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Monthly Archives: December 2010

We love adding new products to the AllegroMedical.com site.  So much so that we add them every day.  And because it is the holiday season, we’ve added some fun products related to lifestyle, grooming and relaxation – all in the name of good health, independence and well-being.  Happy shopping!

NEW at Allegro Medical


Breeza Warm - Deodorizing and Warming Toilet Seat Breeza Warm – Deodorizing and Warming Toilet Seat – Make your tooshie happy with this amazing new toilet seat from Brondell.  It combines odor elimination, aromatherapy and a one-touch, temperature-adjusted heated seat. 

Shop all Sitz Baths & Bidets

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Ultra Plush Shiatsu Pillow Ultra Plush Shiatsu Pillow – Treat yourself to a deep-kneading, heated massage anywhere on your body – anytime you need it.

Shop all HoMedics

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Conair 13-piece Rechargeable Beard and Mustache Trimmer Conair 13-Piece Rechargeable Beard and Mustache Trimmer – Gentlemen, look no further.  You have found the perfect grooming tool.  It even has a nose and ear hair attachment.  Use them . . . please.

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SteamBuddy  SteamBuddy Handheld Clothing Steamer – Smooths out wrinkles and eliminates odors from the heaviest denim to the finest silk.  No more ironing! Great for travel.

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UltiGuard Insulin Syringes - All-in-One Dispense & Dispose UltiGuard Insulin Syringes – All-in-One Dispense & Dispose insulin needles.  100 latex-free, U.S. made, premium syringes in packets of 10, housed in an approved sharps container.  Shop all Ultimed

Other new diabetic supplies include the Diasox Diabetic Socks, Euros Rx Diabetic Crew Socks, Advocate Redi-Code Test Strips, Nova Max Glucose Test Strips and the POUCHO Diabetic Wallet

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HealthSmart Sports Automatic Wrist Digital BP MonitorHealthSmart Sports Auto Wrist BP Monitor – A digital blood pressure monitor with a 2-user memory storage.  Prettier in pink? Get the Women’s Automatic Wrist Digital BP Monitor instead.

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Clamp-On Raised Toilet Seat with Arms Clamp-on Raised Toilet Seat with Arms – A contoured seat with arms.  Attaches without tools and fits on most toilets.  Great for those with limited mobility, knee pain, hip replacements or post-surgery.

Other new bath assists include the Bariatric Commode and the Toilet Support Rail

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Clock Radio for iPod and iPhone Clock Radio for iPod and iPhone – This Sony clock radio will have you waking up to your own music or your favorite radio station.  It even has a remote control so you can manage your tunes from around the room.  Cool, man.

Shop all Sony

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Folding Travel Cane - Slimline, Derby HandleFolding Travel Cane – Slimline – The perfect cane for travel or anytime – in every color and pattern imaginable.  Sized for a women’s hand.  Beautiful maple handle.

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Interplak Water Jet Tips Pack Interplak Water Jet Tips Pack – 2 standard waterjet tips, 1 brush head tip and 1 subgingival tip.  Fits ALL Interplak Dental Water Jet models.

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Just for Fun


The Sushi Box - Sushi Rolling KitThe Sushi Box Sushi Rolling Kit – Includes a 32-page recipe book, bamboo rolling mat, chopsticks, bowl for dipping sauce and green plastic grass.  Buy one for each guest and have a sushi party!!

Thank you for shopping at AllegroMedical.com! There’s always something new.  Come back soon.


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. 

 Shop 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. 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.

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…

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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.

Shop all Brondell

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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.