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Valerie Paxton is a co-founder of AllegroMedical.com and lives in Phoenix, AZ. In 1997 she set out with her business partner, Craig Hood to form Allegro Medical - a company dedicated to helping people lead more independent and healthy lives. They poured their knowledge and experience into AllegroMedical.com and now have more than 1 million customers nationwide. Valerie has a degree in Journalism from the University of Nebraska and has spent most of her career in communications, marketing, PR, and investor relations. She enjoys giving advice, mentoring, volunteering, writing, reading, cooking, telling funny stories, healthy eating, her cocker spaniel Honey, her boyfriend Todd, hiking, kayaking, jokes and world travel. Follow Valerie on Twitter at http://twitter.com/vpaxton

Is your home safe for holiday guests?  If little Ian and grandpa Ray are visiting for a few days, or even just for Christmas dinner, there are simple precautions you can take to avoid the trauma of a holiday accident in your home.  

Prepare the house with these safety items to ensure your holiday memories are shiny and bright.  Think about who’s coming over and then go room by room, ‘guest-proofing’ your home.  Order today.  Peace of mind is priceless.

Bathrooms

Toilet Safety Frames – Choose from a variety of value-priced toilet frames that make getting on and off the commode a breeze.  And if there’s a chance your guest might not make to the bathroom, Allegro Product Manager Daver suggests you consider a bedside commode.  Need to raise the toilet seat higher for easier use? Check out some of these options for simple & safe raised toilet seats.

 

Suction Cup Grab Bars – These life-saving grab bars install in seconds and are removable.  Non-marring.  No drilling.  Reposition to the ideal location for each user.

See all Grab Bars

 

Bamboo Bath Seat and Shower Chair – This lovely bench fits in your bath or shower and looks great!  You might just want to use it yourself after your guests leave (great for shaving the legs in the shower, ladies).   Or, how about a folding shower chair to use and then put away for next time?  As long as you’re at it, really impress them and throw in a Long-Handled Bath Sponge and Hand-Held Shower.

See all Shower Chairs and Bath Benches

 

No-Skid Bath and Shower Mats – Considered an absolute MUST for guest safety, regardless of age.  For a more permanent solution, try the Bath Safety Treads.

Tip:  Check your towel racks and soap dish in the shower to make sure they are secure.

See all Baby and Child Safety Items

 

Bedrooms

Dim ‘N Bright Auto Sensor Night Light – Automatically turns on in the dark and off in the light.  Dimmer dial for multiple levels of brightness.  For the kids get the auto-sensing Soothing Stars Nighlightwith an enclosd bulb.

 

Removable Bedrail – Allegro’s most economical bedrail and perfect to pull out of the closet when you have elderly overnight guests.  For the kids, we have a variety of childrens bedrails to keep them from falling out of the bed.  I like the Sesame Street one the best.

 

Non-Skid Slipper Socks – What a nice touch for your guests, especially if you have non-carpeted floors.  Wear them all winter long.

 

Sonic Boom Alarm with Extra Large Display – A welcome to those with hearing or vision problems.

See all Sonic Alert Products

See all Blindness/Low Vision Products

See all Hearing Impairment Products

 

Indoors/Outdoors

 

Ice-Away Snow and Ice Melt Mat – Keep your property safe all winter long with this convenient, efficient and reliable solution to ice at your doorstep.  36″ x 32″.  Keeps up with the snow as fast as it falls.

See all Cozy Heater Products

Read Cold Weather Gear to Warm you Inside and Out

 

Doorknob Extenders and Grippers – Guests with limited hand function, i.e. arthritic hands, will thank you when they can get in and out with ease. 

 

Easy Access Threshold Ramps – Gives wheelchair and walker users smooth access to the house.  

See all Ramps

 

Aluminum Transport Wheelchair – Make trips to the mall a little easier on great aunt Beulah with this economical lightweight folding wheelchair.  Back folds down for storage and transport.

 

Safety Gates and Railnets – Keep pets out and kids in with these nifty security gates.  Remember to gate off the stairs to prevent tumbles!

See all Child Safety Products

The Allegro family wishes you, your friends and your families a super safe holiday season!  Thank you for your business and your referrals.  We appreciate it more than you know.  Looking for great holiday gifts?  Check out our Gift Ideas.

If it’s the thought that counts, then only a mindful gift will do.  With a little thought about who you’re shopping for, you can surprise them with something they will truly use and maybe something to make their life easier.

Take a look in each of our Gift Categories listed below to find gifts that pair your budget with their personality, abilities, passions or hobbies.   It’s the path to the perfect gift! 

Hint:  Keep an eye out for bargain stocking stuffers.

Find fun and unique gifts in Gifts $50 to $100,  Gifts $100 and Up, Gifts for Teens, Electronic Gift Ideas, Baby Gifts, Gifts for Her, Gifts for Him and Gifts for Kids

Best Gifts by Price

Gift Ideas Under $50

Handybar 3 in 1 Car Aid – Consider this gift for those who may have difficulty getting in and out of their car.  The Handybar allows the user to move from a seated position to a standing position with a fraction of the difficulty and strain.  Also includes a side window breaker and a seat belt cutter when immediate escape is necessary.  Give this to someone you love to let them know how much you care.

 

Folding Shopping Cart – The perfect gift for the shoppers, students, garage sale fans and anyone who has to ‘tote’ things.  Great for laundry, groceries, books – whatever!  Folds easily for quick storage.  Hooks onto most retail shopping carts.  

See all Shopping Carts & Totes

See all Daily Living Aids

 

Spacells Facial Sponges – A revolutionary facial sponge that cleans, removes make-up, exfoliates and massages at the same time.  An easy gift for all of the ladies in your life. 

See all Supracor Products and Spa and Relaxation gift ideas.

 

Tek Pal – Large Button TV Remote Control– The perfect gift for tv watchers over the age of 40.  Seriously.  They’re awesome (don’t ask me how I know this).  See also the Hy-Tek Big Button Universal Remote Control and the Hy-Tek Big Button Universal Remote Control.

See all Low Vision Aids

See all Electronic Gift Ideas

 

Lex Loop – Lex Loops Exercise Band – Great for beginners or the extremely fit, you can’t go wrong giving the Lex Loops as a gift.  These soft, padded ankle cuffs promote cardio-free strength training and flexibility.  Other all-around favorite fitness gifts are the Pedal Exerciser Stationary Bike and the ProStretch.

See all Exercise Bands – Tubes

See all Exercise / Fitness Products for hundreds of gift ideas.

To see nearly 400 gift ideas, shop our entire Gift Ideas Category for more Gifts Under $50.  If you’re looking for something specific, simply type what  you are seeking into the search box at the top of each page, and off you go.  Order today!

We appreciate your business.  Have a GREAT and ‘mindful’ day.

-Val

Listen up all you skiers, snowboarders, hunters, hikers, bikers, football fans, bird watchers and dog walkers.  You too, you shivering-in-front-of-the-tv wrapped in a blanky people.  You don’t have to be cold!  With today’s technology and a little planning you can stay warm all winter long, inside and out.

Pick up extras to give as holiday gifts or stocking stuffers! 

OUTDOOR Warming Products

Cold Weather Mask – Take the risk out of breathing cold air with this Arctic Fleece mask that warms the air you inhale, no matter how cold and dry it is.  Enhanced with a particle filtering lining.  Adjustable, washable, long lasting, rolls up for storage/packing.  Effective in sub-zero weather. 

 

SKWOOSH Stadium Gel Seat– Cradle and warm your buns as you cheer on your favorite team with this super thin, but extremely effective TekPad gel-filled Stadium Seat.  Weighs only 7 ozs, folds to the size of a piece of paper, has 2 built-in carry handles and comes in Navy, Burgendy, Black or Green.  Super value priced for everyone in the family and great for indoors or out.  Made in the USA.. U..S…A!!  Goooooo USA!  (Practicing my cheers).

Allegro has everything from travel cushions to hunting cushions and Kayak Cushions!  See all SKWOOSH Cushions and Seats

 

Cold Condition Glove– These Ironclad cold weather gloves are designed to protect your hands from cold weather but allow for a high level of dexterity.  Wicking material wicks away perspiration.  Breathable, but resists water and oil.  Non-slip reinforcements on palm and fingers for enhanced grip and abrasion-resistance.  Neoprene at the cuff and knuckle.  Machine washable.

 

Superfeet hot PINK Cold Weather Premium Insoles – Lady skiers and snow boarders, add these to your ski boots and you’ll be carving like a pro this season.  Provides support, shock absorption, power transmission and edge control to tear up the slopes.  Heat management for all-day comfort.  Antimicrobial technology helps prevent foot odor.  Men, we carry them for you too:  Superfeet REDhot Cold Weather Premium Insoles.

 

Spa-N-A-Box Portable Spa– Nothing warms you more completely than a nice relaxing spa.  Now you can have your own bubbling, whirling spa at a fraction of the cost of a traditional hot tub.  Sets up in about 20 minutes, requires no tools, and plugs into a regular household outlet.   Seats 4 to 5 people.  Great gift for the family.  Use it indoors or outdoors, on your patio or deck, in your condo or apartment, lakehouse, cabin or boat!

 

INDOOR Warming Products

Bed Buddy Foot Warmers with Aromatherapy –  Just pop the reusable scent pack in the microwave for a  minute and put them back in the fleece fabric boots for an hour of moist heat and warm feet!  Lightly fragranced with clove, cinnamon and eucalyptus.   For cold hands, try the Bed Buddy Hand Warmers or get everything, including the sinus pack in the Bed Buddy Heat Therapy Kit.

 

NatraCure Heat Therapy Mittens – Recommended for arthritis sufferers and hard working hands as a warming aid.  One size fits most.  Washable and reusable.  Lightly scented.  Disperses moisturizing mineral oils and Vitamin E to hydrate and nourish your skin.  Microwave for 25 to 30 seconds to warm.

 

Bed Warmer –  Placed at the bottom of the bed under the sheets, the Battle Creek Bed Warmer warms your legs and feet rather than the whole bed.  Or, position warmth exactly where it feels best!  Costs less to operate than an electric blanket.

 

Arthritis Gloves – Soft, breathable cotton lycra will make you want to wear these gloves day and night.  Mild compression and warmth helps increase circulation and promote healing of arthritic, achy, painful, stiff hands.  Great for working around the house or in the garden to keep your hands warm but your fingers free to feel, touch and grip.

 

Toasty Toes Personal Heater – Perfect for work or home, this “deluxe” footrest is thermostatically controlled to heat your feet and legs.  Use in the office, study, basement, garage, porch, craft room you need to be seated or standing for a long time.  Three positions.  6 foot cord plugs into any 110v outlet.

See all Cozy Heater Products

 

Dream Saks Airline Comfort Set – Travel in warmth and style with your own silk blanket, pillowcase and eye shades!  Great for long air routes, trains, buses or cars.  Rolls into its own 12″ bag and weighs less than a pound.  Prefer cashmere over silk?  Try the Dream Sak Luxury Travel Kit.  A great gift for the traveler who has everything…

See all Dream Saks

 

Indoor or Outdoor Relief from Cold

Grabber Peel-n-Stick Adhesive Body Warmers – Standard equipment for anyone who enjoys outdoor cold weather activities.  Widely used for soothing cold, sore joints and muscles as a result of Arthritis, Raynaud’s, Lupus, Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia or just poor circulation.  40 portable heating pads per box, one time use, disposable.  Warms for 12+ hours.  For cold feet and cold hands, use Grabber’s Foot Warmers and Grabber’s Hand Warmers.  Get a case and divide them up for stocking stuffers or gifts for your team members and friends.

Wishing you and your family a nice warm winter.  As always, thanks for your business.   -v

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Allegro is well-known for its low, low prices on diabetes supplies and is a reliable source for hundreds of customers who want a no-hassle, automatic delivery of their test strips right to their doorstep.  We know how important your testing is, and also how expensive it can get.  That’s why we keep our prices as low as possible.   

In recognition of American Diabetes Month we’re offering you discounted prices on our diabetes supplies.  Order today!!

Top 10 Lowest Priced, Most Popular Diabetic Test Strips

One Touch Ultra Test Strips – According to one Allegro customer, our price on the One Touch Ultra “makes daily checking affordable.”  That’s what we like to hear.  Rock bottom prices.

 

Freestyle Test Strips – Box of 100.  Works with the Freestyle Blood Glucose Monitoring System.  Affordable and easy to use.  Need fewer strips?  Try the Freestyle Test Strips Box of 50

 

FreeStyle Lite– New!  No Coding Required.  Use with the FreeStyle Lite meter featuring the world’s smallest blood sample size.

 

Bayer’s CONTOUR Test Strips(formerly Ascensia) – No coding and a 5 second test time.  Use with Bayer Contour Meter.  Super price.

 

Accu-Check Compact Test Strips –  “Never Handle Test Strips” for use with the Compact and Compact Plus Blood Glucose Meters.  Discounts galore.

 

Accu-Chek Aviva Test Strips –  Completely touchable strip and wide-mouth dosing area makes it easy to test right the first time.  Larger, wider strip makes it easy to use for all ages.  Great price!

 

Accu-Chek Active Test Strips – Designed for people on the go! Quick and accurate results.  Test from palm, forearm, upper arm, thigh or calf.  Apply blood to test strip in or out of the meter.  Easy and inexpensive.

 

Accu-Chek Comfort Curve Test Strips– Use with Accu-Chek Advantage, Complete and Voicemate. Unique curved target area fits your finger for easier blood application.

 

Bayer BREEZE2 Test Strips – The easy-to-use 10-test disc means you only have to load every 10 tests.  Simple wins every time.

 

Invacare TRUEread Test Strips–  Use with TRUEread or TrackEASE blood glucose monitors.  Large strips for easy handling.  Easy-open flip top.  True value.

See all Diabetes Test Strips

See all Diabetes Supplies

Shop by Condition in our Diabetes Store

Do you use a test strip or meter that you don’t see at AllegroMedical.com?  Please let us know (reply below) and we will try to stock it for you!

More on Diabetes: 

What is Diabetes and What’s the Difference Between Typ 1 and Type 2? 

How to Tell if you have Diabetes

Take care and thanks for being an Allegro customer.  -v

Sure the holidays are jolly, but let’s be honest . . . for most adults ’tis the season to be stressed out.  And if you’re traveling, you have an added layer of complexity.  Traveling with a disability or injury?  Yet another layer.  This year we suggest you gear up and travel smart so you can arrive at your destination rested and relaxed.  Seasoned travelers and novices alike can benefit from these travel accessories designed to make getting there a whole lot easier – in style and comfort.

Allegro’s Best Travel Products

Traveler Neck Pillow –  No more sore neck with this super soft, lightweight, easy-to-pack travel pillow.  Small enought to take wherever you go.  Removable cover for easy cleaning.  Another option is the Inflatable Neck Cushion.  And if you’re prone to headaches during travel, you’ll want to get the Headache Ice Pillo.

 

Silk Travel Pillow Cases – Perfect for covering the airline pillows (for all the reasons that you think you should), plus it feels nice and won’t muss your hairdo.

 

Eye Pillow with Ergo Beads– Made of breathable cotton lycra and filled with smooth ergoBeads, this eye pillow will spread a gentle soothing weight with a massaging affect around your eyes.  Can be chilled in the freezer first to provide cool relief.  

 

 

Folding Travel Cane – Strong and lightweight these folding canes adjust in height from 33″ to 37″. Beautiful maple handle.  Take it anywhere!  Choose from 5 sylish patterns to suit your personality.

 

Lightweight Portable Transport Wheelchair – Ultra lightweight – less than 14.5 lbs total – this chair collapses to fit in its own carry bag.  So small it fits into most airplane overhead containers.  Tool-free breakdown and assembly.  Super comfortabe.  Easily fits in your trunk.   Weight capacity = 250lbs.

 

Bed Rail Advantage Traveler – The most portable bed rail on the market, this handy travel aid pops right out of the box ready to use.  Sturdy.  Fits on either side of the bed.  Lets you independently pull yourself up  and safely get out of bed without aid.

 

SKWOOSH Traveler Travel Cushion– Long car ride or flight ahead? Get serious about rear end comfort with this patented pressure relief gel cushion.  Relieves the tingling, numbness and soreness in the lower back, legs and rear caused by long hours of traveling.  Weighs only 1/2 lb and folds to fit in your briefcase or carry-on.  Even better, check out the SKWOOSH Pro Traveler.  It has an upgraded internal structure and integrated handles to make it more convenient to cary or hang.  How about one for the office?

See all SKWOOSH Cushions.  They make great gifts!

 

Travel Size Sonic Boom Alarm with Bed Shaker – Need I say more?

 

Airline Comfort Set – As seen on the Today Show, in the Wall Street Journal and USA Today this is the perfect travel set for long air routes, trains, buses or cars.  Includes a silk blanket, pillowcase and eye shade that all roll into a 12″ bag.  Weighs less than a pound. 

 

DreamSack– Protect yourself from germs on hotel bedding and the harsh detergents and chemicals used in hotel laundries.  This “original opening” Dreamsack opens on the side and has a full sized silk pouch for your pillow.  Super lightweight and machine/hand washable.  Air dries quickly.  The perfect gift for the travelers in your life.  Sleeping double?  Get the Double DreamSack.

See all Dream Sack Products

 

iZap Portable Toothbrush Sanitizer – Sanitize your toothbrush wherever you go with the iZap.  Eliminates 99.9% of the germs and bacteria on your toothbrush.  Great for travel, dorm rooms, gym bags, the office, hotels or home.   Uses 2 AAA batteries.  Lifetime bulb.

See all VioLight Sanitizers

 

 Cartdesk – A virtual office anywhere you can find a chair.  Featured on NBC Today and endorsed by American Airlines as one of the top travel products, this instant office not only transports your business travel bag, but quickly transforms into a fully functioning desk in seconds. 

 

Revitaleg Portable Leg Massager – Enjoy the benefits of a pneumatic compression massage anywhere.  Especially great for long distance travel to help avoid leg cramps.  Free shipping!

 

Deluxe Swivel Seat Cushion – Great for elderly, the injured, those with mobility issues, or wheelchair users to help prevent back and hip strain when getting in and out of the car.  Just sit and swivel.  15″ in diameter.  360 degree turns.  Weight capacity 300lbs.

 

Car Caddie Helping Hand – Offers a helping hand for getting out of cars, trucks or vans.  Great for young and old.  Easy to install, non-permanent.

 

Handybar 3-in-1 Car Aid –  This is one of our most popular products.  It offers support for getting in and out of the car, plus it is a seat belt cutter and a side window breaker in the unfortunate event that you need to immediately escape the car.  Every car should have one.  Makes a great stocking stuffer or holiday gift.

 

Folding Shower Chair with Back – For travel or easy storage, this shower chair quickly and easily folds up when not in use.  Weighs 6 1/2 lbs.  Holds up to 250 lbs.  Will not rust.  Use in the tub or shower.

 

Zephyr Travel Hearing Aid Dryer – The new standard in moisture absorption for maximum hearing aid drying effectiveness.  Small size for taking on the road.  Automatically shuts off after 8 hours.  Includes a disposable Dry-Brik desiccant which also absorbs odors.  Accomodates all kinds of hearing instruments.

 

Portable Roll-A-Ramp Wheelchair Ramp – The perfect travel ramp.  Super lightweight.  Rolls up and fits inside the trunk of compact cars.  Disassembles in seconds for easy transport.

See all Ramps

And that’s not all, folks.  See All Travel Aids including the Grayson Reusable Bedpads, Coccyx Cushion and Harmonie Disposable Underpads.

Worried about contracting the H1N1 Swine Flu?  See our H1N1  Swine Flu Protection Products.  You might want to carry a mask if you travel a lot, and be sure to stock up on hand sanitizer.

That aside, we wish you a fantastic holiday season and safe travels!  Thanks for your business.  We appreciate it.

Stuffing your feet back into their closed-toe shoes for the winter doesn’t mean you should forget about them until sandal weather next spring.  Keep your feet looking beautiful and healthy all winter long with a little TLC and a few key products.

From what I’ve seen, just about everyone could pay a little more attention to the ‘ol foot, if you know what I mean.  Here’s how . . .

Foot Product Recommendations:

Pedicure Products.  Save time and money by doing your own pedicures!  Well groomed feet are healthy feet.  Gentlemen, call it what you want, but you must develop a foot maintenance routine or you’re going to end up with a mess of a foot.  Use our Step-N-Smooth Shower Mat Foot File if nothing else.  For a fantastic home spa pedicure, along with your massaging foot soaker I recommend a Paraffin Heat System  for pure bliss.  And don’t forget the Epsom Salts,  Dual Action Foot File, Salon-Style Heel Buffer, and Deep Healing Foot Cream.

Want to brush up on your pedicure skills?  Read Marie Claire’s The Perfect Pedicure

 

Foot Care Products.  Anyone with hammertoes, corns, calluses, fungus or bunions will tell you… take care of your feet!   If you already have a painful foot condition, we have products to protect, comfort and perhaps even cure it. 

For those with Diabetes, see our Diabetic Foot Care Products

Shoes.  Stop squishing your  feet into shoes that hurt.  We have a full line of great looking sandals, dress shoes, athletic shoes/trainers, work boots, oxfords, clogs, casual shoes, diabetic shoes, socks and therapeutic shoes designed to address and correct a variety of foot issues.  And the sizes!  You won’t believe the feet we can fit!

 

Insoles & Heel Cups – For maximum foot comfort consider adding an insole  or heel cup inside your shoe.  They make them for everything from athletic footwear to high heels.  Improve your balance, circulation, body alignment and weight distribution PLUS reduce body aches & pains – just by putting something in your shoe.  Who knew?

See?  No excuse for gnarly, sore feet.  

Here’s wishing you beautiful tootsies all your life.   Thanks for your orders.  Tell your friends!

Stock up and save on a wide selection of cold and flu products from AllegroMedical.com this season.  The H1N1 virus may be in your area, but our Swine Flu protection products can help slow the spread and prevent contraction of the virus.  If you end up with the flu, our H1N2 flu remedies can make you more comfy.

How do you know you have the flu versus a cold?  

You know you have the flu when you get sick suddenly, have a fever, headache, chills, muscle aches and fatigue.  You also may have a dry cough, sore throat and nasal congestion.  It will hit you like a ton of bricks, and if left untreated you could suffer for up to 10 days.  Best to get a flu shot and try to avoid it.   Remember to eliminate or avoid contact with people as soon as you start feeling flu symptoms, and remain indoors for at least 24 hours after your fever has passed to avoid spreading the virus.

You know you have a cold if you get sick gradually.  You will probably not have a fever.  Muscle aches will likely be minor if at all, but you might have congestion, a sore throat and a cough with mucus.  Most likely you’ll be sick for less than a week.

H1N1 Swine Flu Product Recommendations

60-Second Digital Thermometer, Fahrenheit– Fever is a tell-tale sign that you have the flu versus the common cold.  Check for fever quickly and acturately with this digital thermometer.  Use Thermometer Probe Covers for extra sanitation and germ control.   Here at Allegro, we use the Single-Use Clinical Thermometers to check the temperatures of any employees who may be coming down with the flu.  These thermometers are disposable and very handy this flu season for schools and businesses.

See all Thermometers

 

Over-the-Counter (OTC) Flu Remedies – Feel better with Mucinex,  Nasal Sprays, fever reducers and pain relievers like Ibuprofin, Tri-Buffered Asprin and Acetaminophencough syrups, zinc lozenges and more.

See all OTC Medications

See all Cold and Flu Products

 

Hot/Cold Therapy Wrap – Chill or heat the removable gel pack and then insert it into the pocket on this versatile scarf-like therapy product for quick relief of headaches and muscle aches.  Also great for sprains, strains, swelling and other minor problems.  Just wrap, tie and relax.

See all Pain Relief Products

 

Cool Care Comfort System Chillow Pak – Two cooling pillows – one for use inside your pillow case and the other cools anywhere from both sides.  Perfect fever relief.  Also great for hot flashes and night sweats.

 

Emergen-C– Super popular energy booster.  32 mineral complexes, antioxidants and other micro-nutrients plus 1000mgs of Vitamin C as 7 mineral ascorbates.  Rev up your immune system while you’re waiting for that flu shot.   Non-caffinated.  How about Emergen-C Kidz for the Kids?

See all Emergen-C

 

H1N1 Protection and Swine Flu Prevention Products

N95 Respirator Masks with Free Iso-Tek Ear-Loop Masks – Get 70 masks for the price of 20 with this special offer.  Affordable disposable protection against the H1N1 Virus.  Meets or exceeds the CDC and WHO recommendations for flu prevention. 

 

N95 Particulate Respirator Mask with Vent – Box of 10.  Our most popular mask this flu season.  Adjustable nose piece and inner foam provide a custom seal for different facial sizes.

 

See all Swine Flu Products.  Find Hospital Grade H1N1 Flu Products including Gloves, Hand Sanitizers, Masks / Respiratory Products, and Surface Disinfectants from major brands.

Note:  Help your community common areas, schools and businesses prepare for the H1N1 Flu virus by having the proper medical supplies on hand.  Forward this buyers guide information to those who are in charge of purchasing and preparedness!

Stay well!!

Boost your metabolism and keep those winter pounds at bay with these new dietary and fitness products from AllegroMedical.com.  Exercise in the comfort of your home this Fall while getting in the best shape of your life.  You’ll make up the cost of a gym membership in no time with these super values, while building an amazing home gym to enjoy for years to come. 

New Weight Loss Products

Sunny Indoor Cycling Bike – How nice would it be to have your own indoor bicycle?  Pedal away the pounds with this fully loaded workout machine.  Fully adjustable seat and handlebars. 26 lb flywheel. Magnetic resistance guarantees smooth and quiet workout .

 

Magnetic Elliptical Trainer – This deluxe elliptical trainer is the ultimate value in home gym equipment with high-quality features such as large anti-slip platforms, a hand pulse monitoring system and high quality magnetic resistance with 8 levels of workout.   You’ll even get an elliptical training monitor to monitor your heartbeat and keep tabs on your time, speed, distance, calories, pulse, IPM and body fat!

See all Sunny Fitness Products

 

Designer Whey – The Biggest Loser Protein Powder – As used by Al Vincent on “The Biggest Loser”.  Packed with vital B Vitamins and Protein, this powder will keep you feeling satisfied and away from fatty snacks.

 

Optygen HP – This revolutionary formula is the result of human clinical trials and the latest scientific research on increasing endurance and performance. New features include Beta-Alanine as well the most potent Rhodiola available.

 

Get in shape on the disc!  It’s all the rage at gyms across the country.  Choose from the Fun Disc, Fit Disc, Trim Disc and Sport Disc and you’ll increase your balance, flexibility and core strength in no time.   If you play sports, disc workouts can make a huge improvement in your performance.   

 

Inversion Table – After a stressful day or to relieve sore muscles and back pain, nothing works like an inversion table.  Supports up to 300lbs. 

 

Let us help you build an affordable home gym.  Shop all Home Fitness Equipment for more ideas.  And for all your dietary supplements and weight loss/weight gain products, see our Dietary Products Category.  Have a healthy day!  And, as always, thanks for your business.

Pink is now the official color of Fall.  Fine by me, as long as the awareness of breast cancer and the huge outpouring of charity in October helps save lives.  Allegro sells several products that support breast cancer research and breast charities with donations for every product purchased.  If you are in the market for one of these products, for you or a friend, now is the time to buy – and buy pink.

Allegro’s Breast Cancer Awareness Products

  

 Breast Cancer Awareness Pink 4 Wheeled Rollator – My favorite product.  It has all the bells and whistles (flip-up padded seat, basket, lightweight aluminum) plus, with every purchase $10 is donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  The foundation works to save lives through awareness of breast cancer and by providing mammograms for those in need. 

 

Generation Pink Vinyl Powder-Free Exam Gloves– Patented 3G technology with great flexibility and protection.  Latex-free.  Every health care facility should be using these.  For every case sold during the month of October, $1 goes to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

 

 Three Lollies Queasy Drops Pink – Sour Raspberry – The essential oils, herbs and unique delivery system provides relief from the queasy stomach associated with motion sickness and chemotherapy.   A portion of each sale supports the Stop Cancer – Marni Fund for Breast Cancer Research

 

 Breast Cancer Awarenes Pink Ribbon Lab Coats–  If you’re a health care worker, this should be part of your Fall wardrobe!  80% polyester/20% cotton poplin, breast pocket, two lower pockets, 36″ long, princess-seamed back with one-piece back belt.  For every lab coat sold through the month of October, $5 goes to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

 

Bouffant Caps – Cover your hair with one of these nifty Bouffant Caps and you’ll be helping the National Breast Cancer Foundation save lives.  Choose from the Comfort Ease Bouffant Cap (pictured) or the Breast Cancer Ribbon Print Bouffant Cap (case of 500).

 

Sweet Relief Duo – Hot flashes?  Night sweats?  Cool down with this unique cooling pillow set.  It’s pink, of course, with a fuzzy flocked back.  Soothing anywhere, anytime. Includes two pillows – Sweet Relief and Petite Relief.  Designed by women for women.  Go Ladies!!

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Order today and thank you for helping to fight breast cancer! 

Not in the market for one of these products?  Do me a favor and support the cause however you can.  Even if you can’t afford to make a donation, wear pink and perhaps it will spur someone to do their self-breast exam.  Verbally remind your lady friends and family to get checked.  And you… you do it too!  It could be that easy to save a life through early detection.

My dear friend Laura starts chemo tomorrow, on her birthday of all days.  This is following a recent lumpectomy.  She’s 47 years old and seems to be taking it all in stride, recovering with the help of family and friends.  We’ll be walking for her on Sunday in the Phoenix Race for the Cure.  Please think good thoughts for her continued strength and for everyone you know who is fighting this terrible disease.  If you have a story to share, please feel free to reply to this post.

Have a great day.

Urinary incontinence (UI) is defined as the involuntary release of urine.  It’s way more common than you might think and no matter what your age, it is treatable or can be managed.  The good thing is that it is not a serious health problem, but it can be embarrassing.  UI occurs twice as often in women as men, and older women experience UI more often than younger.  

If you’re looking for urinary incontinence products as a temporary fix – while waiting for surgery or other treatment – or you’re looking for a long-term option, Allegro has a wide variety of products to make you as comfortable and carefree as possible. 

I’ve geared this Buyer’s Guide more towards women because of its prevalence,  but we carry hundreds of products designed for male incontinence as well.

Caregivers of incontinent patients take note.  You can do it the hard way, or the easy way.  Let us help you find the easy way. 

Urinary Incontinence Buyer’s Guide

 Reusable Bedpads– Our top sellers.  These machine washable and dryable bedpads are a super economical way to protect your bed AND your skin from moisture.  They have a quilted cotton/polyester surface, absorbent inner layer and waterproof backing.

 

Disposable Bedpads – The Harmonie Disposable Underpads are the most popular because of their great value, but the Prevail Super Absorbent Underpads takes the prize for the highest rating.  I guess you should try them both.

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Washcloths – Favorites include the Prevail Soft Pack Washcloths  and the Prevail Disposable Washcloths Jumbo Tub.   They’re 12″ x 8″, super strong, amazingly soft and come in a single hand dispenser that produces an unfolded wipe every time.  Alcohol-free.  Contains aloe & lanolin to keep you nice and comfy.

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Skin Care – Aloe Vesta Perineal Skin Cleanseris tops.  It’s a non-drying, deodorizing, ready to use, no-rinse skin cleanser containing a mild aloe vera gel.  Dispenses as a liquid spray for convenience. Alcohol-free and pH balanced.

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Undergarments – For women, we suggest the Depends Protective Underwear for Women – Extra Absorbency

 

Pads & Shields –  Our best selling night pad is the TENA Night/Super Pad – Green.  It’s extra absorbent, latex-free and quickly absorbs fluid for greater security and increased skin dryness. 

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For stress and urge incontinence, ladies we suggest the Prevail Ultra Plus Bladder Control Pads, designed for women. For very light incontinence, go with the Prevail Pantiliners.  Guys, try the Prevail Male Guards.

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And that’s not all folks.  We also have Incontinence sub-categories with Adult Briefs, Bed Wetting Products, Drip Collectors, Feminine Hygiene Products, Just for Men, Miscellaneous Products, Pants, Reusable Items and Room Deodorizers.

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Have a great “dry” day, and thanks, as always, for you business.

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