Mountain View Medical Supply

Monday, December 30, 2013

Men's Carhartt Scrubs!

Hard to rip, but easy to wear!
Constructed in 55% cotton and 45% nylon Ripstop fabric that stops rips before they get started!

From top left: 14108 Color Block Top, 54108 Cargo Pant, 15208 V-Neck top, 15108 V-Neck top
$23.99 - $30.99
To shop our Men's Scrubs, click HERE

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Thank you!

From All of Us at

Mountain View Medical Supply

and

Laurel Uniforms & Apparel 

We would like to express our deepest
gratitude for your continued business!

THANK YOU!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Tips from a Nurse: How NOT to Get Sick

It’s that time of the year again: The “sick” season. Winter and the colder months are referred to as the “sick” season because it’s that time of year when most people who “don’t get sick” get sick.
We spend more time indoors. We spend more time shoulder to shoulder with our fellow humans. We create the perfect environment for those wonderful microscopic mortal enemies responsible for initiating the sickness.

1. Wash Your Hands!
This one always amazes me. For nurses, this means washing your hands obsessively outside of work, also. Don’t reserve the clean hands just for clocking in.
2. Dress Appropriately
Just because your car is parked in a covered garage does NOT mean you don’t wear the appropriate outdoor clothing. I don’t know how many times I see coworkers walking “quickly” from their car with little to no outdoor gear. Oh, and ladies, put something on your head!
3. Get Some Sleep
That wonderful immune system you’ve built up isn’t gonna do you any favors if you’re not properly rested. A sleep-deprived immune system is worth nothing to you.
4. Help Your Immune System
This is that sly reminder to make wise health decisions. I don’t think I need to explain to you what tobacco use and excessive alcohol consumption can do to that immune system?
5. It’s OK to Be Around Those Who Are Sick
In fact, it’s a requirement! How else is your immune system going to recognize, fight and develop an immunity to those nasty bugs out there if it’s not being exposed to them? Stop avoiding everyone who looks, sounds or claims to be ill.
6. Don’t Go to Work Sick!
This is a tough one for my fellow nurses. There is absolutely no benefit to showing up for work sick. If anything, it will make you feel worse and GET worse. Stay home. Get that sleep I was talking about.
7. Call the Doctor When It’s Time
Antibiotic resistance is not a myth. Don’t call your PCP just because you have a runny nose. This holds true for the other end of the spectrum, too! Don’t wait 10 days into your cold when you don’t have enough energy to make the phone call, let alone talk.
8. Stop Taking Shortcuts – OTC Meds
The list is endless here. Vitamin C, B12, D, E (pick a letter from the alphabet), echinacea, ginkgo biloba, elderberry, zinc, etc. Stop looking for lightning in a bottle…it doesn’t exist.
9. Eat Healthy 
Give your body a fighting chance and avoid eating foods void of nutrients.  Your immune system needs nourishing!

Source:  http://scrubsmag.com/10-tips-from-a-nurse-on-how-not-to-get-sick-this-winter/

Friday, December 13, 2013

ATTN: Holiday Shoppers!



These are interesting tidbits about shopping during the holidays:

On average, a holiday shopper makes 5 trips to the mall before obtaining all gifts for the holiday season.

Many people are last minute holiday shoppers.  Between Dec. 15 and Dec. 24, 40% of the entire holiday season sales are made.

The average holiday shopper spends over one hundred dollars on items for him or her self while out shopping.

There are roughly 1,175 malls in the United States, which generate $308 billion in annual sales.  $10.7 billion of that is generated on Black Friday.

The second most popular present after clothing will be gift cards, with an average of $40 on each card.

Many “door buster deals” on Black Friday are typically very limited supplies, maybe just 4-6 per store, and act merely as lures to attract customers.

The National Retail Federation considers the “holiday shopping” season to be the full months of November and December, which is usually 55 days.

The busiest shopping day of the year is not Black Friday, but the Saturday before Christmas.

Researchers have proven that a “50% off” sign leads in increased sales, even if shoppers don’t know the original price or what a reasonable price for the product would be.

Researchers have noted that a traditional Thanksgiving dinner full of tryptophan and carbohydrates creates serotonin, which is known to reduce impulsive behavior.

Retailers take advantage of traditional Christmas smells and tastes to attract customers.  Hungry customers are more likely to buy anything, not just food. 

In 2008, a Wal-Mart employee was trampled to death when he attempted to open the doors to the store at 5am on a Black Friday.

All 364 items in the popular song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” would cost $96,824 in 2010.

Single people are 3 times as likely to wait until the day of an occasion to purchase a gift. 

The time spent watching video on tablets increased by 73% on Christmas Day 2012 over the Q4 average. 

14% of consumers who purchased toys during the 2012 holiday season, purchased video game consoles.



Source:  http://voices.yahoo.com/10-fun-facts-holiday-shopping-12362954.html; http://facts.randomhistory.com/holiday-shopping-facts.html; http://www.factbrowser.com/tags/holiday/



Monday, December 9, 2013

Need Some Holiday Gift Giving Ideas?

To shop our Mountain View Medical Supply website, click HERE

Monday, December 2, 2013

My Favorite Christmas Memory, My Grandmother’s Gift



Adapted from Lyn Brooks, Dec 20, 2011, Yahoo Contributor Network

Some of my fondest Christmas memories occurred at the home of my paternal grandparents. Every year the families of my father and his siblings would arrive at their house on Christmas day. I am the fifth of my grandparents 18 grandchildren, so it was always quite a houseful. My grandfather would always get us something like a Hot Wheels Track and Cars, or Tinker Toys, as a Christmas gift. As we grew older it was bicycles, and then dirt bikes, and finally cash. Every year my grandmother gave everyone the same gift, a brand new pair of socks. They were not the cool socks that you see in the mall, woven of multi-colored yarns; these socks were the thick, bulky, ugly, gray woolen ones that itch and make your feet sweat. 

One year when I was a teenager I asked my grandmother, "Why do you bother giving these heavy, ugly socks to everyone, every year, when you have to know they don't want them?”
My grandmother looked at me somewhat sadly and nodded her head and motioned for me to sit down. As we sat under the tree that day my grandmother told me that when she was a young child life was difficult for her and her siblings during The Great Depression. She told me that they were very poor and that they had to walk part of the way to school, even in the snow. "That is one of the reasons why I do not understand why you and your cousins complain about having to ride a bus that comes and takes you to school and back each day." I remember her admonishing me. She then told me that by winter she had often worn holes in the bottom of her shoes. She wore a piece of cardboard in the bottom of her shoes and the snow or rain would work its way through the bottom as she walked. Once she reached the school, she would take it out and lay it flat under her coat to hide it so that she would not be teased while it dried. She told me that she gave her socks to her two younger sisters to wear, so that their feet would not be as cold and wet when they walked. "When I was a little girl", she said to me wistfully, "I would have given anything for a pair of sturdy, warm socks. I don't give socks at Christmas to give each of you a gift, but I give socks to give the little girl that I once was a gift." I remember crying a long time that afternoon after she told me her story. 

After I got married, I brought my husband home for his first Christmas with my family. When he unwrapped her gift and took out the heavy, thermal wool socks he jumped up almost in joy and vigorously hugged my grandmother. "Thank you!" He exclaimed, "I really need these. I like to wear socks like these when I go hunting; they are the only thing that keeps my feet warm, even if my boots get wet." My grandmother smiled and actually allowed a tear or two to escape and roll down her cheeks. She whispered to me "Today, your husband gave me the best gift."