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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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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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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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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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Maths skills important to diabetics

Maths skills important to diabetics...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Diabetes News, Kellie's blog on October 21, 2009 | no responses | permalink

What does maths have to do with diabetes? A study shows that managing diabetes is connected with the ability to work with numbers.

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Didgeridoo helps sleep apnea

Didgeridoo helps sleep apnea...

Playing the didgeridoo or doing similar mouth exercises has been shown to significantly reduce sleep apnea. See how the didgeridoo is played.

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Fructose linked to high blood pressure

Fructose linked to high blood pressure...

One of two new studies have provided the first evidence that high fructose corn syrup increases blood pressure. Watch what soda is doing to your blood pressure and body.

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Hot hands reflect your waist line

Hot hands reflect your waist line...

We all know the phrase “cold hands, warm heart”. Researchers have found a link between hot hands and excess weight which says, “warm hands, big waist”.

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