Preventing Heart Disease: Part 2

September 17, 2014

Preventing Heart Disease: Part 1 There many ways to prevent heart disease. Eating healthy and exercise will help maintain a healthy weight. If you are overweight you are at an increased risk for diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol. One of the most popular ways to determine if you are at a healthy weight would be to look at your body mass index BMI. Your BMI looks at…

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Preventing Heart Disease

September 16, 2014

Heart disease is the may be the 1# cause of death in the U.S. It does not have to be. Although there are certain risk factors that we are unable to change such as family history. We can definitely take preventive measures that will keep us healthy. By adopting health habits today we will lower the risk of heart disease and other ailments in the future. 1. Stop/Don’t use tobacco…

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What to Look for in a Heart Rate Monitor

September 15, 2014

It’s not about how long you workout, it’s important also look at the level of intensity achieved during your exercise, that will measures the effectiveness of your workout. Your heart rate indicates the level of intensity your body is going under. The goal for you workout is to hit a “sweet spot” heart rate, in which you are not working out to hard or to light. A heart rate monitor…

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A Future With Open Source Medical Devices

Medical devices, are a wonder of the modern age. Ranging from defibrillators, that can save the lives of a heart attack victim, to pacemakers and artificial hearts, that keep blood pumping smoothly throughout the body, medical devices have done and will continual do miraculous feats. These devices continue to grow in capabilities, and with that, complexity. More than 50% of the medical devices sold in the United States rely on software to run and operate properly. For example the pacemaker may require…

September 5, 2014
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What is Robotic Surgery ?

Well Robotic Surgery is the use of Robots in performing a surgical procedure. There are several major progresses that can credited to Robotic Surgery. The first is remote surgery, second minimally invasive surgery and lastly unmanned surgery. Robotic surgery can be much more precise and than human surgery. There are many more advantages such as miniaturization, smaller incisions resulting in decrease blood loss and quicker recovery times thus, less pain….

August 14, 2014
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The New Medical Economy

Medical cost are rising, What are Americans going to do. What is needed now is are innovative solutions. I stop short of another saying government programme. We have several government healthcare programmes today such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security health benefits, and countless other programs such as State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Still with many of these programs Healthcare cost are rising uncontrollably. We must find the root causes…

August 14, 2014
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Rising Medical Complexity leads to COD’s (Cash Only Doctors)

A small but growing group of doctors Are foregoing health insurance all together. With rising cost of paper and complexities in dealing and complying with insurance companies many doctors are accepting cash only from patients. COD practices are growing steadily but are unlikely to replace Insurance Policy physicians anytime soon. Patients seem to like the simplicity of having a set rate for a doctors visit. $ 50 for a check…

August 14, 2014
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ITP Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

August 13, 2014

ITP or Thrombocytopenic is a medical condition for low platelet count. The idiopathic portion means that the causation is not known. The purpura regfers to pin prick bleeding under the surface of skin, which is a symptom of ITP. Idiopathic means immune, or immune thromboctopenic purpura (ITP) antibodies covers the surface of the blood platelets. This destroys the blood platelets and causes their levels to drop. There are two types of ITP:…

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How to Monitor Your Glucose

When dealing with Diabetes, its important to understand that blood glucose test are essential to maintaining a health life style. Gluscose is where your energy is stored all over your body. Energy from food , particularly carbohydrates are turned into glucose. Great sources of carbohydrates or carbs are, pasta, rice, bread, fruits like bananas and cereal. When you eat these foods your body can quickly turn these high carb foods…

August 13, 2014
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Importance of Monitoring Blood Glucose Levels

July 24, 2014

Monitoring and testing your blood sugar is an important task, specifically if your are a diabetic or are caring for a diabetic. It’s vital that you understand the how to test your blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, blood glucose testing is an important tool for managing your treatment. You can do blood glucose treatment with portal electronic devices that measures changes in your sugar levels with a tiny…

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