Happy 30th Anniversary UA!

We are excited to celebrate 30 years as a leading retailer, designer and manufacturer in the nursing uniforms industry! We are so grateful for having the best employees, most loyal customers and fun-to work-with business partners! Thank YOU for allowing us to have an industry-leading presence by pushing us to be better than yesterday – designing stylish and innovative medical scrubs you are proud of and getting involved with causes that are near and dear to your hearts and ours.

Here are some UA historical facts…

  1. We started with 1 store in Lauderhill, Florida in 1985, and have now grown to 30 retail locations including our newest store in Key West, Florida.
  2.  We started in Weston but our Headquarters is now located in Plantation, Florida.
  3. We have built long-lasting relationships with several of our vendors and sell 29 brands like Grey’s Anatomy Scrubs™, Cherokee, Wonder Wink, Koi, Dansko, Skechers including our very own UA Scrubs: Butter-Soft Scrubs by UA®, Best Buy Scrubs and Advantage by UA™.
  4. Our first line of UA scrubs was launched in 1994 with styles PC62C and UA36C.
  5. We have donated approximately $92,000 to several charities via our Cause Awareness Scrub prints over the last 6 years. Causes that our customers are passionate about including Breast Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Childhood Brain Cancers, Childhood Cancer, Diabetes, Autism, and Congenital Heart Disease.

Our infographic below depicts our journey highlighting additional major milestones in our 30 year history.

As we celebrate our 30th Anniversary, YOU are the guest of honor. You’ll find 30 days of extra savings starting March 16th. We’re releasing one amazing deal every week both online and in our retail locations.

Lori Nadeau-Dunlap, VP of Marketing said: “We are excited to celebrate this meaningful milestone with our employees, customers and business partners that have been faithful to Uniform Advantage over the last 30 years. Because of them, we have experienced consistent growth and an industry- leading presence that have allowed us to become a one-stop for nursing uniforms, shoes and accessories. We wish to convey our gratitude and look forward to growing these relationships for many more years.”

 

What are some of your favorite moments with us?

What are your favorite nursing uniforms that you’ve purchased from us?

We would love to hear from you.

 

Celebrating Three Decades of Excellence…

Uniform Advantage is celebrating 30 years as a designer, manufacturer and retailer of medical scrubs and everyone who loves nursing uniforms.

Uniform Advantage designs a “Tree of Hope White” Scrub Print to spread awareness about Pancreatic Cancer

The top 5 causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States per healthguidance.org are broken down below: The Top 5 Killer Cancers in the US reported by the American Cancer Society and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Pancreatic Cancer, being the fourth is anticipated to become the second around 2020! This was found in the American Cancer Society’s findings as well as the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Report titled “The Alarming Rise of Pancreatic Cancer Deaths in the United States.”

These 2 organizations also reported some more alarming facts:

  • The location of the pancreas deep in the abdominal cavity is a factor HINDERING EARLY DETECTION of pancreatic cancer.
  • Pancreatic cancer is the eighth most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and the eleventh most commonly diagnosed in men.
  • In 2015, an estimated 48,960 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States, and approximately 40,560 will die from the disease.
  • Pancreatic cancer is one of the nation’s deadliest cancers, with a five-year SURVIVAL RATE OF JUST 7 PERCENT. An estimated 72 percent of patients will die in the first year of diagnosis.
  • High-priority research areas being explored in pancreatic cancer include identifying biomarkers for early detection using registries of patients with a family history of pancreatic cancer, developing drugs that target specific gene mutations, understanding how the tumor microenvironment alters drug delivery and harnessing the immune system for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

This is why Uniform Advantage wants to help! With these scary statistics, this disease needs more funding, resources and attention so that more people are educated about it. If you know of anyone that has been diagnosed with this cancer, help is available through great organizations like the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. They were founded in 1999 as a “nationwide network of supporters working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.” Uniform Advantage is one of their newest supporters and has donated over $3,000 to help fight pancreatic cancer. $1 from the sale of each of their Tree of Hope White scrub tops and jackets will be donated.

This Spring 2015, Uniform Advantage will be donating $1 from the sale of each “Tree of Hope White” print to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in support of the fight against pancreatic cancer.

About Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure. The organization is leading the way to increase survival for people diagnosed with this devastating disease through a bold initiative — The Vision of Progress: Double Pancreatic Cancer Survival by 2020. Together, we can Wage Hope in the fight against pancreatic cancer by intensifying our efforts to heighten awareness, raise funds for comprehensive private research, and advocate for dedicated federal research to advance early diagnostics and better treatments and increase chances of survival. For more information, go to http://www.wagehope.org. For more information, please visit www.pancan.org.

Help us spread awareness about this cancer and together, let’s help achieve Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s vision of doubling survival by 2020!

Enter Uniform Advantage’s Win-It-Wednesday contest and Spring into Fashion!

Uniform Advantage's Win It Wednesday Contest featuring their In House Style Guru, Sophie's Picks scrub tops

Gorgeous shades….New Bold and Whimsical Prints! Our in-house style guru, Sophie has made her picks for Spring 2015! These colors and prints will cure any winter blues.

Your co-workers will fall in love with these vibrant colors and patterns and you will be the talk of the town!

Enter Uniform Advantage’s Win-It-Wednesday contest featuring Sophie’s Picks!

 

You can win a scrub top to complement one of your very own scrub pants! 6 lucky winners will get a Sophie’s Pick scrub top offered on our website for free.

 

Below are the instructions on how to enter the contest on Facebook. It involves 3 easy steps:

1. LIKE this post on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UAScrubs

2. SHARE our Win-It-Wednesday contest post on your own wall.

3. COMMENT on the Facebook post by clicking here and answering this question: Which is your favorite scrub top chosen by our in house style guru, Sophie?

 

Below are the instructions on how to enter the contest on our Blog.

1. FOLLOW our Blog.

2. COMMENT on this post by answering this question: Which is your favorite scrub top chosen by our in house style guru, Sophie?

Once all Facebook comments are in and confirmed that you shared our contest post as well as all Blog comments, we will randomly choose 6 winners, who will then receive a FREE Sophie’s Picks scrub top! Click here for a preview.

 

The contest ends Thursday 26th February, 2014 at 11AM EST and we will announce the winners the same day after 1PM EST on Facebook and our Blog.

 

Eligibility:

•Contestants who have won a Uniform Advantage contest within the last 6 months are not eligible to win.

•Prizes will only be shipped to U.S. addresses due to varying international shipping rates and customs charges (you can enter as an international customer if you have a friend or family member with a U.S. shipping address that we can send your prize to).

•Selected contestants have 3  business days to respond to their “winner’s facebook message” after which point they forfeit their prize to another contestant.

 

Thank you for your participation!

Participate in Uniform Advantage’s UNIFORMS-ON-US Contest: Healing Hands Collection

Uniform Advantage's Uniforms on Us Contest featuring Healing Hands Scrub Giveaways

Who is ready for Winter to be done and welcome in Spring!


Healing Hands medical scrubs are trendy and fashionable. They offer two different fits: classic – a modern and contemporary fit and junior – a slim, stylish look.

This Spring, the hottest trends to look out for per Glamour Magazine are:

  • Gingham
  • Black and White
  • Blue and White
  • Kimono Style Trench Coats
  • Head-to-Toe White
  • Medium-Size Obi Belts
  • One-Shoulder Cuts
  • Roomy Denim
  • Polo-Style Shirts
  • Military Greens
  • The Fancy Apron

Check out the latest on Uniform Advantage’s UNIFORMS-ON-US contest featuring Healing Hands Medical Scrubs!

 

Enter today and Win a scrub set for yourself! 6 lucky winners will get a Healing Hands scrub top and pants offered on our website for free.

 

Below are the instructions on how to enter the contest on Facebook. It involves 3 easy steps:

1. LIKE this post on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UAScrubs

2. SHARE our UNIFORMS-ON-US contest post on your own wall.

3. COMMENT on the Facebook post by answering this question: What fashion trends are you looking forward to the most this Spring?

 

Below are the instructions on how to enter the contest on our Blog.

1. FOLLOW our Blog.

2. COMMENT on this post by answering this question: What fashion trends are you looking forward to the most this Spring?

Once all Facebook comments are in and confirmed that you shared our contest post as well as all Blog comments, we will randomly choose 6 winners, who will then receive a FREE Healing Hands scrub set! Click here for a preview.

 

The contest ends Friday 20th February, 2014 at 10AM EST and we will announce the winners the same day after 1PM EST on Facebook and our Blog.

 

Eligibility:

•Contestants who have won a Uniform Advantage contest within the last 6 months are not eligible to win.

•Prizes will only be shipped to U.S. addresses due to varying international shipping rates and customs charges (you can enter as an international customer if you have a friend or family member with a U.S. shipping address that we can send your prize to).

•Selected contestants have 3  business days to respond to their “winner’s facebook message” after which point they forfeit their prize to another contestant.

 

Thank you for your participation and to Healing Hands for sponsoring!

Uniform Advantage designs a Dance for Autism White Scrub Print to spread awareness about Autism

Uniform Advantage designs a Dance for Autism White Scrub Print to spread awareness about Autism

Last Fall 2014, we designed a cause awareness print to spread awareness about Autism and donated monies from the sale of our Autism Awareness White scrub prints to a designated charity. This Spring, we are continuing to spread awareness , through our Dance for Autism White scrub prints because it affects so many children, 1 in 68. $1 from the sale of each Dance for Autism White scrub top and scrub jacket will be donated to Generation Rescue, making our total contribution to over $2,600. This gift will go towards the funding of a medical treatment for one individual.

Uniform Advantage designs a Dance for Autism White Scrub Print to spread awareness about Autism

There is no cure for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) at this time but early detection and treatment at a very young age can help improve a child’s life overall, starting with their diet. Generation Rescue was created because the founding partners and husband and wife, JB and Lisa Handley were affected by their son, Jamison’s journey with Autism. They both also co-produced a documentary film entitled “Autism Yesterday.” Julie Matthews, an autism nutrition specialist said “the road to autism recovery begins with a diet.” Specific foods that have gluten and casein are known to cause serious issues for children affected with Autism and should not be consumed. Julie says a diet without them will “help balance a child’s biochemistry, affect systemic healing and provide relief of autism symptoms.”

Autism was proposed solely as a brain disorder, demonstrating that it begins and ends in the brain. Per Julie, “Through the array of common physical symptoms observed and the breakthrough work of the Autism Research Institute, a more appropriate “whole body disorder” (the brain is affected by the biochemistry generated in the body) perspective of autism has emerged.” Children with autism experienced physical symptoms like bloating, GI pain, constipation, diarrhea, recurring infections, not sleeping properly and inflammation and pain. Autism displayed physical as well as behavioral symptoms and proved that it could not be diagnosed as only a brain disorder. When autism is classified as a whole body disorder, then the bigger picture emerges of how a child’s body and cells affects his or her brain and how it is connected to their diet and biochemistry. Our gut breaks down our food so we can have the necessary nutrients needed to support biochemistry and allow the brain to function as it should. Our gut is an essential piece in understanding and managing autism.

On Generation Rescue’s site, they have posted a detailed nutrition/how to begin guide that will help parents not be overwhelmed. They are shown the tools here and can prepare a game plan on where to start in managing their kids’ gluten-free/casein-free (GFCF) diets. Below is an excerpt and you can click here for more information:

Sources of GLUTEN to Avoid

Gluten Grains:

Wheat

Rye

Barley

Spelt

Kamut

Triticale

Oats (commercial)

GF oats are available

 

Gluten Containing Ingredients and Foods:

Semolina

Malt

Hydrolyzed Vegetable Proteins *

Dextrin and maltodextrin *

Artificial flavors & coloring *

“Spices” *

Soy sauce (unless wheat-free) *

Potato chips/fries *

Sauces and gravies *

Bologna and hot dogs *

* May contain gluten, unless specified gluten-free

 

Sources of CASEIN to Avoid

Casein is found in all animal milk products (cow, goat, sheep milk, etc.), such as:

Milk

Cheese

Yogurt and kefir

Butter

Cream

Ice cream

Sour cream

Whey

 

Casein Containing Ingredients and Foods:

Milk chocolate

Sherbet

Galactose

Casein, Caseinate

Lactose in seasoning

Lactalbumin, as natural flavor
Artificial butter flavor

Cool Whip

Lactic acid *

Canned tuna *

Seasoned potato chips *

Hot dogs and bologna (may contain) *

* May contain casein

 

Here Are Some Initial Steps for Implementing GFCF:

1. Experiment. Before removing anything, introduce GFCF alternatives such as rice pasta, GF waffles, and other GFCF foods and snacks-this will support the elimination portion later. Try some prepared foods and mixes. Find options you child likes and that you can substitute later during implementation.

2. Explore GFCF resources (books, cookbooks, videos, autism websites) to become familiar with the diet and learn helpful ideas, what to expect, and what foods are allowed. Watch instructional videos – many available at YouTube.

3. Create a meal plan—a list of gluten-free and casein-free foods, meals, and snacks your child will eat or that you would like to make on GFCF.

4. Shop for foods according to meal plan, as well as purchasing GFCF flours, milks, and other cooking staples.

5. Then, begin eliminating one at a time:

Start with the elimination of casein—for two weeks, then…

Remove gluten and continue both (gluten-free and casein-free) for three to six months.

About Generation Rescue

Generation Rescue is a national non-profit organization providing immediate treatment assistance, information and hope to families affected by autism spectrum disorders. Their vision is to provide families with a better quality of life and help stop autism in future generations. Generation Rescue was founded in 2005 by JB and Lisa Handley, parents of an autistic child who were looking for autism support resources. The information they learned from other parents about how to treat the underlying symptoms of autism, in order to improve a child’s quality of life, became the inspiration for Generation Rescue. Generation Rescue educates, supports, advocates and truly empowers families affected by autism to achieve a better quality of life today and encourages healthy choices for future generations. Generation Rescue currently helps more than 25,000 families yearly affected by autism spectrum disorders – offering programs nationwide that provide services on a local level and providing mentors in 39 countries around the world. For more information, please visit http://generationrescue.org/.

It is estimated to cost at least $17,000 more per year to care for a child with Autism compared to a child without it. Let’s band together and spread the word more to help manage this incurable condition!

Scrubs for a Cause: Enter to win a $25 E-Gift Card

Scrubs for a Cause with Uniform Advantage

Happy Monday!

As you know, Uniform Advantage partners with many charities throughout the year. We design scrubs every Fall and Spring to help spread awareness about several medical conditions affecting millions of people and our healthcare communities daily. We have been contributing to designated charities to help with medical research and funding treatments for individuals affected with the hope of eradicating these medical conditions one day. We are constantly looking for causes to design for and would love your feedback to expand our donation efforts! Other than Breast Cancer Awareness, Childhood Cancer Awareness, Cancer Awareness, Autism and Diabetes, what cause is near and dear to your heart?

Answer this question for a Chance to Win a $25 E-Gift Card!

Below are the instructions on how to enter the contest on Facebook and our Blog. It involves 3 easy steps:

1. LIKE this post on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UAScrubs

2. SHARE our Scrubs for a Cause Contest post on your own wall

3. COMMENT on the Facebook post by answering this question: Other than Breast Cancer Awareness, Childhood Cancer Awareness, Cancer Awareness, Autism and Diabetes, what cause is near and dear to your heart?

Below are the instructions on how to enter the contest on our Blog.

1. FOLLOW our Blog.

2. COMMENT on this post by answering this question: Other than Breast Cancer Awareness, Childhood Cancer Awareness, Cancer Awareness, Autism and Diabetes, what cause is near and dear to your heart?

 

Once all Facebook/Blog comments are in and confirmed that you shared our contest post, we will randomly choose 1 winner (using woobox.com), who will then receive a $25 E-Gift Card from us!

 

The contest ends Tuesday 10th February, 2015 at 11:59pm EST and we will announce the winners after 10am EST on Wednesday 10th February, 2015 on our Facebook page and Blog.

 

Important Notes:

•Contestants who have won a Uniform Advantage contest within the last 6 months are not eligible to win.

•Prizes will only be shipped to U.S. addresses due to varying international shipping rates and customs charges (you can enter as an international customer if you have a friend or family member with a U.S. shipping address that we can send your prize to).

•Selected contestants have 3  business days to respond to their “winner’s facebook message or Blog message” after which point they forfeit their prize to another contestant.

 

Thank you for your participation!

Get a free pair of Koi by Sanita Nursing Shoes by entering Uniform Advantage’s Shoesday Tuesday contest

Uniform Advantage's Shoesday Tuesday Contest - Koi by Sanita Shoes 1.12.15

Today is Shoesday Tuesday! 6 lucky winners will get a new pair of Koi by Sanita shoes offered on our website for free to strut their stuff in their workplace.

Here’s how you can enter for a chance to win!

With Koi by Sanita shoes, you will enjoy comfort, durability, support and functionality. They are approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) and bear their Seal of Acceptance.

Enter today and Win a pair of nursing shoes for yourself!

 

Below are the instructions on how to enter the contest on Facebook. It involves 3 easy steps:

1. LIKE this post on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UAScrubs

2. SHARE our Shoesday Tuesday contest post on your own wall

3. COMMENT on this Facebook post by answering this question: What is the #1 feature you look for when buying your nursing shoes?

 

Below are the instructions on how to enter the contest on our Blog.

1. FOLLOW our Blog.

2. COMMENT on this post by answering this question: What is the #1 feature you look for when buying your nursing shoes?

 

Once all Facebook/Blog comments are in and confirmed that you shared our contest post, we will randomly choose 6 winners (using woobox.com), who will then receive a FREE pair of nursing shoes of their choice from Koi by Sanita. Click here for a preview.

 

The contest ends Wednesday 14th January, 2015 at 1:00pm and we will announce the winners the same day on Facebook and our Blog.

 

Important Notes:

•Contestants who have won a Uniform Advantage contest within the last 6 months are not eligible to win.

•Prizes will only be shipped to U.S. addresses due to varying international shipping rates and customs charges (you can enter as an international customer if you have a friend or family member with a U.S. shipping address that we can send your prize to).

•Selected contestants have 3  business days to respond to their “winner’s facebook message” after which point they forfeit their prize to another contestant.

 

Thank you for your participation and to Koi Design LLC for sponsoring!