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How to use a pulse oximeter

How to use a pulse oximeter...

I found a great video on using a pulse oximeter that has good information and tips for taking accurate blood oxygen readings.

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Using a home monitor accurately

Using a home monitor accurately...

The American Heart Association have clear guidelines on how to use a blood pressure home monitor. They now have a short video that shows exactly how to take accurate readings.

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Looking for weight loss inspiration?

Looking for weight loss inspiration?...

I found an inspirational video of ‘before and after’ weight loss photos of some very normal average people. Seeing their transformations is great motivator!

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How to use a peak flow meter

How to use a peak flow meter...

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

I found a great short video that shows how to take a peak flow reading accurately. The lady in the video gives great reminders and tips on using a peak flow meter.

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A ring around the eye linked to diabetes

A ring around the eye linked to diabetes...

A study has shown that an eye condition called corneal arcus, characterized by a ring around the cornea, is linked diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol.

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‘Silent strokes’ are a risk

‘Silent strokes’ are a risk...

A new study has shown many people over the age of 60, especially those with high blood pressure, may have had a a ’silent stroke’ and don’t even know it.

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A safe target INR range

A safe target INR range...

Posted by KellieMyHS in INR News, Kellie's blog on August 4, 2009 | one response | permalink

Researchers studied what is the optimal level of oral anticoagulation to minimize bleeding and thrombosis.

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Beat the heat in summer

Beat the heat in summer...

It’s a cold winter for us in Sydney, but I know it’s hot for those of you up in the northern hemisphere. Here are some tips to help beat the heat!

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Whole grains good for blood pressure

Whole grains good for blood pressure...

A study has shown the significant impact eating whole grains can have on blood pressure. I was surprised to learn exactly what whole grains are and why they are so good.

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The link between obesity and diabetes

The link between obesity and diabetes...

We all know being overweight increases your risk of type 2 diabetes. But why? Australian scientists have discovered the link which may lead to new treatments in the future.

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Concerns over safety of Xolair.

Concerns over safety of Xolair....

Posted by KellieMyHS in Asthma News, Kellie's blog on July 26, 2009 | no responses | permalink

A safety review of the asthma drug Xolair has been requested by the FDA, after a study showed an increased number of heart attacks and strokes.

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Insights into erratic blood pressure readings

Insights into erratic blood pressure readings...

There was a lot of interest in the erratic blood pressure stories. One of users, Rochelle has had big highs and lows in blood pressure as she juggled her medication. She has now found a healthy balance!

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Sleep disorders in children

Sleep disorders in children...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Asthma News, Kellie's blog on July 24, 2009 | no responses | permalink

Sleep disordered breathing is linked with behavior problems in children with asthma. The research suggests that children with asthma should be screened for sleep problems.

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Study show diabetes time line

Study show diabetes time line...

A study has shown that changes in blood glucose and insulin can be seen more than a decade before being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

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Vegetables are great for blood pressure

Vegetables are great for blood pressure...

A study has shown a diet high in vegetables can lower blood pressure. It helps to explain why the DASH diet is so successful.

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