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Welch-Allyn / Riester Ri-Former Diagnostic Station Comparison

Welch-Allyn / Riester Ri-Former Diagnostic Station Comparison

Although Welch Allyn is the well-known brand name in wall-mounted diagnostics, the Riester Ri-Former Diagnostic Station, surpasses their wall transformer set on several different fronts.


Both Riester and Welch-Allyn manufacture durable products, but Riester offers a two-year warranty, instead of the Welch-Allyn one year. The Riester Ophthalmoscope has almost double the amount of corrective lenses and more apertures and filters. The Riester Ri-Former Diagnostic Station also offers one environmentally friendly, centralized electrical power source for convenience, eliminating the need for conventional or rechargeable batteries. This way the doctor can simply enter an exam room without having to worry about carrying an otoscope or ophthalmoscope with and never has to worry about the batteries going dead. The Riester station is extendable as well, to both the left or the right of the main station, while Welch-Allyn's station can only extend right. While the Welch-Allyn can be extended with only 3 modules, the Riester ri-Former is extendable to 5 (see below).


To see the diagnostic station in action, click ahead!


Welch-Allyn / Riester Ri-Former Diagnostic Station Comparison

What's Body Mass Index?

What's Body Mass Index?

Body Mass Index is a statistical measure of body weight based on a person's weight and height. Due to its ease of measurement and calculation, BMI Calculators are the most widely used diagnostic tool to identify weight problems within a population.


'The BMI tables are excellent for identifying obesity and body fat in large populations, but they are far less reliable for determining fatness in individuals,' explained Dr. Carl Lavie, a cardiologist at the Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute in New Orleans in a recent NY Times article.


So what does BMI mean to an individual?

Can Alzheimer's Be Cured?

Can Alzheimer's Be Cured?

Saturday September 11th, thousands of Memory Walkers will gather at Seattle Center to raise money for Alzheimer's research. What is Alzheimer's Disease? Can it be cured?

Choosing the Right Blood Pressure Medication

Choosing the Right Blood Pressure Medication

Picking the right blood pressure monitor is hard, but QuickMedical makes it easy. Just give us a call and we can direct you to the one that fits your needs. A new story off the AP wire, however, reports 'It's hard to predict which pills will best lower which patient's high blood pressure,' once it's been diagnosed. Researchers are currently looking for ways to better personalize therapy, just as blood pressure monitors are personalized for your needs. Personalized blood pressure medication, based on blood tests might be the way of the future.

Hulk Hogan's Back (is bad)

Hulk Hogan's Back (is bad)

Hulk Hogan, aka Terry Boulder, aka Hollywood Hogan, aka Terry Gene Bollea is in the news with a bad back. The 57 year old star of stage, screen, and wrestling rings all over America, was rushed to the hospital yesterday with complaints of 'excruciating back pain.' A career of jumping off turnbuckles and getting hit from behind with folding chairs by the Iron Sheik has apparently not been kind to Mr. Hogan's back. For a video from the former wrestler turned reality TV star, and how he could have avoided this recent hospital time, click ahead.

The SINIC Theory, the Omron HEM-780 and the Way of the Future

I found Omron's website while I was researching products for Omron product videos. I was under the impression that Omron was just another company that made blood pressure monitors, pedometers, and nebulizers. The reps that I met at the QuickMedical Open House were nice guys, who didn't mind me shoving a camera in their face, and appeared to be just like the reps from the other companies. Every company and vendor is special in their own way, but Omron, I'd argue is very special. Until visiting the corporate website, I had no idea of the extraordinary, world of the Omron corporate philosophy--the SINIC theory, formulated by Omron's scientist founder, Dr. Kazuma Tateisi. Omron isn't just another company making blood pressure monitors. Its corporate philosophy is based on a theory for the prediction of the future. This isn't just 'Always Be Closing' or even Six Sigma. This is the way of the future.


The SINIC Theory, the Omron HEM-780 and the Way of the Future

I Call Shenanigans!

I Call Shenanigans!

According to Health Day News there is a cluster of kids and adults who are successfully faking ADHD either to get drugs or gain special privileges in school. I admit, when I was 10, I faked a headache to get an extra day of study time for a test. My parents made me go to the doctor with my phony illness. They probably thought a trip to the doctor would make me come clean, but I played it straight down the line, insisting I had a headache even though I didn't. With no other symptoms, the doctor suggested an X-Ray. I stuck with the lie, despite the fact I was going to have an unnecessary procedure. When the pictures came back, it was revealed I had a massive sinus infection. I was on inhalant medicine for 6 weeks. I haven't faked an illness since. Why are kids faking illnesses today?

Customer Service is Our Priority

Customer Service is Our Priority

At some online retailers, you'll find your product, but if there's an issue, you're not going to reach a human being without a little hard work. At QuickMedical, you'll always reach a living person, via email, phone, or even by special delivery. Click ahead to read a recent bit of news from a very satisfied customer and our warehouse manager's heroic efforts to get her the product she needed.

What Will Home Care be Like in the Future?

What Will Home Care be Like in the Future?

It's 2010. Where are the flying cars? The manned trips to Mars? Where are the domed solar powered cities and the matching spandex jumpsuits for all citizens? What about the sassy robot maids? To quote Mark Twain, it's difficult to make predictions, especially about the future. But with a large aging population, and an increasing reliance on cheap, powerful computers, one of those predictions might be closer than you think.

5 Years After Hurricane Katrina

On the 5 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we'd like to republish a blog about emergency preparedness. Although the storm itself hit land on August 29, 2005 there were several days of chaos, which augmented the personal and psychological damage to the city of New Orleans and its people. When you see those ads about 5 days-5 ways, they are definitely on to something. It was 5 years ago, but New Orleans still needs our help and will for a while. You can donate money or volunteer to help rebuild houses by visiting Habitat for Humanity and Brad Pitt's Make It Right or visit FIXNOLA for other volunteer opportunities around the city. Any bit of time or money you can donate will make a difference in someone's life.


5 Years After Hurricane Katrina5 Years After Hurricane Katrina5 Years After Hurricane Katrina

In Washington state, where QuickMedical's fine facility is located, April is Disaster Preparedness Month. I've been thinking quite a lot about natural disasters since Haiti, the string of earthquakes that followed, the tsunami warnings and now the more recent volcanic activity. I've come to realize no one is safe and living in earthquake prone Washington and seeing Mt. Rainier everyday on my drive to work is an everyday reminder that I need to be prepared for a disaster. Maybe you believe geologically, you are in a safe area, even though that's highly unlikely, there are still other disasters like pandemics and terrorist attacks to think about. I apologize for being such a downer, but being prepared for a disaster is something everyone should consider, no matter where you are.