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Valerie Paxton

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

You don’t have to be cold!  Cozy up with these great warming products and stop the shivers, inside and out. 



Snuggie Blanket with Sleeves Snuggie Blanket with Sleeves– Honest to goodness, I ordered 7 of them!  This soft, thick, luxurious fleece blanket with oversized loose-fitting sleeves will warm you from head to toe – and keep your hands free!  Won’t slip and slide like a regular blanket.  Choose from Blue or the Snuggie Pink Limited Breast Cancer Research Edition (while supplies last).   Snuggie up!

RoadPro 12-Volt Heated Travel Blanket RoadPro 12-Volt Heated Travel Blanket – Never be cold on the road again.  Plug this 100% polar fleece blanket into your lighter/power socket and feel the warmth surround you.  8-foot power cord.  Zippered back for easy storage.

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 and  folds to the size of a piece of paper. 

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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. 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.

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Snappy Spa Portable Hot Tub Snappy Spa Portable Hot Tub – 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 quickly, requires no tools, and plugs into a regular household outlet. Seats 4 adults. Great gift for the family. Use it indoors or outdoors, on your patio or deck, in your condo or apartment, lakehouse, cabin or boat!

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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

Snuggie Blanket with SleevesWe couldn’t be more excited.  The Snuggies are here!  You know, the fleece throw that keeps you warm from head to toe.  That crazy soft blanket that you secretly want. 

Yup.  You can now order your Snuggie today  at AllegroMedical.com and we’ll ship it, quick like a bunny, right to your door.

Choose any color you want, as long as it is Blue or Pink.  Not just any Pink, but the Snuggie Pink Limited – Breast Cancer Research Edition. (While supplies last).

Snuggie Blanket with Sleeves Snuggie Blanket with Sleeves

I have all kinds of plans for my Snuggie.  First off, I’ll need at least one for the car.  And I’ll take it to the movies! I’ll roll it discretely in my purse and then BAM pull it out after the movie has started and WRAP UP.  The Snuggie has sleeves so my hands will be free for popcorn.  Score!

My home Snuggie will be primarily a TV and Game Snuggie or perhaps a Martinis-on-the-Patio-Whipping-Todd-at-Backgammon Snuggie.  It will NOT be a Bar-b-Que Snuggie or a Disco Snuggie.  Danger. 

Get your Snuggies TODAY!  They’re inexpensive, so stock up. What a great gift.  Speaking of gifts, check out our entire Gift Ideas category. 

Where do you SNUGGIE?

Potty humor aside, bathroom business is serious business no matter who you are.  And for those with mobility or other health issues, trips to the bathroom require actual planning.  Believe me, there are products to help.  AllegroMedical.com has the best priced, highest rated, selection of bathroom assists around. 

Bath assists can help you safely navigate the tub, sit down in the shower, get on and off the commode, manage your hygiene or assist in your bowel program.  Generally, bath assist products are designed to help you do your business safely and within your means, with limited or no help from others. 

If you can’t get to the bathroom, no fear.  We have portable commodes, rinse-free shampoo and cleansing products, plus inflatable tubs and sinks.  A caregivers dream!  Take a look (and pardon the potty humor) . . .

Best Bathroom Assists

Magic Bullet Suppository Magic Bullet Suppository – Prepare for a short evacuation!  This water based laxative stimulant works fast – usually within 15 minutes. 

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Toilevator Toilet Riser, 500 lb Capacity Toilevator Toilet Riser, 500 lb Capacity – Gives new meaning to the term throne.  This king of toilet risers – this hip-pampering, knee-saving gem of a product – raises your existing toilet a full 3.5″ off the ground, as if to meet you.  As it should.  Dignified, stable and cost effective.

Hinged Elevated Toilet Seat - 3" Hinged Elevated Toilet Seat – 3″ – An alternative to raising your toilet off the ground, this hinged toilet seat incorporates the riser into the existing toilet seat.  Handy for men when Number 1 calls, they simply raise the hinged elevated seat  instead of completely removing it.  All it needs is a automatic lid lowering mechanism, right ladies?

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Invacare Shower ChairInvacare Shower Chair – 400 lb Capacity – Stability, comfort and tool-less assembly in seconds.  It has everything – adjustable height, rubber tipped legs, deep contoured seats and an ergonomic backrest.  Let’s face it though, the best part is that you can sit down in the shower. 

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 Carex Hand-Held Shower Sprayer Don’t forget the Hand-Held Shower Sprayer!

Bath + Safe Adjustable Transfer BenchBath + Safe Adjustable Transfer Bench – Slide on over, ‘lil trucker.  This bath transfer bench provides easy access to the tub/shower for those who have difficulty getting in and out. Decked out with height adjustable legs, removable back and arm, built-in hand held shower holder and suction feet, you’re all set.

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Suction Rail 19 3/4" w/ Heavy Duty Suction Suction Rail – Heavy Duty Suction, 19 3/4″ – Stability is within reach wherever and whenever you need it with this heavy-duty, non-marring, portable suction cup grab bar. Installs in seconds, with no drilling.  Reposition as needed. Red light/Green light indicator lets you know when it is secured to the wall.  Get one!

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Comfort Bath Rinse-Free Shampoo and Conditioner Cap Comfort Bath Rinse-Free Shampoo and Conditioner Cap – Wash and condition your hair without ever getting wet?  The Comfort Bath Cap is the first complete, one-step rinse-free hair care system in a microwavable cap (one time use).  Remarkable invention.

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All-In-One Steel Commode All-In-One Steel Commode – Instead of going to the toilet, let the toilet come to you.  This bedside commode features a large 16″ wide-snap on seat with a lid and a greater seat opening depth.  And with the backrest removed, it becomes a toilet safety frame or raised toilet seat.

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Swash 1000 High-Tech Bidet Toilet Seat Swash 1000 High-Tech Bidet Toilet Seat – Seriously, folks, this is great for everyone. Believe me, I’ve tried it.  The ultimate in bathroom comfort and hygiene, the Swash 1000 high-tech toilet accessory washes and dries your nether regions in style, with warm water, no less.  The perfect gift.

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Carex Toilet Safety Frame Carex Toilet Safety Frame – It fits around your toilet,  helping to stabilize your comings and goings.  Adjusts both in width and height. Weight capacity of 300 lbs.

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The Freedom Wand The Freedom Wand– This portable toileting aid grasps toilet tissue (self-wiping aid), a razor, loofah or an oitment applicator and lets you reach places you have trouble reaching otherwise.  Great for those with limited mobility!

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Want to see everything at once? Shop all Bathroom Assists 

Thank you for doing your business with Allegro.  Did that come out right?

The ability to get from here . . . to there . . . is practically the definition of independence.  And Allegro offers hundreds of ways to get there, regardless of your ability.  Just take a look at our large selection of canes, walkers, rollators, wheelchairs and mobility scooters!

Choosing the right mobility equipment is important for your health and safety.  Read the product descriptions carefully so that you understand the capacities, dimensions and benefits of each product. Your physical capabilities must also be considered when choosing the right mobility equipment.  Your doctor, caregiver or  health care professional can help recommend the best type of equipment for your current and future mobility needs.  When it comes to getting around, Allegro is sure to have exactly what you need.



Canes can be used for balance (single tip) or to bear your full weight (quad).  The top of the cane should be at the same level as the crease on the back side of your wrist with your arms at your side.  Measure the distance from your wrist to the floor, with shoes on.  Review this MayClinic.com Slideshow: How to choose and use a cane for more information.

Adjustable Quad Walking Cane - Large Base Quad Canes

Drive Deluxe Folding Cane Seat Specialty Canes

Derby Cane Rosewood Stain Standard Canes

Already have a cane?  How about attaching a Cane Ice Grip this winter?


Crutches are fitted according to your height.  When you stand, your elbows should bend slightly at about 20 degrees, with your hand grips even with your hip joint.  You should be able to fully extend your elbow with each step forward.

Millennial Crutch In-Motion Pro - Ergonomic Folding Crutches Adjustable Crutches

Guardian Forearm Crutches Forearm Crutches

Mobility Scooters

Get going with with an electric mobility scooter! These battery powered vehicles are full of options and can be a great alternative to a wheelchair for those with limited mobility but good manual dexterity.

Read these Mobility Buyers Guides first:


Drive Phoenix 3 Wheel Travel Mobility Scooter 3 Wheel Mobility Scooters

Drive Odyssey 4 Wheel Mobility Scooter 4 Wheel Mobility Scooters

Go-Chair Travel Power Chair Power Chairs


For balance, or if you are at risk for falling, a walker may be the perfect choice.  Rule of thumb: A standard walker without wheels is most stable.  Walkers with wheels may get you around faster, though, because you can put your weight on the walker as you move.  Rollators, or 4-wheeled walkers really keep you moving.   Review this MayoClinic.Com Slide Show: How to choose and use a walker for more info.

RollerAid Knee Walker with Swiveling Front Wheels Knee Walkers

Soft Seat Aluminum Rollator with Straight Backrest Rollators

Duet Transport Chair & Rollator Combo Rollator/Transport Chair Combo

Airgo Navigator - Transport Chair and Walker Specialty Walkers

Sure Lever Release Folding Walker, 2 Button Standard Walkers

4100 Metro Walker Wheeled Walkers


Choosing a wheelchair, except the most basic models or transport chairs, requires help from a nurse, doctor or therapist.  Once you’ve determined your requirements as to special features, type of wheelchair, back height, width, weight and support you need, it’s a matter of choosing the style that suits you.

Breezy Easy Care 2000HD Heavy-Duty Bariatric Wheelchair Heavy Duty Wheelchairs

Breezy Easy Care 3000 Lightweight Wheelchair Lightweight Wheelchairs

Top End Paul Schulte Signature BB Sports Chairs

Blue Streak Wheelchair - 15.75" Wide x 17.75" Deep Standard Weight Wheelchairs

Lightweight Aluminum Transport Chair Transport and Specialty Wheelchairs

Spazz G Wheelchair Ultra Lightweight Wheelchairs

Other mobility categories that may be helpful are Ramps, Transfer Boards and Bath Safety Transfer Benches.

Another Independence Helper. . .

Beasy Board Trans Easy Transfer System Beasy Board Trans Easy Transfer System – Wheelchair users, this portable transfer board can greatly improve your independence, especially if you have difficulty getting in and out of an automobile.  Don’t leave home without it!  See also the Beasy Board Glyder

Need more help? Feel free to call us at 1-800-861-3211 to consult with a mobility specialist!  Thanks for your business.  We appreciate it.

Haier HLT10 - 10" Digital Portable LCD Television Gift buying is in full swing now that Thanksgiving has passed and it couldn’t be a better time to shop for the perfect gift at Allegro.  Be sure to take advantage of our current promotions and exceptional deals when buying gifts for your loved ones . . . or for yourself.  Happy Holidays!

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Folding Shopping Cart - Drive Winnie Wagon Gift Ideas Under $50

Give fun gifts like a pedal exerciser, folding shopping cart, body scrubber, body soxlarge button t.v. remote, digital picture frame, sonic alarm clock and more.

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Alpaca Fur Fuzzy Slippers Gift Ideas $50 to $100

How about choosing a unique gift like an electronic grocery list, alpaca fur slippers, a Beginner’s Loom, or a heated personal footrest?  They’re all here.  Or maybe something more practical like an overbed table or a portable lifting cushion?

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Victoria Tunewriter III Gift Ideas $100 and Up

If you’re looking for luxury gifts, mobility gifts, travel gifts or high-end electronics, look in this category.  How about a Personal Aquatic Treadmill, an inflatable Whirlpool spa, a wine cooler or a pink rollator? There are those, and everything in between.

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Shop all Rollators

Haier HLT10 - 10" Digital Portable LCD Television Electronic Gift Ideas

Get your gift gadgets here! From practical gifts to downright funky, we have big button t.v. remotes, retro telephonesSonic Alert alarm clocks, an Internet viewer, a Digital DJ Station, digital picture frames, USB turntables, digital cordless handsets and more.  We even have a Kodak ESP 3250 All-in-One Printer and the super affordable Kodak EasyShare Digital Camera!

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Shop for gifts for mommies, grandmas, wives, daughters, aunts and girlfriends here.  Also, check out our professional curling irons, pilates equipment, yoga gear and relaxation products.


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You are sure to find something for each of the men in your life in Allegro’s Gifts for Him category.  There are walkie talkies, a hunter’s cushion, Sno Wovel, Stadium Seat, a Wireless Weather Station, ScanGauge II Auto Computer – you know… guy things.

Shop all Outdoor Gear

What kid wouldn’t want a Fish in Space? Or a MegaView TV Microscope , LiftPack Backpack or (my favorite) a Little Red Scooter!  See all these great gifts and more in Gifts for Kids.

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Where else will you find a Skull Alarm Clock along side a Pink Fur Rhinestone Phone?  And if your teen is into snowboarding, surfing or skiing, you can’t go wrong with a Vew-Do Balance Board or a TRIKKE Snow Skii.  They are all here in Gifts for Teens.

Don’t forget the
Emerson Talking Pedometer Stocking Stuffer Alert! Get this Talking Pedometer for about 5 bucks!
Hand Warmers Stocking Stuffer Alert! Spread the warmth to everyone in the family with a box of 40 Hand Warmers for only $45 bucks!  See all Grabber Warmers
Massaging Eyeshades Stocking Stuffer Alert! De-Stress with these Massaging Eyeshades for under $6 bucks!  Shop all Massagers.

Get your gifts ordered TODAY!  And have a ball shopping at AllegroMedical.com.  Thank you for your business.  We appreciate it.

It’s a shame we can’t feel our blood pressure.  It’s an even bigger shame when someone suffers a stroke, develops heart disease or flat out dies simply because they were unaware of their high blood pressure.  If you rarely get your blood pressure tested, or test only at doctor visits, you may be missing the bigger picture. 

Unfortunately, high blood pressure, aka Hypertension, isn’t diagnosed in one reading.  It can take time, especially if your elevated results are repeatedly labeled ‘white coat hypertension’ (a term used when the patient is anxious or nervous in clinical settings), possibly missing or delaying the truth.

For me, it wasn’t until my doctor saw a pattern of high blood pressure – more than 140 over 80 (140/80) – over many visits that she recommended I monitor my BP at home.  Only then did we discover that my high blood pressure was consistent and required medication.

As you age, high blood pressure becomes more common.  It is most common among adults over 35 and is prevalent in African Americans, middle-aged and elderly people, obese people, heavy drinkers and women on birth control pills.

An easy way to monitor your blood pressure yourself is with a home monitoring device.  They are inexpensive and very easy to use.  Please understand that they are not intended to replace doctor’s visits. 

I highly recommend you take your blood pressure home monitoring device into your doctor’s office to compare your readings against their professional cuff.  That way, they’ll trust your home readings when you report back.

Top 5 Most Popular Home Blood Pressure Monitors


HealthSmart Premium Digital Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor HealthSmart Premium Digital Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor – Chart and store the readings from 2 people in your household with this easy-t0-use digital wrist BP monitor.  Features include WHO Indicator, Irregular Heartbeat Detection and more.

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Automatic Premium Digital Blood Pressure Arm Monitor Automatic Premium Digital Blood Pressure Arm Monitor – This fully-automatic blood pressure monitor has an arm cuff like the ones they use in a doctor’s office but the one-button operation makes it easy for home monitoring.  Complete with WHO Indicator and Irregular Heartbeat Monitor, plus 60-reading memory bank, date/time stamp and large LCD display.

Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor with AC Adapter Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor with AC Adapter – This arm cuff monitor has IntelliSense technology which helps ensure accurate and comfortable readings.  It is completely automatic and works at the touch of a button.  Operates on AC adaptor (included) or 4 AA batteries (not included.

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Premium Talking Digital Blood Pressure Wrist Monitor Premium Talking Digital Blood Pressure Wrist Monitor – This gem has so many features it will even speak your results out loud – in your choice of Spanish or English!  It also has two memory banks, a Who Indicator, Irregular Heartbeat Detection and much more.  Super easy to use.

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Advantage 6015 Digital Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor Advantage 6015 Digital Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor – This portable, economical and easy-t0-use wrist BP monitor offers a high degree of accuracy demonstrated through clinical studies.  It is fully-automatic, runs on 2 AA batteries (included) and is latex-free. Comes in a compact storage case.

Shop all American Diagnostic Corporation

To see all of our Blood Pressure Diagnostic Products go to our Shop By Condition: High Blood Pressure category.

Feel more in control of your health.  Order a Blood Pressure Monitor today!

For more information on Blood Pressure, please read:

How to Check for High Blood Pressure

7 Steps to a Long and Healthy Life

Tools to Help You Measure Your Progress

I’m off my Blood Pressure Meds

Travel, especially during the holidays, should be fun and exciting. Certainly no time to be stressed about safety, getting into and out of cars, on and off airplanes.  And let’s face it, the more comfortable you are during  your journey and at your destination, the better. 

But if you are elderly, disabled or traveling with small children, the magic of travel can be oh-so unmagical without proper prep.  This year, let Allegro help you relieve a bit of your travel stress with our travel aids – designed for safety, convenience and comfort for everyone from babies to seniors.

Travel Aids for Safety, Convenience and Comfort 

Emergency First Aid Auto Kit Transporation Comfort and Safety – Be safe and confident on the road with your Emergency First Aid Kit Auto Kit, Heated Blanket, Car Caddie and Handybar – to name a few.  And how about a Car Bed for the baby? Or a Travel Pillow for you?

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Folding Bath Bench and Shower Chair Home Comfort and Safety – The comforts of home – in travel size! Take a folding bath bench, bed rail, portable grab bars, and bath mitt with you! Traveling with an infant? Don’t forget the Complete Nursery Care Kit.

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Shop all Grooming Aids

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Coccyx Cushion Travel Seating, Cushions and Mattresses – Your backside will thank you all the way to grandma’s house with the ever-popular Coccyx Cushion. And when you get there, how about unrolling your own Foam Eggcrate Mattress Overlay on top of that lumpy fold out bed?  Ahhhhh…

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AquaBells Combo Set Travel Exercise and Fitness – Might as well just thank me  now because you’ll be glad you had these go-anywhere Travel WeightsFitBALL Balance Disk and Travel Xertube Travel Kit on your holiday travels.  Take some time to de-stress and work off that punkin’ pie with these great travel exercise products.  We even have a handy travel yoga kit.  No excuses!

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Freedom Push Chair Recreation– Going on a campout, adventure trip or a long car ride?  Don’t leave home without your All-terrain Baby Jogger,  Portable Hot Tub, TRIKKE Roadster, Disposable Washcloths and TravelJohn Disposable Urinal.

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Shop all Relaxation Products

Shop all TRIKKE Vehicles

Shop all Disposable Washcloths

Shop all Urinals

Drive Phoenix 3 Wheel Travel Mobility Scooter  Travel Wheelchairs & Scooters – Just about anyone can go pretty much anywhere with one of these travel mobility scooters or lightweight transport wheelchairs.  Don’t let a disability, weakness or injury confine you unnecessarily. Get going! Your independence is waiting for you.

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Shop all Walking Assistance Travel Aids

Shop all Wheelchairs

Protector Insulin Case - 8" x 4" x 3" Diabetes Travel Aids – If you manage your diabetes with insulin, take a look at this these portable insulin cases for travel.  You’ll also want to stock up on sterile insulin syringes (don’t forget the Safe-Clip).  And for long distance travel, or even at home, you’d be smart to consider a Portable Leg Massager.

Shop all Diabetic Supplies

Don’t Forget these Travel Goodies!

Travel Toiletries & OTC Medications

International Travel Products

Travel Alarms

Portable Shopping Carts

To see everything at once shop all Travel Aids

Bon Voyage and safe travels this holiday season to all of our Allegro customers! We appreciate your business.

Mepilex Border Self-Adherent Absorbent Foam Dressing If you have a bedsore, diabetic ulcer or other dermal ulcer, or you are caring for someone who does, it is critical that you are receiving assistance or advice from a medical specialist.  Treating pressure sores (bedsores) and dermal ulcers can be challenging as these wounds heal slowly and must be attended to carefully.  Treatment plans includes everything from pressure reduction to wound cleaning/debridement, wound dressings, hydrotherapy, antibiotics, dietary supplements and muscle spasm relief.  Even with the best of care, sometimes surgery is required.

Allegro’s wound care category has a variety of products designed to protect wounds and speed healing.  The type of products used depends on the stage and severity of the wound.  Below are our most popular wound care products for pressure sores, venous and arterial leg and foot ulcers.

Most Popular Pressure Sore and Ulcer Products


Mepilex Border Self-Adherent Absorbent Foam Dressing Mepilex Border Self-Adherent Absorbent Foam Dressing– This popular self-adherent foam dressing minimizes trauma to the wound and pain to the patient during dressing changes.  It is designed for a wide range of exuding wounds including pressure ulcers, leg and foot ulcers and traumatic wounds.

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Promogran Prisma Matrix Wound Dressing - 4.34 Sq inches Promogran Prisma Matrix Wound Dressing– Appropriate for diabetic foot ulcers, venous ulcers, pressure ulcers and all chronic wounds, Promogran Prisma contains a unique combination of collagen, ORC and silver-ORC to absorb chronic wound fluid and create the optimal environment for cellular growth.

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Iodosorb Gel Iodosorb Gel Cadexomer Iodine– Triple action kills bacteria, manages exudate and debrides the wound.  Iodosorb Gel is specially formulated for use on wet, exudating ulcers, diabetic and venous ulcers, pressure sores and infected wounds.

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SAF-Clens AF No Rinse Cleanser SAF-Clens AF No Rinse Cleanser – Intended for the cleansing of Stage I-IV pressure ulcers, stasis ulcers, diabetic ulcers, post-surgical wounds and more. Removes debris, slough and eschar without damaging healing tissue.  No rinse formula.

Shop all Convatec Wound Care

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Normlgel Normlgel Hydrogel Dressing – Provides a moist environment for the wound, optimum for healing.  Normlgel may be used on granulating and open wounds such as pressure ulcers, venous and arterial leg ulcers, diabetic ulcers, burns and open surgical wounds.  Another popular hydrogel is the SilvaSorb Hydrogel with antimicrobial silver protection.

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3M Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing - 4" x 4-3/4" 3M Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing – This all-in-one sterile, transparent dressing frames the wound and delivers first aid all in one.  Used for acute wounds, surgical sites and chronic wounds including Stage I and II pressure ulcers,  Tegaderm protects at-risk skin or can be used as a primary or secondary dressing. Breathable yet waterproof.

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SILVERCEL Antimicrobial Alginate Dressing - 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" Silvercel Antimicribial Alginate Dressing– Great for pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers and surgical wounds, Silvercel combines silver and alginate into one unique dressing, providing both antimicrobial action and enhanced exudate management.

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Want more? See all these pressure sore/diabetic ulcer products and more in Shop by Condition: Dermal Ulcers.  We also recommend the following categories: Bedridden, Diabetic Shoes, Diabetic Socks, Pressure Reduction, Foot Care, Hospital Discharge Favorites and Skin Care

Jacob's Ladder Total Body Exerciser If inclement weather is forcing your workouts indoors,  we have just the right workout equipment to keep you in shape over the winter.  No need to pay for a gym membership year after year.  Instead, invest in your own home gym and in no time you’ll have everything you need to accomplish any fitness goal, plus the ultimate weapon against missing workouts – geographical desirability. 

Allegro offers fitness equipment and accessories for all ages and abilities.  No excuses! 

Best Workout Equipment for your Home Gym

Magneciser Pedal ExerciserMagneciser Pedal Exerciser– There are other pedal exercisers available, but the Magneciser is the ultimate in adjustability, automation and function.  Use for both upper and lower body exercises.

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Jacob's Ladder Total Body Exerciser Jacobs Ladder Total Body Exerciser – As one Allegro customer says, “Jacob’s Ladder is not for people who don’t want to get in tip top shape.”  It’s a patented commercial cardio machine specifically designed for fitness enthusiasts, athletes and professionals.  Made to order, please allow 6 to 8 weeks delivery. See also the Jacobs Ladder Biggest Loser version.

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ProStretch - Unilateral ProStretch – Unilateral– Still one of Allegro’s most popular products, the ProStretch stretching system stretches and conditions the lower leg muscles, tendons and ligaments to help you recover from workouts faster, recover from injuries, improve athletic performance, remove tightness and reduce injuries.  See the ProStretch Double – Bilateral Stretching System to stretch both legs at the same time.

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FitBALL Sport Exercise Balls - FIRM EDITION FitBALL Sport Exercise Balls – FIRM EDITION– This FitBall is the next generation of the #1 burst-resistant exercise ball.  Firmer than the original FitBALL, it is designed especially for trainers, therapists, fitness professionals and consumers that like a firm, yet high-quality exercise ball. Don’t forget the FitBALL Air Pump!

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ProFitter 3D Cross Trainer ProFitter 3D Cross Trainer – Perfect for snowboarders, skiers, surfers and anyone who wants to maximize their active lifestyle, this balance trainer is great for individuals of all ages and abilities.  More like a sport than an exercise!

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Cando Yoga Mat Cando Yoga Mat – Thick enough for comfort but thin enough to roll up and take anywhere.  68″ x 24″ x 1/4″.  No phthlates, dioxin, furons, phenol or heavy metals.  Non-skid.  The perfect yoga mat.

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Cando Low-Powder Latex Exercise Bands Cando Low-Powder Latex Exercise Bands – Highly effective and cost effective too.  Exercise band therapy is the most commonly prescribed exercise for rehab, conditioning and training.  Simply cut your exercise band to an appropriate length and start exercising!  Many resistance levels to choose from.  Contains latex.

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Resistance Chair - Freedom Flex Shoulder Stretcher Resistance Chair – Freedom Flex Shoulder Stretcher – If you have a Resistance Chair – the Freedom Flex Shoulder Stretcher is the most popular add-on for people with arthritis, frozen shoulder syndrome or other shoulder ailments.  If you don’t have a Resistance Chair Exercise System you should get one.

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Uni-Vest Professional Weighted Vest (long) - 20 lbs Included Uni-Vest Professional Weighted Vest (Long) – 20 lbs Included – Lose weight faster and tone quickly while wearing extra weight during your workouts, walks or runs.  Uni-Vest from Ironwear is the only weight vest line to be endorsed by Reebok.  This vest comes with 20 lbs of weight.  Additional Flex-Metal add-on weights sold separately.

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See much more including Exercise Books/VideosEllipticals, Hand Exercisers, Health Monitors, Hot & Cold Therapy, Pully Exercisers, Rowers, Athletic Supports, Tanning and Competition Products, Water Exercise Equipment and Hand/Ankle Weights in our Exercise Fitness Category

Here’s to healthy, happy workouts!

HealthDri Men's Reusable Heavy Briefs Gentlemen, we know the last thing you want to discuss, or advertise, is your bladder weakness.  What you need are discreet products that work . . . every time.  And hey, if it’s any consolation, you’re not alone when it comes to incontinence.  An estimated 3.4 million men experience some form of bladder weakness or urine loss – and it is especially common among men with prostate issues or other medical conditions. 

Over the years, we’ve put together a full line of tried-and-tested incontinence protection just for men.  We understand that discretion, protection and comfort are of vital importance to you.  These products are specially designed products to fit the male anatomy; have excellent absorbency and retention; and combat odors. 

Whether your bladder weakness is very light or extremely heavy, temporary or chronic, Allegro has the perfect incontinence product for you.

 Male Incontinence Protection Products

TENA for Men Incontinence Pads - Very Light to Moderate Absorbency TENA for Men – Very light to Moderate Absorbency – Model 50600 

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HealthDri Men's Reusable Heavy Briefs HealthDri Men’s Reusable Heavy Briefs – Light Absorbency – Model BH 


Light & Dry Underwear for Men Light & Dry Underwear for Men – Light Absorbency – Model 67900 

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Depend Guards for Men Depend Guards for Men – Light to Moderate Incontinence – Model 10699 

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Attends Guards for Men - Unisize Attends Guards for Men – Light Incontinence – Model MG0400 

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Kendall SureCare Guards for Men - Super Absorbency Kendall SureCare Guards for Men – Light to Moderate Incontinence, Super Absorbency – Model 23246  

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Prevail Male Guards  Prevail Male Guards – Light, Moderate or Heavy Incontinence –  Models PV-811 and PV-812  

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TENA Men Protective Underwear - Super Plus Absorbency TENA Men Protective Underwear – Heavy Incontinence – Models 81780 and 81920

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Sir Dignity Washable Brief with Built-In Protective Pouch Sir Dignity Washable Brief with Built-In Protective Pouch – Designed to hold incontinence pad or liner (sold separately) – Models 30213, 30214, 30212 and 30211  


Dignity Washable Men's Boxer with Built-In Protective PouchDignity Washable Men’s Boxer with Built-In Protective Pouch – Designed to hold incontinence pad or liner (sold separately) – Models 30313, 30312 and 30314   


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Adjustable Cunningham Clamp - NonsterileAdjustable Cunningham Clamp – Controls stress incontinence without a pad – Models 004054, 004053, 004052  

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If you’re looking for heavier incontinence protection, check out our unisex Adult  Diapers category.  To see everything, shop our entire Incontinence Category or Shop by Condition: Incontinence.