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Share Enemeez® with Your Healthcare Providers

When we go to the doctor, we trust that they have our best interest at heart and will guide us in the right direction. A doctor-patient relationship is most effective when it’s reciprocal, however, and there are instances when patients are able to enlighten doctors on treatments and medications that have altered the course of…
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Pregnancy and SCI

A common question women with spinal cord injury (SCI) have post-injury is: will I be able to have children?  There is no evidence that SCI affects a woman’s fertility or ability to carry a pregnancy. However, women with spinal cord injury can have some unique challenges, so it’s important to be as informed as possible…
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Spina Bifida Awareness Month

Image credit/link: Spina Bifida Association – Awareness Month (spinabifidaassociation.org) Nearly 166,000 people in the United States have Spina Bifida.1 The literal meaning for Spina Bifida is “split spine” and it usually occurs within the first month of pregnancy when the neural tube is forming.  The severity of the disease varies depending on several factors, including…
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Bowel Care Mini Series: Incontinence & Skin Integrity

Welcome to the fifth monthly episode of our Bowel Care Mini Series, hosted in the Enemeez Thrive Facebook Community and led by Thrive Advocate, Scott Chesney. In this episode, Scott interviews Beth Householder with Quest Healthcare, a Division of Quest Products, LLC on Incontinence & Skin Integrity. Hear about causes and understanding of pressure injuries,…
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Paralysis and Colonoscopies

While people with spinal cord injury (SCI) are not at greater risk for colon cancer than able-bodied people, studies have shown the people with SCI are less likely to get routine screenings due to apprehension about colonoscopy preparation and the risk of autonomic dysreflexia.1 “When I was nearing 50 years of age, I knew that…
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SCI awareness month

September is SCI Awareness Month

September is national SCI Awareness Month. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center’s “Facts and Figures at a Glance 2020”, there are approximately 296,000 Americans currently living with SCI, and about 17,900 new cases each year. People with SCI can live full, productive, and rewarding lives. To do so, it’s essential that they…
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Bowel care personal journey

Bowel Care Mini Series: Personal Journey

Welcome to the third monthly episode of our Bowel Care Mini Series, hosted in the Enemeez Thrive Facebook Community and led by Thrive Advocate, Scott Chesney. In this episode, Scott interviews Ryan Gebauer with Quest Healthcare, a Division of Quest Products, LLC on his personal journey. Hear about what has changed since Ryan’s injury over…
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bowel care

Bowel Care Mini Series: Autonomic Dysreflexia

Welcome to the second monthly episode of our Bowel Care Mini Series, hosted in the Enemeez Thrive Facebook Community and led by Thrive Advocate, Scott Chesney. In this episode, Scott interviews Margaret Swantko & Ryan Gebauer with Quest Healthcare, a Division of Quest Products, LLC on Autonomic Dysreflexia. Understand the different types of autonomic dysreflexia,…
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pressure injuries

Bowel Care Mini Series: Pressure Injuries

Welcome to the first monthly episode of our Bowel Care Mini Series, hosted in the Enemeez Thrive Facebook Community and led by Thrive Advocate, Scott Chesney. In this episode, Scott interviews Beth Householder with Quest Healthcare, a Division of Quest Products, LLC on Pressure Injuries. Understand the different types of pressure injuries, symptoms, prevention and…
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The Best Wheelchair Accessible Beaches

The long days of winter are over, and spring is here! As the weather gets warmer, it’s fun to think about hitting the beach this summer. For mobility-impaired people the beach can be slightly overwhelming. It helps to find beaches that are wheelchair accessible to make your day by the water as stress-free and fun…
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