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Pulse Oximeters: Now a Common Home Medical Device

Device to Measure Oxygen Saturation SpO2   Covid-19 has made us all aware of our respiratory systems and our ability to breath during the illness.  One tool in tracking your health is the pulse oximeter.  This little device can measure your pulse and your oxygen saturation level.   Powered by two AA-batteries, this device is […]

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Three Steps to Medicare Coverage for your Lift Chair

  Medicare will tell you that they cover a lift chair.  That is not the whole story.  They do not cover the furniture portion of the lift chair.  They only cover the motorized lift mechanism inside the chair. Do you qualify?  Just because the lift mechanism is a Medicare covered item does not mean every […]

The Power of Compression

    When your doctor or health care provider mentions compression stockings, you may imagine an unattractive sheath of plastic fabric squeezing your legs.  It is true that compression stockings are a medical product, especially the higher strength 20-30 mmHg and 30-40 mmHg.  But that doesn’t mean they must be unsightly to wear.     Fortunately, […]

Leave me to my Hearing

Puppies are born blind.  They know the world through their nose – they smell their way around.  They root out the teat for precious milk, they follow the scent of their littermates, they sniff the ground to follow their mother’s footsteps and find her warm, fuzzy skin for safe refuge.  From there, they expand their […]

Massage and the Healing Powers of Human Touch

It is easy to overlook the impact something like human touch can have on someone suffering with pain, chronic illness, or stress.  In America, we look for a purely medical solution first.  Maybe it’s a prescription or a surgery.  We seek out health care professionals to ease our pain.  But when applying a more holistic […]