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Retirement Home vs. Aging in Place

Retirement Home vs. Aging in Place

When it comes to growing old, comfort is key. Whether this applies to caring for a loved one as they age, or setting yourself up for success as you enter later stages in life. The aging process often poses a question of whether joining a retirement community or continuing to live at home is the best option. In this article, we will explore the pros and cons of retiring at home versus retiring in a facility, so that you can…

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External Catheters

External Catheters

When it comes to managing urinary incontinence or other conditions that require assistance with bladder drainage, external catheters provide a non-invasive, user-friendly solution. These devices are especially popular for men and can significantly improve the quality of life for those who need them. In this blog, we will delve into what external catheters are, how they work, their benefits, and considerations for use. What Are External Catheters? External catheters, often referred to as condom catheters for men, are devices designed…

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How The Right Medical Equipment Can Boost Your Quality of Life

How The Right Medical Equipment Can Boost Your Quality of Life

When it comes to supporting yourself after an illness or surgery, or while managing chronic conditions, having the right medical equipment can make all the difference. The right medical equipment can help you heal faster and regain more mobility than you once thought. This article will explore how the right medical equipment can boost your quality of life. Focusing On Your Independence  When you have the correct medical equipment to suit your personal needs, you’ll be able to embrace having…

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Navigating Life with a Tracheostomy and Laryngectomy: A Comprehensive Guide

Navigating Life with a Tracheostomy and Laryngectomy: A Comprehensive Guide

Introduction: Living with a tracheostomy or laryngectomy can present unique challenges, but it doesn’t have to limit your quality of life. Whether you’ve recently undergone surgery or are considering it, understanding how to effectively manage your tracheostomy or laryngectomy is essential. In this blog, we’ll explore what it means to live with these procedures, offer practical tips for daily living, and discuss strategies for maintaining overall well-being. Understanding Tracheostomy and Laryngectomy: A tracheostomy involves creating an opening in the neck…

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2-Piece Ostomy Pouch

2-Piece Ostomy Pouch

Introduction: Living with an ostomy requires finding the right products that offer both comfort and functionality. Among the choices available, the 2-piece ostomy pouch stands out for its versatility and convenience. In this blog, we’ll delve into the benefits and practical tips for embracing life with a 2-piece ostomy pouch. Understanding the 2-Piece Ostomy Pouch: A 2-piece ostomy pouch consists of two separate components: a skin barrier (also known as a flange or wafer) and a detachable pouch. Unlike the…

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Everything You Need To Know About Living With Pain

Everything You Need To Know About Living With Pain

If you are someone who lives with chronic pain, you know the struggle of trying new tricks, devices, and life hacks, to make your symptoms more manageable. In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about living with pain, as well as recommending a few devices and tools that can help you enjoy life again. What Does It Mean to Live With Pain? What exactly does it mean to live with pain? In general, people either deal…

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1-Piece Ostomy Pouch

1-Piece Ostomy Pouch

Streamlining Comfort: Navigating Life with a 1-Piece Ostomy Pouch. Introduction: Living with an ostomy is a journey that comes with its unique set of considerations, and choosing the right ostomy pouch is a crucial decision. Among the various options available, the 1-piece ostomy pouch stands out for its simplicity and convenience. In this blog, we’ll explore the benefits and practical tips for navigating life with a 1-piece ostomy pouch. Understanding the 1-Piece Ostomy Pouch: A 1-piece ostomy pouch combines the…

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Embracing Life with an Ostomy: A Guide to Living Fully

Embracing Life with an Ostomy: A Guide to Living Fully

Living with an ostomy may present challenges, but with the right mindset and a few practical tips, you can continue to lead a fulfilling and active life. In this blog, we’ll explore some valuable insights and strategies to help you confidently embrace life with an ostomy. www.atcmedical.com has a complete selection of needed ostomy supplies. Understanding Your Ostomy: The first step in adapting to life with an ostomy is to understand your specific type (colostomy, ileostomy, or urostomy) and how…

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How Working From Home Has Changed Medical Treatments

How Working From Home Has Changed Medical Treatments

It’s no secret that working at home has changed the way we live, work, and think about our medical care. The pandemic forced everyone to get creative when it comes to seeking medical treatments, all the way from telehealth appointments to drive-through check-up centers. While many of these accommodations have been lifted, the experience has changed the way healthcare providers and patients think about accessible healthcare.  In this article, we will discuss how working at home has changed medical treatments,…

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7 Breast Pump Maintenance Tips

7 Breast Pump Maintenance Tips

If you are a breastfeeding mom who is using a breast pump, this article is for you! While breast pumps are an efficient and easy way to dispense and help store milk, they do require a sufficient amount of maintenance in order to help them stay sanitary and functional. In this article, we will explore tips and tricks to help stay on top of breast pump maintenance.  Cleanliness is Key When it comes to caring for your breast pump, cleanliness…

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