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Steve’s blood pressure chart video

Steve’s blood pressure chart video...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Blood Pressure News on June 25, 2010 | 9 responses | permalink

Steve explains what a blood pressure chart is, using his own chart from 2004 to 2006 as an example

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Taking blood pressure on both arms

Taking blood pressure on both arms...

A big difference between the left and right arm blood pressures can indicate a blockage. It is important to take readings of both arms.

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Diabetics: look after your feet!

Diabetics: look after your feet!...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Diabetes News, Kellie's blog on March 12, 2010 | 5 responses | permalink

After spending a morning in a Sydney Hospital Wound Clinic and seeing some nasty diabetic foot wounds, I needed to share this important information on diabetic foot care.

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Long term study proves diuretics are the best treatment

Long term study proves diuretics are the best treatment...

I was interested to read that diuretics have been shown in a recent study to be the best first line treatment for high blood pressure.

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Diabetes animation video: What, why and the effects

Diabetes animation video: What, why and the effects...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Diabetes News on February 23, 2010 | 6 responses | permalink

I found the following video simply explained the complex topic of diabetes. The first half of the video explains what diabetes is by showing animations of what happens with glucose and insulin after eating. It then explains the complications of diabetes with another series of animations.

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Beautiful women in magazines are fake

Beautiful women in magazines are fake...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Kellie's blog, Other Health News on February 19, 2010 | 5 responses | permalink

I found this Dove advertisement fascinating as it takes a normal looking woman and between make-up and computer skills produce a photo to place on a billboard that is a ‘fake’ image.

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Blood Pressure Facts Sheet

Blood Pressure Facts Sheet...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Blood Pressure Articles on January 20, 2010 | 9 responses | permalink

Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of the arteries. Every time the heart beats, it pumps blood into the arteries. The pressure is determined by the force and amount of blood pumped, and the size and flexibility of the arteries.

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New Year’s resolutions are meant to be broken

New Year’s resolutions are meant to be broken...

If you haven’t broken your New Year’s resolution by now, then you are one of a very few!

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Common painkillers have been linked to increased risk of asthma

Common painkillers have been linked to increased risk of asthma...

A large study has shown that there is a strong link between asthma and taking common painkillers.

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Dr. Floyd: Aim for below 120/75

Dr. Floyd: Aim for below 120/75...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Blood Pressure Articles on November 25, 2009 | 8 responses | permalink

The topic of blood-pressure has been undergoing change in the last few years. We used to say that a person’s blood-pressure should be approximately 100 plus your age. A 65-year-old would have an acceptable blood-pressure of 165 using this criteria. That is the old way of looking at things, but we now have a new way of looking at things.

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You can delay Type 2 diabetes with lifestyle changes

You can delay Type 2 diabetes with lifestyle changes...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Diabetes News, Kellie's blog on November 18, 2009 | 12 responses | permalink

Yes! You can delay diabetes with lifestyle changes

I am always interested in studies that run for 10 years. You know its results have stood the test of time!

This study compared the diabetes risk after 10 years of those who made lifestyle changes, those who took the daily medication Metformin, and those who made no changes.

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How does type 2 diabetes affect different parts of your body?

How does type 2 diabetes affect different parts of your body?...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Diabetes News, Kellie's blog on November 12, 2009 | 5 responses | permalink

Diabetes affects the whole body, including the heart, eyes and kidneys. This video explains what diabetes does to the body.

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Beware of stroke symptoms

Beware of stroke symptoms...

There are some classic signs that show whether someone is having a stroke. These videos show you exactly what to look for and what to do.

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Statins are too pricey for some

Statins are too pricey for some...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Cholesterol News, Kellie's blog on October 24, 2009 | 2 responses | permalink

Interesting new research has shown that in the late 1970s it was wealthier Americans who had higher cholesterol. Today it’s a different story.

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Watch your portion size

Watch your portion size...

If you are trying to lose weight, it may not be what you are eating but how much. Learn what is a healthy portion size for your meals.

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