17 Frequently Asked Questions About Prosthetics

The Med Supply Orthotics and Prosthetics Division of Med Supply provides uncompromised care and unparalleled service, promoting the highest level of our patient’s recovery, independence and function. Having the proper prosthetic or orthotic device is essential to a patient’s recovery and return to a quality lifestyle. Here we have supplied a list of frequently asked…

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June is National Safety Month

National Safety Month is a month long observance presented by NSC (National Safety Council). This year we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of National Safety Month, an annual holiday acknowledging how we keep ourselves and each other safe from the workplace to anywhere else. “With the U.S. seeing the highest number of workplace deaths since 2007…

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Nitrile, Latex, and Vinyl Gloves: What’s the Difference?

The first disposable gloves were created in 1894 by a surgeon-in-chief named William Stewart Halsted at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Disposable gloves protect healthcare providers and patients as an essential item in any healthcare environment. They are generally made from one of three materials: latex, nitrile, or vinyl. Different materials make certain products a…

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World Immunization Week 2021: Vaccines Bring Us Closer

Vaccines have protected us against life threatening diseases and development impediment for more than 200 years. With the help of vaccines we can advance without burdens like polio and smallpox, which have taken the lives of millions in the past. Though vaccines aren’t a “cure all solution”, they will assist us on the path to…

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Post COVID-19 Vaccination Q&A

The CDC is still in the process of learning just how affective the vaccines will be against the spread of COVID-19. After individuals have been vaccinated, the CDC is still suggesting to follow the precautions – wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart, avoidance of crowds and inadequately ventilated spaces – in the public until…

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April is Autism Acceptance Month

What is autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? “Autism is a complex, lifelong developmental disability that affects essential human behaviors such as social interaction, the ability to communicate ideas and feelings, imagination, self-regulation, and the ability to establish relationships with others.” autismacceptance.org ASD contains a vast range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skill, repetitive behavior,…

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National Public Health Week: Building Bridges to Better Health

National Public Health Week (April 5-11) is an annual, week-long celebration of public health, supported by the American Public Health Association. NPHW gives us the opportunity to highlight public health achievements and improve the health of people in general, through education over multiple health issues and how to live longer lives. “We may be physically…

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March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness & Education Month

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease which can potentially disable the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). The immune system in those with MS attacks myelin (the protective sheath) covering nerve fibers, causing communication problems between the brain and the rest of the body. Over time the disease can deteriorate or cause permanent damage…

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