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Making a Prostate Exam as Comfortable as Possible: Caring For Your Patients

In honor of November being prostate cancer awareness month, today’s post is dedicated to discussing prostate exams and how medical professionals can help make them as comfortable as possible. This is in an effort to help promote as many men as possible to have their prostates checked to reduce the incidence of prostate cancer or to identify it in the earlier stages. Before we dive right into the performance of the prostate exam, let’s review a few prostate cancer statistics

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A Review of the Trends of Colorectal Cancer

In our last post, we discussed rectal health and how you can take care of your gut to help prevent colorectal cancer. In today’s post, we are going to discuss why this is so important and review the trends of colorectal cancer. Colorectal Cancer Before we jump right into the changing trends in colorectal cancer, let’s first discuss a little about colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is, as its name implies, cancer that develops in the colon or the rectum. Colorectal cancer

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A Guide to Rectal Health

In recent years, colorectal cancers have begun getting the attention they deserve. Cancer is the second leading cause of death (behind heart disease) in the United States. Another runner up, colorectal cancer is the second most fatal cancer (behind lung and bronchial cancer). With smoking rates dropping and no recent change in rectal health discussions, many are fearful that these two will one-day swap positions on the top of the “deadliest cancers” list. Colorectal cancer and other disorders are frequently

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A Guide to Bladder Health

There are books, podcasts, blogs, and magazines dedicated to helping people improve their lives by focusing on the function of a certain organ or body part — your brain, heart, and reproductive organs — but one commonly overlooked organ you should pay attention to is your bladder! That’s right, that small, seemingly insignificant organ that serves as a collection point for liquid waste. Not many people take notice of their bladder until something is wrong with it — pain due

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Managing Incontinence and Reducing Infection

Incontinence poses a significant problem in infection control. Whether in the healthcare setting or managed at home, incontinence contributes to infection in a variety of ways. Regardless of how incontinence is managed, the utmost care must be taken to prevent different infections. Join us in today’s post as we discuss some things to consider in managing incontinence to reduce infection. At HR Pharmaceuticals, we make products with the health and safety of end-users — both incontinent patients and their caretakers

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10 Nursing Supplies You Cannot Operate Without!

Nurses, once they leave a report, are on the floor, working hard their entire shift. In and out of each room, with hardly a moment to spare to use the restroom, they are charged with keeping themselves armed and prepared for any situation they may encounter — roving caretakers. While most facilities provide mobile workstations, this does little for the nurse who is not at their cart the moment they need something. Follow along in today’s post as we discuss

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5 Things That Affect the Effectiveness of Your Exam Gloves

Regular exam gloves exist for the sole purpose of providing a barrier between your hands and whatever you are touching. It is important to remember that standard exam gloves in the box are clean, but still require some degree of hand hygiene to protect your patients. In any setting where exam gloves are used, there are a number of things that can affect how well your gloves work that you should be aware of. Join us in today’s post as

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Why Lubricant is a Wise Choice For Promoting Fertility

Infertility is a fairly common problem that affects more than 12% of married couples who attempt to conceive. Of this percentage, only about 12% of infertility problems are due to actual medical incompatibility or inability to conceive. A good portion of the difficulties that couples face is due more to the fact that healthy couples only have a 20-25% chance of conceiving in any given month and a shift in social norms that make conception more difficult. The good news

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How Your Lubricant Affects Conception

Personal lubricant is often a part of a healthy couple’s intimate life. In fact, some recent studies estimate that nearly 65 percent of couples use a personal lubricant on a regular basis. So, when you are perusing the aisles at your local neighborhood pharmacy and stop in the family planning section, there are a few things that you should consider. The market for adult products is overflowing with great options for nearly every desire. The lubricant selection does not disappoint.

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Urinary Catheter: A Review of Your Personal Use Options

Millions of Americans suffer from conditions such as urinary retention, incontinence, or some other disorder that make a urinary catheter necessary. Urinary catheters provide convenience and help prevent a wide variety of health concerns and embarrassments. If you or your loved one use a urinary catheter, take peace in knowing that you have options. In today’s post, we will review some of your urinary catheter options and some care and maintenance tips for each. At HR Pharmaceuticals, we pride ourselves

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