Wheelchair Buying Guide

Wheelchairs are important pieces of medical equipment that people use everywhere, from hospitals, shopping malls, to grocery stores. Wheelchairs allow people to move form one place to another. Wheelchairs useful for people who cannot walk or should not walk around on their own. Older Senior Citizens, people who are sick, pregnant women, the injured or weak. and those who are temporarily or permanently paralyzed would find wheelchairs fit their needs. Those…

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Heart Rate Monitor Guide

Heart Monitor are great for gauging how much effort you are using in your workout. Although you may feel that you are doing vigorous exercise with out a heart rate monitor, you may not be able to monitor yourself safely to know whether your are over exerting yourself or exercising as effective as possible. Working out too much and too hard is not a good idea, You may thing the…

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Technology Companies Fighting For Growing Share of the Wearable Health Market

Much press has been made about the growing importance of wearable technologies. At the heart of this fight are two large technology conglomerates, Google and Apple, and apparel companies, such as Nike with smaller start-ups such as Fitbit fighting for a growing portion of this market. These companies see the importance of getting on customers skin, with sensors being able to provide a data set previously unexploited. Products such as Google Fit, which…

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Preventing Heart Disease: Part 2

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

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

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…

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9 Healthy Habits To Start Today

If your ready to change your life habits to be healthier, its good to start with simple changes that will can ease you transition into healthier lifestyle choices. In this article we’ll discuss 10 great daily habits that can lead to a healthier life. 1. Drink water instead of soda or pop. Replacing regular soda with diet may not be a good enough replacement. Recent studies have shown that diet…

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Can you Prevent Childhood Type 1 Diabetes?

It’s true, as a parent you try to protect your children from every possible danger. The question comes can you prevent your child from getting diabetes. There are two types of diabetes that a child can Type 1 diabetes or juvenile diabetes in children is a condition in which the child’s pancreas no longer produces the insulin that the child will need to survive. In this case, the child’s insulin will…

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Teaching Your Kid To Read

Reading can and often goes beyond books. Many educators believe many kids spend too much time using the computer or electronics rather than reading books; However much reading takes place outside the confines of books. Computers present the opportunity to greatly expand the content s of you a child can read. Many educational video games multimedia websites and interactive tools allow children to read a variety of different topics in…

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