Welcome to our blog post on the importance of supporting Go Red for Women!
Go Red for Women is a national campaign aimed at raising awareness about heart disease in women and promoting healthy lifestyle choices to help prevent it. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, and it is important that we take steps to reduce our risk and support those affected by this disease.
At Z&Z Medical, we are proud to support the educational awareness of Go Red for Women., We understand the importance of promoting heart health and the role that education and prevention play in reducing the risk of heart disease. There are many ways that you can get involved and support Go Red for Women. One way is to participate in National Wear Red Day, which takes place on the first Friday in February. On this day, people across the country wear red to show their support for heart health and to raise awareness about the importance of preventing heart disease.
In addition to participating in National Wear Red Day, you can also support Go Red for Women by making a donation, volunteering your time, or spreading the word about the campaign to your friends and family.
We encourage you to learn more about Go Red for Women and the important work they do, and to find ways that you can get involved and make a difference in the fight against heart disease. Together, we can make a positive impact on the health of women in our communities.
Learn more at www.goredforwomen.org.
We asked our employees to comment on 2 things this year as they celebrate their birthday:
- What’s the best career advice you ever got? To be humble and seek happiness over Money! While money is essential in life, it can't buy you everything. You have to let what you love be what you do and be humble along the process.
- What’s one thing you’re looking forward to on your birthday? I LOVE to travel so me and my husband try to go somewhere fun for our birthdays. This year we are flying to Iceland for a week to see the Northern Lights, Glacier Walking, and other fun tours. Can’t wait!
Brothers Kevin & Craig Zabel began servicing x-ray equipment for the same company in 1994. They mainly serviced film processors, silver recovery equipment and daylight film handling systems. They were confident with their work and the service they offered their customers, but they always felt they could provide better customer service than the company they were working for. After six years with the same company and much debate, they decided to take a leap of faith and open their own business. On January 1, 2000 (Y2K, the day the world was predicted to end) they founded Z&Z Medical in Cedar Falls, Iowa. They had no way of knowing if any of the customers from their previous employer would follow them and convert to doing business with Z&Z, but they had to try.
The Zabel’s rented an old two stall carwash in town to serve as a warehouse for chemicals, equipment, and scrap x-ray film. The space was very minimal, but it was just enough to get started. They sold film processors, developing chemicals, x-ray film, silver recovery systems and radiology accessories. Service was Z&Z’s bread and butter so much emphasis was placed on the repair of film processors, chemical mixers, silver recovery systems and daylight film handling equipment. In an effort to save money on postage stamps and envelopes, all service invoices were handwritten on the spot for each customer and left with them for later payment.
The warehouse they rented wasn’t big enough to have space for offices, so both Kevin and Craig operated remote offices from their homes. To stay ahead of the office paperwork and free up time for both brothers to stay on the road servicing equipment, Craig’s wife Connie offered to take care of Accounts receivable and payable. This also was done by sharing office space with Craig from the basement of their home.
After opening for business, they began notifying people of their new venture and the services they offered. It was a great feeling after two weeks of being in business to finally receive their first check from a customer. Things started slow, but before long customers started to use Z&Z’s services. After a few months they decided to add Kevin’s son-in-law, Brian as a third service technician and digital expert. Business continued to grow at a slow but steady pace and before long they added a full-time salesman and moved into a larger building. Service was expanded to include x-ray and digital imaging and sales were expanded with the addition of an on-line e-commerce web store.
Business continued to grow at a steady pace, and as they say, “The rest is history.”
~Craig Zabel, Senior Partner
National Serpent Day is a day dedicated to celebrating the fascinating and diverse group of animals known as snakes. These creatures, which belong to the class of reptiles known as Serpentes, are found all over the world and come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and colors. Some species are venomous, while others are non-venomous, but all are adapted to living in a variety of different environments and have unique characteristics that make them an important part of the ecosystem.
One way that people can celebrate National Serpent Day is by learning more about these amazing animals. This can be done through reading books, watching documentaries, or visiting a local reptile exhibit.
As a veterinarian, you know that proper diagnostic tools are crucial in ensuring the best possible care for your patients. X-ray imaging, or radiography, is an essential tool in the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions in reptiles, including snakes. At Z&Z Medical, we understand the unique needs of veterinarians working with reptiles. One of the main benefits of x-ray imaging in the care of snakes is the ability to visualize the internal structures of the body without the need for invasive procedures. This allows for a quick and accurate diagnosis of conditions such as fractures, tumors, and foreign bodies, as well as monitoring the progression of treatment.
If you are a veterinarian working with reptiles and are in need of x-ray imaging equipment, accessories or supplies we encourage you to contact us to learn more about how we can support you in providing the best possible care for your patients.
Today is Backward Day, a day when we celebrate the joy of turning things upside down and doing things a little bit differently. And what better way to celebrate than by looking at things in a new and different way?
One fun way to celebrate Backward Day is by looking at words and phrases in a different light. For example, when you spell the word "stressed" backwards, you get "desserts." And isn't that a much more pleasant way to look at things?
Instead of stressing out about all the things you have to do, why not take a moment to enjoy some of life's little pleasures, like a delicious dessert? Whether it's a slice of cake, a bowl of ice cream, or a chocolate truffle, taking a few moments to indulge in something sweet can be a great way to de-stress and recharge.
So on this Backward Day, why not take a moment to treat yourself to something sweet and savor the simple pleasures in life? Whether you spell it backwards or forwards, "desserts" are always a good way to lift your spirits and bring a little bit of joy into your day. So, go ahead and indulge – you deserve it!