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October is National Dental Hygiene Month

18 Oct

October is National Dental Hygiene Month. That means everyone is being reminded to take care of their teeth. At allheart, we think it’s also a good to show your appreciation to the folks who help maintain those sparkling smiles.

Now’s a great time to say thanks to your favorite dentist or dental hygienist with a dental themed scrub top or accessory. Or grab a tooth-themed top, watch or pin for yourself. That way, you’ll feel and look great while reminding folks to brush, floss and rinse!

2Remind folks to “give a hoot” about brushing in this adorable mock wrap scrub top from Cherokee.

Remind them “it’s time for a cleaning,” while wearing this Whimsical Watches domed watch with miniature toothbrush & toothpaste.

Here’s a “sweet tooth” pin from Prestige Medical  that’s part of our complete collection of dental accessories.

National CPR/AED Awareness Week: June 1st-7th

3 Jun

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June 1st marks the beginning of National CPR/AED Awareness Week. This week highlights the importance of learning how to administer CPR and AEDs (automated external defibrillators).  In the U.S. alone, nearly 250,000 to 300,000 people die from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) each year. The heart unexpectedly stops beating, and oxygen is deprived from the brain and other vital organs. SCA can claim a victim in only minutes, and many times 911 emergency respondents are too late to the scene.

CPR gives bystanders the ability to save a life during an emergency. A victim of SCA’s chances of survival almost double when CPR is applied within the first few minutes.  It is also encouraged to learn how to use an AED—a machine that attaches to the victim and applies timed electrical shocks. This can also help save those suffering from sudden cardiac arrest.

If you want to learn CPR, find your local American Red Cross chapter. The American Red Cross always offers CPR & AED classes, and they are even hosting special events during CPR/AED Awareness Week. allheart also sells CPR tools if you need equipment for a class or work. It’s never too late to be trained how to save someone’s life, educate yourself today.

It’s National Nurses Week!

10 May

National Nurses Week began May 6th and ends on May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale (founder of modern nursing). Celebrate your favorite nurses with a gift of appreciation for all their hard work (and long hours!). We have a Nurses Week Gift Guide with diagnostic and medical accessory suggestions to help you with your gift hunt. I’d take a look at some of the numerous pins that Prestige Medical offers, like this RN lapel pin. The gold-plated enamel will shine on any scrub top, and it’s only $9.98! Also, Whimsical Watches makes detailed watches with handcrafted miniatures as part of their designs. Check out their Unisex RN Watch here–it features a miniature nurse hat and RN symbol!

Nurses make a valuable contribution to our society every day. We greatly thank all our nurses and are glad to have their commitment to quality patient care!

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Happy Earth Day!

22 Apr

Today marks the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day– a holiday to reflect on ways to lessen our carbon footprint. There are many small changes you can make to help the environment, most are very easy:

    • Instead of plastic bags to hold your groceries, grab a couple of reusable tote bags to carry your goods. Check out Prestige Medical’s Large Canvas Bag– it comes in several fun designs and is perfect to take on those shopping trips.
    • Pack your lunch for a week. Many restaurants often use Styrofoam containers for take-out. This material is usually non-biodegradable, which in turn creates a lot of environmental waste. Use washable plastic containers for your food and store everything in a lunch bag like this one. You’ll be saving money and the environment too!
    • Go green with your scrubs! Look for recycled and eco-friendly fabrics. IguanaMed’s Green Line uses a combination of bamboo and cotton fabric for their apparel. I’d recommend their comfy V-Neck 2-Pocket Top and Trugreen Boot Cut Pants as great “green” options to add to your closet.

February is American Heart Month

14 Feb

Show your heart some love during February’s American Heart Month! Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States for both men and women, with 600,000 deaths per year. Since it affects so many individuals, it’s important to spread the word on how you can help fight this disease. A healthy diet and exercise go a long way to ensure a strong body and heart. Eat plenty of fruits and veggies, avoiding foods high in cholesterol and trans fat. Make sure to also get plenty of rest as well—these preventative measures could save you from future cardiovascular problems including high blood pressure and stroke. Wearing red this month is another great way to show your support. Take a pick from one of the many red tops in our store—the White Swan V-Neck is only $6.99 in the clearance section, and our 3-Pocket Scrub Top is currently $8.98!

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