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Welcome to Seeley Medical

Sep 15, 2010

Welcome to SeeleyMedical.com!  At Seeley Medical, we strive to enhance the quality of life for each of our patients and customers. We offer everything from respiratory services and equipment, to incontinence supplies and enteral nutrition, to physican office supplies.  We even offer easy-access to our catalog of products online, via our Amazon web-store.

Seeley Medical is an approved Medicare contract provider for the Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati Competitive Bid Areas.  We are the only provider awarded contracts in 7 product categories; including Oxygen, CPAP and BiPAP, Hospital Beds, Enteral Nutrients, Diabetic Supplies, and Power Mobility Devices

Have a question that needs more personal attention?  Call our helpful customer service representatives at 1-800-4-SEELEY (473-3539). We look forward to hearing from you!

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Plastic surgery is part of the ENT surgeon repertoire

Feb 17, 2012

“Do ear surgeons perform facelifts? Absolutely!

And we perform nose surgery and throat surgery, too!

A recent article in the New York Times presented a scathing editorial on complications caused by poorly trained surgeons.  However, the implication of the title “Ear surgeons performing facelifts,” is misleading and overlooks the fact that a large portion of training in the specialty of ear, nose and throat surgery includes plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head and neck.

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Simple Tests May Flag Dementia, Stroke Risk

Feb 16, 2012

“Walking speed and hand-grip strength during middle age correlated with cognitive function and stroke risk in older adults, suggesting simple tests might aid diagnosis of the two conditions, according to data from a large cohort study.

During 11 years of follow-up, slower walking speed at baseline was associated with a 50% rise in the hazard for dementia. Brain volume and performance on a variety of tests of cognitive function also were significantly lower in slower walkers. Continue reading

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What you need to know about popular diets

Feb 16, 2012

“Losing weight can help lower your chances for cancer if you’re overweight or obese. But not just any weight-loss plan will give your body the nutrients it needs to fight off diseases like cancer. Below, I’ve separated out the good from the bad among popular diets. Continue reading

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Cancer Children Receive Valentine’s Day Gifts

Feb 14, 2012

“ALLIANCE, Ohio – Complete strangers from all across the country responded in a big way to a Marlington High School senior’s call to make Valentine’s Day special for children near and dear to his heart.

Gregory Margida, 18, has organized a Valentine’s Day project through Camp Quality Ohio for the past two years. It’s his way of giving kids with cancer a day to forget about the disease and doctor appointments and focus instead on sweet toys and treats. Continue reading

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Sign Online Petition Against Medicare Bidding Program

Feb 13, 2012

Our friends at the New England Medical Equipment Dealers Association (NEMED) shared with us a new online petition against Medicare’s flawed DME bidding program.  This effort began as an idea from the 10-year old daughter of a frustrated and very concerned home medical equipment (HME) company owner in Scarborough, Maine.

Let’s challenge every employee, customer, vendor, family member and friend of the HME community to sign this online petition! This issue touches millions of lives so use this terrific opportunity to take our voice to the American public.  Link to petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-competitive-bidding

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5 ways to avoid a misdiagnosis

Feb 13, 2012

“Billionaire Teddy Forstmann had been diagnosed with a serious form of brain cancer.  There’s a tragic twist to the story: according to Fox Business News, Forstmann believes that for more than a year, he had been misdiagnosed with meningitis.

ABC News wonders, “How could such a misfortune befall a billionaire —- a man able to afford the best doctors, best technology and the most sophisticated diagnostic tests?”

They’re missing the point.  Misdiagnosis happens with shocking regularity – as much as 44% of the time, depending on the illness.

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Survey reveals credibility gap between doctors and patients

Feb 13, 2012

“Doctors often understate the seriousness of illnesses, and many withhold information from patients, according to a survey published last week by Health Affairs. The survey was conducted in 2009 and included 1,891 practicing doctors nationwide. More than half of respondents indicated that they sometimes provided patients with an overly optimistic view of possible outcomes for illnesses.

Additionally, about one-third of respondents said they did not believe it was necessary to disclose serious medical errors to patients, and one-fifth said that in some circumstances it was OK to tell a patient something that was untrue.

However, the vast majority of physicians agreed that they should fully inform patients about the risks and benefits of treatments and should never improperly disclose confidential information.” Continue reading

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Case Western Reserve researchers make major breakthrough in fight against Alzheimer’s disease

Feb 10, 2012

“CLEVELAND – Neuroscientists at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have made a major breakthrough in finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

In findings to be published in the journal Science, researchers discovered that a drug typically used to treat cancer appears to reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s in mice.

That drug is Bexarotene and researchers were impressed with the speed at which it improved memory and cognitive deficits. Continue reading

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Patients in the waiting room do not know why doctors are running late

Feb 9, 2012

“I hate running late.  I prefer to arrive five minutes early for any meeting.  I was that compulsive student who always turned in papers before they were due.  Now I turn in conference abstracts, grant applications, and even poetry contest submissions, well before their deadlines.  Unfortunately, timing is not always in my control.

I particularly hate running late in clinic.  I want to see all my patients on time.  It is never my intention to keep people waiting.  But all it takes is one patient with more complexity than can fit into their scheduled appointment, and the entire day is thrown off.  It is impossible to catch up again if I am fully booked.

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Why we should eliminate the diagnosis of ADHD

Feb 9, 2012

“I’m reluctant to write a post about ADHD.  It just seems like treacherous ground.  Judging by comments I’ve read online and in magazines, and my own personal experience, expressing an opinion about this diagnosis—or just about anything in child psychiatry—will be met with criticism from one side or another.  But after reading L. Alan Sroufe’s article (“Ritalin Gone Wild”) in the New York Times, I feel compelled to write. Continue reading

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