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The Greatest Generation: Still Doing Pretty Good

The Greatest Generation: Still Doing Pretty Good

The Generation that lived through the Great Depression had it rough. In those days, unemployment was hovering around 30%. Extended families of cousins, aunts, and uncles were forced to live together out of necessity. Many families were not that lucky and roamed the country homeless looking for work. In Europe, the Nazis were shooting anyone who looked funny to them, and were gearing up for an apocalyptic war of conquest; tough times.


Our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents, now in the nursing home, stormed the beaches at Normandy and Iwo Jima, rebuilt Europe under the Marshall Plan and gave the world color television and the personal computer. They also knew how to have fun. In the late 1940's and 1950's they were responsible for the 'Baby Boom' and even today, they are still having lots of sex.

A Link Between Diabetes and the Gallbladder?



A Link Between Diabetes and the Gallbladder?

Gall bladders are in the news-- bear gall bladders specifically, are a hot search term on Google. The bear's gall bladder is hot because it's used in a variety of Chinese folk medicines. I might sound like Andy Rooney, but did you ever notice folk medicines are always weird, rare things like bear gall bladders and tiger whiskers? Almost all large mammals have gall bladders, including humans. They aid digestion and store bile produced by the liver. In humans the loss of the gallbladder is usually easily tolerated. However in 2009 it was demonstrated that the gall bladder might have more function than previously thought, and this function is directly related to diabetes.

Qtube and Tower Medical

Qtube and Tower Medical

QuickMedical's crack Qtube production team traveled to New York's Long Island to visit the Tower Medical Systems' facilities and create an informative Qtube video about Tower's line.


At Tower, QuickMedical's Media Coordinator spent the day at the Tower facility, meeting with the staff and founder of Tower Medical Systems. They discussed the history of the company, its future, and filmed a variety of material for the upcoming video for QuickMedical. Tower is a family business, and their family-oriented hospitality was extremely welcome and helpful in the video production process. Although they were busy, the staff took time to show QuickMedical a table being created-- from inception to actual assembly, which is a fairly remarkable process.


Tower offers durable and convenient ultrasound and echocardiography power exam tables and accessories, scanner carts / tables, fixed C-arm tables and cabinets. Ideal for hospitals, clinics, and other medical institutions dealing in imaging.


The video is currently in post-production and will be released online soon. Check back here for the latest.

Can Aging Be Reversed?

Can Aging Be Reversed?


Can aging be reversed? While we've discussed the Fountain of Youth on this blog before as a mysterious topic, scientists in Boston have actually succeeded in partially reversing aging in mice. Did they give the mice B-12 shots, snake oil, or just tell them to think younger? Actually it was none of these things. They bred mice with a controllable "telomerase switch" which enabled the scientists to prematurely age mice and likewise, they reactivated the "telomerase switch" which reduced the symptoms of aging in the mice.

Is Fast Food Toxic?

Is Fast Food Toxic?Is Fast Food Toxic?

A Chicago doctor named Dr. Mercola who has a fairly popular website, recently wrote a blog about perfluoroalkyls, which is a toxic substance used in fast food wrappers to stop grease from leaking through. In a recent experiment, Dr. Mercola reports that the chemicals on the wrapper are, "ingested by people through their food and [are] showing up as contaminants in blood." Uh oh.

The QuickMedical Holiday Party at Salish Lodge

The QuickMedical Holiday Party at Salish Lodge

On December 2nd QuickMedical staff and management gathered for the annual Holiday party at Salish Lodge, in Snoqualmie. There was an outstanding dinner buffet, music provided by Jarrett Renshaw, and a surprise visit, not from Santa, but Devin Reynolds, a hilarious comic magician. The night was capped off by a gift giving extravaganza and Yankee Swap.


Here are some pictures for your enjoyment.


The QuickMedical Holiday Party at Salish Lodge
The most delicious buffet line you've ever been through!

The QuickMedical Holiday Party at Salish Lodge
Comedian Magician, Devin Reynolds performs.

The QuickMedical Holiday Party at Salish Lodge
Here's Taylor wearing her hat Devin Reynolds magically made for her.

The QuickMedical Holiday Party at Salish Lodge
The traditional gift giving extravaganza!

Everything You Wanted to Know about Farts But were Afraid to Ask

Farts are the colloquial name for flatus, which is the mixture of gas released by mammalian digestive systems from the rectum. As a normal body function, the action of flatulence is an important signal of bowel activity, and is often documented by nursing staff following surgical treatment or procedures. While flatus isn't an emergency, it is the topic of endless discussions, theories, and jokes. The image below depicts farting in a humorous context from 1545. In 2008, a farting application for the iPhone earned its creator $10,000 in one day. Mark Twain, James Joyce, and Shakespeare all made fart jokes. So, why not?


Everything You Wanted to Know about Farts But were Afraid to Ask

By popular demand from some of the QuickMedical staff, here are some Fart Facts, you might wish you hadn't read.

All Seca Products 10 % Off!

All Seca Products 10 % Off!
All Seca Products 10 % Off!

In the early 19th century a young locksmith named A.C.C. Joachims learned how to build a decimal balance from its inventor, the monk Quintenz of Strasbourg. Later in Hamburg, Joachims founded a scales factory-- the first in Germany to produce decimal balances. He sold them all over the world. After Joachims' death, Frederik Vogel acquired the company and Seca became famous for its innovative developments, repeatedly setting market-driving standards over the decades. Seca survived both World Wars and the Great Depression, and is still a family business today. This year, Seca has an impressive special for all QuickMedical customers. All Seca products are sold at a 10% discount until the end of the year. What kind of products are available?

Your QuickMedical Haiku - Saving you Money

Your QuickMedical Haiku - Saving you Money

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Sometimes we receive product damaged in shipping or returned, and as it is our policy to only sell high-quality, new merchandise, we are unable to sell these products in the normal course of business. While these products are still viable, they perhaps have damaged packaging, incomplete cases, or are approaching an expiration date.


We offer these to you at a discounted rate. The warranty will not be valid in most cases; they are sold as-is and will not be returnable. Scratch-Dent-Used products are also limited to quantity on hand, and are subject to change without notice.

A Potato-A-Day Keeps the Doctor Away

A Potato-A-Day Keeps the Doctor Away

In Yakima, Washington, the head of the Washington State Potato Commission went on an all-potato diet for 60 days to draw attention to federal proposals to bar or limit potatoes in some food and meal programs. Since carbohydrates have become nutria non grata in conventional nutrition wisdom, and potatoes are packed with them, the humble apple of the earth has received a bad reputation, for being a contributor to weight gain and diabetes. But are potatoes really that bad for you? What happened to the man on the 60-day spud diet?