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Valerie Paxton

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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

Getting older is a blessing, for sure, but even longevity has its price.  Creaky, sore joints.  Sometimes when I stand up I sound like an old rocking chair making a bag of popcorn.  And how about when it rains, or your hands get cold and you can barely bend your fingers? For some, these are just minor aches and pains, but for others they are the result of Osteoarthritis, or Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) –  the most common type of arthritis.  There are many types of arthritis, some more debilitating than others.

Did you know that arthritis affects millions of Americans after the age 50 and women are more often effected by arthritis?

Arthritis is caused when the cartilage in the joint deteriorates over time, causing bones to rub against each other which causes stiffness, pain and loss of movement in the joint.  Arthritis typically affects weight bearing joints such as hands, hips, knees and the spine.  Unfortunately, there is no “cure” for arthritis, though there are many treatments and products that can relieve pain.

Here is a list of Allegro’s customers’s favorite arthritis remedies, arthritis aides and arthritis pain relief products.

10 Most Popular Arthritis Products

1.  Biofreeze – The Biofreeze 4 oz Tube, Biofreeze Roll-on 3 oz ,  Biofreeze Spray and Biofreez Gel Pump all make on the first page of our Arthritis Products Page and gets very high ratings so it must be good.   It is a long lasting topical analgesic & pain reliever that contains ILEX, an herbal extract from South America.  See all Biofreeze.

 

2.  Car Caddie Helping Hand – Need a little help getting in and out of the car?  This is made just for you.  Super popular and highly rated, we’ve sold thousands.   Even works to help get kids in and out of your SUV or pickup.  Also in the Top 10, a similar product called the Handybar 3 in 1 Car Aid.  5 star rating!

 

3.Neckpro Cervical Traction Device – At-home traction for relief of neck pain. Uses a unique ratcheting device that delivers a more precise amount of cervical traction tension than the old conventional overdoor neck traction systems.  Similar to what you would experience in a clinical setting.

 

4.  Arthritis Gloves–  Made of soft breathable cotton lycra, these gloves provide mild compression that warms your hands and helps increase circulation.  Open fingertips for full freedom.  Wear day or night.  For edema, try the Norco Edema Glove that provides compression past your wrist.

 

5.    UpEasy Lifting Cushion – Converts any chair into an automatic lift chair that will lift 80% of your body weight.  Adjusts for various weights.  Easily transportable with built-in handle.

 

6.   Bamboo Shower Seat and Bath Bench– Its compact triangle shape fits into the shower stall or bathtub and it looks great!    Made of eco-friendly bamboo, a 100% renewable resource.   Height adjustable, with slip-resistant rubber tipped legs.

 

7.  Light Relief Light Therapy–  One of Allegro’s top products for several years now, this light therapy device emits energy in the infrared spectrum to provide topical warmth.  A natural alternative to pain medication, the Light Relief eases arthritis pain and stiffness.  Includes a travel bag.

 

8.    Thermophore Moist Heat Pack – Moist heat is most often recommended by doctors. Why?  Because moisture transfers the high heat deeper into tissues than ordinary dry heat pads providing temporary relief from rheumatic and arthritic pain.  Increased blood flow is als a result of moist heat, which can relieve inflamed joints and help maintain flexibility.  The heating pad draws moisture from the air and requires no water.  Includes soft flannel cover.  Also see the highly rated  Thermophore Arthritis Pad.

 

9.  Cando Gel Hand Exercise Balls –  Recommended for arthritis, these exerise balls are used to help grip, strength, dexterity and mobility, as well as fine and gross motor skills.  Can be microwaved or put in the freezer.  Very soothing.

 

10.  Spa-N-A-Box Portable Spa – A super economical way to have your own above-ground spa.  Soothes arthritis pain for hours.  Sets up on about 20 minutes and plugs into a regular household outlet.  Put it on your patio, deck, on your boat or even in your c0ndo or apartment!  Quiet operation.  Seats 4 or 5 people.

 

BONUS:   The Freedom Wand – Toilet Tissue Aid

 

See hundreds of arthritis products including braces, supports, over-the-counter remedies and medications, daily living aids, bed wedges, pillows, canes and much more in Shop By Condition: Arthritis.

Need a little help getting around?  For many, cooler weather means Autumn outings, family travel and events galore.  Allegro has hundreds of products to shore up your mobility stability, allowing you to increase your independence and get you on the move!

If you have a friend or loved one with decreased mobility, let them know about these products and share our fabulous discounts & promotions. 

Preparing for house guests?  It’s nice to have a walker, cane, rollator or transport wheelchair on hand if you have elderly visitors, especially over the holidays.

Allegro’s BEST

Cane, Crutch, Walker, Rollator, Transport Wheelchairs, Scooter & Knee Walker

 

Offset Cane with Strap – If you’re 4’4″ to 6’4″ and under 250 lbs, this is your cane.  Great grip and stability.

Quick Change Crutches – Trade in your heavy old wooden crutches and get moving with a pair of these lightweight aluminum beauties.  Quick, push button height adjustment.

Lightweight Forearm Crutches – One-piece molded cuff and hand grip for maximum safety & comfort.  Cool colors.

Dual Release Adult Walker – Quiet operation, wide, deep frame.  Lightweight aluminum.  Large number of height adjustments.  Terrific value.

Aluminum Rollator with 6″ Wheels– Ideal for indoor or outdoor use, this rolling walker is a terrific mobility aid for people with limited hand function.  A special lock protects fingers from “snapback” injuries when the brake is released.  Comes with a basket that can be mounted underneath or in front.  Large 12″ x 12″ padded seat. Removable backrest.  One handed folding.  Wt. Capacity 300 lbs.  Lifetime warranty.

Strolleasy Lightweight Portable Transport Wheelchair – Perfect for all activities, especially travel.  Ultralight, this travel wheelchair weighs under 15 lbs. Folds up in 3 easy steps (no tools) and stores in its own carry bag with shoulder strap.  Fits into most airplane overhead containers and easily into car trunks.  Yeah!  Brakes are foot operated by the caregiver.

Expedition 12″ Rear Wheel Transport Chair – Safe and comfy transport, this folding transport chair comes standard with fixed fully-padded arms, a fold-down back and swingaway footrests.  Attendant-operated wheel locks.  For users up to 250 lbs.

 Ableware Wheelchair Cup Holder – Hands-free drink holder.  What’s not to love?  Holds a cup, glass, can or bottle.  Also works on bed rails and other tubular frames.  Easy to position.

Phantom 3-Wheel Scooter – Previously known as the Stringray, this super affordable scooter is LOADED.  On board battery charger, flip back adjustable width arms, sleek stylish design.  Super reliable and easy to use in the house or outside.   Disassembles in 5 lightweight pieces.  Fits in most car trunks so you can take it anywhere. Max speed 4 mph – up to 15 miles per charge.  Order today for delivery at your home!

Knee Walker with Fixed Wheels – A great new alternative to standard crutches.  Especially designed for those with a below-knee injury.  Great for foot surgery recovery.  Just put your knee of the injured leg on the knee pad and propel the knee walker around with your good leg.  To steer, take a step with the good leg while gently lifting the handle and turning in the direction you want to go.  Comes with brakes which can be adjusted for right or left handed use.

See all Canes

See all Crutches

See all Walkers & Rollators

See all Wheelchairs

See all Wheelchair Accessories

Thanks for your business and your referrals.  It means a lot.

If you are looking for something to relax you, make you feel whole, balanced, flexible and pain free, you should try yoga.  If you’ve done traditional exercise and got burned out or frustrated with your results, yoga may be the way to go.  Middle aged and starting to “feel your age”?  Try adding a gentle yoga stretch to your mornings and evenings and see what happens.  

Its effects may be gradual, but yoga, when practiced regularly, will rock your mind, body and spirit.

Why Yoga?

The longer you go without stretching, repeating the same basic muscle movements every day, the more likely you will lose your range of motion and be unable to move freely.  Yoga can help balance your body and keep it free of aches of pains.  Even women in nursing homes who regularly participate in yoga classes have fewer complaints of aches & pains than women who are sedentary.  It has also been proven to reduce medication requirments in those with asthma and has long been know to be more effective than splinting patients with carpal tunnel syndrome.  If you have arthritis in your hands, you can reduce tenderness, pain during activity, and improve range of motion.

One of the major benefits of yoga is its effect on anxiety.  Because yoga practice involves breathing and meditation, yoga practitioners are more likely to be calmer and less likely to react negatively to outside circumstances.

Getting Started in Yoga

First you need to do a little research and decide which type of yoga will best suit your personality, lifestyle and current level of fitness.  I have taken yoga classes at yoga studios and at the gym, and I also have several yoga tapes for home practice.  I enjoy both and choose whatever works best for my schedule and mood.  I use my tapes every morning before breakfast.   AllegroMedical.com’s most popular yoga DVD is Everyday Yoga – Hips and Knees DVD.   It includes 5 different daily yoga practices that can be performed Monday through Friday, to keep it fresh.

Note to those who think they can’t do it:  Even after practicing yoga for years I am by no means a pro at this, and if I can do it, anyone can.  It’s how it makes me feel that keeps me going.  I’ll never be able to bend like a pretzel, but hey, I do what I can and that’s enough.  Remember, it’s called yoga ‘practice’.

To find a class in your area, check out the Yoga Journal Directory or your local paper.  If you’re just starting out, a hatha or vinyasa class would probably be best.   You can try other ones down the line.  I have friends that swear by the “hot yoga” classes. 

Yoga Equipment, Videos and Clothing

Yoga Mats – Also called sticky mats.  You can sometimes rent or use a mat at a yoga studio or gym, but really you will want your own mat for hygiene reasons.

 

Yoga Starter Kit – This has everything a beginning yoga student needs, including yoga blocks, a tote bag to take to class, a sticky mat, straps and a postures poster for reference.  You can also buy these essential yoga props, yoga foam blocks, yoga straps, a yoga mat and a small pillow or blanket separately.

 

Yoga Balls – Besides the essentials, there are some fun exercise balls and a FitBall Yoga DVD you might want to try at home. 

See all Yoga Videos/DVDs

See all Exercise Books and Videos

Pants – A pair of shorts or sweatpants will do, but you might look for special yoga pants that are fitted but give full range of motion.  Some are fitted at the top but slit at the bottom so you can check your alignment.

See all Yoga Equipment

See all Exercise/Fitness

The effects on your body from yoga are quite different that those you’ll find from traditional exercise.  Yoga is slow, dynamic, static.  Effort is minimized and awareness is internal.  The parasympathetic nervous system and the sucortical regions of the brain dominates.  Traditional  exercise is the opposite.  It involves maximum effort, muscle tension, cortical brain domination, forceful movements and external awareness.  Yoga carries a low risk of injuring muscles and ligaments.  Less so with exercise.

If you can, do both.  If you want to get started on something that will unite your mind, body and spirit.  Something that helps you find harmony, then I suggest yoga.

Namaste (I bow to you).

AllegroMedical.com has received a shipment of NIOSH certified filtering N95 Particulate Respirator FaceMasks and Non-N95 Facemasks for sale to the public and health care facilities.  Quantities are extremely limited and we are unsure about future supply. 

Respirator masks are very difficult to find because the April 2009 threat of the H1N1 Swine Flu virus caused the US supply of masks to sell out in just a few days.  Due to the current preparation for what is now refered to as Novel Influenza A or Novel H1N1, we believe that these masks will sell out quickly. 

Also available for sale are hospital-grade disinfectants for clinical and household use.  See our Swine Flu Protection Products and our Cold/Flu Season Medical Supplies to order online.

Iso-Tek Ear Loop Mask
Iso-Tek Ear Loop Facemasks
N95 Particulate Respirator Masks
N95 Particulate Respirator Masks

 

Who Needs Facemasks and/or N95 Respirators?

Dated August 5, 2009, here are the CDC Interim Recommendations for Facemask and Respirator Use for Home, Community, and Occupational Settings for Non-Ill Persons to Prevent Infection with Novel H1N1.

 

If Novel H1N1 is in your Community:

  • In unavoidable crowded settings, if you are at increased risk of severe illness from influenza (high risk persons) you should consider a facemask or respirator.

 

  • If you work in a non-healthcare environment a facemask/respirator is not recommended but could be considered under certain circumstances for both non-high risk persons and high-risk persons.

 

Home

  • If you are a caregiver to someone in your home with a flu-like illness, use a facemask or respirator.

 

Health Care Workers

  • If your occupation is in health care and you are caring for people with known, probable or suspected novel H1N1 or influenza-like illness, and you are in the non-high risk category, you should still wear a respirator mask. 

 

  • If you are in the high-risk category, you should consider temporary reassignment or wear a respirator mask.

Source: Table 1.  

Here are the CDC Interim Recommendations For Facemask Use For Persons Ill With Confirmed, Probable, Or Suspected Novel Influenza A (H1N1) To Prevent Transmission Of Novel H1N1

Facemask preferred, if available and tolerable, or tissue to cover cough/sneeze if you are in these settings:

  • Home Sharing Commmon Space with Others
  • Health Care Settings (When Outside of Patient’s Room)
  • Non-Healthcare Setting
  • Breastfeeding

See Table 2

We hope you stay healthy through this flu season.  Let us know if there is anything we can get for you.

Thank you for being an AllegroMedical.com customer.  We appreciate your business.

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When it comes to getting and staying regular, AllegroMedical.com has what you need.   We have mineral based, saline based, fiber based pills, drinks, powders and suppositories.   Some work right away, some work over time.  Some work gently, some . . . not.  Choose the one that’s right for your situation and please consult your doctor if you’re not sure.

Allegros Most Popular Laxatives and Suppositories:

Magic Bullet Suppository – By far the most popular choice for bowel management programs, these water based (not oil based) suppositories work safely, within a few minutes of insertion.  Consider using finger cots to ensure proper hygiene.

Bisacodyl Suppository – A vegetable oil based stimulant laxative that produces an effect in about 30 minutes.  For complete evacuation, pre-surgery, for example, use along with Bisacodyl Laxative Tablets – Compares to Dulcolax.

 

Senna Plus – Pills.  Natural Vegetable Laxative with Stool Softener.  Gentle strength.  Compares to Senokot – S.  Take at bedtime and allow to work overnight.

See all Senna-based Products

 

Magic Cleanse – Pills.  Use by itself or along with the Magic Bullet for more complete bowel evacuation.  Effective in 10 to 12 hours.

 

 

Fleet Bisacodyl Enema – This ready-to-use enema is used in most hospitals.  Superb choice for immediate relief of occasional constipation or bowel cleansing before rectal examinations.  Latex-free with a pre-lubricated tip. 

See all Fleet Products

 

Docusate Calcium – Pills. Compares to Surfak.   A very effective stool softener that treats constipation in people with MS, hernias, hemorrhoids, rectal surgery, heart problems, high blood pressure and women who have just given birth. 

 

Diocto Liquid Laxative – Compares to Colace.  Not a stimulant, but a stool softener that allows water and fats to enter the stool, making defecation easier.  Also sold as Docusate Sodium 100mg tablets.

 

MiraLax Powder – Save and effective in treating occasional constipation, MiraLax is the first prescription laxative to be made available over the counter in 30 years.  Dissolves easily in water, juice, soda, coffee or tea (no grit). 

 

Natural Fiber Laxative – Powder, Orange Flavor.  Compares to Metamucil.   All natural bulk forming fiber that you mix with at least 8 oz of liquid.  Restores regularity.  Used to treat both diarrhea and constipation, see Citrucel with SmartFiber.   Another Orange mix to try is Sugar Free Citrucel.

 

Milk of Magnesia – Original, Liquid.  Old-school, but effective.  A saline laxative that is stimulant free and cramp free.  For gentle relief of constipation.

See all Laxatives

See all Toileting Aids

See all Lubricants

Shop by Condition – Constipation

It’s hard to predict how the looming H1N1 Swine Flu Virus will impact your family, community or workplace, but what with all the hooplah it is best to be prepared.   

Allegro’s broad range of antimicrobial germ killers lets you order the same products used in hospitals and other health care facilities – for use in your own home, vehicle, office, school or social gathering places.  We suggest you order these hospital grade disinfectants and sanitizers today, as demand is expected to be high.

Why stock up on antimicrobials?  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the H1N1 virus is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through the coughing or sneezing of infected people.  Droplets from a cough or sneeze move through the air and can transmit the flu to people close by.  Sometimes people may also become infected by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose. 

How to Protect Your Health

  • When you cough or sneeze, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue.  Throw it in the trash afterwards… please.

 

 

 

  • To prevent the spread of influenza virus it is important to keep surfaces clean (especially bedside tables, surfaces in the bathroom, kitchen counters and toys for children) by wiping them down with a household disinfectant.  Allegro has many Surface Disinfectants to choose from,  including disinfectant towelettes, spray cleaners, sanitizing sprays, wipes, home care kits and foggers.

 

 

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.  Germs spread this way. 

 

  • Avoid contact with sick people.

 

  • If you’re sick with flu-like illness, the CDC recommends you stay home for at least 24 hours AFTER your fever is gone, except to get medical care or other necessities. 

 

See All Cold/Flu Season Products including diagnostic aids, pain relief, personal protection items and more.

See All Swine Flu Category Products including gloves, hand sanitizers, masks and surface disinfectants.

Stay current with CDC recommendations at the 2009 H1N1 Flu Website.

Do what you can to avoid getting sick.  Order today!

With 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 ligaments in each of your feet it’s no wonder that foot pain and injury is so common.  If your feet hurt, there’s probably something wrong.  Best not ignore it.

So pick up your fallen arches, trade in your heel spurs for real spurs and let’s take a look at what might fix you up.  

Most Popular Foot Pain Products

Tuli Classic Heel Cups– put these in your shoes to absorb shock and return impact energy just like the system found naturally in your feet.  For heel spurs, Plantar Fasciitis, severs, Achilles TMy thoughtendinitis, shin splints, knee pain and back pain.  We have lots and lots of heel cups to choose from.

See all Tuli Brand Foot Products

See all Heel Cups

 Superfeet Active Blue Insoles– These are our most popular insoles, probably because they are the most versatile Trim-to-Fit insole in the Superfeet line.  Works in any kind of footwear, these insoles absorb shock, improve comfort and help prevent blisters and hot spots .  The blue ones are designed for cleated athletic footwear (great for soccer) as well as casual and dress shoes.  Also ideal for running, mountain biking or tennis shoes and for flatter feet that may not tolerate the more supportive Performance Green Insoles.

See all Superfeet Insoles for women, men, athletic shoes, workboots, cowboy boots, winter shoes, ski boots, high heels … everything!

See all Insoles

Night Splint – For relief of symptoms of plantar fasciitis and heel spurs, and perhaps even peroneal and tibial nerve entrapment.  Alleviates pain in the arch and heel area by gently stretching the plantar fascia ligament.  By increasing this flexibility, you reduce the likelihood of further strain or tearing, and enhance the healing process.  Wear it while you sleep!

See all Pro-Tec Athletics

See all Night Splints

Biomechanical Shoes – designed specifically to address the biomechanics of human walking, by limiting the stress at the areas of the foot most susceptible to pain.  Recognized as the #1 footware line for people suffering from diabetes, arthritis, metatarrsalgia, Morton’s Neuroma, hammertoes, bunions and other foot pain problems.  See all Aetrex Worldwide Shoes.

See all Athletic Shoes

See all Boots

See all Casual Shoes

See all Diabetic Shoes

See all Sandals

See all Socks

See all Therapeutic Shoes

If it is foot care you need, see our Foot Care Section for products to take care of bunions, callouses, fungus, hammertoes, etc.   

If you need foot or ankle support, see our full line of Ankle/Foot Orthotics.

Still in pain? Visit our brand new Shop By Condition: Foot Pain area of the AllegroMedical.com website.

Back-to-School is stressful for parents and kids alike. If you can identify with any of the 6 situations below, I guarantee you that these solutions will reduce your stress and make your kids’ lives a little easier too.

 

Don’t Jack the Back, Mac

What kid wants to be walking around with a messed up spine when they’re ten? As a parent, you’ll have one less thing to worry about if you get them an Airpack Ergonomic Back-Saving Backpack.  These things are amazing. They’re cool, trendy, ergonomic AND healthy. Plus they have compartments, zippers, hidey holes, bells and whistles galore.

Airpacks backpacks patented design redistributes weight from the shoulders to the hips and lower back, thereby lightening the effective weight of the pack by 50%. Stress on the body is reduced by a whopping 80% because the design promotes a more upright standing position. Airpacks come in small, medium, large and mesh and are sized to fit by height (or torso length). Great for students of all ages and yes, that means adult students too.

Even if you’ve already invested in a backpack, you may consider swapping it out for one with back saving technology. Did I mention that it makes you stand up straight? The bonuses never end.

 

Stop Missin’ the Bus, Gus

(school morning dialog without the Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock):
Time to wake up! Sweetie, get up… Get up, please. C’mon now, up, up, up. You’re going to be late for school…. (5 minutes later) Don’t make me come in there. Get…up…NOW.

(school morning dialog WITH the Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock):
Well, aren’t you on the ball today! Holy moley, you’re dressed already. What a great kid. (smiles, whistling, high fives ensue)

Having a hard time waking them up? Fear not. Blast ‘em out of bed with a Sonic Bomb alarm clock. There’s even a Sonic Boom Sweetheart Alarm Clock to wake your sleeping beauty.

Really, they’re not as scary as they sound and we sell a ton of them so they must work. Allegro Medical product manager Mike Benge wakes up to the Sonic Bomb every morning.  He says, “It’s like a freight train coming at me. Lights are flashing, the bed is shaking, and the sound is like nothing you’ve ever heard.”

You can set these clocks to do all kinds of things – loud or not so much. I have the Portable Vibrating Travel Alarm that gently vibrates my pillow so I don’t wake up all freaked out. Ahhhhh. No noise – but I could add noise if I wanted.  And for all you do, Soccer Mom, you deserve a nice gradual awakening with the Sunrise Alarm Clock.  

Hate running to catch the bus?  How about chasing your alarm clock instead?  This one jumps from the nightstand and runs away.  Seriously!  It’s called the Chrome Clocky Mobile Alarm Clock.  Makes a great gift.

See all Sonic Alert products

See all Alarm Clocks

 

Quit Wettin’ the Bed, Fred

The start of a new school year is stressful for everyone, but even more so for families with bed wetters. Besides the lack of sleep and overall frustration you’re ALL feeling, your child is also likely dealing with significant emotional and social issues associated with bed wetting.

If you are tired of the stress (and mess), you should try the Nite Train’r Bedwetting Alarm as a training tool.

The Nite Train’r is a device that sets off an alarm to awaken the child when just a drop or two of urine hits the sensor pad, worn in the child’s undergarments. There’s a Nite Train’r for Males and a Nite Train’r for Females.

Crissy, an Allegro customer from Fullerton, CA says, “Our six year old son never had dry nights, even as a preschooler. He is a very sound sleeper, but after two nights he began waking up to the alarm…he has had three dry nights during the third week of use.”

Don’t wait until you’re at the end of your rope. Hopefully the Nite Train’r is the answer you’ve been looking for, and you can remove bedwetting from the list of stressors in the morning rush to school.

See all bedwetting products.

 

No more Starvin’, Marvin

It’s no secret that kids don’t always eat right. At least when they are home, you can do a better job of monitoring it. Once they’re off to school it’s anyone’s bet. If you know, or suspect, or have been told that little Suzy is not getting enough calories, there is a simple answer. Supplement their meals with balanced shakes, juice drinks or puddings. We have a complete selection of Child Nutrition products – our most popular being Pediasure, Nutren Junior, Resource Just for Kids and Boost Pudding.

These products cover picky eaters, skinny kids, special needs, gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance, reduced appetite, super-active, low-weight, chronic illnesses, short-term illnesses, mal-nutrition – pretty much everything. There’s no reason for you to worry every day about Junior getting enough to eat. Kids love this stuff.

 

 Be Ready, Mama Betty

School time means toting kids around. Sometimes toting other people’s kids around. Even if you’re not driving with kids, we all need to pay attention to this. Are you prepared for an emergency? Here is a checklist of things you need in your car in case you’re stranded or in an accident:

  • Emergency First Aid Auto Kit
  • Handybar 3 in 1 Car Aid
  • Jensen Emergency Kit
  • Emergency Rescue Blanket
  • Jug of water
  • A list of emergency phone numbers
  • Ensure
  • Power Bars
  • Cold Weather Mask
  • Don’t dilly dally. Order now. It’s easy.  I hope you never, ever have to use this emergency stuff, but it pays to be ready. And believe me, when you need a rescue blanket or a side window breaker, you’re not only glad you have it, but it could save your life.

     

    Don’t Sneeze Up the Goo, Drew

    Preparing for the H1N1 Swine Flu Virus – or just flu season in general?  Check our Swine Flu Category for available products (several are still back-ordered from the last break-out).  Meantime, make sure you have plenty of hand sanitizers to squirt on those little germy fingers, and surface disinfectants for your counters, bannisters, keyboards, etc.

    Have a nice day. Be safe. Eat your greens. And thanks for being an Allegro Medical customer. We appreciate your business.

    No matter who you are or what medical condition you may have, making sure you have the proper calories, protein, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients makes a tremendous difference in keeping your body strong every day. 

    To help you choose the right supplemental or complete nutrition products, here is a list of Allegro’s most popular dietary supplements by indication, application or medical condition.  These are medical food products for use as directed by a healthcare practitioner.  A prescription is not required.  They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.  Most products can be used as complete meal replacements or as between-meal supplements.  Click on the links to purchase the product or for more information.

    Calorie and Protein Intake

      

    Cancer Nutrition Support

     

    Diabetes Health Support

     

    See All Glucerna Products 

      

    Digestive Health Support

     

    See All Peptamen Products

      

    Pediatric / Child  Nutrition

     

    See All Child Nutrition

     

    Post-Bariatric Surgery Nutrition

     

    Renal Health Support

     

    Surgery

     

    Swallowing Difficulty (Dysphagia)

     

    Nutritional Support for Wound Healing

     

    See All Adult Nutrition Products

    See All Nestle Clinical Nutrition Products

    See All Nutricia Products

    See All Ross, Division of Abbott Labs Products

    Does your internal thermostat feel like it is stuck on high?  That’s not cool!  Cool down and freshen up with these products designed to keep the heat from getting the best of you. 

     

    ReadyBath Premium Bathing Cloths – Get fresh in record time with these pre-moistened, no-rinse, single use, pH balanced washcoths.  They contain an antibacterial formula that helps kill germs and eliminate odors.   Generally used for bedridden patients, these wipe ‘n go cloths are great for anyone who needs a quick ‘bath’ between showers.   Also, check out the Prevail Premium Pop-up Cloths.

    See All Washcloths

     

    Neat Feat Cool Foot Spray – Immediate comfort for hot, tired feet.  Treat your tootsies to a nice antiperspirant and deodorant to keep them cool and odor free all day.  Environmentally friendly pump spray.

    Want Healthy, Happy, Beautiful Feet?  Look Here.

     

     Cooling Pillows – Hot nights?  Get relief from night sweats and hot necks with cooling sensation Chillow pillows.  I sleep with one between my knees and one under my neck.  Talk about a great night’s sleep!  Highly recommended, these are among our most popular products.  We even have them for pets.   See our full line of Chillow Pillows.

     

    Freeze your mouse cushion!  One of the fastest ways to cool your body is to ice down your pulse points.   This way, you cool down while ergonomically supporting your wrist and forearm at the computer.  Brilliant!  See all Mouse Cushions and Pads

     

    Cast Cooler and Cast Comfort – Wrap the Cast Cooler around your breathable orthopedic cast once a day, connect a vaccum for 10 minutes and the moisture is removed, leaving you cool, dry and itch free.  Cast Comfort is a spray that is used under the cast, for immediate cooling and itch relief.  And don’t forget the cast protectors so you can cool off in the pool!

     

    Speaking of cooling off in the pool, how about doing your exercises in the water!  You can jog and dance and lift and have a great time.  Hold your own neighborhood AquaJive class.  See our full line of Water Exercise Equipment.

     

    Cool Mist Humidifiers – Create a refreshing, cool room in hot dry climates.  Combats summer cough and cold symptoms.

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