Posts made in May, 2016

Man Vs Machine: Choosing The Right Wheelchair For You

Posted by on May 27, 2016 in Blog, Health & Medical

For whatever the reason — recent diagnosis of a disability, or a broken limb (or broken limbs), you’re now on a mission to purchase your first wheelchair. And it’s easy to think that all wheelchairs are created equal — they all have chairs, and wheels, and armrests, so it doesn’t really matter which one you choose, right? However, wheelchairs are a bit more complex than that, especially when it comes down to choosing a manual wheelchair versus an electric one; after all, choosing the right one the first time can save you aches, pains, and a lot of money. So if you’re looking for tips on choosing the right wheelchair for you, then here’s what you need to know. Manpower Manual wheelchairs, pushed either by your hands on the wheels or by someone standing behind you, are cheaper than their electric cousins, and are perfect if you want to keep your arm tone up, as it takes some strength (and a lot of energy) to push yourself around continually, even though manual wheel chairs are a lot lighter than they used to be. They’re also good if you’re not going to be using a wheelchair permanently or for an extended period of time, given their lower price tag. Do...

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Things To Consider When Choosing Health Insurance Through Your Employer

Posted by on May 27, 2016 in Blog, Health & Medical

Many employers offer their employees health insurance coverage they can purchase for themselves and their families. This health coverage is often more affordable than purchasing it directly from health insurance companies because the employer may pay for all or a portion of the employees health care coverage. However, there is often more than one type of health insurance coverage that employees have to choose from. Each type of insurance varies, depending on what coverage you want, how much flexibility you need and how much you want to pay for your co-pays or deductibles. If you are deciding which type of health insurance you should purchase from your employer, these are some things you should consider. Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)  A Health Maintenance Organization, also known as an HMO, restricts which physicians, specialists and medical facilities members can seek care from. Members normally have a list of health care providers they can receive that are in the network of the HMO. A Health Maintenance Organization type of insurance will not cover visits to health care providers that are out of their network unless it is an emergency and an in-network provider cannot be seen. However, since the choices are limited for the member, HMO insurance is sometimes less expensive than other...

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Rotator Cuff Injuries: A Primer

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Blog, Health & Medical

Athletes such as basketball players need healthy arms, shoulders and hands in order to effectively play the game and score points. When in action, you spend plenty of time passing the ball to teammates while running. There is a lot of motion going on at odd angles as tendons, muscles and your rotator cuff move in sync to complete basketball moves. Over time, wear and tear occurs, and you could suffer a serious rotator cuff injury. Your sports medicine physician will thoroughly examine and run tests to determine the exact nature of your injury. Later, treatment will be designed for your specific rotator cuff injury. Rotator Cuff Description Your rotator cuff is a supporting structure of your shoulder. It consists of tendons and muscles that attach your arm to the shoulder joint. This enables your arm to move freely. The cuff, when injured, causes severe pain, and restriction of movement is limited. If you’re in the middle of a game, timeout will be required so that the injury area can be treated with ice therapy. That’s just a temporary treatment. In all likelihood, you will be pulled from the game if icing the injured area does not offer you relief. Impingement Of Your Rotator Cuff Stability and shoulder strength...

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