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June is Men's Health Month

The purpose of Men's Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month, remind the men in your life to get a check up.
Men's Health Facts
  • Men die at higher rates from the top 10 causes of death, including heart disease, cancer, injuries, stroke and suicide
  • Women are 100% more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and preventive services than men
  • Testosterone is linked to elevations of LDL, the bad cholesterol, and declines in HDL, the good cholesterol
  • Men have fewer infection-fighting T-cells and are thought to have weaker immune systems than women
Make prevention a priority. Many health conditions can be prevented or detected early with regular checkups from your healthcare provider. Regular screenings may include blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, prostate health, and more. Visit www.menshealthlibrary.org for more information.
 

Metagenics Online Store

Metagenics nutritional supplements are now available for purchase at Bedard Pharmacy online!

Metagenics supplements provide targeted nutritional support designed to address each person's unique health needs. Some formulas offer multi-functional nutritional support, while others may be used in combination to meet individual needs. Many conditions can benefit from Metagenics, including diabetes, cardiovascular conditions, immune deficiency, sports nutrition and more.

Visit Bedard's online metagenics store to start shopping!
 

Compression is for Everyone

Compression stockings are most commonly used for diabetics and for people who suffer from edema, but did you know that most people can benefit from them?

Anyone's legs can feel better while wearing compression socks or stockings, especially if you spend a lot of time sitting, standing or in a sedentary position.

Specially designed athletic performance and athletic recovery compression socks and sleeves help maximize circulation and increase oxygen to the muscle tissue during and after a workout.

If you're planning long-distance travel, consider including the use of compression socks or stockings in your plans. The compression will reduce the swelling in your feet and ankles that occurs during long periods of sitting in close quarters.

Not all compression garments are created equal. Bedard Medical Supplies recommends being fitted for the right compression garment for your situation. Visit our professional fitters at Bedard Medical Supplies or call (207)784-3700 for more information.
 

What are TENS units?

A TENS unit (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) is used to relieve muscle pain, most commonly in the back. The small battery-operated device produces millions of tiny electrical impulses, which enter your body via electrodes placed on your skin on or near the source of your pain. These electrical impulses are faster than pain impulses.

The result is that your brain receives millions of pleasant electrical impulses. The brain still receives the pain impulses, but at a much slower rate. Since your brain can only process a limited amount of information, the pain impulses are outnumbered.

TENS units are available for purchase or rent at Bedard Medical Supplies. For maximum pain relief, use BioFreeze, a natural pain relieving gel, in addition to TENS unit stimulation.
 



 

Give Dad a helpful gift this year. Bedard Medical Supplies has what you're looking for! All sale prices are valid June 1st - June 14th only, and include:
 

Upcoming Events



Triple Crown 5K Fit Fest


Sunday, June 8th
8:30 am
Festival Plaza, Auburn

Bedard will be cheering on all of the runners at the Triple Crown 5K Fit Fest on June 8th! Stop by our tent to purchase compression socks and other fitness goodies. To register for the Triple Crown Fit Fest 5K, visit www.triplecrown5k.com.




Androscoggin Business to Business Tradeshow

Thursday, June 12th
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Androscoggin Colissee
Cost: FREE with business card

The 19th annual tradeshow is the largest business networking event in the state. With more than 2,500 business professionals in attendance, the Business to Business tradeshow remains the premier networking event around. Come visit Bedard Pharmacy's booth for a chance to win a prize!




Friday, June 20th
6:00 pm
E.L. High School
Cost: $10 to join the team

Transitions at Bedard has formed a Relay for Life team. Donate to Team Transitions or join the team and walk with us!

 

Did you know...

...we are joint commission accredited.

Since its founding in 1951, The Joint Commission has been acknowledged as the leader in developing the highest standards for quality and safety in the delivery of health care, and evaluating organization performance based on these standards. Today, more than 20,000 health care organizations use Joint Commission standards to guide how they administer care and continuously improve performance. The Joint Commission is also the only accrediting organization with the capability and experience to evaluate health care organizations across the continuum of care.

Bedard has been accredited since 2006, and has had three successful surveys.
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