Monthly Archives: November 2008

Top 10 Healthy Holiday Gifts!!!

This year you may have to make your gift giving dollar stretch further than ever before. One way to do that is to find unique holiday gifts or inexpensive holiday gifts, preferably both.

At Vitality Medical, we expect that internet shopping will be stronger this year than ever before. We want to get out ahead of this trend and share some unique gift ideas with you so that you can order them in plenty of time for the holidays.

Joerns UltraCare XT Complete Bed Package $3,443.79

Joerns UltraCare XT Bed Package $3,043.79

Joerns Ultracare XT Complete Bed Package

The crème del la crème of home hospital furniture has to be the Joerns Ultracare XT Complete Bed Package. This bed is the most flexible on the market and the best looking. The bed is available with a choice between a Prevamatt Elite foam mattress or the Prevamatt Deluxe foam mattress. There is a choice between two beautiful Head and Footboards and every bed comes with half-rails for patient assistance.

The Joerns Ultracare XT Complete Bed Package is the top of the line premier bed package from Joerns. The range of the bed deck level, from 7″ to 30″, is unmatched. This hospital bed will amaze you with its flexibility and its good looks! For durability, flexibility, and unparalleled comfort look for the Joerns XT Complete Bed Package.

Invacare Bedside Tilt Top Table $92.32

Invacare Bedside Tilt Top Table $85.72

An Overbed Tilt Top Table

This year give the gift of convenience. How about the Invacare Bedside Tilt Top Table? This table provides for comfort while reading, writing or eating. This table can adjust five angle positions in either direction using tilt-release lever. This overbed table elevates up to 39″ freely with light upward touch. And downward touch locks it into position. The overbed table lowers to 25¾”. The Overbed Tilt Top Table can support up to 50 evenly distributed pounds. The attractive Walnut wood-grained laminate top measures ¾” x 15″ x 30″. The Tilt Top Table is transportable, weighing only 28 lbs.

Posture Pro Power Posture Pump Neck and Back Model $1,298.00

Posture Pro Power Posture Pump $1,395.00

The Posture Pro Power Posture Pump

There is nothing fun about back pain. If someone at the top of your list suffers it, I would recommend the Posture Pro Power Posture Pump. The Power Posture Pump is the top of the line in home chiropractic tools. The Posture Pro Power Posture Pump gradually lifts, stretches and separates the neck and back joints into their proper curved shape. As the spine stretches and curves over uniquely angled air cells, compression is removed from the discs so nutrient-rich fluid can now be absorbed into the joints.
Dr. M.S. of Santa Monica, CA had this to say:

“I find the Posture Pump an exciting approach to self help. I have patients currently using this new technology and getting really good results from neck and back problems. These patients appreciate being in control of their own health destiny.”

Golden Technologies 3 Position Large Lift Recliner

3-Position Lift Recliner $711.20

Golden Technologies 3-Position Lift Recliner

The Golden Technologies 3-Position Large Monarch Lift Recliner is another of the best solutions for those looking for the highest quality of chair at the lowest price. The Large Monarch Lift Recliner comes with a stuffed double seam back and soft supportive seat, making it extraordinarily comfortable. The Large chair gives you 22″ between the arms and a 30″ back for roomy comfort.

To help the Golden Technologies 3-Position Large Monarch Lift Recliner be less intrusive a Whisper-quiet Lift and Recline mechanism is installed so that you’ll hardly notice it as you switch from one position to another. Controlling the chair is simple with a two button controller that is always attached to the chair so there’s no risk of losing or misplacing it. Press up and easily raise yourself to a standing position, or press down and gently lower yourself back down and recline.

MD One 22k Dual Head Stethoscope

22k Gold Stethoscope $87.24

MD One 22k Gold Dual Head Stethoscope

The MDF MD One 22k Gold Dual Head Stethoscope is constructed from premium-grade stainless steel then plated in 22k gold. There may not be a more thoughtful gift for the medical professional in your life.

The MD One is one of the most popular professional diagnostic scopes today because it provides accurate auscultation of heart, lung, and blood pressure sounds. The MD One 22k Gold Dual Head Stethoscope was designed for both durability and style and since 1971 they have been handcrafted in the MDF artisan tradition. Other popular versions of this stethoscope include the MD One Infant Dual Head Stethoscope and the MD One Pediatric Dual Head Stethoscope.

Pathlighter Lighted Cane $36.00

Pathlighter Lighted Cane $26.88

The Pathlighter Cane

There may be no greater gift than the gift of independence. If you have an independent senior on you list, they would love Arcoa Medical’s Pathlighter Adjustable Lighted Cane. In a nutshell, The Pathlighter cane is a cane with a high-powered Xenon lamp. The lower shaft of the cane lights up the user’s path and surroundings.

Made of both advanced aluminum and polycarbonate materials, the Pathlighter Lighted Cane weighs about 1.5 lbs yet supports up to 250 lbs. This Cane adjusts between 34 and 38″. The comfortable handle has an integrated light switch. It requires three AA batteries to operate (not included.)

The Arcoa Medical Pathlighter Adjustable Lighted Cane delivers security and peace mind, allowing you to go safely anywhere, anytime, day or night.

LifeSource Talking Auto Inflation Blood Pressure Monitor $84.00

LifeSource Talking Auto Inflation Blood Pressure Monitor $84.00

LifeSource Talking Auto Blood Pressure Monitor

The LifeSource Talking Auto-Inflation Blood Pressure Monitor is the model of convenience. Not only does it feature one button – fully automatic measurements, an easy to read large digital display, and a Lifetime Warranty; it also talks!

Place the cuff around your arm, touch the start button, and then when measurement is complete, blood pressure and pulse are displayed and are broadcast aloud. Try the LifeSource Talking Auto-Inflation Blood Pressure Monitor today to both see & hear the difference in quality.

Detecto Digital Fitness Scale

Digital Fitness Scale $442.00

Detecto Digital Fitness Scales

Give you loved ones the gift of Vitality! We carry a complete line of Detecto Scales. The contemporary styling and light, but rugged construction make Detecto Waist-High Fitness Scales perfect for health clubs, schools, sports teams or home.

Detecto Digital Fitness Scales contain a removable slip-resistant base cover and a rapidly stabilizing, easy-to-read display. White with black trim, the display is 38″ (965mm) high.

Detecto Waist-High Digital Health Care Scale utilize a battery-powered weight indicator with body mass index (BMI) calculator. BMI measurements have been shown to be an accurate estimate of health risk when used as part of a comprehensive health assessment.

Wrist and Ankle Weights

Wrist and Ankle Weights $10.72

Rehab Plus Therapeutic Products Wrist and Ankle Weights

Give the gift of Fitness. Rehab Plus Therapeutic Products has made a good looking set of Wrist and Ankle Weights. Convenience and quality are what these durable, vinyl coated weights bring to the table. The foam backing helps to make the weights comfortable. They are available individually so you can get the weights you want and skip the weights you don’t want. The color-coded weights range between 1 lb and 10 lbs. The 22″ Velcro straps make them easy to use. With the Rehab Plus Therapeutic Products Wrist and Ankle Weights exercise is easy!

Standers Bed Rail Advantage

Standers Bed Rail Advantage $54.00

Standers Bed Rail Advantage

Standers Bed Rail Advantage is constructed with durable, heavy-duty steel tubing. The insulated, black comfort grip cover cleans with ease. The Advantage Bed Rail folds down for easy travel with no assembly required. This assist rail attaches to almost any bed. The safety strap secures Standers Advantage Bed Rail to bed frame. The canvas organizer hangover helps you keep items, the remote for instance, at hand. This assist rail is height adjustable for varying mattress thickness.

The Next 12,000+ Health Gift Ideas!!!

At Vitality Medical we have literally thousands of items to choose from. Although a lot of the items we carry are quite specialized and some other items are prescription items, we think that if you can’t find that just right something-you’re just not looking. We can help you find practically anything medical. Our knowledgeable staff are standing by to answer your questions and help you find what you need. Order early to insure delivery for the holidays.

For 8 years, at VitalityMedical, we have delivered on our promise to sell top quality medical supplies at the best prices on the Web.

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The 3 Most Important Compression Pump Reminders

Pneumatic Compression Pumps are used to treat people with too much liquid in their extremities. Compression pumps are available by prescription only. It’s expected that if your are using compression pump therapy, you are in regular consultation with your doctor. There are two types of compression pumps, DVT pumps and Lymphedema pumps. At Vitality Medical, we have helped thousands of people select the right machine for their therapy.

WHAT IS DVT?

DVT stands for Deep Vein Thrombosis. A thrombosis is the same as a clot. When it occurs in a deep vein like the Femoral Vein, the clot could break loose and end up in the lungs. This is known as a PE, or pulmonary embolism, and can be fatal.

KCI PlexiPulse All-in-1 System

KCI PlexiPulse All-in-1 System

Hospitals, clinics, and surgery centers are the primary users of DVT pumps. If your doctor prescribes one for you, you should follow your doctors orders. You should be aware that DVT Pumps are significantly more expensive than Lymphedema pumps so if you have questions about your prescription double check with your doctor.

Using Pneumatic Compression for DVT

Intermittent pneumatic compression devices are used to prevent deep vein thrombosis. DVT Pumps, including the Huntleigh Flowtron Excel DVT Pump the KCI Pulse SC Gradient Sequential Pump, the Huntleigh Flowtron Trio DVT Pump, and the Huntleigh Flowtron Universal DVT Pump inflate garments, either knee high or even foot only, which results in decreased pooling of blood in the legs. DVT pumps are often used when people stay in a hospital.

WHAT IS Lymphedema?

Lymphedema is an accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the interstitial (in-between) tissue that causes swelling. Most often the swelling occurs in the extremities-the arms, the legs or both. When the Lymphatic System can’t move the excess fluid out of the extremities the fluid collects in the tissues which causes swelling and open sores. The Swelling may become painful and left untreated Lymphangitis (Infection) may develop. Like any infection, doctors take Lymphangitis seriously and often will discontinue Lymphedema treatments to cure the infection first.

According to Lymphatic Therapy Services, Inc. “Factors that can contribute to lymphedema are surgery and/or radiation therapy, infections, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, recurrent tumors, and trauma to the remaining lymphatics.”

Using Pneumatic Compression to treat Lymphedema

If your doctor has prescribed a lymphedema pump it is assumed that she or he has instructed you in the use of the pump. You will need to know what type of pump you will need there are two.

Intermittent Compression Pumps that inflate and compress the limb all at once. Examples of the Intermittent Pumps include: The Huntleigh Flowtron Hydroven 3 and the Jobst System 7000.

Sequential Compression Pumps inflate in three chambers, sequentially compressing the tissue from the end of the arm (fingers) or leg (toes) then sequentially moving up the arm or leg in three phases. Examples of the Sequential Pumps include the Huntleigh Flowtron FPR and the Jobst System 7500.

Huntleigh Flowtron FPR Lymphedema Pump

Huntleigh Flowtron FPR Lymphedema Pump

Typically, a garment (the sleeves are called garments) only fits the associated pump. In other words, KCI 7500 garments fit the KCI 7500 pump. When ordering a pump you will also want to order the garment. Success in compression therapy has a lot to do with getting the right size sleeve. If you get a sleeve that is too small, it will be useless to you. Our professionals at Vitality Medical will be happy to help you select the right garments and pumps for your needs. We can give you some tips on measurement as well.

THE 3 MOST IMPORTANT
COMPRESSION PUMP REMINDERS:

  1. Get a Prescription – We cannot ship this item without a prescription. It is important that you are in consultation with you doctor when using compression therapy.
  2. Measure Carefully – All of our garments are specifically sized. The primary measurements that you will need are length and circumferences. For arms, measure the length from wrist to just below the armpit, and the circumference of the arm at the wrist, forearm and at the thickest point at the bicep. For legs, measure the length from ankle to the top of the inseam, and the circumference of the leg at the ankle, calf and at the thickest point at the thigh.
  3. Buy Replacement Sleeves Now – The garments inflate and deflate during use, there will be regular wear and tear. Eventually the garment will wear out long before the machine will. Since these garments are machine specific an extra supply could save you money in the long run.

Untreated, Lymphedema can develop into more severe irreparable conditions. Compression therapy is more preventative when it comes to DVT. When using either type of compression pump, regular consultation with your doctor is vital for your health.

For 8 years, at Vitality Medical, we have delivered on our promise to sell top quality medical supplies at the best prices on the Web.