Keeping Your Cholesterol In Check

Keeping track of your blood cholesterol is very important. You can do this learning what cholesterol is and what the body uses it for. Cholesterol is a fat-like waxy, substance that are found in all of your body cells. Cholesterol is used by your body to make hormones, chemicals that digest food and vitamin D. Your body makes enough cholesterol that it needs, However there are some foods where cholesterol is…

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Should You Try Medical Tourism?

Over the last two decades many of us have noticed the increased price of medical care. In an effort gain control of medicine rising cost may people have began to look outside of their national borders. Medical tourism or health tourism is people traveling to another country with the purpose of obtaining medical treatment. People historically would travel from less developed countries to get medical treatment in more developed countries. Seeking treatment that…

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What is Cardiology

The cardiovascular system encompasses the heart, blood vessels and nearly 5 liters of blood, that is constantly moved throughout the blood viens, and vessels. Its primary responsibility is transporting oxygen, hormones and nutrients, throughout the the body. The heart, which is the size of a closed fist, must pump over 5 liters of blood throughout the body every minute. Cardiology is a medical discipline focused on dealing with heart disorders. This…

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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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