Monday, August 27, 2012

EGAN Medical Bracing for Hurricane Isaac

Due to Hurricane Isaac bearing down on Southeast Louisiana and Southwest Mississippi on virtually no notice whatsoever, EGAN Medical will be temporarily discontinuing all shipping operations until after the storm has passed and post offices around the Gulf South have reopened. The changes are effective Monday, August 27, 2012.

Orders placed late Friday-through-Sunday may ship early Monday, but we unfortunately cannot make any guarantees due to the total annihilation of everything from the last hurricane that struck here in late August. Even if the items ship on time, there is a good chance they'll be destroyed if all of the post offices in the area flood once again, as they did in 2005.

Customers whose orders do not make it to their respective destinations in a timely manner will be given the option of receiving a refunded payment or receiving their shipment at the first possible opportunity following the reopening of the EGAN Medical shipping facility in Long Beach (MS).

We apologize for any inconvenience caused to those who placed orders over the course of the past weekend, but we cannot afford to take any chances with failing to evacuate in a timely manner given the grace consequences of failure to do so the last time. The safety of our employees and their families is our top priority as we brace ourselves for another major storm.

Hopefully, the Isaac will do a 180, turn back around and head back out into the Atlantic without making landfall along the Gulf Coast, however we are preparing as though the storm will wreak devastation equal to or worse than that caused by Katrina.

On that note, each EGAN Medical employee was issued a 183-Piece First Aid Kit on Monday morning in preparation for the storm.

We pray that none actually have to use it at any point during their respective evacuations or during the storm if riding it out at home.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Metabolic Rejuvenation Kits Now Available at Egan Medical

Metabolic Rejuvenation



Metabolic Rejuvenation, the acclaimed 28-day dietary supplement program from esteemed supplement manufacturer Douglas Laboratories is now available at Egan Medical.

Metabolic RejuvenationThe Metabolic Rejuvenation kit contains four bottles of supplements, each intended for use during the course of a single week. The first week is a preperatory stage in which the body is prepared for an intense detoxification process set for weeks two and three. As stated, the next two weeks consist of the actual detoxification, with the final week being one for recovery and rejuvenation following the intense detoxification.

The result is a cleaner, less toxic liver and digestive system that is designed to help improve metabolic response. 

According to the manufacturer:
"Metabolic Rejuvenation by Douglas Laboratories is a comprehensive 28-day, 3 phase detoxification support program with nutrients specifically chosen to prepare the body through elimination, detox through support of phase 1 and 2 liver detoxification, and repair the body and intestinal tract. One Metabolic Rejuvenation box includes 4 bottles (one for each week) with convenience packs and a patient guidebook."

The kit retails for $110.00 --- the manufacturer sets the price and only sells to retailers who agree to adhere to the manufacturer's set price schedule, and shipping is free-of-charge when purchased from EGAN Medical.
 

The kit can be obtained directly from Egan Medical's website, EganMedical.com.
The exact URL for the page is as follows: http://www.eganmedical.com/Metabolic-Rejuvenation-28-Day-Pack-p/msvs-65901-56x.htm

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Vitamin D3 Supplements the Key to Boosting Testosterone Levels in Men?


Vitamin D Testosterone

A recent study conducted by a team from Harvard University has shown an association between increased vitamin D intake by way of D3 supplements and substantial increases in testosterone levels in men. The study was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology.

One of the most interesting things to note about the study, about which more information can be found here, is that many if not most of the high-priced medicines and various nutritional supplements which are indicated for increasing testosterone levels in men may not be needed after all in order for their respective target audiences to achieve the desired result.

If vitamin D3 supplements can increase testosterone levels safely and naturally and by a substantial margin at that, there is little-to-no need for men to go out and spend hundreds of dollars on expensive supplements, doctors visits and various medications when a $8-$20 bottle of quality vitamin D3 supplements is all that is needed to accomplish the stated goal of boosting testosterone levels in men who suffer from low testosterone.

The study was careful to note that more research is needed in order to determine causality. What is meant by that is that whether low vitamin D leads to low testosterone or whether vitamin D straight-up boosts testosterone levels is not yet known, and that which causes the resulting effect is unknown as of this time.

That said, the causality argument is irrelevant to men suffering from low testosterone. Ample evidence exists to suggest that one safe and natural way to reverse the problem is to get out in the sun and start taking some high-quality vitamin D3 supplements in order to boost blood-levels of vitamin D. This should be sufficient to improve testosterone levels, at least according to the existing research.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Censored Review From Egan Medical Customer "Martha H"

Since Yelp for whatever reason decided to censor the one and only review of Egan Medical appearing on this apparently dormant consumer review website, we decided in the name of transparency and free speech to publish it here, on the Egan Medical blog.

While we do know with certainty that no one employed by or in any way affiliated with Egan Medial in any way encouraged Ms. H to review us on Yelp, much less write such a glowing review that casts us in an extremely positive light, we cannot state with certainty that some unrelated individual with no ties to our company may have for reasons unknown to us done something to entice her into issuing her statements. Granted, this person would have no apparent incentive for doing so, but that is apparently of little interest to the censors at Yelp who decide which companies can receive favorable reviews and which cannot.

Anyway, without further adieu, here is the review that aroused so much controversy:

Author: Martha H. from Folsom, LA

Review of Egan Medical Supply:
  • Martha H.
Folsom, LA
5/31/2012
"I have a physically disabled child and have found the incontinence and medical equipment obtained from Egan Medical Equipment & Supply to be of the highest quality and very affordable.  Of special note is the reusable bed pads that we have found to last through several years of use and washing.  Another invaluable product is the ReadyBath Basics disposable cleansing cloths that we use when full bathing is not feasible."

So, the above is the controversial review Yelp deemed too outrageous for public consumption, opting to censor the review and shield it from the public's eyes.

Is Martha really a covert plant whose only goal is to mislead consumers into thinking Egan Medical is a company that provides quality products at affordable prices to go along with unmatched customer service? Or did she really mean what she wrote in the unsolicited review? That's for you to decide...

Is Yelp Censoring Natural, Unsolicited Reviews?

Unfortunate as it may be, and for reasons that remain unclear as of this time, the consumer review website Yelp appears to be censoring natural, unsolicited reviews for which no incentive was provided by the company being reviewed, nor was the consumer asked by the company to write the review.

Positive Reviews Censored by Yelp
During a routine visit to monitor what our customers are saying about us, an Egan Medical team member observed that a review written by a customer named "Martha H" from Folsom, LA, was removed from Egan Medical's review page and relegated to an obscure section of the Yelp website called "Filtered Reviews". This is unfortunate, as each and every Egan Medical employee was personally asked about the review or if they had any knowledge of its creation. Not one Egan employee knows who Martha H is, nor can anyone remember her coming into the store. She was certainly not asked by any Egan Medical employee to write her flattering review, but apparently thought enough of our products, prices and world-class service to take time out of her day to write an objective review of her experience with our company.

Martha had apparently purchased a variety of products from Egan, including waterproof reusable bed pads (Invacare Supply Group brand, 24" x 34" size) and Medline's ReadyBath Basics complete, pre-moistened sponge bath system. The lady also wrote about purchasing other unspecified incontinence supplies which also met or exceeded her expectations for quality and price. No one currently employed by Egan Medical remembers the lady, although several customers have made purchases which included both of the aforementioned products.

Unfortunately, Yelp apparently has employees who solicit bribes from companies in exchange for hiding favorable reviews of their competitors, as there is simply no other explanation for how a review that was genuinely written without the knowledge or consent of anyone employed by or in any way representative of Egan Medical could be cast aside in such a way so as to imply that Egan Medical engaged in forbidden tactics, bribes and/or dirty tricks in exchange for a favorable review. As absurd as this may seem to our customers, it is with regret that we must acknowledge that Yelp actually went to this great an extent to smear and besmirch the reputation of a company whose customers would gladly vouch for the unbeatable service provided were they to be contacted anonymously and asked about their experience.

While Egan Medical continues to move closer to the company's goal of one day becoming the world leader in online medical equipment, supplies and supplements; the reality of the situation is that we're still a very small company which treats customers the way they should be treated --- with respect, dignity, a touch of personal service and a commitment toward ensuring that each and every customer is satisfied at the end of the day with his or her experience with our organization.

The fact that our only Yelp review was very positive speaks volumes about our company. That Yelp deemed it appropriate to remove it and imply without any factual basis whatsoever that Egan Medical somehow facilitated the placement of a fake review speaks volumes about the type of people it (Yelp) hires, and the criminally reckless and irresponsible lengths they will go to in order to earn an extra few dollars from overzealous companies hell-bent on preventing competitors' customers from writing honest, sincere and unsolicited reviews about a local retailer which provided them with high-quality products at a very affordable price.

That Egan Medical has only been reviewed once on Yelp is perhaps an even stronger indicator of just how irrelevant Yelp is as a viable means for consumers to access information about the credibility and trustworthiness of a given company.

If Egan's one customer review was so easily removed by a Yelp employee almost certainly on the payroll of a competing medical equipment company, it tells this author that the entire site is a pool of digital piranhas with no regard for truth, accuracy or fairness.

Egan Medical strongly discourages our customers from using Yelp in any capacity --- whether it be for the purpose of reviewing an unrelated company or our own business. That goes regardless of whether the review would cast us in a favorable or unflattering light (as remarkably unlikely as the latter scenario is, it's still worth including for the sake of completeness).

We at Egan Medical do not care what Yelp thinks about our customers or what they have to say about our products and our service, and we would encourage all customers who feel compelled to review us to do so at EganMedical.com. For customers who would rather review us on an objective third-party site, we strongly encourage these individuals to do so at any 3rd party review site other than Yelp. We don't care which, so long as our customers are not contributing to the corruption and slander by implication that defines the cesspool that is Yelp.

For what it's worth, as of the time of this writing Egan Medical has never received a single complaint from a customer who reviewed us online. We have observed countless positive reviews posted at any number of different sites by customers to whom we are extremely grateful but whom we did not in any way incentivize or encourage to review us.

If Yelp cares one lick about its credibility, it will issue a written apology to Egan Medical and to Martha H, and will cease and desist from suggesting that Ms. H's flattering review was in any way planned, coordinated, paid for or in any other way manipulated by Egan Medical or any of its employees.