2017 has been a wonderful year for 180 Medical! We certainly hope it’s been a year of good health and fun for you too.
We posted a lot of blogs over the year, including topics like the latest product news, fun company events, our inspiring 2017 Scholarship Program recipients, and informative posts related to intermittent catheters, ostomy supplies, and more.
As we look forward ahead to all the great things coming in 2018, we’ve compiled this list of 180 Medical’s ten most popular blog posts from 2017.
Steps to Receiving Your Ostomy Supplies
If you have recently had an ostomy surgery, you may want some helpful basics about how to get the right ostomy products delivered to your door. From getting the perfect fit to your very first shipment, 180 Medical is here to support you the whole way!
Why Do I Need to Use Coudé Catheters?
If you’ve been advised by your doctor that you need to use a curved tip or coudé catheter, you may have some questions. This blog post sums up everything you need to know about what coudé catheters are, what they’re used for, conditions that contribute to the need to use a coudé tip instead of a straight tip catheter, and information on how to insert and use a coudé catheter.
Determined Spirit: Jen Goodwin’s Story of Life After Her Spinal Cord Injury
When you read Jen’s story, you can see why she is such a delight to speak with, as well as a true inspiration to all who know her. Jen could have chosen to give up after an accident left her quadriplegic. Instead, she set her sights high and began achieving her goals, one after the other. A lot of readers, including everyone at 180 Medical, are awed by Jen and her incredible story.
Tips for Preventing the Risk of UTIs When Cathing
UTIs (urinary tract infections) are not all that uncommon to people who use catheters. Find out more about some of the most common symptoms of UTIs, some risk factors, as well as the best ways to prevent the recurrence of infections.
Bladder Cancer: Symptoms and Risk Factors
Did you know that bladder cancer is the 5th most commonly diagnosed cancer in the USA? It’s important to be aware of potential risk factors and symptoms. The sooner bladder cancer can be diagnosed, the sooner treatment and recovery can begin.
Tips for Holiday Travel When You Have Urinary Incontinence
Traveling during busy holidays can be stressful enough without also dealing with urinary incontinence. We’ve got the tips to help you navigate traveling, whether by car or plane, including TSA regulations for carry-on luggage, smartphone apps to find public bathrooms, and other helpful information.
Beating Spinal Cord Injury One Day at a Time: Mason Ellis’s Story
Since a car accident in Mason’s senior year of high school left him quadriplegic, he has been determined to beat his injury. He has become an inspiration to many through his determination and sincere desire to connect with others and help them. He has even started up his own successful YouTube channel to help others with spinal cord injuries and limited mobility accomplish tasks like dressing, dealing with spasms, self-cathing, and more.
Top 10 Reasons to Work at 180 Medical
180 Medical has been voted one of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma (based on employee’s anonymous feedback) for eight years for many reasons. If you’re seeking a career with a company that devotes itself to core values like compassion and integrity, check out some of the top reasons to apply today.
What are the Basics of Clean Intermittent Catheterization?
Intermittent cathing doesn’t sound fun when you’re brand new to it. However, with the right information and instructions at hand, you can become a seasoned pro. Get the scoop on what intermittent cathing is all about.
Pocket Catheters 101
Pocket catheters are all the rage in the cathing world this year! We suspect the trend for discreet, travel-ready catheters will continue as more people find out about these handy catheter options. Find out why pocket catheters are so popular, and take a look at a few of the many options available at 180 Medical.
Thank you for reading our blog! We at 180 Medical wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy new year to come. We hope you’ll join us for all the informative and interesting posts in 2018.