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April 7 is National No Housework Day


Patient Scrubs Supports No Housework Day We often overlook how much caregivers do. Many have little relief in caring for their loved one,cooking, cleaning, laundry and more. If you know a caregiver, offer to give them some relief on April 7, 2016. It’s National No Housework Day. Give them a chance to catch up on a book, go out with friends or simply kick back and watch TV. At Patient Scrubs®, we are closest to caregivers, people in rehab and […]

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10 Tips to Manage Daily Stress


Today’s fast paced world leads to so much stress. I talk to many people who are taking anti-anxiety medication. Why? We’re all trying to pack in as much as possible. We push for perfection. We don’t take time for our family and ourselves. In short, we’ve let our busy lives run us instead of us managing our lives. Here are ten tips to help you cope with and eliminate some of your daily stress. Take some “Me” time: There’s always […]

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Using Antibiotics Wisely


You’ve probably heard about superbugs, the deadly infections that are resistant to antibiotics. Each time that we use antibiotics incorrectly, we make the superbugs stronger. We’re not just putting ourselves at risk, but we also put our children and future generations at risk. Here are some ways that you can start using antibiotics more wisely. Do you really need an antibiotic? Many mild infections clear up on their own without treatment. There’s little difference in the recovery timeframe. Waiting before […]

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4 Ways to Reduce the Height of Your Bed


As mattress thickness has increased, it has created many beautiful tall beds. Beds built for extra height gives the children a place to hide or build a fort. It offers a gorgeous touch to your décor. But, it can be a problem after surgery or an injury. Don’t despair! You have lots of options. Many of my Patient Scrubs® customers tell me that they have to do something about their tall bed. Remember, many of my conversations are about prepping for […]

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Get Well Soon Gift Ideas for a Family


When a family member is hospitalized, everything becomes much more challenging for the entire family. They have to plan their time around being at the hospital, talking to the medical staff, taking care of their loved one, etc.  Plus, life goes on at home, school and work. Every little bit of thoughtfulness from family and friends feels like a life raft to family members who are drowning in work.  Put together a get well soon family gift basket. Pick up […]

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Changing a Habit Can Boost Your Health


It seems like sickness lurks behind every door. Friends are posting on Facebook that they or a family member is sick. The flu is raging. More people are finding themselves in urgent care, emergency room or hospital. Sometimes winter is like this, so I’m going to go with what Henry David Thoreau said, “There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before.” When […]

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