December 4-10 is National Influenza Vaccination Week

We're getting our flu shots, how about you? Stay healthy this season!

It’s Not Too Late!

With flu activity increasing and family and friends planning gatherings for the holidays, now is a great time to get a flu vaccine if you have not gotten vaccinated yet. A flu vaccine can protect you and your loved ones. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season. This season, CDC recommends only flu shots (not the nasal spray vaccine).

While seasonal flu activity varies, flu activity usually peaks between December and February, though activity can last as late as May. As long as flu activity is ongoing, it’s not too late to get vaccinated, even in January or later. An annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect against this potentially serious disease. Even if you have already gotten sick with flu this season, it is still a good idea to get a flu vaccine. Flu vaccines protects against three or four different flu viruses (depending on which flu vaccine you get). 

It’s not too late to get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and your loved ones this flu season! Find a place near you to get a flu vaccine with the HealthMap Vaccine Finder (http://vaccine.healthmap.org/).

Support National Influenza Vaccination Week

December 4-10, 2016 is this year’s National Influenza Vaccination Week (or NIVW). CDC Established NIVW in 2005 to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. A goal of NIVW is to remind people that even though the holiday season has arrived, it’s not too late to get their flu vaccine.

As long as flu viruses are spreading and causing illness, vaccination should continue throughout the flu season in order to protect as many people as possible against the flu. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season. CDC recommends only flu shots this season. If you haven’t already, it’s not too late to get a flu shot! 

Additional information and resources for NIVW can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/nivw/.  

October 23-29 is Respiratory Care Week

 Karen Goudeau and Courtney Ricketts, Respiratory Therapists at Red Ball Medical Supply.

Karen Goudeau and Courtney Ricketts, Respiratory Therapists at Red Ball Medical Supply.

October 23-29 is Respiratory Care Week! Meet our Respiratory Therapists: Karen Goudeau and Courtney Ricketts. Together, they have more than 40 years of experience in respiratory care, and are excited to help restore and improve lung health for you and your loved ones! Call us today to find out more: 318-424-8393.

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

In honor of the American Cancer Society Pink Ribbon campaign, we now have a pink, four-wheeled walker with a seat and storage pouch with the pink ribbon logo.

Visit cancer.org for more information about taking care of your breast health and how to get involved in the fight against breast cancer.

 

Red Ball Medical Supply
501 W 67th Street
Shreveport, Louisiana 71106

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone 318.424.8393
Fax 1.855.293.7761

rbm@redballmedical.com

 

September Is Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month. Red Ball Medical Supply offers many products to help our customers age healthfully and continue to live at home. 

We offer a great selection of mobility products, including canes and walkers in many styles and colors. 

 Drive Medical Aluminum Rollator with Fold Up and Removable Back Support. 

Drive Medical Aluminum Rollator with Fold Up and Removable Back Support. 

Visit us and try them out!

Red Ball Medical Supply
501 W 67th Street
Shreveport, Louisiana 71106

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone 318.424.8393
Fax 1.855.293.7761

rbm@redballmedical.com

 

September Is Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month. Red Ball Medical Supply offers many products to help our customers age healthfully and continue to live at home.

Red Ball Medical Supply offers hundreds of bed, bath, and sleep supplies, plus health products like the DME Medical Alert System. DME Medical Alert gives you and your loved ones peace of mind knowing help is there 24 hours a day, every day, allowing you to live life your way — independently in your own home.

Get help any time, 24 hours a day.

With just the push of a button, an emergency response operator – who knows who you are – answers your call. The appropriate help is dispatched and your loved ones are contacted. Now, DME Medical Alert offers users a new cellular system that requires no landline to operate! Simply plug the Cellular Base Station into any home wall outlet.

DME Medical Alert Key Features:
· One push of the help button on your pendant connects you with a live emergency operator
· 24/7 monitoring by U.S-based, multi-redundant Response Center
· Waterproof pendant and wristband can be worn in the shower
· No landline required for service
· High/low temperature monitoring

Visit us and talk to our team about how Red Ball Medical Supply can help you and your loved ones age healthfully.

Red Ball Medical Supply
501 W 67th Street
Shreveport, Louisiana 71106

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone 318.424.8393
Fax 1.855.293.7761

rbm@redballmedical.com

 

September Is Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month. Red Ball Medical Supply offers many products to help our customers age healthfully and continue to live at home.

Take our lift chairs, for example: We have a large variety of styles and colors to choose from. Whether you’re 5’0" to 6’8” or 100 to 375 pounds, we can help you pick the right chair for your needs. Some interesting accessories include: Deep massage, Foot rest extensions, Storage compartments in the arms, and Zero Gravity pressure free position (almost flat).

 

 

Visit us and try one out!

Red Ball Medical Supply
501 W 67th Street
Shreveport, Louisiana 71106

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone 318.424.8393
Fax 1.855.293.7761

rbm@redballmedical.com

 

DreamStation CPAPs Have Landed at Red Ball Medical!

Dream Station CPAP Now at Red Ball Medical Supply in Shreveport

We'd like to introduce you to our new CPAP machine: The Respironics DreamStation.

With a sleek, stylish, low-profile design that will look great on any bedside table, it also has features to help you gradually acclimate to therapy - and it comes with a modem. This offers you the ability to get compliance downloads quickly and easily, reducing your need to make trips into the office. It even gives us the ability to remotely troubleshoot any issues you may have!

Looking for more respiratory and sleep help? We offer many products to let you rest easy. See more here or call us today at  318.424.8393.

May Is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. This is a peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers, but there is some good news: Red Ball Medical Supply offers products to improve the air quality in your home or business.

Air Quality Products from Red Ball Medical Supply

Indoor air quality is a major concern. EPA studies show that the air inside your home can be 5X more polluted than air outside your home. We provide quality air filtration products for use in residential heating and air conditioning systems to improve the quality of air you breathe.

Today’s energy-efficient homes trap contaminants and your A/C then circulates the same polluted air over and over again. It also provides the ideal dark, damp environment for the growth of mold, bacteria and other harmful pollutants. It essentially becomes a reservoir of microorganisms that amplify and are dispersed throughout your home.

Your best defense is to eliminate these microorganisms at the source. Installed in new or existing air conditioning or forced-air systems, Steril-Aire high intensity germicidal UVC destroys mold and bacteria before they circulate throughout your home. Even when your heating and cooling system isn’t running, Steril-Aire UVC continues to work continuously for a clean, healthy home.

Air Quality Products from Red Ball Medical Supply

National Public Health Week April 4-10

April 4-10, 2016 is National Public Health Week. This year's campaign themes focus on important health topics like building a nation of safe, healthy communities.

Physical activity is one of the most important things Americans can do to improve their health. We offer walkers, wheelchairs, and other mobility items that can help you get moving. 

Take a look at our best selling four-wheeled walker and lightweight wheelchair here, and give us a call today at 318.424.8393 for more information.

March is Sleep Awareness Month

Don't get caught sleeping at work!

March is Sleep Awareness Month.

Come in to Red Ball Medical Supply any time and get a CPAP Max pillow for $59.95 or a set of CPAP mask wipes for $9.99 - buy both and we'll knock off $5!! We hope to see you soon!

We Are Moving!

We're moving! We will be relocating our office to 501 W. 67th Street, Shreveport, LA 71106.

Our office will be closed on Friday, June 12th, and our phones/fax will be down between 12 and 1 to allow for a smooth transition.
We apologize, in advance, for any inconvenience this may cause.
Please stop by and see us at the new office on Monday, June 15th.

we are moving

Sneak a peek at our new, wonderfully remodeled location!

Ronald B. George Outstanding Clinical Student Award

 From left: Sandy Palacios, Dr. Ronald B. George, Karen Goudeau, and Judy Storer.

From left: Sandy Palacios, Dr. Ronald B. George, Karen Goudeau, and Judy Storer.

Congratulations! LSU Health Shreveport Cardiopulmonary Science Department hosted a luncheon on May 29, 2015 to honor the graduating seniors. The Ronald B. George Outstanding Clinical Student Award is sponsored annually by Red Ball Medical Supply. The recipient for the award this year was Sandy Palacios. Dr. Ronald B. George participated in the ceremony and was also honored for all of his medical achievements throughout his career. 

Breathe Better Today!

We now offer products to improve the air quality in your home or business: Filters and UV Lighting, with Emitters, UVC Kits, and Sterile-Zone Room Purifiers.

Today’s energy-efficient homes trap contaminants and your A/C then circulates the same polluted air over and over again. It also provides the ideal dark, damp environment for the growth of mold, bacteria and other harmful pollutants. It essentially becomes a reservoir of microorganisms that amplify and are dispersed throughout your home.

Your best defense is to eliminate these microorganisms at the source. Installed in new or existing air conditioning or forced-air systems, Steril-Aire high intensity germicidal UVC destroys mold and bacteria before they circulate throughout your home. Even when your heating and cooling system isn’t running, Steril-Aire UVC continues to work continuously for a clean, healthy home.