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How Close Are We To a COVID-19 Vaccine?

How Close Are We To a COVID-19 Vaccine?

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought extraordinary changes and challenges to our lives this year. From masks and social distancing to virtual schooling and limited gatherings, all of us are wondering when we can get back to ‘normal.’ It’s understandable, then, that one of the biggest questions on the minds of everyone is: When will we have an effective vaccine? The Good — and the Bad: News from Vaccine Makers  Luckily, as the year comes to a close, we have been…

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The Holidays are over…

The Holidays are over…

The holidays are over. Gifts have been exchanged. But wait…there is still time to give yourself a gift! Act now for a chance to receive 10% off your next purchase with us! Simply go to our Face Book page, ATC Medical and “like” our page. This will automatically enter your name into a drawing for a 10% discount off your next purchase. We could all use some post holiday “savings” so don’t delay!

If you’re looking for a smooth ride….

If you’re looking for a smooth ride….

Then the Drive Medical Silver Sport Reclining Wheelchair (click “read more” to see picture) is the way to go! This wheelchair comes with detachable desk length arm and swing-away elevating leg rest, 20″ W x 16″ D Seat, 350 lb weight capacity, and is latex free. The wheelchair has a new, state of the art, hydraulic reclining mechanism that allows for infinite adjustments up to 180 degrees. The arms have support extensions while in the reclining position, and the headrest…

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The TILT Toilet Lift from EZ-ACCESS

The TILT Toilet Lift from EZ-ACCESS

The TILT Toilet Lift from EX-ACCESS (click “read more” to see picture) is the right solution to help prevent falls in the bathroom while using the toilet. Seniors are injured every day getting on and off the toilet, but with the TILT Toilet incline lift, you experience comfort and safety that combines the functionality of a heavy duty commode and a lift chair into one easy-to-use bathroom safety solution. The TILT is equipped with Companion Control to allow the user…

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Would you like a more convenient and reliable way for glucose monitoring?

Would you like a more convenient and reliable way for glucose monitoring?

The Dexcom G5 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System provides real-time glucose readings for patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes every five minutes.  With Dexcom G5 Mobile, dynamic glucose data can be accessed and shared safely and conveniently anywhere, anytime to your smart device.  The Dexcom G5 Mobile is the first CGM system approved for adults and pediatric patients two years of age and older. The Dexcom monitoring system is made up of three separate components.  They are: Dexcom…

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Traveling with an Ostomy

Traveling with an Ostomy

Your colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy shouldn’t prevent you from traveling. But when it comes to traveling with an ostomy, it’s nice to to feel secure and comfortable while also keeping the surprises to a minimum. During times when you travel, you may have to leave your regular routine behind, which means you might need to make some extra preparations to enjoy your journey and your stay! Great supplies to keep while traveling with an ostomy: * Hand or face towel…

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6 Things You need to know about this flu season

6 Things You need to know about this flu season

Seasonal Flu activity has been intense this season. As of February 16, 2018 most of the United States continues to experience intense and widespread flu activity, with record-breaking levels of influenza-like-illness and hospitalization rates recorded. While H3N2 viruses are still most common, there is an increasing number of influenza B viruses being detected. It’s not uncommon for second waves of B virus activity to occur during a flu season. It’s likely that flu activity will continue for several more weeks….

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Four Things you might not know about Fall Allergies

Four Things you might not know about Fall Allergies

Four Things You Might Not Know about Fall Allergies As most allergy sufferers will tell you, allergy symptoms can always be bothersome, turning any time of year into sneezing season. A runny nose, itchy eyes and scratchy throat can arise as the days get shorter and the leaves begin to change. The fall can be especially difficult for people who are sensitive to mold and ragweed pollen.  But these seasonal elements aren’t the only triggers that can make symptoms worse…

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CBD Oil Benefits

CBD Oil Benefits

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is a product that’s derived from cannabis. It’s a type of cannabinoid, which are the chemicals naturally found in marijuana plants. Even though it comes from marijuana plants, CBD doesn’t create a “high” effect or any form of intoxication — that’s caused by another cannabinoid, known as THC. There’s some controversy around cannabis products like CBD oil because of recreational marijuana use. But there’s growing awareness about the possible health benefits of CBD oil. Here’s what you…

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Invacare Get U Up Lift

Invacare Get U Up Lift

Medical care of immobile patients is one of the most difficult jobs in the world. Taking a patient from the bed onto a wheelchair or to the washroom becomes a tedious job even if the weight of the patient is less than that of the caretaker. However, with the advent of hydraulics and modern technology we have the Invacare 350 stand up lift. How the Invacare GHS350 works The easy to use machine comes with a manual that tells you…

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