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Top Ten Products for Seasonal Affective Disorder

By March 3, 2016 1608 Views

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a seasonal depression that afflicts more than 3 million people in the U.S. alone. SAD is characterized by depression, changes in appetite, sleep changes, an inability to concentrate and even weight gain. Never fear, if you are experiencing the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder, there is hope. Firstly, it is temporary. SAD is seasonal disorder that usually lasts about three months, but don't worry, you don't have to wait it out. There are several treatments available for seasonal depression, including:

Medically Edited and Reviewed by Dr. Erin Zinkhan MD, BSBE

Updated: 05/20/2019

SimplyGo Mini Review & Comparison

By February 18, 2016 1984 Views

Respironics recently released a new, smaller portable oxygen concentrator named the SimplyGo Mini. Unlike its larger sister product, the SimplyGo, the Mini is a pulse flow concentrator only and does not offer continuous flow oxygen. This new oxygen concentrator gives Respironics the opportunity to complete with oxygen concentrators that are solely designed for the lightweight, pulse flow market such as the AirSep Focus and the Inogen G3.

Medically Edited and Reviewed by Dr. Erin Zinkhan MD, BSBE

Updated: 05/20/2019

Adaptive Athletics Powering You Forward

By Paul Garcia February 16, 2016 1276 Views

I had just turned 30, was a staple in every boot camp class, ran a 6:50 mile (not bad for a 200-pounder) and was gunning for my first mud-obstacle run. After a quick bicep and tricep workout on 7/4/11, I hit the trail for some miles. After a loud pop, I was stranded on the ground on a hundred-degree day. For an hour, I was helpless and alone. An MRI confirmed that my L3-L5 lumbar discs had essentially blown out. After narrowly avoiding surgery, I was left, with among other+0 things, one leg that is significantly shorter than the other. No more running, no more jumping, no boot camp. No more fun?


Medically Edited and Reviewed by Dr. Erin Zinkhan MD, BSBE

Updated: 07/29/2019

Swimming With a Physical Disability

By Jared Soper February 12, 2016 904 Views

Swimming is an awesome, all-around fun activity for people of all ages. It's widely known that swimming is not only a great leisure activity, but an excellent non-impact way to get exercise and improve health without risking injury as well. Swimming helps to:

Medically Edited and Reviewed by Dr. Erin Zinkhan MD, BSBE

Updated: 07/31/2019

Liquid Oxygen Therapy

By January 28, 2016 2192 Views

Liquid oxygen is a form of oxygen therapy that is more recently available for use in the home to treat conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, dysphasia, COPD, heart failure, lung disease, and pneumonia. Medical liquid oxygen offers several key advantages over other methods of oxygen delivery.

Medically Edited and Reviewed by Dr. Erin Zinkhan MD, BSBE

Updated: 05/5/2019

Medical Tape Tips

By January 7, 2016 3008 Views

Medically Edited and Reviewed by: Dr. Erin Zinkhan MD, BSBE

Updated: 05/5/2019

Tape may seem like an easy-to-understand topic, but the variety of medical tape available requires more explanation to help you choose the right product for your needs. When you put something on your body, you want to make sure it's right. Once you find the right product, it's also helpful to know how to properly use it.

Best Hospital Beds for the Home

By December 23, 2015 2134 Views

Medically Edited and Reviewed by Dr. Erin Zinkhan MD, BSBE

Updated: 05/24/2019

Hospital beds are available in many sizes and functions. Modern hospital beds are very adaptable to the changing needs of individual patients as well as from one patient to another. While sleeping, many patients require a flat, level surface to sleep. While awake, many patients require head elevation, or foot elevation and often elevation in the knee area for comfort or for therapy.

Oxygen Concentrator Expertise

By December 22, 2015 1603 Views

Whether low-cost shipping or promotional accessories, medical supply companies offer many incentives to portable and stationary concentrator customers. However, there is one perk to ordering an oxygen concentrator from Vitality Medical: expertise. This is crucial, because oxygen concentrators are life-essential medical devices. Vitality Medical team members must be internally certified to help oxygen concentrator customers -- even if it's simply to order an accessory like an external battery.

Medically Edited and Reviewed by Dr. Erin Zinkhan MD, BSBE

Updated: 06/19/2019

Living With COPD

By December 18, 2015 1437 Views

Did you know that at least 12 million people in the United States alone have been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (aka COPD)? We recognize this is a problem and we are here to help.

Medically Edited and Reviewed by Dr. Erin Zinkhan MD, BSBE

Updated: 05/03/2019

Choosing an Ostomy Bag

By December 14, 2015 2753 Views

Ostomy Bags are often referred to as ostomy pouches or ostomy appliances. They come in three different types and with numerous options. The three types of ostomy bags are colostomy bags, ileostomy bags and urostomy bags. A colostomy is a surgically created opening into the colon through the abdomen. It allows stool to bypass a diseased or damaged part of the colon. An ileostomy is a surgically created opening into the small intestine through the abdomen.