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Building a Better Hospital Gown

2019-04-15T00:28:18+00:00

Building a Better Hospital Gown by Kathleen Fifield, AARP, January 5, 2018 A far less breezy style could be coming to a hospital near you. Design students were charged with creating a universal gown that added more coverage for patients while preserving easy access for clinicians. While it doesn’t yet come in prints, nor any shade beyond a familiar soft blue, a new hospital gown design represents a major leap forward in patient dressing — and doesn’t leave anyone’s backside exposed. The kimono-style option was created by students from Parsons School of Design as part of a design challenge [...]

Building a Better Hospital Gown2019-04-15T00:28:18+00:00

Tips for choosing and using walkers

2019-04-15T00:35:08+00:00

Tips for choosing and using walkers Article by Mayo Clinic posted on Sept. 08, 2016 Types of walkers If you break a bone in your leg or foot or you're at risk of falling, a walker can make it easier for you to get around. Talk to your doctor or physical therapist about the options, including: Standard walker. This walker has four nonskid, rubber-tipped legs to provide stability. You must pick it up to move. Two-wheel walker. This walker, which has wheels on the two front legs, is helpful if you need some, but not constant, weight-bearing help. Three-wheel [...]

Tips for choosing and using walkers2019-04-15T00:35:08+00:00

Fall prevention: Simple tips to prevent falls

2019-04-05T00:10:10+00:00

Fall prevention: Simple tips to prevent falls Posted by Mayo Clinic Staff on October 25, 2016 Falls put you at risk of serious injury. Prevent falls with these simple fall-prevention measures, from reviewing your medications to hazard-proofing your home. Fall prevention may not seem like a lively topic, but it’s important. As you get older, physical changes and health conditions — and sometimes the medications used to treat those conditions — make falls more likely. In fact, falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults. Still, fear of falling doesn’t need to rule your life. Instead, consider [...]

Fall prevention: Simple tips to prevent falls2019-04-05T00:10:10+00:00
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