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From U.S.News & World Report: 

Choosing the right nursing home is challenging. And chances are good you’ll someday face this decision for yourself or a loved one. More than half of older adults will eventually stay in a nursing home for at least one night, according to a September 2017 study. Of course, most residents stay much longer.

Obviously, you can’t just rely on facility tours or promotional brochures to make this crucial decision. First, get your ducks in a row. You can locate possible facilities and find inspection data by searching the U.S. News Best Nursing Homes rankings, as well as downloading a comprehensive checklist for visits.

When you’re ready to visit in person, turn to administrators, staff members and residents for answers to pivotal questions.

Read the rest HERE at U.S. News & World Report.

Tired of Messy Hands? Try a Ready-to-Use Cure Catheter.

If you’re sick and tired of having messy hands every time you self-cath, you’ll be thrilled to know there are better options available. Cure Medical offers several kinds of intermittent catheters that you can use without the drip, kinks or mess!

Known as pre-lubricated or ready-to-use intermittent catheters, the Cure Ultra® for men and women and the Cure Twist® for women are convenient and discreet but most importantly, they don’t require applying sticky gobs of lubrication before using.

When you opt for a pre-lubricated Cure catheter, you’ll have less hassle and clean-up after self-cathing, and you won’t touch your catheter as much before using it.

UTIs and other infections happen more frequently when a less-than-clean technique is used. That’s another advantage of a ready-to-use Cure catheter —  you are less likely to contaminate it while applying lubricant.  Just open it and go!

Here’s what people are saying about their experience with the wildly-popular, pre-lubricated Cure Ultra and Cure Twist catheters.


The Cure Ultra® for men features a proprietary CoverAll™ application process for even distribution of lubricant over the catheter as it is removed from the package – making it ready-to-use with ultra-low resistance as you self-cath.

Additionally, it includes a unique gripper sleeve for increased ease of use. The Cure Ultra for men is available with straight and coude tips, and is offered in 16” length, 8FR -18FR.

The Cure Ultra is a wonderful option for people who have limited hand dexterity too,  as the gel used in the Ultra weighs much less than the water used to lubricate other hydrophilic catheters, making a case significantly lighter to carry or pick up.

If you have limited hand dexterity, or less upper body mobility, consider the Cure Ultra® as a lighter, easier-to-transport alternative to your current hydrophilic catheter.

Request a Free Sample of the Cure Ultra®!


If you like catheters that resemble make-up, or a marker, you’ll love the sterile, single use, Cure Twist® intermittent catheter! Similar in look to that of small cosmetics, the Cure Twist® is preferred by women who value discretion and convenience.


Ready-to-use means the Cure Twist won’t make your hands messy, you can just cath and go!


The Cure Twist features an easy, twist open top and polished eyelets on a pre-lubricated straight tip that allows for ‘No Drip/No Mess’ cathing. It is offered with a universal funnel end for maximum compatibility with drainage solutions, and is available in French sizes 8-16.

Request a Free Sample of the Cure Twist®!

If you’re looking for more reasons to love Cure Catheters®, we don’t blame you! With price-friendly products, all Cure Medical intermittent catheters are made with smooth polished eyelets for maximum quality and comfort.

Also, Cure Medical stands out as the only intermittent catheter maker in the world that donates 10% of net income from every Cure Catheter® sold to fund medical research programs in pursuit of a cure for paralysis.


You can also rest easy in knowing that Cure Catheters® are not made with scary chemicals, especially chemicals like DEHP, DINP or BPA that are known to the state of California to cause cancer and sterilization in men.

If you are currently using a catheter made with these chemicals, consider Choosing a Cure instead!

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Bauerfeind® Pain Relief Braces and Supports

AllegroMedical.com presents Bauerfeind orthopedic braces and supports, designed to provide healing stability and pain relief.  Bauerfeind is a supremely engineered line of orthopedic braces and supports .   Experience pain relief with GenuTrain®MalleoTrain®, and SacroLoc® .

Bauerfeind Orthopedic Braces and Supports:

Premium materials. Superior performance.

Germany is world renowned for its legacy of quality engineering, excellent craftsmanship, high caliber skills and precise attention to detail. German design and engineering is the source of many of the world’s most high-performance products, from cars to consumer technologies.

All Bauerfeind orthopedic braces and supports are made in Germany, with an unrivaled commitment to excellence that is the driving force behind everything we do.

Move freely

Bauerfeind products are made of soft woven knit material so they’re breathable. The anatomical fit feels like a natural extension of the body for flexible stability that won’t interfere with your movements.

Our braces deliver just the right amount of compression via our proprietary soft knit fabric. Our supports provide a therapeutic massage that stimulates circulation and muscle recovery.

Live an active life

Whether it is your ankles, knees, back, elbows, wrists, hands or shoulders that hurt, Bauerfeind helps:

  • Reduce pain and swelling
  • Provide support and stability where you need it
  • Aide the healing process
  • Restore function and motion

Feel the rejuvenating relief from aches and pains and see how our German engineering makes Bauerfeind braces and supports feel and perform better than other products on the market.


Targeted support for knee pain relief and stabilization.

If your knee is weak, swollen, painful or recovering from an injury, Bauerfeind’s GenuTrain® knee braces and supports provide relief and stability for the knee joint. It relieves pain and protects the joint without limiting your mobility.

Bauerfeind® Innovation Center

Pushing performance to the limits

The Bauerfeind Innovation Center is where the best minds in sports, medicine, physical therapy and science collaborate to continuously enhance orthopedic braces and supports.

With unique insights and unconventional thinking, we find new, different and better ways to relieve pain, provide stability and restore motion. Through an ongoing cycle of research, exploration, and product line development, ideas that begin as a discovery in our labs become the standard for helping people live fulfilling, active lives at any age.

Move freely

Bauerfeind products are made of soft woven knit material so they’re breathable. The anatomical fit feels like a natural extension of the body for flexible stability that won’t interfere with your movements.


Stabilize your ankle while maintaining mobility
Shop MalleoLoc orthopedic braces and supports

Bauerfeind’s MalleoLoc® ankle braces and supports stabilize the ankle and prevent it from twisting.

Precise fit technology

Our innovators use advanced technology and the science behind our products:

  • Anatomical fit. Conforms to your body, for physiologically correct support
  • Body contoured. Doesn’t restrict your movement or cause discomfort
  • Two-way stretch. Greater muscle stability
  • Proper support. Improves circulation and reduces pain and inflammation
  • Large selection of sizes. Specially designed to accommodate most body types

Proprietary materials

Our knit material is one-of-a-kind. The fabric is comfortable, durable and machine-washable – unlike neoprene and other materials. Our products are designed for extreme comfort when worn for long periods of activity: you can exercise, work and play in our braces and supports.

Why is our revolutionary knit material better than neoprene and other fabrics?

Whether it is your ankles, knees, back, elbows, wrists, hands or shoulders that hurt, Bauerfeind helps:

  • Breathability. Air easily flows through to eliminate heat buildup for a cooling effect.
  • Skin friendly. Bauerfeind knit is hypoallergenic, so it won’t irritate the skin.
  • Comfortable fit. No bunching, pinching, slipping, rolling or constricting.
  • Anti-odor. Draws moisture away from the skin to reduce perspiration.
  • Machine washable. Use the gentle cycle with cold water and air-dry it – it’s durable and long-lasting.
  • Simple. Easy to put on and take off.


Pain relief and back support
Buy SacroLoc® orthopedic braces and supports

Bauerfeind’s SacroLoc back braces and supports stabilize the pelvis and lower back and delivers pain relief to the sacroiliac (SI Joint) and pelvis.

Committed to giving athletes the best chance to succeed

Pushing athletic performance to the limits

Helping top athletes perform their best

Bauerfeind® orthopedic braces and supports set the standard for the global athletic community. World- class athletes in nearly every professional sport around the world depend on Bauerfeind braces and supports to help them perform at their peak every day.

Professional sports

Our sports medicine doctors, physical therapists and sports trainers ensure our braces and supports are professional quality and meet the high standards required by world class competitors. Pro athletes in sports from football and basketball to hockey and volleyball use Bauerfeind braces and supports. In fact most professional basketball teams use Bauerfeind products.

Olympic support

Since 2002, Bauerfeind has been present at the Summer and Winter Olympic Games with a service team on hand for the athletes from all participating nations.

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