assistive devices

Walking and Rolling 2017-Assistive Devices

By docadmin February 24, 2017 11:39 am

Summary: When it comes to walking, small steps can add up and make a big difference in our health.  At DCM we provide assistive devices that keep your health in line. In 2015, I issued a “Call to Action” on walking. Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities encourages all of us to walk for our health and also, to raise awareness about the need for safe places to do so in urban and rural communities. Having safe places to walk not only promotes health and well-being but also helps communities build social cohesion and unity.  Local economies may also benefit in areas where people can live and walk to where they shop, dine, more

Five Ways You Can Rejuvenate Your 2017 Health Resolutions

By docadmin February 15, 2017 2:26 pm

Summary: It’s not too late to jump start your resolutions for a healthy 2017. Here are five suggestions you can adopt for a healthier you this year.How long did it take before your New Year’s health resolutions were forgotten? If you’re still focused on your healthy resolutions, great work! And if you’re one of those who have lost focus on their goals, we’re here to help get you back on track. It’s still early in the year, and not too late to jump start your resolutions for a healthy 2017. Here are five suggestions you can adopt for a healthier you this year: Get Active  Walking and wheelchair rolling are good ways to get moving. So are dancing, biking more

Hand Hygiene Compliance: Not That Simple

By docadmin February 10, 2017 6:01 am

Hygiene History In 1847, Ignaz Semmelweiss made a landmark discovery. He noted that the incidence of puerpal (childbed) fever, a female reproductive tract infection occurring after childbirth or miscarriage could be drastically cut by the use of hand washing with chlorinated lime solutions. Semmelweiss’ hypothesis — that there was only one cause and all that mattered was cleanliness — was extreme at the time, and was largely ignored, rejected or ridiculed. It was years after his tragic and untimely death in 1865 at age 47 that the concept of hand hygiene gained acceptance. By the 1950s, infection preventionists had taken a leading role in preaching the benefits of hand hygiene. In 1975, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more

Survivors’ “Springboard Beyond Cancer”

By docadmin February 3, 2017 7:36 am

Springboard Beyond Cancer helps empower cancer survivors to play a key role in managing their own health. How do you go on with life after you’ve been diagnosed with cancer? Do you just survive day by day—or do you live, really live? How do you set goals? How do you assert your role in managing your health care? A new web tool is helping cancer survivors take control of their life and health during and after treatment to reduce the impact of cancer and live well. NIH’s National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) have collaborated to develop a free, mobile-friendly web tool, Springboard Beyond Cancer, to help empower cancer survivors to play a key role more