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“Help is at hand” was the title to the recent New York Post article that featured a number of AllegroMedical.com’s innovative home medical products that make life easier for those with limited mobility. In my interview with the newspaper, I was challenged to highlight a handful of products that have dramatically enhanced the lives of people living with disabilities of physical challenges. Considering that we offer over 37,000 products on our website, and add thousands of new products each year, choosing the top 10 was not easy.


Our picks for the New York Post segment all stand out to me in 2 key ways:

1)   Improvement of mobility

2)   Increased Independence

Better mobility and enhanced independence leads to improved quality of life. In some of these products the genius seems so simple.  These great products make so much sense, that when you look at them, you can’t help but say, “ I wish I thought of that!”

Take a look at the items we highlighted as most helpful for the New York Post and visit www.AllegroMedical.com to find countless other innovative health care products.

Product #1)

The Maddak Sliding Rotating Transfer Bench –

A design possibly inspired by Disneyland’s Tea Cups ride, this transfer bench allows the user to glide the expanse across the bathtub edge and then easily rotate into a comfortable position for showering. Also notable, this product manufactured by Maddak is made in the USA.

Product #2)

The UpEasy Seat Assist –

This product is the equivalent of having a friend in your living room to lend a hand whenever the need arises to get up from your favorite chair. A set of pistons store the energy captured when sitting down on the padded seat cushion. When it’s time to get up, the struts provide a boost to the seat helping you reach a standing position.

Product #3)

The Luggie FreeRider Portable Mobility Scooter –

Like something out of a James Bond movie, this micro mobility scooter folds down into its own suite case, not much bigger than airplane carry-on bag. If 007 were ever issued a mobility scooter it would have to be the Luggie FreeRider.

Product #4)

The Inogen One G3 Portable Oxygen Concentrator –

Oxygen concentrators produce an endless supply of O2 for patients at home but are tethered to an electrical outlet. Portable oxygen tanks offer users mobility but only until the tanks run dry. The Inogen One G3 is the best of both worlds. It is a back pack sized oxygen concentrator that can continuously produce O2 for patients for up to 9 hours on a single charge of its double pack. If required, the unit can also be plugged into a car power source or standard wall outlet and run indefinitely.

Product #5)

The SimpliciKey Electronic Door Lock –

Loss of dexterity from age, arthritis or other conditions can make something as simple as turning the deadbolt lock on your front door a challenge. The SimpliciKey is a motorized deadbolt lock that can be operated by a remote pendant with just 2 buttons; open and close.

Product #6)

Michael Graves Suction Cup Grab Bars –

These grab bars install without tools and provide a sturdy hand-hold in any bathroom shower. The innovative design allows the grab bars to be positioned in any number of ways to ensure safe entry and exit from the bath or shower. The design also incorporates a sensor mechanism that indicates the strength of the suction. If it does not have a good grip on the surface, it tells you.

Product #7)

ABENA Abri Premium Adult Briefs –

The European company ABENA is making fast inroads into the US with their line of ultra-comfortable adult incontinence briefs. Made from Air Plus, their patented soft material, the Abri adult briefs are more comfortable than the standard adult pull-ups on the market. With the addition of stronger elastic in the waist and crotch, and layers of moisture trapping fabric, the Abri has more capacity than other products in the same class. From a recent survey of incontinence users done by Allegro Medical, we found that comfort was the biggest consideration when buying incontinence products followed closely by capacity. The Abri Premium Adult Briefs score high in both categories.

Product #8)

iHealth Wireless Arm Blood Pressure Monitor –

Monitoring your personal health is getting easier with the introduction of wireless health monitors by iHealth. This blood pressure monitor transmits information directly to your mobile device, allowing you to measure and track your systolic/diastolic numbers, heart rate, pulse wave, and measurement time.

Product #9)

iHealth Wireless Pulse Oximeter –

Like the iHealth blood pressure monitor, this Pulse Oximeter transmits vital information wirelessly to your mobile device, reporting on oxygen saturation levels and pulse rate. Part of a family of 3 innovative wireless health monitors, the pulse oximeter makes it easy and quick to get readings and then email results to physicians and caregivers.

Product #10)

iHealth Wireless Activity and Sleep Tracker –

Wearable activity monitors are becoming more widely used and the iHealth Wireless Activity monitor is one of the latest to hit the market. It tracks walking, running, distance traveled and calories burned. It also tracks your sleep efficiency, or how restful you slumber, which has a direct impact on health.
Wireless technology in health devices and mobile apps will continue to emerge in 2014. Don’t be surprised if these products begin communicating with each other, creating an even smarter interconnected view of our total health picture.

April showers brings May flowers. For many people, a spring seasonal transition isn’t a welcomed time. The allergy season starts for many when flowers start blooming. It is possible to survive this season with a few survival tips 1.

  • Educate yourself about allergens
  • Reduce exposure to allergens
  • Consider using over the counter remedies
  • Consider receiving an allergy shot

Those tiny pollen grains floating through the air are what makes life miserable for people with allergies. The pollen rate is typically worse on windy days as the light pollen gets picked up and travels with the wind. The pollen is so light that a even slight breeze can make  thousands of spores go airborne.

According to Sakina Bajowala MD, an allergist, pollen counts tend to be higher between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. so staying indoors at those peak hours can drastically reduce your exposure. Some tips to avoid pollen is to monitor pollen counts via local news stations, shower before bed to avoid bringing pollen into the bedding, and wash or wipe down items that have been exposed to pollen such as pets, hands, or clothes 2. Let Allegro Medical make this seasonal transition painless with some proven allergy stopping products.

Claritin Tablets – Non-Drowsy Allergy Relief


One of the most proven over the counter medicines is Claritin. Claritin is the only brand proven to make you as alert and focused as someone without allergies. Claritin provides all-day, non-drowsy relief of allergy symptoms so you can focus on your day and not on your symptoms. Relieve your sneezing, runny nose, itchy, watery eyes and itching of the nose and throat with the non drowsy Claritin. Click here for all other allergy medicines offered by Allegro Medical.


Multi-Tech XJ-3000C HEPA & Ionic Air Purifier


An air purifier is one of the best ways to maintain an allergy free living area. Air purifiers constantly circulate air that is 99.5% pure throughout your room. These are ideal for a family room, bed room, or baby’s room. The Surround Air Multi-Tech XJ-3000C Hepa & Ionic Air Purifier removes particulate from the air such as: bacteria, mold, dust mites, and other allergens. The Multi-Tech XJ-3000 Air Purifier features multiple technologies to remove nearly all types of pollutants, yet very low replacement costs. Click here for our complete selection of air purifiers.

This is a great air purifier. I have one for home and one at work. You can hit a button to run it for a couple hours and it will shut off. This is great if you don’t need to run it continuously. They also make a smaller unit but this is quieter. I also like that I can shut off the ionizer or only run it for a couple hours at a time. We have 2 dogs and a cat and this keeps the pet hair and dust down nicely.

by Joe Joest from Long Beach, CA

Allergy Control Bed Pillow


Unlike ordinary pillows, Microfiber pillows do not need to be washed weekly to eliminate allergens,but only need to be washed infrequently when soiled. The Allergy Control Bed Pillow is a soft, supple, quiet cover with hypoallergenic fiberfill.  Good air porosity for a fluffier pillow and easy to maintain while self-deodorizing. Breathable, lint free, lightweight and no special coatings to flake off. Antimicrobial protection using EPA registered antimicrobial technology provides effective control of microorganisms commonly associated with health problems and lasts the life of the product. Click here for our complete selection of allergy control pillows.

Since 1997, Allegro Medical has been a leading supplier of allergy relief supplies  to healthcare providers and consumers.  If you are combating allergies this season, rely on AllegroMedical.com for all of your allergy relief needs.


  1. http://www.webmd.com/allergies/allergy-relief-10/spring-allergies
  2. http://www.pollen.com/allergy-prevention