Recent Medical Statistics that Affect You
Disabled World News, The New York Times, and the Mayo Clinic of Medicine have released some current statistics that could affect your life if you or a loved one currently use medical supplies.
-Every year in the United States, 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Lymphedema can occur in up to approximately 50% of all breast cancer patients.
Lymphedema is a frequent follow-up diagnosis for many of these women. We currently stock many varieties of lymphedema pumps and compression garments to aid in this swelling disease on our Lymphedema Care page.
-Of an estimated 9.6 million cancer survivors in the United States, 61% are over the age of 65. Living as a cancer survivor presents its own sets of challenges while you are recuperating and we have many Aids to Daily Living that can assist. If you are currently living with cancer, we also have many Chemotherapy Supplies specific section.
-About 235,000 adults visit the emergency room each year because of injuries sustained in the bathroom. More than ⅓ of bathroom injuries happen while bathing or showering. People over age 85 suffer more than half of their injuries near the toilet. Bathroom safety is a serious topic and one that every person living independently should be prepared for. We have all your Bath Safety needs in stock and ready to ship every day.
-In 2007, 98% of transit buses were ramp-equipped, up from 65% in 1995. Approximately 3.3 million Americans use a wheelchair. An estimated 100 million Americans use a walking aid like a cane, crutches, or a walker.
Ambulatory products and accessories are necessary for living your fullest life. We carry several styles of canes, walkers, and wheelchairs as well as the accessories like lap boards and trays that help on our Ambulatory Products page.