Medical carts have become increasingly specialized over the years. The range of available peripherals has also expanded over time. All these changes have depended heavily on one important aspect: the power supply for the electronic equipment used on medical carts. In fact, power supply issues could be considered to be the greatest challenge ever faced by medical cart manufacturers and users. The supply of power, or lack thereof, to a medical cart can make or break its functionality and economical viability. A Highly Charged Situation The first concern has been that the medical cart power supply needed to be sustainable. Enormous problems could result if a battery on an emergency cart were to run out of power in the middle of an emergency medical procedure. Workload and frustratio...
Do you constantly feel discomfort or a burning sensation moving from your stomach area to your chest and sometimes into your throat? Chances are you may suffer from acid reflux. Acid reflux, commonly known as heartburn, occurs when acid from your stomach flows backward (essentially up) into your esophagus, the muscular tube that joins your stomach to your throat. It can happen when the lower esophageal sphincter (think of it as a little door) becomes weakened and can’t close properly to prevent the backflow of acid (Figure 1). It is important to note that it is not the acid or amount of acid that causes it, you need the acid in your stomach to aid digestion and keep the food moving quickly. Certain foods can cause acid reflux, but it can be a common occurrence in people who need to m
Every year on April 22, Earth Day is celebrated worldwide to encourage people to “think green” and promote awareness of the importance of being environmentally friendly. Over the years, the Earth Day movement has successfully encouraged Congress to become more involved in passing laws to protect the environment and has influenced the passage of the Endangered Species Act. Today, Earth Day is recognized in 175 countries with over 500 million active participants. Many people feel that they can’t make a difference if they don’t do something big. But caring for the environment doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing concept. In fact, the little things you do can add up to make a great impact. In celebration of Earth Day, we would like to share a few simple eco-friendly tips that will hel
Studies have revealed differences in what women and men find attractive “down there”. Most women surveyed are seeking relief from physical discomfort and less self-consciousness about extra hanging labia tissue, rather than wanting to improve the appearance of their vaginal area. Today we’re discussing why so many women are choosing Arizona labiaplasty. (more…)
Patients who have suffered tooth loss are faced with various options when it comes to tooth replacement. The most common options available today are bridges, removable dentures and dental implants. However, out of all the options available, dental implants in Michigan City are by far the most comfortable, reliable and aesthetically viable solution. (more…)