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History Lesson: Canes

Posted by Ashley Van Spengen on

History Lesson: Canes

Starting out as a necessary item for shepherds and traveler, as to keep thieves away or animals in line. Which gradually turned into an accessory of power and strength, before turning into a object symbolizing authority and social prestige. By the Middle Ages, (in what is now Europe), a scepter carried in the right hand was a symbol of royal power, while one in the left hand represented justice. The church also began to use staffs to denote it's higher offices. A crooked staff with a hook held by a bishop was a symbol of his role as Shaped to...

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The five stages to Quarantine

Posted by Ashley Van Spengen on

The five stages to Quarantine

Now this may seem… well different compared to the other blogs written, and that’s fair, because this one is a a bit more personal. Perhaps a bit more fun, rather than educational, but maybe it’ll bridge a gap between Cal-medi’s employees and customers.    We had to temporarily shut down for a few days to sanitize and clean, while the majority of our staff had to take the dreaded COVID-19 test, and quarantine. I was among these staff members. So I did what any employee would do when they’re told to take any test. I didn’t want to do it,...

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Braces, and we're not talking about the ones for your teeth!

Posted by Ashley Van Spengen on

Braces, and we're not talking about the ones for your teeth!

These are engineered fabrics used for many things, such as the inflammation of tendons. Instead of straightening your teeth, these braces are for your appendages. Oppose of the wire cage for your pearly whites held and pulled through the assistance of specialized elastics, they use superior threads weaved together to massage the pain away from the pounding pained areas of our flesh and muscle. Wrists, knees, elbows, ankle the whole shebang! The waves of pain and despair disintegrate like the snap of Thanos, fading like dust.Braces are meant to increase stability, support and provide pain relief for these joints.Instead of doing the wave,...

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HANDLING COUGHS AND COLDS IN THE ELDERLY

Posted by Adil Dhanani on

HANDLING COUGHS AND COLDS IN THE ELDERLY

WELCOME TO THIS GUIDE ONHANDLING COUGHS AND COLDSIN THE ELDERLY   As a member of the elderly community or indeed somebody caring for an elderly person, it will give you important information on how to avoid getting sick, and how to care for coughs and colds should they happen. WHY THE ELDERLY ARE MORE VULNERABLE Firstly, it is important to note that the elderly are among the most likely groups of people to get sick. This can be the case for number of reasons, one being that as we get older, our immune systems become weaker. This makes it much...

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Essentials of Safe Independent Living for the Elderly

Posted by Adil Dhanani on

Essentials of Safe Independent Living for the Elderly
From time to time, many of us will feel lonely. But as you get older, these feelings can become more frequent – especially if you now live alone or can’t get out as much as you’d like. 

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