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Healthy Hedgehogs...

Posted by Steve in Home Monitoring on August 7, 2012 | no responses | permalink

Healthy Hedgehogs
I just received an email from Dr Vanessa Webb who runs the Healthy Hedgehogs website which you can find here:
The site has lots of information about about various conditions, in addition to articles about home monitoring and testing, as well as a store that sells a wide variety of devices to aide in [...]

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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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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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Steve and the white coat effect

Steve and the white coat effect...

Posted by Steve in Blood Pressure Articles on November 16, 2009 | 6 responses | permalink

I have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Whenever I visited doctors, they told me that my blood pressure was high, but that it was probably due to the “white coat effect”.

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Blood Pressure Story – POTS

Blood Pressure Story – POTS...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Blood Pressure Articles on August 10, 2009 | 2 responses | permalink

Daniel Eaton – Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). In early 2005 Daniel developed POTS. This sends his blood pressure and pulse skyrocketing when he stands up. Daniel’s story highlights how finely tuned the bodies mechanisms are for regulating blood pressure, and how bad it can be when things go wrong.

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Chart your weight loss with My Weight Software.

Chart your weight loss with My Weight Software....

Posted by KellieMyHS in Weight Articles on March 24, 2009 | no responses | permalink

Why chart your weight?
Studies have shown that stepping on the scales often can actually help you lose weight! Read more.
Keeping track by charting your weight loss will further motivate you to get the results you want.
My Weight Software will remind you to get on the scales, and get you moving towards the weight [...]

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Tutorial: Using a PDF virtual printer....

Posted by Steve in Software Articles on March 16, 2009 | no responses | permalink

Tutorial: Emailing a report

For this tutorial, I will be using the My Blood Glucose software, however the same principles apply for any of the My Health Software programs. In fact, if you follow the steps below, you will be able to turn any program’s print-outs into PDF files — which can then be easily emailed.
PDF [...]

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Log blood glucose with My Blood Glucose

Log blood glucose with My Blood Glucose...

Keeping a blood glucose log
Using My Blood Glucose is an easy way to keep a blood glucose log and keep track of your blood glucose levels.
Try our award winning software for free for 15 days and discover how My Blood Glucose can make keeping a blood glucose log fun. Your doctor will love [...]

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Charting Body Temperature...

Posted by Steve in Articles on December 14, 2008 | no responses | permalink

Why Chart your Body Temperature?

Body temperature changes from day to day and is an indicator of your overall metabolic health.
There are a number of reasons why people monitor and chart their body temperature.

Managing a thyroid disorder
Managing your metabolic system and overall health
Managing reactions to external stresses
Managing fever and illness
Managing female fertility

1. Managing a thyroid [...]

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My Body Temperature Resources...

What is Normal Body Temperature?

Body temperature can vary from person to person, and day to day, depending on inner health and external influences of a person.
Normal body temperature generally lies within an acceptable range. The normal core temperature of the body at rest, is in the range of 36°C to 37.8°C. The average body [...]

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Home INR monitoring...

Home anticoagulation monitoring is a convenient and safe alternative of monitoring your INR readings and warfarin dosage.

About Home Monitoring of INR
Frequent trips to the doctor may soon become a thing of the past for those who need to take the anticoagulant warfarin (Coumadin). Home monitoring of INR has been growing due to the [...]

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Waist Measurement

Waist Measurement...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Weight Articles on December 10, 2008 | 9 responses | permalink

Your Waist Measurement
Why record waist measurements?
The size of a person’s waist or waist circumference is an indicator of overall health. Excess abdominal fat is a known risk factor for developing heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and other obesity related diseases.
Waist measurement, in conjunction with weight and lifestyle factors is considered to [...]

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My Cholesterol Software...

What is Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is made by the body to keep you healthy. Surprised? Most people are surprised find that it’s normal to have cholesterol. Cholesterol is an important part of a healthy body. However, too much cholesterol in the blood is a major risk for coronary heart disease, which can result in heart attack and [...]

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Home Monitoring Your Blood Oxygen Levels...

Home Monitoring Your Blood Oxygen Levels

What is blood oxygen saturation?
Blood oxygen saturation is a measure of the amount of oxygen that is dissolved or carried in the blood by red blood cells. Your red blood cells carry oxygen through your arteries to your body.
What is normal blood oxygen?
Normally, when red blood cells pass through the [...]

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My Peak Flow Asthma Management Software...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Articles on September 18, 2008 | no responses | permalink

Using your peak flow meter
What is a peak flow meter?
A peak flow meter is a portable, handheld device that is used to measure how well air moves out of your lungs. Measuring and taking regular peak flow readings is an important part of managing your asthma. A peak flow meter measures how fast air comes [...]

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