According to J. Keith Preston, MD, FAANS, a board certified neurosurgeon and member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, more than half of all Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives.
Epidural shots have been found to be ineffective in treating painful conditions such as Lumbar Spinal Stenosis and the problems such as nausea, vomiting, depression, addiction, hypothermia and other side effects that accompany the use of opioids to treat pain, are well documented.
The Dr. Ho HoPhysio Back Pain Relief Kit enjoys enormous success with patients of a wide range of back aches and pains; both chronic and acute conditions. Acupressure nodes in the Dr. Ho HoPhysio Perfect Back Stretch are highly effective pain relievers. Aching and inflamed muscles are stretched and relaxed back to health naturally, without invasive surgery and dangerous drugs. Fans of Dr. Ho’s credit his successful line of products as a soothing alternative to costly chiropractor visits.
There’s no buzz-kill quite that like of a strong, steady stream of snoring from the person lying next to you. In the case with more sonorous snores, vicinity isn’t even necessary. Your slumber can be spoiled from an entirely different room.
Individuals who suffer from snoring cause both themselves and their partners to lose vital sleep each night. Such sleep deprivation can lead to fatigue, daytime sleepiness and serious long-term health risks. Not to mention that chronic snoring is a patent menace to society and a known relationship killer.
It’s no wonder why searches like how to stop snoring and snoring remedies are so popular.
The most popular by far is the Snore Free Now Kit. The patented, non-surgical oral appliance is specifically designed to effectively treat most cases of snoring, mild sleep apnea and teeth grinding. It’s hospital tested and clinically proven to be a safe, effective solution to prevent snoring.
ActiveForever brings you the ever-popular, Healthcare Innovations Catalog, 20th Anniversary Edition! It’s filled with the highest-quality, most affordable, life-enhancing, feature-rich, medical devices and solutions.
The catalogs are free, so order a quantity and pass them out to staff, friends, family and patients. Put the ingredients to a smart, healthy lifestyle right at their fingertips. We created this particular catalog with holiday gift-giving in mind. It’s full of all the fun and useful stuff people on any list are sure to love.
They also serve as a great Fund Raising Idea for Non-Profits, Associations, Philanthropic Patient Care Organizations! Leverage Our Catalogs As Win-Win Fund Raising Tool!
Click here to view a full-color PDF of the Healthcare Innovations 20th Anniversary Edition Catalog.
How much do you know about Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that can involve brain and nervous system functions, including movement, learning, hearing, seeing, and thinking. These motor problems are initially seen in the first few years of the child’s life and generally don’t worsen over time.
What is going on in the body?
Cerebral palsy is a motor impairment caused by an injury to the brain. The brain damage usually occurs before birth. However, at times it can occur during delivery or even after the child is born.
There are four major types of Cerebral palsy:
- spastic CP, which involves permanent stiffness and contracture of the muscles
- athetoid, or dyskinetic, CP, which causes slow writhing movements
- ataxic CP, which is rare and affects the balance and depth perception
- mixed forms of CP, which include characteristics of the other three types of CP
At one time, CP was thought to be caused by the infant getting too little oxygen during birth. More recent studies suggest that most cases come from problems during pregnancy and not during delivery.
What are the signs and symptoms of the disease?
Cerebral palsy may cause a variety of symptoms, depending on the type of CP and the amount of brain damage. In addition to the motor problems described above, people with CP may have the following symptoms:
For youthful, glowing skin, you have the modern miracle that is Microdermabrasion. The Crystalift Microdermabrasion System clears away old, dead skin cells and diminishes lines, wrinkles and age spots. The Crystalift is painless, easy-to-use and designed for home use.
The Quasar MD Plus Advanced Light Therapy is an excellent remedy for problem skin as well. This Quasar is 25 percent stronger than the original Quasar MD, treating acne and signs of aging with no downtime. This “medical-grade skin rejuvenation” therapy promotes the development of collagen and elastin, making it ideal for repairing wrinkles around the eyes.
Internationally acclaimed, Quasar Bio-Tech has been featured on TV’s “The Doctors”, in Vogue Magazine, and The New York Times. Quasar Bio-Tech has also won the 2010 and 2011 New Beauty Magazine “Beauty Choice” awards.
Facial hair is a frequent culprit behind drab skin which is often overlooked. Female celebrities these days take pains to ensure all but their scalps are completely devoid of hair. As a result, their complexion’s appear baby smooth and clear. The Vector Electrolysis Permanent Hair Removal System provides for painless and permanent hair removal and constant red-carpet readiness.
And of course…
- Make sure your skin stays fully hydrated. Drink lots of water and invest in a quality moisturizer suited for your skin type.
- Eat a healthy diet full of whole, not processed foods. Foods rich in “good fats” such as salmon, avocados, nuts and seeds are ideal.
- Wear sunscreen and sunglasses. All that squinting does leave a mark!
- Don’t smoke.
- Always make sure you get proper rest, and while you’re at it, sleep on your back. Over time we develop our own unique sleep lines depending on where we rest our faces. People who sleep on their backs do not develop these lines. If nightly lying in the casket style sounds unmanageable to you, it’s time to invest in a groove-shaped pillow that supports that position. The enVy Pillow—truly a modern marvel of modern sleep and wellness technology—works like a dream.
The Evolution Exercise Ball Chair is a high quality, easy-to-store, burst-resistant exercise device that strengthens the core. Recently it’s been making appearances in health-conscious offices all over the country.
And it’s no wonder.
These Evolution exercise balls are not just a core-strengthening addition to any workout routine. They are healthy, back pain-soothing replacements for the standard old office chair.
As the user sits, they are constantly activating their core to maintain balance.
This enlivens and energizes the muscles around the spine, improving posture and treating the issues associated with back pain.
ActiveForever is known for its oxygen concentrators. The portable oxygen concentrators do particularly well because they are custom made for an active and mobile lifestyle that includes travel, gardening, golfing, fishing, etc.,
The portable oxygen concentrators are FAA Approved for air travel, so when it comes to vacationing, the sky’s the limit.
Those in the market for an unbeatable bargain however, will be interested in the portable oxygen concentrator from LifeChoice.
Plus, ActiveForever is including a complementary second external battery (a $279.00 value) with the LifeChoice, as well as FREE Next Day Air and a $400 mail-in rebate if you order today!
Click the link below for the details to this sale and more in our latest Discovery Digest:
As Arizona Sherriff Joe Arpaio and action movie veteran, Stephen Segal trained volunteers to defend Phoenix-area schools against gunmen, one thing was made clear. The threat of brutality against America’s children is an epidemic that demands immediate action. ActiveForever has answered the call with an affordable emergency survival kit.
The Classroom Emergency Lockdown Kit from ActiveForever is a must-have safety precaution for schools across the country. As a twenty-year leading advocate of health and safety, ActiveForever believes this survival kit should be standard equipment in each and every classroom. Therefore it is providing them at a more affordable price than its competitors. Read the press release.
“No matter what side you are on in regard to gun control and guns in schools, ActiveForever has a solution everyone should profoundly value; for the safety of our children, as well as the staff. These supplies can also help save lives for a variety of common emergencies that arise in schools of every type.” –ActiveForever CEO, Erika Feinberg
There are many different viewpoints coloring the controversial issue, however one commonality is the desire to keep children safe. While there may not be enough resources to equip every school with armed guards and firearms, ActiveForever believes the Classroom Lockdown Kit is a safe, sensible step in the right direction.
Classroom Emergency Lockdown Survival Kit Contents:
Summer is coming and you knew it would. It happens every year at approximately the same time. Are you ready this year? If not, don’t fear. Unibands are here!!
The latex-free resistance bands are colorful, resilient and durable. They instantly amp up any workout or routine; targeting problematic, leftover winter flab on arms, legs, backs, glutes and any other danger zones with a powerful laser-like precision.
The Unibands the only resistance bands on the market built to withstand harsh pool chemicals so they make for a fun addition to water aerobics as well.
Unibands come in a range of color-coded resistance levels that facilitate customized weight training sessions. Just like free weights, the Unibands target major muscle groups as well as the smaller, under-worked neighbors, providing attractive tone and definition.
Unlike bulky, costly weights however, there’s no need to continue purchasing more equipment as your strength training routine progresses over time. No to mention that they are a breeze to store and a cinch to lug around. As with all of our UniBand products, when you buy them from ActiveForever, they ship FREE.
Why you ask? Simple. We are here for YOU. We want you to look great this summer in your sleeveless shirts and two-pieces and whatever else you want to wear throughout the most sweltering of seasons.
We love these Resistance Band exercise routines we found online!
Hair is everywhere. Long, silky manes, meticulously coiffed dos and everything in between are front and center in fashion magazines, billboards, movies, TV and beyond. So when hair is everywhere, except on your head, it’s a problem… especially if you are a woman.
It’s no wonder then, that hair growth solutions make up an advanced and lucrative industry. When it comes to their crowning glory, women have a lot of choices, but it’s important that they make a smart one.
Extensions are damaging and can exacerbate hair loss so they are a poor choice for someone who doesn’t just need added length, but actual hair regrowth.
Viviscal Extra Strength Dietary Hair Growth Supplementsare a top-seller among the comprehensive line of Viviscal solutions for hair loss. The extra strength formula addresses the major causes of hair loss in naturally progressing stages. Stage one hits the reset button for thinning hair and sets the stage for new growth. In this preliminary phase, hair follicles are essentially re-nourished and new hair is able to grow in newly “fertile” ground. Stage two strengthens and revitalizes existing hair, building thickness and volume. Stage three promotes growth at and below the hairline where hair tends to be thin and wispy. By stage four the new head of glorious head of hair is strengthened with restored shine and resiliency.
There’s been a great deal of buzz lately about the Mediterranean diet as a heart healthy diet, but is there any substance behind the rumors? Author of “Eat to Live” and board certified family physician specializing in nutritional medicine, Joel Fuhrman, MD, thinks not.
Dr. Fuhrman is known to credit the observed benefits of the Mediterranean diet, not to the olive oil, but rather in spite of it, and instead notes the abundance of fruit, fish, beans, tomato sauce, salads, etc.,
Fat is fat is fat when it comes to losing weight. Weight loss is one of the greatest things a person can do for their heart and their health. While good fats like salmon, eggs and seeds do have significant health benefits, even they need to be used sparingly by those who are determined to shed extra bulk.
Any way you slice it, oil is pure, 100 percent fat. When a person is trying to lose weight, especially a person that is middle-age or older, that is simply too much.
Dr. Fuhrman’s daughter, Talia Fuhrman, an accomplished nutritionist in her own right, weighs in on the subject of the ominous oil:
“Some have proposed that extra virgin olive oil is heart healthy because it is rich in polyphenols. Polyphenols have antioxidant characteristics and studies show that they reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. However, all plant foods are rich in polyphenols and most deliver much more polyphenols (and far fewer calories) than olive oil.”
Then of course, there’s exercise. (It’s not called cardio for nothing after all.) Regular exercise is one of the best things a person can do to reduce cholesterol and improve heart health. It doesn’t have to be vigorous either:
“Experts recommend at least 30 minutes of exercise on most — if not all — days. Studies show that yoga and tai chi, an ancient Chinese exercise involving slow, relaxing movements, may lower blood pressure almost as well as moderate-intensity aerobic exercises.” Source: University of Maryland Medical Center
The PlexTalk Pocket DAISY Player PTP1 is a lightweight, easy-to-use, crossover media player with an embedded text-to-speech engine and up to 32GB of available space.
The Daisy was created for busy, resourceful individuals who need a handy, organizational tool for their media files. It’s expert design and intuitive functionality are ideal for anyone with visual or learning impairments.
Structured, voice memo recording enables the user to easily log phone numbers, appointments, memos, etc., Users experience crystal clear playback of voice recordings, music and audio books on the SD card or an external USB drive, via top-quality speakers.
When the DAISY is connected to a PC, it becomes an external drive with an abundance of available space. It is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista and 7 and features easy, drag-and-drop functionality for hassle-free, file transfer. It is available in white or black.
“Venous disease is one of the most common health problems in the U.S., affecting approximately 50 percent of the population. The condition includes varicose veins, spider veins, or deep vein thrombosis.
Today, there are several outpatient, minimally invasive treatments for vein issues. One alternative is compression therapy.
Compression stockings can prevent vein problems from occurring, relieve venous symptoms such as leg swelling, fatigue or achiness and decrease the likelihood of a blood clot.”
The pressure supplied by these stockings or various compression garments facilitates healthy blood flow. Compression therapy usually utilizes “gradient” or graduated compression stockings. This means the most concentrated level of compression is at the ankle.
The pressure reduces further up the leg, enabling the veins to more efficiently transport blood back up to the heart. This prevents blood pooling in the feet and enables the management of chronic and often dangerous venous disorders such as the above mentioned DVT as well as Phlebitis, Edema and others.
SIGVARIS is part of an internationally active, physician founded medical device group. For the past 140 years, SIGVARIS has focused on the development, production and distribution of medical compression garments. With distribution in more than 60 countries on six continents, SIGVARIS is recognized as a global industry leader in the area of compression therapy.
SIGVARIS Compression Stockings utilizes double covered yarn so your skin isn’t exposed to spandex, making them more comfortable. SIGVARIS stockings are more durable and easier to put on. They feature several different product lines to address specific needs.
Women wanting the benefits of compression therapy without sacrificing comfort and fashion appreciate that SIGVARIS’ EverSheer stockings are some of the sheerest and most popular hosiery on the market. Once you put on any of the SIGVARIS compression products you’ll immediately feel what the industry refers to as “the SIGVARIS difference.”
The following excerpts from “Huff Post Green:”
A powerful winter storm system moving through the central United States could bring up to a foot of snow to areas of the Plains and reach as far east as the Ohio Valley, according to the National Weather Service.
The Weather Channel has named the system winter storm “Q,” apparently after the New York City subway line, according to The New York Times. But as whimsical as the name might be, authorities aren’t taking winter storm Q lightly.
Winter storm warnings were issued from Colorado to Illinois Wednesday as the system dumped snow in the Rockies and moved eastward. According to the Associated Press, hundreds of snow plows and salt spreaders were prepped in St. Louis Wednesday, well in advance of the storm…
AccuWeather forecasted snowfall totaling up to 24 inches for areas of the Plains, with snow and ice spanning a large part of the central U.S.
Are you prepared?
Lady Gaga has cancelled her entire U.S. tour due to pains from Synovitis.
Medical tests revealed Gaga has a labral tear of the right hip. A hip labral tear involves the ring of soft elastic tissue, called the labrum, that follows the outside rim of the socket of the hip joint.
Often compared to lupus, Synovitis, also known as “Toxic Synovitis” is an inflammation within the hip joint. A diagnosis is obtained following an ultrasound or joint x-rays of the hip or blood tests.
What is going on in the body?
Synovitis is a non-traumatic hip pain, which means that it is not caused by an injury. Instead, pain is caused by swelling and inflammation in the hip. Synovitis often follows an upper respiratory infection such as a cold or flu.
What are the signs and symptoms of the disease?
- pain in one hip
- a limp or inability to bear weight because of the hip pain
- low grade fever at the beginning of the illness
- knee and thigh pain on the affected side
- often the infected person does not appear to be ill
What are the causes and risks of the disease?
While Synovitis often follows an upper respiratory infection, the exact cause is not clear, so there is no known prevention.
According to The Detroit News (and others) Lady Gaga released the following statement when announcing the initial cancellations: “I am completely devastated and heartsick. I’ve been hiding this injury and pain from my staff for a month, praying it would heal, but after last night’s performance I could not walk.”
What is Far Infrared Heat?
Far Infrared is a band of light that we perceive as heat. While we cannot see infrared heat, we can feel its effects. Infrared radiation, or radiant heat, represents over half of the energy emitted by the Sun and is divided into three segments: near, middle, and far.
Infrared rays heat our body by a process called conversion. Through conversion, far infrared heat can penetrate organic substances such as the human body without heating the air in between. By using far infrared heat as opposed to traditional heating methods, you enable the heat to penetrate deeper into your body without the skin discomfort of heating pads, hot towels, and some pain relief gels/creams.
The Thermotex Knee Infrared Heating Pad (below) provides safe, non-invasive and highly effective therapy and relief.
The new EW-18 STAND-N-RIDE scooter from eWheels are in stock at ActiveForever and ready to ship!! This powerful, quiet little electric scooter is available in both red and blue for $999.00 plus shipping.
They’ve got a 400 Watt 36 volt brushless hub motor, can carry up to 300 lbs., removable seat, (you can ride them standing up) and they’re Cute! They’re perfect for anyone in the market for a pre-mobility scooter or for anyone who just wants a little lift gettin’ around town!
Overall Length: 41 in.
Overall Width: 27 in.
Overall Height: 28.5 in. (folded)
Deck Height: 22 in. (seat installed)
Ground Clearance: 4.25 in.
Seat Type: Wide Saddle Seat
Bicycle Seat Dimension: 14.5 in. width/10in. depth
Tuning Radius: 22 in.
Tire Type: Non-marking, Pneumatic
Front Wheel Size: 16/2.125 in.
Rear Wheel Size: 4/2.125 in.
Weight with Batteries: 78 lbs.
Shipping Weight: 80 lbs.
Maximum Speed*: 15 mph
Load Capacity: 300 lbs.
Climbing Ability: 10 degrees
Driving Range: 20-25 miles
Charging Time: 4-6 hours
Motor Type: 400 watt Brushless Hub Motor
Battery: 36 volt, 10 Ah, SLA
Charger: Smart Charger
Controller: 400 watt
Brake System: Drum Brake
Available Colors: Red and Blue
Warranty: 6 month limited warranty
*Actual range and top speed determined by user weight, battery state/charge and terrain conditions.
For those of you don’t yet know, this is the brand new Stand-N-Ride mobility scooter from eWheels. They arrive next week so ActiveForever is busily getting their showroom ready for these little beauts as we speak.
The Stand-N-Ride features a brushless, 350 watt motor, a 25 mile range per charge, a max speed of 15 mph and a carrying capacity of 290 lbs. Customers can choose between the blue, and the red model, pictured below.
eWheels is a top developer, manufacturer and distributor of cost-effective, emissions-free, alternative mobility options. The brand is unique in that they produce the hot little sports cars of the alternative transportation world, yet they’re extremely efficient. Thanks to eWheels, these trendy modes of transport are no longer the exclusive domain of alt-rock and indie-film loving hipsters, but beloved by connoisseurs of tradition as well.
After years of aggressive marketing efforts on behalf of womens’ health advocates and organizations, the long-held misconception of heart disease as being a predominantly male issue is beginning to fade.
The widely understood concept of an actual heart attack and the process in which it manifests is perhaps still a little behind the times however.
When you think of the term, heart attack, or cardiac arrest, what sort of image pops into your head? It’s most likely a man, experiencing a sudden onslaught of pain that takes over his whole body in a moment. His face registers agony as he clutches his chest and is no longer able to stand. A horrific occurrence which no one should have to endure for sure, but it is not the whole story.
For women, the process is infinitely more subtle and therefore harder to detect. Whereas men experience extreme tightening of the chest, for women it has been described as more of a discomfort. This is followed by flu-like symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, dizziness, difficulty breathing and even insomnia.
What it boils down to is this:
Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the United States today. It is a deadly and widespread disease with common, nondescript symptoms that are easily and very often ignored.
By the time a woman seeks treatment it is often too late.
Consider the times (like these,) when the flu virus is rampant. It’s no surprise that heart disease in so many women goes undetected.
Their extensive line of products also includes some really smart devices such as this Body Tone Heart Rate Monitor.
Customizable preset functioning allows for individualized and thus more accurate readings.
No matter how it’s done, it’s crucial to know the symptoms and the signs of heart disease and to be pro-active about your health and the health of those around you.
Top 5 Symptoms of Heart Disease in Women
2. Shortness of Breath
3. Indigestion, Upper Abdominal Pain or Nausea
4. Jaw or Throat Pain
5. Arm Pain (Especially the left arm)
Sure this near-constant cover of rain and drizzle for the past few days is outstanding for the drought-ridden desert ecosystem that is Phoenix, but it’s murder for an exercise routine that includes running, walking or biking outdoors. Even heading to the gym can be a chore if walking through the parking lot gets you drenched to the core.
Speaking of core… Exercise Balls are an extremely effective way to target core muscles while working out indoors. They are available in different sizes, making them so versatile they can supply a fun, full-body work-out all on their own, or with a set of hand-weights. Too busy to work out? An exercise ball can even provide a work-out while just sitting at your desk.
The Health Mark Swiss Chair Ball is one of the best all-around fitness tools for core strength training as well as rehabilitation. Training with an exercise ball helps to fine tune coordination and increase muscle tone. With just this simple tool, users can enjoy all the benefits of low-impact workouts without the need for gym memberships or costly training sessions. Exercise balls don’t require a lot of room, are easy to store and maintain and are perfect for when inclement weather discourages venturing out of doors.
Click here for the Top Ten Best Exercise Ball Exercises.
(Instructions and demonstrational videos included.)
Don’t forget to spice up your routine with these tried and true indoor favorites as well:
Fun, Effective and FREE Indoor Exercises:
- Jump Rope
- Abdominal Crunches and Plank
- Sit-ups/Push-ups (these work great with the ball)
- Running in place