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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?

How to Measure Body Fat by Measuring Skinfolds

How to Measure Body Fat by Measuring Skinfolds

Curious about your body fat percentage? According to the American College of Sports Medicine, when performed by a trained, skilled tester, skinfold measurements of body fat are up to 98% accurate. So, it's important to find a qualified expert to do it. The accuracy of these tests also depend upon the type of calipers being used and a person's level of hydration at the time of the test. How do they perform the test? Click ahead and learn how.

Happy Thanksgiving from QuickMedical

Happy Thanksgiving from QuickMedical

Since 1863, Thanksgiving has been officially observed annually in the United States. We all know the story about the Pilgrims and Native Americans, but Thanksgiving was a regional holiday until the Civil War. Lincoln proclaimed a National Day of Thanksgiving as an attempt at uniting the fractured country, during the bloody Civil War, and trying to heal the intense psychological pains brought on by the destructive conflict. By creating a uniquely American holiday, celebrating all Americans-- North, South, East, and West, foreign born, and native, Lincoln was helping create the American identity as a nation. This creation was far from perfect. In 1863 the Emancipation Proclamation had not freed a single slave in the Union, only in those areas rebelling and Native Americans were already being pushed into a desperate situation.


Despite this, today Thanksgiving is celebrated by all Americans and is interestingly enough, also the kick-off to the Holiday gift giving season. No matter what your family traditions, QuickMedical has several unique gift ideas that might work for the medical professional or anyone in your life.


Happy Thanksgiving from QuickMedical!!!!

Why the iPhone Stethoscope is Just a Toy

Why the iPhone Stethoscope is Just a Toy

In August, 3 million iPhone users downloaded a .99 cent app called iStethoscope. According to creator Peter Bentley, a researcher at University College London, "Smartphones are capable of saving lives, saving money and improving health care in a dramatic fashion." Smartphones can save lives, but probably more often when they are used to dial 911. Why are health professionals unconvinced the iStethoscope can compete with cardiology stethoscopes