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Archive for April, 2012

KHS Wants to Help You Reduce Your Stress

Posted on: April 23rd, 2012 by Knueppel HealthCare Services No Comments

KHS joins the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in recognizing April as National Stress Awareness Month. Here are some tips from the experts and some products from us to address your stress.

Take time to unwind…it’s healthy to relax, renew, and rejuvenate. We all know stress happens; sometimes it’s unavoidable, at times it’s unbearable. That’s why taking time for yourself is a necessity. At KHS we have a number of products to help you relieve your stress.

Stress does not merely afflict your mind; it can also affect you on a cellular level. In fact, long-term stress can lead to a wide range of illnesses – from headaches to stomach disorders to depression – and can even increase the risk of serious conditions like stroke and heart disease. Understanding the mind/stress/health connection can help you better manage stress and improve your health and well-being.

Everyone is different, and so are the ways they like to relax and unwind. Here are some ideas: take a walk, read a book, go for a run, have a cup of tea, play a sport, spend time with a friend or loved one, meditate or do yoga.

As you develop a vision for healthy living, know the KHS will support your goals by providing you with the products that will help you relax, renew and rejuvenate.

Relax with these products from KHS:

Aromatherapy Pillows and Hand-crafted, Fragranced Habersham Candles, Mother Earth WarMitts and WarmBooties, Moist Heat Pads, Deep Heat Therapy Pads, Vaporizers, Joint Wraps and Warming Shawls, Shiatsu Massagers

Aromatherapy Pillows

Hand-crafted, Fragranced Habersham Candles

Renew with these products from KHS:

DiabEase Dead Sea MineralBathSalts, Healing Foot Creams, Tea Tree Soaking Crystals Foot Spa Salts, Foot Massagers, Pedicure Kits

Foot Massager

Pedicure Kit

Rejuvenate with these products from KHS:

Moisturizing Booties and Gloves, Lindi Skin ultra-hydration body lotion, face moisturizer, lip balm, face wash or serum (to combat the skin-related side effects that often accompany chemo and radiation), Specially Designed Inspirational Cards and Positioning Pillows

Specially-designed Inspirational Cards

Body Pillow

Tempurpedic Pillow

Obus Back Support

Be sure to make time for fun and relaxation so you’ll be better able to handle life’s stressors. Carve some time out of your day – even 10 to 15 minutes – to take care of yourself. Also, remember that exercise is an excellent stress reliever.

While you can’t avoid stress, you can minimize it by changing how you choose to respond to it. The ultimate reward for your efforts is a healthy, balanced life, with time for work, relationships, relaxation, and fun.

KHS Recognizes National Autism Awareness Month

Posted on: April 5th, 2012 by Knueppel HealthCare Services No Comments

 

The Autism Society Puzzle Ribbon

KHS recognizes April as National Autism Awareness Month and supports the Autism Society’s efforts to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community. A March 2012 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that now one in every 88 children in the United States has autism.

According to the society’s website, “Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a ‘spectrum disorder’ that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause of autism, but increased awareness and funding can help families today.”

Autism is treatable; early diagnosis and intervention of autism can lead to significantly improved outcomes. To that end, KHS offers several pieces of equipment to make the challenges of serving an autistic individual easier. Among them are the EZ Rider Stroller, the Traveller Plus Car Seat, and the Activity Chair. A variety of helmets is also available.

 

The EZ Rider Stroller

The EZ Rider Stroller is a lightweight and fully-functional positioning chair that folds with the convenience of a simple umbrella stroller. Simple adjustments to the EZ Rider allow you to extend the life of the chair; there is no need for expensive growth kits. 

 

The Traveller Plus Car Seat

The Traveller Plus Car Seat, accommodating children weighing up to 105 lbs., has a padded headrest, 5-point harness, single pull strap adjustment, recline bar, and optional seat extension.

 

The Activity Chair

The Activity Chair, designed by therapists, is the ultimate in active seating for pediatric to adult clients. It is versatile, durable and has a wide range of optional accessories available. Tool-free adjustments, while the client is in the Activity Chair, allow the caregiver, therapist or teacher to create customized active seating appropriate to the setting, all the wile recognizing the unique needs and challenges for each individual.

 

The Activity Chair with Springs

Some children with autism or with attention or sensory-related disorders have found that the stimulation provided through movement helps them to remain in place, focused and attentive during activities. The Activity Chair has a unique feature with optional springs that allow the backrest to “give” with extension pressure and/or the seat to “rock” depending on the settings. The design can withstand repeated stress on the frame, and the result is a sturdy, heavier chair that will not move along the floor with the child’s movement.

 KHS encourages all to join the Autism Society in getting involved with your local Autism Society chapter and contacting state and federal representatives to take action and “Vote 4 Autism.” Together we can improve the lives of all affected by autism.