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Purrfect Pair: The health benefits of owning a cat

Posted on: June 30th, 2016 by FreedomHMEBlogger in Uncategorized -

We’re all about connecting people with the right products that can increase their health. But, there’s one item we don’t carry that can do wonders for you: owning a pet. Since June is Adopt a Cat Month, we thought we would take time in today’s blog to cover the health benefits of owning a furry […]

What you should know about firework safety

Posted on: June 14th, 2016 by FreedomHMEBlogger in Uncategorized -

Boom! Crack! Pow! Chances are, you’re already hearing these noises from your neighbor as everyone gears up for the Fourth of July celebrations. But, while these colorful displays are great for showing off your patriotic spirit, they were responsible for 11,400 injuries in 2013 and 8 deaths. If you do decide to take part in […]

Just what is an occupational therapist, anyway?

Posted on: April 26th, 2016 by FreedomHMEBlogger in Uncategorized -

So, you’ve had an accident, and the doctor has told you that you will need to see an occupational therapist in order to get back to where you used to be. But, what exactly does an occupational therapist do? And what should you expect during your sessions? The basics of occupational therapy An occupational therapist […]

Quick ways to relieve back pain when you’re in a wheelchair

Posted on: April 19th, 2016 by FreedomHMEBlogger in Uncategorized -

The human body wasn’t made to sit in one position all the time, but if you’re a wheelchair user, that’s kind of hard to avoid. Unfortunately, a common side effect to sitting all the time is lower back pain. For today’s blog, we are going to talk about some modified yoga positions you can use […]

Top myths about colon cancer

Posted on: March 25th, 2016 by FreedomHMEBlogger in Uncategorized -

What you don’t know CAN kill you. Unfortunately, for people at risk for colon cancer, there are an abundance of myths surrounding this disease. Since March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we thought we would spend some time dispelling the common myths about colon cancer. Myth #1: Colon cancer is a man’s disease Truth: Just […]

Multiple Sclerosis 101: What you need to know

Posted on: March 18th, 2016 by FreedomHMEBlogger in Uncategorized -

It impacts approximately 500,000 people within the U.S. alone, and doctors don’t yet know the cause. Those who live with it are often left with limited mobility, among other symptoms. With March being Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, we thought we would take the time to talk about the signs, symptoms and treatment for multiple sclerosis. […]

Yes, you can beat back prediabetes

Posted on: February 17th, 2016 by FreedomHMEBlogger in Uncategorized -

You’ve known for a while now that you need to knock off a few pounds, but you always figured that could wait until after the holidays… until after that big project at work was done… until after you didn’t have to run after little kids. But now, your doctor delivers the news: you have pre-diabetes. […]

3 Steps to a New Heart Healthy You

Posted on: February 10th, 2016 by FreedomHMEBlogger in Uncategorized -

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so that means you’re seeing hearts everywhere. But, don’t forget to take care of your actual heart! Take three simple steps in three major categories – diet, exercise, and stress management – to make your heart healthy today: Heart Healthy Diet Eat the proper portion: It’s not what’s […]

The bathroom doesn’t have to be dangerous

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016 by FreedomHMEBlogger in Uncategorized -

In January, we celebrate new beginnings, new goals and bathroom safety! That’s right – it’s National Bathroom Safety Month, and we cannot emphasize enough just how important it is to stay safe in this part of the house! Each year, one in three Americans over the age of 65 experience a fall, and of those, […]

The do’s and don’ts of interacting with a wheelchair user

Posted on: January 15th, 2016 by FreedomHMEBlogger in Uncategorized -

Keep these five reminders in the back of your mind when you interact with a wheelchair user to show maximum respect: Talk to, not above: Even if they’re with an able-bodied friend or caretaker, speak directly to the wheelchair user, not just to their peers. Speaking over their head, skirting around eye contact, or ignoring […]