Today is World COPD Day and also the day before Thanksgiving. MIJA would like to wish you a happy Thanksgiving and also recognize the debilitating lung disease that impacts an estimated 251 million people worldwide, COPD. For many of us, Thanksgiving is a day full of family, friends, and over-indulgence. But if you have COPD, over eating can make you very uncomfortable. A full stomach can press against your diaphragm and make breathing even more difficult. Here are a few suggestions to help make Thanksgiving a satisfying one. When possible, limit yourself to small portions of your favorite holiday treats. Eat slowly and chew thoroughly.Read More →

If your child is one of the 26 million students that ride the school bus every day, you’ll be glad to know that traveling by school bus is the safest method of motorized transportation on the American road. According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Association), children are actually seven times safer riding on a school bus than they are in your family car. And while school buses are safe to ride in, accidents and fires do occur. School Bus Fires According to a 2016 study by John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, an average of 379 school bus fires happen annually, that’s 1-2 firesRead More →

Halloween

Halloween is a magical day for kids and adults alike, made up of glowing jack-o-lanterns, paper ghosts and dried corn stalks decorating your front porch while excited children dressed in costumes excitedly running around the neighborhood to trick-or-treat for mini-candy bars. But there is a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns.   Here are some safety tips to help make trick-or-treating safe for your little monsters and princesses this year. Before you head out, make sure any long trailing fabric is tied up so that no one trips and if your child is wearing a mask, make sure the eye holes are largeRead More →

In recognition of Respiratory Care Week, MIJA would like to give a shout out to all of the Respiratory Therapists and thank you for all you do. For the majority of the population, breathing is not something we think about, it is just something we do. People with respiratory issues such as lung cancer, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and pneumonia do not have the same luxury. Breathing can be difficult and quite uncomfortable. With the help of Respiratory Therapists, respiratory and cardiopulmonary diseases and illnesses can be managed. Today’s respiratory therapists have demanding responsibilities related to patient care and serve as vital members of the healthcareRead More →

From the moment you tell your friends or begin showing signs of that cute baby bump, the congratulations will surely be followed up by “is it a boy or girl?” For an increasing number of parents, gender reveal parties are quickly becoming an extravagant new way to share the big news with family and friends. Gender reveal parties are no longer a simple cake cutting or balloon release.  People are said to have wrestled alligators, jumped out of airplanes and shooting tannerite to create a colored powder explosion. Tannerite Concerns While Tannerite is technically legal, it can also be dangerous. According to the many news sources,Read More →

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Technology plays an important role in almost every aspect of our lives. We use technology in education, transportation, for entertainment, and in healthcare. And while technology provides convenience and productivity, it is the merger between healthcare and technology that has been by far the most important for humanity. This cross between high-tech and its application within healthcare is responsible for saving countless lives and improving the quality of life for many more. Technology and Healthcare Not only has technology changed the paradigm of healthcare for patients and their families, but it’s also had a huge impact on medical processes and practices of healthcare professionals allRead More →

Manufacturing Day was created in 2012 by Founding Partner Fabricators and the Manufacturers Association, International, with the mission of positively changing the public perception of modern manufacturing. As stated by Jeffrey Krause, CEO of SME. “A serious misconception is that manufacturing is dirty, dark or dangerous; and isn’t seen as an optimal career choice. The reality is far from that.” The truth is that manufacturing represents the best of what America has to offer; resourcefulness, creativity, innovation, persistence, and most importantly, teamwork. Fun Facts: ·         Manufacturing employs more than 12.75 million men and women, accounting for 8.6% of workforce. ·         Manufacturing contributed $2.33 trillion toRead More →

MIJA, the Massachusetts-based innovative technology provider, has two new products – Critical Alert Universal and Easy Lift Oxygen (ELO) – available from 3rd October. The Critical Alert Universal is a low oxygen alarm which has an extended battery life and is compatible with oxygen conservers, integrated valve systems, CGA 870 oxygen regulators, EMS regulators, and industrial gas regulators. Critical Alert Universal The easy-to-transport ELO, an integrated valve regulator with Universal Oxygen Alarm, combines an integrated regulator with Critical Alert Universal technology which delivers 24/7 content status, audible alarm and color-coded lights. It allows the gas distributors to offer their customers a one-piece regulator and handle.Read More →