Medical Resources, Tips and Product Reviews

Every Kid in the Park, President Barrack Obama Quote
There is a new program to get kids and their families to connect to nature and to the historic sites that surround them.Every Kid in a Park is a special program that allows 4th graders and their families to enjoy the National Parks throughout the United States. This great program not only helps kids connect to nature, it helps them value the public lands that need and deserve our protection. These National Parks are living classrooms. Outdoor places and historic sites that help kids see and apply what they have only read about in books. "Every Kid in a Park" is a great way for educators and parents to introduce their 4th graders to all the wonders public lands have to offer. [More]

Compression Stocking and Sock Buying Guide
Compression stockings and socks are used to help relieve tired, achy legs, swelling of feet and
ankles, and to increase blood flow. Compression stockings and socks come in different
compression levels. The measurement used for compression stockings, is mmHg, otherwise
known as millimeters of mercury. The higher the number of mmHg, the firmer the compression will
feel when wearing the socks or stockings. The different levels of compression are worn to combat
different medical conditions. [More]

National Safety Month
The National Safety Council is celebrating "National Safety Month" throughout all of June. This is a great chance for us to reflect on how we can improve our home and work practices to increase safety. This year they are focusing on many important topics such as: prescription painkiller abuse, transportation safety, emergency preparedness, and the dangers of slips and falls. [More]

3M medical tape rolls
When you are standing in a pharmacy aisle or looking at an online medical supply store, it is very easy to be overwhelmed with the choices for medical tape. This will hopefully help you understand what 3M means by medipore, transpore, microfoam, etc. 3M makes high quality medical and surgical tape. More than likely, if you were in the hospital you have seen 3M tape. All the medical tapes listed in this article are hypoallergenic. They are not all latex-free.
Different Styles of 3M Medical Tape: [More]

Wheelchair or Transport Chair Information and Guide
There are standard wheelchairs and there are transport chairs, how do you know which one will best meet your needs? The first step is, you need to determine how you will be using your new wheelchair or transport chair. Will you be pushing yourself? Which chair will work best for your budget? Will a caregiver or family member be pushing you in the chair? Another consideration is, how often will you be using your chair? [More]

Diabetic Foot Care with Online Medical Supplies
Diabetic foot care is something that needs to happen every day. One of the best ways to care for your feet is to closely monitor your blood sugars and whenever possible keep your blood sugars in the range recommended by your medical team. People with diabetes are more likely to develop feet problems than other people. Your feet should be physically examined by your health care provider at least once a year. If you have problems with your feet, they need to be examined more often. [More]

Convatec GentleCath Catheters

Intermittent catheterization means you use a hollow plastic tube called a catheter to drain your urine. After the urine is fully drained, the catheter is removed and then discarded. All intermittent catheters are classified as a one time use medical item, they are not designed to be reused. There are other types of catheters like Foley and External, your doctor will let you know which type works best for you.The catheter is inserted into the urethra and then travels through the urethra and into the bladder, the urine then drains through the catheter. [More]

Express Medical Supply Customer Appreciation Week
Express Medical Supply is celebrating their customers with FREE GIFTS! Every order placed between February 9th - 13th will receive a free gift! The free gift is for any order no matter how small and because this is such a great offer, supplies may be limited so substitutions may occur. Each day will mean a new surprise gift! Every night at midnight, the free gift will change, so each day is a chance for something new to be added to your order! The gift is for all of our customers who place orders, whether you order online or over the phone. The free gift may be shipped separately. The gifts are Citrus II Hand Sanitizer, Duromed Pill Holders, Digital Thermometers, Penlight, and Hygea Flushable Wipes; great medical supplies [More]

Nitrile, Latex, or Latex-Free Exam Gloves: Which Works for Me?
There are many varieties of medical gloves. How do you choose which type of gloves to use? What should you look for in an medical exam glove? What is a nitrile glove? Does it matter if they are powdered or powder free? How do you know if you are allergic to latex?

It can be daunting to see a shelf or online medical supply store full of many varieties of the same item. They are made of different materials and they have different costs, so how do you know which one you need? Personal preference is always a factor. You want your exam gloves to fit well and to be comfortable. You also need to be able to work while you wear them. Exam gloves that fall off your hands or impede movement would not be helpful to you at all. Exam gloves come in a variety of sizes. [More]