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How to self test your INR

How to self test your INR...

Posted by KellieMyHS in INR News, Kellie's blog on September 8, 2009 | no responses | permalink

I found a great video for anyone who is considering self testing and home monitoring of their INR results to make their life easier.

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How to monitor your blood glucose

How to monitor your blood glucose...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Diabetes News, Kellie's blog on September 7, 2009 | 11 responses | permalink

I found a great video that explains how home monitoring of blood glucose can help you manage your blood glucose. It shows exactly how to use a blood glucose monitor.

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Memory problems linked to hypertension

Memory problems linked to hypertension...

A new study has shown controlling your blood pressure might help prevent memory and thinking problems, especially if you are over 45 years old.

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Taking your body temperature

Taking your body temperature...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Kellie's blog, Other Health News on September 3, 2009 | no responses | permalink

Ear and digital thermometers are so convenient as they tell you or your child’s body temperature reading in seconds. Watch this video to make sure you are using yours properly.

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Overweight friends eat more together

Overweight friends eat more together...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Kellie's blog, Other Health News on September 1, 2009 | no responses | permalink

Could some of your overweight friends be sabotaging your diet? Study shows that overweight friends eat more when they dine out together.

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Sleep apnea increases your risk of dying early

Sleep apnea increases your risk of dying early...

People with severe breathing disorders during sleep, such as sleep apnea, were more likely to die from a variety of causes earlier, according to a new study.

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Warning over cholesterol in fried foods

Warning over cholesterol in fried foods...

A type of cholesterol called oxycholesterol, found in fried and fast foods, is more likely to damage the arteries than LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol.

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Understanding GI or the glycemic index

Understanding GI or the glycemic index...

I was asked recently what a low glycemic index diet really meant. A good question for anyone who is tracking their weight and watching what they eat!

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Potential interaction between warfarin and pomegranate juice

Potential interaction between warfarin and pomegranate juice...

Posted by KellieMyHS in INR News, Kellie's blog on August 26, 2009 | 3 responses | permalink

Drinking pomegranate juice as a health drink is growing in popularity. However, a study has shown the possible interaction between pomegranate juice and warfarin.

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Vitamin D deficiency linked to hypertension

Vitamin D deficiency linked to hypertension...

I had no idea there were so few food sources of vitamin D. Studies show we are not getting enough vitamin D and a deficiency is linked to high blood pressure.

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Beetroot boosts your stamina

Beetroot boosts your stamina...

Beetroot juice has been shown to reduce blood pressure in previous studies. Now a study shows that beetroot juice reduces oxygen uptake which makes exercise less tiring.

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Air pollution linked to adult asthma

Air pollution linked to adult asthma...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Asthma News, Kellie's blog on August 20, 2009 | no responses | permalink

We know that air pollution is linked to child asthma. Now a study shows that traffic air pollution may cause adult onset asthma too.

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Sleep deprivation increases diabetes risk

Sleep deprivation increases diabetes risk...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Diabetes News, Kellie's blog on August 18, 2009 | no responses | permalink

This study sounds more like torture! Researchers put a group of people through 2 weeks of sleep deprivation to see the impact it had on diabetes risk.

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Cholesterol linked with dementia

Cholesterol linked with dementia...

Even moderately high cholesterol levels in our 40s can significantly increase the risk of developing dementia later in life.

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Resistant hypertension linked to salt

Resistant hypertension linked to salt...

A study has shown that a high salt diet may prevent those with resistant hypertension from being unable to control their high blood pressure with medications.

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