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Inspiration Corner – Tracheostomy

Three years ago, Bruce Fromwiller, found himself in the role of customer as well as employee.

His journey started in 2007 when he moved from Assuramed’s Ohio to Florida facility. Coming from the chill of Ohio, he attributed his hoarse throat to a common cold. When it hadn’t cleared up in two months, he made an appointment with a doctor who started treating him for COPD and asthma. He had been a smoker for more than 30 years. Read more

Welcome to a New Edgepark.com Web Site

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The next time you visit Edgepark.com, you’ll notice a new look and feel to the web site. With many new and improved features, we’ve made it easier than ever to research and view products, order and re-order the items you need. The new site also has educational resources. Read more

Featured Recipe: Low-Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Quick, delicious, and only a few carbs per serving! Read more

Fitness Corner: Counting your steps

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Watching your weight is one key to managing diabetes. Along with diet, doctors recommend an exercise regime to keep extra pounds at bay. And one of the best exercises is as easy as putting one foot in front of the other. Read more

How genes play a role in Diabetes

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If you have diabetes, you may wonder whether genetics will pass the condition to your children. Or, you might be wondering what hereditary or other factors led to you developing diabetes. Genes do play a role in both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, along with other triggers.

A study by the Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School over the past 20 years has looked at several genetic factors, as well as environmental triggers that may lead to developing diabetes. Read more

Featured Product: Ostomy Care Wipes

Do you experience skin problems caused by wafer and tape adhesives? Does your pouching system leave behind hard-to-remove residue on your skin? Read more

Skin Care is Key

Monitoring and protecting the stoma and surrounding skin are the foundation for healthy stoma. Studies show that nearly half of all people with an ostomy who have a peristomal skin condition do not recognize it right away, especially if there are slight or minimal changes over time. Read more

Inspiration Corner – Multiple Sclerosis

When Eric Brokos woke up one summer day eight years ago, he had no idea what was ahead. A PleurX® Specialist in AssuraMed’s Medical Device Team in Twinsburg, Eric was given an MRI that discovered lesions on his brain associated with Multiple Sclerosis.

According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Multiple Sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the central nervous system (the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves). Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. Read more

Effective Bowel Management

If you want to manage bowel health and predictability, it’s important to develop a daily bowel routine. People with spinal cord injury, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis and diabetes report that next to lack of mobility, reduced bowel function is their second greatest concern. It can also be a concern for those who have had stroke, traumatic brain injury or brain tumors. Any of these conditions can lead to neurogenic bowel dysfunction, which involves damage to the nerves that provide reflex control and enable people to feel and voluntarily control their bowel function. It may take longer for stool to pass through the large bowel, leading to constipation. It can also cause fecal incontinence, especially during physical activity. Read more

March Is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

In 2000, President Bill Clinton declared March as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. In the past 14 years, this has brought together thousands of patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates to help raise awareness for colon cancer. Throughout the month, you’ll see fundraising and educational events nationwide from various organizations. Read more