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I've been dealing with tennis elbow for months now. The funny thing is that I don't play tennis. I've tried not doing any type of arm exercises during my workouts and that has helped, but when I was asked if I would like to review the U-GYM Pro TENS device, I thought I'd give it [...]

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withings-thermo-1

There are lots of reasons to take your temperature. Maybe you're feeling ill and want to see if you have a fever. Or maybe you're trying to get pregnant and are tracking your temps to see when the best time to ... well, you know. No matter why you may need to check your temperature, [...]

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zika

It seems like every day we are hearing about more cases of the Zika virus here in the US. Zika is spread by mosquitos. And while all mosquito bites are annoying and give me the heebie jeebies, contracting the Zika virus is much scarier. It's true that it usually only causes mild flu like symptoms [...]

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withings-thermo

Taking a temperature is something we do when we or our kids are sick. There are old fashioned glass thermometers, more modern digital thermometers, higher tech thermometers that plug into your smartphone and then there's the Withings Thermo. Withings, the well-known and well-respected health products brand has added the battery powered Thermo thermometer to their [...]

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Almost every morning for the past five years, I've stepped on a Withings WiFi Body Scale to log my weight. The five year log of my weights in the Withings Health Mate app lets me see trends like when I lost about 12 pounds while going through my battle with breast cancer back in 2011 [...]

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reliefband

Are you one of the more than 60 million people who suffer from motion sickness? Do you or someone you know get car sick, air sick or sea sick? The Reliefband may be the easiest way to control nausea and vomiting, which can ruin your trip and activities. Unlike some motion and travel sickness solutions, [...]

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Galvanic-thepip-5

Ever since Fitbit entered the market with their activity trackers, people have turned to gadgets for motivation, instruction and feedback in pursuit of living healthier lifestyles. So when I first got the Pip I thought it should work like a Fitbit - I carry it around and it does something to remind me to chill if I get [...]

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sagely-pillorganizer

If you take more than one pill per day, whether they are vitamins or drugs for a medical condition, organizing them so you won't miss a daily dose can be a chore. We've all seen the cheap rectangular pill boxes that are separated into seven sections, one for each day of the week and have [...]

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Marcpro-M4-1

Nietzsche said, "That which does not kill us makes us stronger." This is especially true in strength training. As we exercise against a resistance, muscle tissue is damaged; when the muscle tissue is repaired it becomes thicker at a cellular level. Muscle damage also causes muscle cell generation, which adds new muscle tissue and strength. These [...]

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boeing-uv-lavatory

Have you ever been on an international flight and needed to use the bathrooms? You know that they've been used multiple times and you've seen how dirty they get. Well, this hasn't escaped the engineers at Boeing either. According to the Boeing website, engineers have built a prototype lavatory that uses far UV light, which [...]

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How do you deal with stress or a bad mood? Exercise and listening to music might be some common responses, but if you suffer from chronic stress or have experienced a life-threatening or negative external life experience, you may want to consider actually listening to your brain waves. Just as you use a mirror to [...]

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tinnitus-relief-wand

According to WebMD, tinnitus affects about 50 million adults in the U.S. "Tinnitus (pronounced ti-ni-tis), or ringing in the ears, is the sensation of hearing ringing, buzzing, hissing, chirping, whistling, or other sounds. The noise can be intermittent or continuous, and can vary in loudness. It is often worse when background noise is low, so [...]

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The French company called Withings has done it yet again with their new product simply called Thermo.  Winning honors at the 2016 CES Innovation awards in two different categories, this wifi thermometer promises to be the next best thing in home health care. With the new patented HotSpotSensor™ Technology, the most accurate temperature can be [...]

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sbt-aqua-biosensor

I love how technology can positively impact humanity. SBT Aqua is a Danish company that has come up with a device that will do just that. They have created a biosensor that is capable of instantaneously delivering online results about whether or not drinking water is contaminated with bacteria or not. The technology uses impedance [...]

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cefaly

Even though I do not suffer from migraines, I know people who do, and they can be debilitating. The Cefaly is an FDA approved medical device for those who are 18 years of age or older that stimulates the ophthalmic part (behind the eyes) of the trigeminal nerve (a cranial nerve that is responsible for [...]

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