scales? Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is the easiest and most inexpensive method of measuring body fat. Since the advent of the first commercially available BIA body fat measuring devices in the mid-1980s, the method has become popular because of its speed and convenience.
However scales that measure accurate weight and also perform body fat analysis with BIA have often been extremely expensive for gyms. Often even large commercial gyms either use separate weight and body fat measurement devices, or hire special labs to perform body fat testing. This is no longer necessary. The new Detecto PD350 offers the same professional accuracy of other Detecto scales, with the addition of BIA body fat measurement, at almost 1/3 the cost of similar professional scales. Click ahead to read more.
QuickMedical's May Employee of the Month is another repeat winner-- Katie, our web mistress and QuickMedical's very first full time employee. Katie is always willing, no matter how much she has on her own plate, to help out any one of us. Her determination and dedication to the web team rubs off on not only the web team, but the rest of the QuickMedical staff.
QuickMedical has had several major web projects in the last few months and there are several major projects still ahead for the web team. Katie has pushed herself to learn new languages and complete projects that were thought to be insurmountable. On behalf of the management and staff of QuickMedical, thank you Katie!
A diabetes diagnosis isn't good news. If you've been diagnosed with diabetes, you're going to have to manage your diabetes through lifestyle changes and potentially diabetes medications and diabetes products. A diabetes diagnosis also isn't a death sentence or a life sentence to pain and misery. A diabetes diagnosis can mean little to no change in many aspects of your life, and little to no discomfort because of diabetes. The end results of your diabetes diagnosis depend on a variety of factors, but mainly on how well you are able to manage your diabetes before medication.
Diabetes is currently not a curable disease. Treatment for diabetes is not aimed at curing the disease, but managing the symptoms and stopping the damage it can do to the body. Most patients are required to manage their diabetes on their own with a series of routine tests along with diet and lifestyle changes. Tests that are routinely only performed for some patients in a lab or doctor's office, should be performed at home, regularly for many diabetes patients. Because diabetes affects the body's blood, blood testing is essential. A1C testing is a common test for diabetes diagnosis and diabetes management. Click ahead to learn more.
QuickMedical is your online source for disposable medical facemasks. A facemask is important for medical professionals, but a facemask can also be important for a factory worker. A facemask can also be important for an office worker who needs to visit the office while potentially infected with a cold. Disposable medical facemasks are not just used by doctors as surgical facemasks.
QuickMedical has a wide variety of facemasks for medical professionals, consumers, and industrial users.
Earloop procedure masks and paper face masks are both economical choices for consumers and medical professionals. Particulate Respirators are ideal for hospitals, clinics, laboratories, and emergency and special situations at home.
QM Elite Brand Disposable Medical Face Masks are crafted from high quality materials-- soft, 3 ply breathable spunbond polypropylene. QM Elite Masks are QuickMedical's own brand of pleated facemask. These facemasks prevent the spread of disease and are latex free, for those users with latex allergies.
If you need to buy a facemask, visit QuickMedical.com, today and find the right one. If you have questions, call a trained product specialist who can assist your order: 1-888-345-4858 .