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Business Spotlight: Innovative Medical Supplies

Innovative Medical Supplies Inc. has been serving the Winnipeg area with medical supplies since 1994 and is a trusted leader in the medical supply industry. It is also your one-stop-shop for an array of personal protective equipment (PPE). With plenty of options for hand sanitizers, infrared thermometers, protective masks (both disposable and reusable), gloves, and other PPE products, Innovative Medical Supplies has everything you need to keep you and your loved ones protected, and to help your business continue to run safely and effectively. The company is offering free city-wide delivery, as well as curbside pick-up, for customers’ convenience.

Product Review:

LiveLife GPS Mobile Alarm. The LiveLife 4GX Mobile Alarm allows seniors to maintain their independence and remain active, while also keeping them safe. The stylish waterproof pendant uses the same cellular phone technology as a mobile phone, without any over-complicated features. Up to six emergency contacts can be stored in the device, which uses the best available 4GX/4G mobile network to notify all emergency contacts, with the push of a button, if a senior loved one is in need of help. A built-in GPS tracker allows for easy location, and the device also has a hands-free speaker-phone mode for both incoming and outgoing communication.

An Important Step to Solving Reading Difficulties

When a student struggles with reading and learning it is important to first rule out the possibility of a vision problem. Often this can be an eye coordination problem which means that your child will pass most vision screenings in school and even at the pediatrician’s office. Vision screenings typically test for how clearly one can see the letters on the eye chart (“20/20”) which is only 1 of 17 visual skills required for reading and learning. If reading is difficult and homework takes longer than it should, be sure to schedule a developmental vision evaluation, with a Developmental Optometrist.

Tame the Squirrel Essential Oil Blend

It’s true: Natural oils are revered for their calming, relaxing properties, but diffusing essential oils can also come in handy when you need to stay alert and focused. Certain oils are actually able to stimulate the brain almost immediately, resulting in better focus—and sometimes a little mood boost, too. Our “Tame the Squirrel” essential oil blend includes a power combination of Frankincense, Cedarwood, Melissa, Lemon, Lavender, Sandalwood. Try it in a diffuser on you desk at work, or while your kids are doing homework.

Resurfacing for Skin Renewal

Laser skin resurfacing involves accurate and precise treatment that helps restore the natural beauty of the skin. The long-lasting method targets imperfections in the skin, while leaving surrounding unblemished skin untouched. This allows for greater control over which parts of the skin are treated, unlike traditional treatments such as chemical peels or dermabrasion. The treatment stimulates the production of new collagen, helping to form new, tighter skin that is fresh and healthy looking. Laser skin resurfacing treatments are suitable for all skin types and tones, can involve everything from light touch-ups to deep collagen remodeling, and require minimal patient downtime. Dr. Cherine Sidhom,

Optimize Your Eyes

What many people may not know is that not all progressive lenses are the same. Sure, there are your conventional ones, but now there are also lenses equipped with computer technology in the surface region of the lens. Not your average pair of glasses! Talk about high quality. This is called Freeform Progressive Technology. Freeform lenses can sharpen vision, provide brighter colours, and reduce glare caused by light sources at night. Many leaders in the vision industry see free-form technology as the revolution of vision.

Trouble Remembering Your Daily Medications?

Talk to your pharmacist about different ways we can make things easier on you and improve compliance. Whether it’s as simple as setting a daily alarm or using easy-to-open pill bottles, pharmacists can help point you in the right direction and make sure your medication is taken properly and safely. There are many compliance packaging options available such as dosettes, medication strips and various styles of blister packs. Talk to your pharmacist to see what might be right for you!

Recognizing Oral Cancer Symptoms

Each year, 3,200 Canadians are diagnosed with oral cancer. When caught early, oral cancer can be effectively treated. Denturists are qualified to recognize the symptoms associated with oral cancer, as well as other oral health issues. In addition to getting regular checkups, familiarize yourself with symptoms, including: sores, particularly those that bleed or won’t heal; growths, lumps or thickened skin; trouble swallowing or chewing; pain in the tongue, jaw or throat; loose teeth; or poorly fitting dentures. If you experience one or more of these symptoms, be sure to schedule a visit with your denturist as soon as possible.

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Noise-induced hearing loss can often sneak up on you, as it tends to present differently from hearing loss related to other causes. Rather than making noises seem quieter, it instead causes a distortion in hearing, making it difficult to pick up certain frequency ranges. This is caused by the degradation of the Cochlea, which occurs from repeated, long-term exposure to loud noises. Things like using a lawnmower, listening to loud music, or using noisy equipment at work can all lead to noise-induced hearing loss over time. Avoiding noisy environments and using hearing protection can help prevent this issue.

Hot Apple Cider

Ingredients: 3 cinnamon sticks, 1 tsp black peppercorns, 1/2 tsp whole cloves, 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg, 4 cups unsweetened apple juice, 1/2 tbsp. orange zest, pure maple syrup (optional).
Directions: 1. Combine spices in a sauce pan and cook over medium-high heat until aromatic, about 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently. 2. Add the nutmeg, and stir to combine. Then, add in the apple juice and orange zest. Bring to a boil.
3. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 mins. 4. Pour juice through a fine-mesh sieve, into a mug. ENJOY!

Natural Product Spotlight:

Innotech Nutrition Fasting Days™ – Research shows some of the main benefits of intermittent fasting include: safe weight loss of 3-5 lbs per week, more energy, improved cardio wellness, relief from aches and pains, rebuilding of liver, normalization of insulin sensitivity, and immune system optimization. Innotech Fasting Days™ is doctor-formulated to help support your goals with a balanced nutrient powder that’s very low in calories, keto-friendly, vegan, non-GMO, non-dairy, and free of sugar, gluten, artificial sweeteners/flavours and colours. It has 42 nutrients balanced for easy and SUCCESSFUL intermittent fasting, and helps with optimized energy, glucose metabolism, hydration and electrolyte balance, bone density and muscle mass, collagen formation, and hunger suppression.