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Our Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2017

180 medical's top 10 most popular blog posts of 2017


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 to all the great things coming in 2018, we’ve compiled this list of 180 Medical’s ten most popular blog posts from 2017.


10Steps to Receiving Your Ostomy Supplies

If you have recently had 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 first shipment, 180 Medical is here to support you the whole way!

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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 coudé catheters, 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.

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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. Many readers, including everyone at 180 Medical, are awed by Jen and her incredible story.

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Tips for Preventing the Risk of UTIs When Cathing

UTIs (urinary tract infections) are not uncommon for people who use catheters. Find out more about some of the most common symptoms of UTIs, some risk factors, and the best ways to prevent the recurrence of infections.

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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.

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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 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.

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Beating Spinal Cord Injury One Day at a Time: Mason Ellis’s Story

When Mason got into a car accident in his senior year of high school, he became a quadriplegic. Since then, he has been working toward beating his injury. Today, he continues to inspire people through his determination and his desire to help others. Find out more about his progress and his successful YouTube channel.

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Top 10 Reasons to Work at 180 Medical

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 at 180 Medical, voted one of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma again

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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, you can become a seasoned pro. Get the scoop on what intermittent cathing is all about.

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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 discover 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. We hope you’ll join us for all the informative and interesting posts in 2018.

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About the Author
Our Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2017
Jessica is the Sr. Marketing Specialist at 180 Medical, and she has been with the company for over 14 years now. She loves getting to be creative in her role and hearing from customers about the positive impact we've made on their lives.

Outside of work, you can find her hanging out with her husband and their dogs or browsing garden centers (where she will almost certainly buy another houseplant she doesn't really need).