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Of all the personal topics out there, fecal incontinence is one of the toughest to discuss. The condition is also known as bowel control problems, fecal incontinence, or accidental bowel leakage (ABL). By any name, living with this condition is a pain in the backside (if you’ll forgive the pun), often causing distress and embarrassment.
You’ve probably heard this before: Exercise is the secret sauce that helps keep older adults healthier, happier, and more independent. However, like anything that delivers so much value, it doesn’t always come easily.
Richmond, VA (August 2021) Home Care Delivered, Inc. (HCD), a leading provider of insurance-covered medical supplies for people with chronic health conditions, celebrated the company’s 25th anniversary on August 15th and the same day marked another major milestone with 5 million orders shipped to customers throughout the United States.
The naturalist John Muir said it best, “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” Whether it’s a heart-pumping summit or a nice little trail in the neighborhood, there’s something positively joyful about taking a hike.
Think about the hard stuff you’ve faced in your life—and we know there’s been plenty! Whatever you’ve gone through, you probably noticed that dealing with it was easier with the support of someone who understands, doesn’t judge, and finds ways to help.
For people needing medical supplies for a life-threatening or serious condition, seeing the words “Prior Authorization Needed” on their prescription or physician’s order can be frustrating.
Don’t Let Incontinence Keep You Out of the Garden! For millions of people, playing in the dirt is one of life’s greatest pleasures. In fact, about a quarter of all American households garden.
“It does get better, I promise.” These are the words of Becky, a young woman living with an ostomy.
If you have diabetes, or are actively trying to avoid developing it, you’ve probably heard of a blood test called the A1C. The hemoglobin A1C test is the gold standard for measuring blood sugar because it tracks glucose over 2 to 3 months.
If you’ve been experiencing a little (or a lot!) of leaking due to incontinence, it may be tempting to grab a maxi pad from the bathroom cabinet and hope for the best. After all, a pad is a pad, right? Could there really be that much difference between a pad meant to protect someone with incontinence and one meant to protect someone who has her period?