Did you know the best way to blow your nose is one nostril at a time? Yes, according to WebMD you’re encouraged to cover one nostril, blow gently and repeat as necessary. The pressure from using all of your force could not only cause an earache, but it could potentially force the mucus back into your sinuses. Also, using a decongestant can help clear a stuffy nose, so you won’t have to blow as much.
How do you deal with a dry, hacking cough? Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, such as cough suppressants, will help suppress a cough. Using a humidifier and gargling with warm salt water – which can help reduce throat inflammation – gives much needed moisture.
What can relieve the pain of an achy ear due to congestion? An over-the-counter decongestant can ease the day by relieving the pressure and pain.
How many days in a row can you use a nasal decongestant? To avoid symptom rebound (worse nasal swelling when the medication wears off) do not use a decongestant spray for more than three days in a row.
Take the Cold and Flu Remedies: What Works? Quiz on WebMD and see how you score.
Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Another 79 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has estimated the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $245 billion.
If those numbers weren’t staggering enough think about this: every 17 seconds someone is diagnosed with diabetes, that’s 5000 new cases every day. In the next 24 hours over 130 people will develop kidney failure because of diabetes. In the next 24 hours diabetes will claim the lives of 200 people.
It’s November, it’s American Diabetes Month® (ADM), and it’s time to come together and Stop Diabetes®! The vision of the ADA is a life free of diabetes and all of the burdens that go with it. Raising awareness of this continually growing disease is one of the main efforts behind the mission of the ADA.
How can you help the fight to Stop Diabetes®? You can advocate, get walking, get riding, volunteer, and/or donate.
How do you know if you’re at risk? Take the diabetes risk test and see how you score.
Source: diabetes.org, stopdiabetes.com
Have you had a chance to check out our Medstorm by Curaplex line? If not, you’re missing out. Every day the line continues to grow with everyday products and solutions across multiple clinical categories. As soon as new stock hits our warehouse, we’re adding the product to our website.
Some of our latest additions include nasopharyngeal airways, instant hot packs, and the super popular Halo chest seal. We’re now even carrying multi-function defibrillator electrodes.
The Medstorm by Curaplex brand is only going to grow, but if there’s something you’d like to see offered don’t be shy, please let us know.
It was only nine months ago we started offering recertified AEDs and recertified defibrillators and well, it’s a hit!
Recertified equipment is the choice for EMS, hospital, and physician offices that are looking to stretch their budget. All recertified AEDs and recertified defibrillators are comprehensively tested and certified to meet the same performance standards as new devices. Not only does all recertified equipment come with a one year warranty, but Basic and Premium Service Plans are available, including free loaner programs.
If that wasn’t enough, we now offer a program where you can trade in and trade up to a “new” recertified AED or recertified defibrillator. It’s simple, just give us a call and let us know what model AED and/or defibrillator you’d like to trade in. We’ll do some homework and get back to you ASAP with the trade in value of your unit(s). If you accept our offer you’re then able to apply the trade in credit towards a “new” recertified AED or recertified defibrillator.
Take a moment and check out what we have to offer.
Did you know that you can trade in your AED and/or defibrillator and trade up to a “new” recertified AED or recertified defibrillator?
It’s a new program to EMP and we’re really excited to be able to share it with you. It’s simple, just give us a call and let us know what model AED and/or defibrillator you’d like to trade in. We’ll do some homework and get back to you ASAP with the trade in value of your unit(s). If you accept our offer you’re then able to apply the trade in credit towards a “new” recertified AED or recertified defibrillator.
We also wanted to let you know that we offer Basic and Premium Service Plans at excellent rates to protect your investment on not only recertified, but new defibrillation equipment too.
Out with the old, in with the new, and you save some money too – how can you go wrong?
Did you realize that except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women? Breast cancer does not only affect women, but men too. In 2009 (the most recent year with available statistics) 211,731 women and 2001 men in the United Sates were diagnosed with breast cancer. That same year 40,676 women and 400 men in the United States died from breast cancer.
In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month we’d like to remind you of the importance of breast cancer screening. Most health insurance companies pay for the cost of breast cancer screening tests, but if you are worried about the cost here’s a resource that offers free or low-cost mammograms and education about breast cancer:
National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) / Do you qualify?
Lots of things (risk factors) can increase the chance that you’ll get breast cancer, however some of these things you can control.
Have you heard about MedStorm by Curaplex? Our MedStorm brand enables responders to deliver quality treatment and improve patient outcomes. With a portfolio of everyday products and solutions across multiple clinical categories, we continue to anticipate the need of tomorrow’s healthcare while responding to the needs of today. Right now we have assorted nitrile exam gloves, patient blankets, and more ready for you to check out. Everyday we’re adding more and more MedStorm products to our site, so check back often.
Did you know EMP is the exclusive distributor of L.A. Rescue brand products? For over 15 years EMP and L.A. Rescue have partnered to bring you the best in high quality gear bags and equipment. Designed and field tested by professionals just like you, the L.A. Rescue brand has proven to be the finest, most durable gear bags and equipment available.
Not only are L.A. Rescue gear bags and equipment proudly made in the U.S.A., but they’re offered in a wide variety of sizes, styles, and colors to fit your personal and professional needs. From accessory bags, to tactical bags, and everything in between, you’ll always find yourself ready to go with the L.A. Rescue brand.
Take a moment and checkout the awesome selection of L.A. Rescue gear bags and equipment – you won’t be disappointed. Plus, you can save 10% on all L.A. Rescue brand products in October when you place your order online! Just use this promo code in checkout: EMPLABAG