Wednesday, August 12, 2015

DRYPro makes having broken limbs a little more fun

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Broken bones are a bummer, especially during the summer!
DRYPro Waterproof Body Protectors allow you to Shower, Bath and Even Swim with complete confidence! Dry Pro™ by Dry Corp, a high quality surgical rubber sleeve that fits over casts, bandages, Ostomies, PICC lines and prosthetics, offers complete waterproof protection. Its patented air tight vacuum seal assures that a cast or bandage will remain dry, even when submerged in water. There is a DRYPro to fit every member of the family.

NBN Medical Boutique carries a full line of DRYPro Body Protectors. We want you and your family to have the best summer ever!

Call or visit NBN Medical Boutique at 2 Pin Oak Lane, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003


Friday, July 24, 2015

Winnie Lite Supreme Three Wheel Rollator

Maintain your independence in Style and comfort!
At NBN Medical Boutique we carry a variety of fashionable wellness items. We are dedicated to helping our clients maintain their independence in style for as long as possible with the most user friendly products with the fashion flair you love.
The Winnie Lite Supreme Three Wheel Rollator  is a perfect example. It uses lightweight solid 7.5" wheels that are ideal for indoor or outdoor use. It gives you the added support you need to easily move around indoors and out.  And the extra bonus is the fashionable carry pouch is included!
This Fashionable Rollator Features:
  • Lightweight solid 7.5" wheels for indoor or outdoor use
  • Comes standard with carry pouch with a snap closure
  • Special loop lock made of internal aluminum casting operates easily and ensures safety
  • Handles are adjustable in height from 32" to 38"
  • Adjustable brakes
  • Easy, one hand folding
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • 12 pounds
  • 300 pound weight capacity
  • Lifetime Warranty on brake cable
When you are looking for mobility items to keep you on the move in fashion contact us at NBN Medical; Boutique!
Call 856-669-0211

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Bathroom Safety Tip Sheet

Did you know?

More than one in three people over the age of 65 falls each year and most of the falls actually happen at home! Approximately 80 % of the falls that occur at home happen in the bathroom. Injuries from bathroom falls range from minor bumps and bruises to more severe injuries, such as broken bones (especially hip fractures), head contusions, and even spinal cord injury.

Most falls occur while:

  • Getting in and out of the tub or shower
  • Sitting down and getting up from the toilet
  • Walking and attempting to use towel bars, sink tops or other objects to support balance.


10 Tips to Make Your Bathroom Safe

Installing safety features in the bathroom is key to reducing the risk of falling. When renovating a bathroom for adult safety, consider the following options. 

1. Install grab bars. 
Many of us use towel bars or shower or tub features to hold onto while climbing in and out of the shower or tub. Towel bars are good for holding towels but aren’t built to support weight. So what happens is instead of holding us up we pull them down and go down with them. Instead, install grab bars in easy-to-reach places to help support balance when entering and exiting the shower or tub.

2.  Install a tension pole. An alternative to grab bars when getting in and out of a shower or tub is a tension pole from floor to ceiling that gives you something to hold on to for balance and support.

3. Use a shower chair. A shower chair can provide stability and a rest place when you have difficulty balancing, or standing for long periods of time. A good shower chair has rubber tips on the legs to prevent sliding. If you use your hand-held shower head, you can remain seated while bathing.

 4. Use a tub-attached grab bar. When you need to step over the tub’s high sides to get in and out. During tub transfers, a grab bar securely mounted on the tub rim can supply balance support.

5.  Use a bath (transfer) bench. A bath bench eliminates the problem of stepping in/out of the tub safely. Just sit on the bench outside the tub, and slide your legs over the side of the tub. Getting out is just as easy.

6.  Use a raised toilet seat. When you have difficulty lowering yourself down to sit on a low toilet seat and rise to a standing position safely (due to lack of arm and leg strength and balance).

 7.  Install grab bars. Grab bars (either wall or toilet-attached) can compensate for low toilet seats and help sit down and get up safely. 

8. Non-slip mats. Falls often occur when getting in and out of the tub or shower. Having a non-slip mat (or decals) on the floor of the shower or tub as well as a non-slip rug on the floor when stepping out of tub or shower (to prevent slipping on wet tiles) helps you feel more stable and can reduces slipping.    

9.  Regular Cleaning. Routinely ridding showers and tubs of soap scum and mildew can reduce the slippery coating that forms as a result of these substances. Also, be sure to avoid clutter in the bathroom to prevent tripping.

 10.  Lighting. Is the pathway from the bedroom to the bathroom dark? A poorly-lit pathway can easily cause a fall. Use nightlights or sensor lights to create a well-lit path to the bathroom. Having nightlights in the bathroom helps as well.


NBN Medical Boutique carries a huge variety of bathroom safety items. For more information, visit our website at

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

March 2 - 8 is National Sleep Awareness Week

The National Institutes of Health estimates that sleep-related problems affect 50 to 70 million Americans of all ages and socioeconomic classes. Sleep disorders are common in both men and women. One of the most common sleep disorders is obstructive sleep apnea or some variant of sleep disordered breathing.

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?
Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by obstruction of the upper airway. During sleep, the muscles in the back of the throat relax causing the upper airway to become smaller. This is especially true during the deepest stages of sleep called Rapid Eye Movement or REM sleep. A hypopnea is a decrease in airflow, while an apnea is a pause in airflow.  Apneas and hypopneas can occur due to blockage or if respiratory effort is not initiated.  During a sleep study the number of apneas and hypopneas per hour are documented.  This is called your apnea/hypopnea index or AHI. In some individuals the upper airway can actually collapse, causing a blockage of air movement into the lungs. When airflow is stopped for at least 10 seconds it is referred to as apnea. These apneas can occur many times each hour and hundreds of times each night.

Health Risks of Untreated Sleep Apnea
1. High blood pressure
Studies have shown that sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure, also known as “hypertension.”
2. Heart disease
Untreated sleep apnea is a risk factor for heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Sleep apnea increases your risk for an irregular heartbeat, coronary artery disease, heart attack and congestive heart failure.
3. Stroke
Sleep apnea increases your risk for stroke, the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the CDC.
4. Brain damage
The damage caused by sleep apnea affects brain structures that help control functions such as memory, mood and blood pressure.
5. Depression
Research shows that depression is common in people with sleep disordered breathing.
6. Diabetes
Sleep apnea is associated with impaired glucose tolerance and insulin resistance.
7. Obesity
Obesity is a key risk factor for sleep apnea. But there is increasing evidence that sleep apnea also may promote weight gain. Sleep apnea can fragment sleep, reducing daytime energy and physical activity. It can also disrupt metabolism. Sleep apnea may alter the levels of hormones that regulate your appetite, which may lead you to eat more.

Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness (hypersomnia)
  • Loud snoring, which is usually more prominent in obstructive sleep apnea
  • Episodes of breathing cessation during sleep witnessed by another person
  • Abrupt awakenings accompanied by shortness of breath, which more likely indicates central sleep apnea
  • Awakening with a dry mouth or sore throat
  • Morning headache
  • Difficulty staying asleep (insomnia)
  • Attention problems

4 Ways to Fight Sleep Apnea

  1. The most common treatment for moderate to severe sleep apnea is the use of CPAP(Continuous Positive Airway Pressure). CPAP therapy works by creating positive air pressure within the back of the throat, preventing airway collapse and apnea. This positive pressure pushes out on the walls of the throat, creating an “air splint” within the airway in much the same way that water pressure within a garden hose pushes out on the walls of the hose preventing it from collapsing.
  2. Maintain a healthy weight. Dietary weight loss can lower a person’s risk and reduce the severity of OSA.
  3. Get a full seven to eight hours of sleep each night Sleep seems to play a role in helping the body manage its weight. People who sleep for fewer hours each night tend to have a higher body mass index (BMI) than people who sleep longer. Studies also have linked sleep to some of the hormones that help control body weight and appetite.
  4. Avoid drinking alcohol at night Alcohol disrupts sleep and can make episodes of OSA more frequent and severe.
If you are currently using CPAP therapy for your sleep apnea and need supplies, NBN Medical Boutique carries a full line of CPAP machines and accessories. CPAP therapy services are available through NBN Infusions.

Before starting any new health related plan, speak to your doctor to discuss the best options for you!

NBN Medical Boutique Specials for the month of March!

CPAP Cleaning Supplies – (mask wipes, spray, and concentrated cleanser to clean the mask and tubing)
Pur-Sleep Aromatherapy – (to help desensitize CPAP, claustrophobia, and anxiety when using the CPAP)
Visit  or call 856-669-6442

Friday, February 27, 2015

February is American Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. This month, educate yourself on symptoms so you can prevent and get treatment if needed.

Signs of a Heart Attack in Men

More than 60% of men who suffer a heart attack, experience heart attack symptoms before the actual heart attack. Often men choose to neglect the symptoms, which leads to complications. These symptoms include:

  • Chest Pain
  • Irregular Heart Beats
  • Discomfort
  • Pain in upper abdomen
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sweating
  • Fainting
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Light-headed Feeling
  • Anxiety
  • Indigestion

These were the most obvious symptoms of heart attack. The symptoms and its intensity can vary from person to person. As one person might feel a dull chest pain, another person will experience excruciating chest pain. If you see any of the above mentioned symptoms, do not waste any time and call Emergency Medical Services (EMS) immediately. It is advised to call EMS as the staff in EMS is trained to administer lifesaving treatment. The EMS staff is also trained to revive a heart which has stopped working. At the same time the added advantage of calling EMS is that patients who arrive in EMS ambulances receive faster treatment at the hospital and hence, valuable time in the golden one hour is not lost.


Signs of a Heart Attack in Women

Many women think the signs of a heart attack are unmistakable — the image of the elephant comes to mind — but in fact they can be subtler and sometimes confusing.
  • Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest. It lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back.
  • Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
  • Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
  • Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.

As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain. If you have any of these signs, don’t wait more than five minutes before calling for help. Call 9-1-1 and get to a hospital right away.


Take Care Of Yourself

Heart disease is preventable. Here are Goldberg’s top tips:
  • Schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider to learn your personal risk for heart disease.
  • Quit smoking. Did you know that just one year after you quit, you’ll cut your risk of coronary heart disease by 50 percent?
  • Start an exercise program. Just walking 30 minutes a day can lower your risk for heart attack and stroke.


New at the NBN Medical Boutique!

Omron Series 3 Wrist Style Blood Pressure Monitor

If you are in need of a blood pressure monitoring device try the new Omron series 3 Wrist style Blood Pressure Monitor.  Call us at NBN Medical Boutique and ask about the # 1 Doctor Recommended BP Monitor! 856-669-6442

The discrete and convenient portable wrist design allows users to monitor their blood pressure at home, work or anywhere. The 60 Memory Storage with date and time stamp allows you to review the last 60 readings. The advanced averaging (exclusive technology) automatically displays the last 3 readings taken within the last 10 minutes.