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Multiple Sclerosis Society of Portland, Oregon

At the MSSP, our sole purpose is to help improve the quality of life for those living with MS, including family members and caregivers. We offer a wide range of information to help those dealing with MS to understand the disease. We provide referrals to a wide range of programs and support, and our services are designed with the comfort, convenience and relaxation of those with MS.
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Gift ideas for celebrating the woman in your life

The year 2014 is still young. It is the perfect time to jump ahead of schedule and get gifts for the women in our lives, whether it’s for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, a birthday or anniversary.
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Wheelchair Safety 101

Consider wheeled devices for a moment. Cars have four wheels and a steering wheel. Bicycles have two wheels and a handlebar. Wheelchairs have four wheels and...well, no steering wheel, no handlebars.
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When bathing and shampooing is impossible, consider No Rinse

Those who face mobility limitations know too well how difficult it is to find an accessible bathroom setup that meets all of their needs. Even the bathroom in one’s own home may not be properly modified and therefore virtually unusable. This means people with mobility limitations often have to rely on bed baths, which are less effective, and almost any trip will involve staying in a hotel where it is impossible to use the shower or to wash one’s hair.
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Crutcheze Dealer

We are pleased to welcome The Wright Stuff, Crutcheze new dealer in Mississippi. The Wright Stuff was established by health care professionals dedicated to providing health care products that make a difference in the lives of their customers. They are located in Crystal Springs, Mississippi with a worldwide customer reach through four online stores each serving a particular healthcare specialty, which are caregiver products, arthritis supplies, adaptive daily living aids and mobility aids.
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A Well-Stocked Kitchen for Arthritic Cooks

Most kitchens are packed with implements as big and weighty as cast-iron Dutch ovens and small appliances and as tiny as measuring spoons and grapefruit forks. Yet out of all of those hundreds of items, consider how few are appropriate for the arthritic cook.

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Weeding Out Pain

Kate Lohnes April 27, 2007 - 4:02PM Imagine not being able to drive a car, or pick up a pen, or pluck a weed from your garden. It sounds like a nightmare, but for people with arthritis, it sometimes becomes their reality. One of the many activities some people give up at the onset of arthritis is gardening. The constant stooping, kneeling and gripping oftentimes becomes difficult for different parts of the body, from hands to knees to backs.
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Daily living with urinary incontinence, lack of mobility

Establishing a restroom routine is important for people with mobility impairments or people who have urinary incontinence.

Managing restroom needs can be difficult for these groups of people, especially in today’s hustle-bustle environment of meetings and long work weeks.

However, it is important for you to take care of your body. Not being able to go to the restroom when you need to can cause health problems and inconveniences.

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Try a Wheelchair Umbrella this Umbrella Month

With spring and the beautiful sun and showers it brings, what better time to have a whole month dedicated to the great invention of the umbrella? That’s right. March is umbrella month, and we are selling some excellent products for you to tackle the sun and rain in style.
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Take matters into your own hands with the right portable ramp

People who rely on a wheelchair for their mobility face many obstacles in society, but one that is particularly troublesome and limiting is the wide presence of steps and curbs. Although the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990 has helped to cause buildings to be more accessible, it is still not uncommon to come across entrances with no ramps. The ADA is not always enforced, and small businesses, like hole-in-the-wall restaurants, are often inaccessible. With our portable access ramps, you can take the situation into your own hands and free yourself to go anywhere without worrying as much about whether there will be a step to overcome.
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Summer reading made a breeze with these aids

We wish all our patrons and friends a good summer and a fun break from school and work. And for those who are retired, the summer is a good break from the cold and a time to go outside, sit and smell the roses.
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Summer Foot Care Tips for Seniors

Your feet work hard to keep you going. And during hot summer days, they can really take a beating. It’s especially important for seniors to take care of their feet. We’ve put together some tips for keeping all ten toes cool and clean during the hot summer months.
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Stroke Smart

Good Grips® eating utensils have large soft rubber handles to cushion your grip and are helpful for stroke survivors with limited hand mobility. The stainless steel utensils have an adjustable metal shaft that allows them to be twisted to an angle that is easy and comfortable to use.
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Staying Comfortable During Breast Cancer Treatment

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout the month, many people and organizations remind us of the importance of self-exams and screenings to help detect breast cancer as early as possible. Breast cancer is relatively common in women, as 1 in 8 will develop breast cancer, according to Breastcancer.org. Consider the following statistics from Breastcancer.org:
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Prepare for spring garden greatness with these tools!

Although Punxsutawney Phil, the famous groundhog who predicts the coming of spring each year according to legend, has declared six more weeks of winter for 2014, the next gardening season will be here before you know it. You only have a few more weeks left to get everything in order for spring planting. Go ahead and check out our adaptive gardening tools that will make your planting much easier and more enjoyable. If you order now, you’re more likely to get your supplies in time!
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Solving Problems Around the House for Seniors

Seniors face many obstacles in a world not necessarily designed for them. And seniors encounter many of these challenges in their own homes! Moving about from room to room, reaching for items high and low, and spending some well-deserved relaxation time are just a few activities that might seem easy to many people but that can present a challenge for seniors. We’re going to take a crack at solving some of these problems that seniors face around the house.
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Seeking Solutions with Suzanne

As we age, and the execution of things we once took for granted becomes more difficult, the desire to maintain our independence becomes very important. Needing assistance from others in order to perform simple, everyday actions is not something we look forward to.
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Sclerderma Voice

Great Grips Faucet Grips make turning the water on and off an effortless task for people with scleroderma or arthritis. Each package contains two Great Grips Faucet Grips per package, one red and one blue. They're also a big help in eliminating confusion of which faucet is hot and cold water. The bright red and blue color-coded faucets provide a great visual cue.
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National Scleroderma Awareness Month: Try different creams

June is Scleroderma Awareness Month. Scleroderma is a little known disease but is almost as common in the U.S. as muscular sclerosis.
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Head to school with tablet holder, adaptive pens, scissors

The month of August is here, which means it’s back to school time. Whether you are a college student with a hectic schedule or a parent of a child with special needs, we offer a range of tools to give a smooth start to the semester.
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Running water in the bed or wheelchair — yes, it’s possible!

We have written before about ways to make bathing easier for people with mobility limitations. Some of the adaptive equipment we sell works great for those who can get into their shower or tub with assistance. But what about those for whom this is impossible? We have already discussed our great No-Rinse products for when there is no accessible shower around, but now we would like to introduce you to some equipment that would be a great permanent solution for your bathing needs.
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Arthritis gloves give quick, easy relief compared to other methods

Arthritis pain is one of the most annoying kinds of pain but also among the most treatable by natural methods. While pills are often necessary for relieving pain, there are many natural ways to treat pain symptoms in order to reduce recourse to pills.
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We have reachers for many occasions and uses

From the dawn of civilization, sticks have been one of the most beloved tools of mankind. As Teddy Roosevelt used to say, "Speak softly and carry a big stick."

While we discourage violent force, we must admit sticks are useful for doing just about anything, including reaching objects and gaining leverage. Using one of our reachers are a little like having a good stick but with added state-of-the-art technology.

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President’s Day recalls need for daily independence

February is a very presidential month. Not only is it Presidents’ Day today, February 17, but February 12 happens to be Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. This American president, slain after leading the cause to end slavery, has become a symbol of liberty and human rights not only for the slaves of his time, but also for many groups since then who have had to work hard to be included in society.
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Partitioned plates enjoy deserved popularity

Many people with disabilities find plates with divided sections to be extremely helpful. There are a lot of reasons why partitioned plates make mealtime easier for people with a variety of disabilities.
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