Health

eva-medical-sock-puller

We've talked about various electronic gadgets to help our elders stay in touch without overwhelming them with technology, but we haven't really discussed other ways to make their lives easier.  The Sock Aid with Foam Grip is a device to help people with arthritis of the hips or knees, back pain, or other physical limitations [...]

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smokio

I'm not a smoker and have never been a smoker, but I do know that it's an extremely unhealthy and risky habit. It's a habit that is very hard to kick without the help of drugs or strong will power. The new fad is to switch from regular cigarettes to electronic cigarettes also know as [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, News
thelevel

A few days ago I posted a review of the Varidesk Pro Plus standing desk. I'm enjoying the versatility of this desk and the ability to easily go from standing to sitting in just a few seconds. But after a couple weeks of standing, I've started noticing some problems with my knees hurting from standing in [...]

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pyle-bluetooth-thermometer-2

Pyle Audio just introduced a new Bluetooth Infrared Ear and Body Digital Thermometer that easily and accurately reads your body temperature from the ear canal or the top of the forehead.  The thermometer has a digital display to show the temperature reading, and it can wireless send the information to your mobile phone (devices with [...]

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cold-shoulder

How's that new year's resolution to lose weight going for you? Give up already? Maybe eating healthy and being more active hasn't worked and you need some extra help. Here's an idea, wear the Cold Shoulder vest. It's a vest with ice packs arranged on the back and shoulders that you keep in the freezer. [...]

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fitsnack-1

Did you make a new year's resolution to eat better and get fit? Yeah me too. So far I'm doing pretty good but there are times when I want a snack it's tough to find something healthy - especially if I'm at work. Vending machines are a no go zone for me because they are [...]

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innerage1

For a lot of people, a new year means resolutions to start getting healthier. To do that you just need to eat better and be more active right? Of course doing those two things are very important, but what about potential issues going on inside your body that you don't know about which could be effecting your health? [...]

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rechargeable-hand-warmer

If your hands are always cold as ice, you need one of these rechargeable hand warmers.  (My daughter needs one; her hands are always as cold as ice.)  Its lithium-ion battery charges from USB power, and then it can provide you with up to 6 hours of heat (up to a maximum of 130oF) to [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear
vida1

We all want to be healthy and fit, but it takes effort to get that way and to stay that way. Most of the time it might feel like it's too much effort to even bother. That is unless you have help like a Vida health coach. Vida is an iOS app that lets you [...]

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liif

Medicine won't do its job unless you take it when you're supposed to take it. If you or a loved one is prone to forgetting to take medications, the Liif pillbox looks like a useful gadget that will remind you and alert caregivers when doses are missed. The Liif comes in two versions. One with four pill [...]

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kenek02

As I get older, I try to keep informed about the state of my body to keep it in top operating condition.  I have a blood pressure device which I use weekly; I weight myself daily and I use my Fitbit to keep track of how far I walk each day.  With the receipt of [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
ihealth-align

I'm a diabetic who has been able to keep my condition under control through diet and exercise. I was diagnosed 10 years ago and since that time I've become pretty lax on checking my blood sugar levels as regularly as I should. Ok I'll be honest, I'm lucky if I check my blood sugar once [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Health, Fitness, Sports, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
kinsa

The Kinsa Smart Thermometer is a smartphone connected digital thermometer that is compatible with a variety of iOS and Android devices (see compatibility info). The name “Kinsa” comes from the words Kinder, meaning child, and Kin, meaning family. The thermometer is thin and flexible for comfort and plugs into the headphone jack of the mobile [...]

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tempo-wearable-monitor-for-seniors-2

Do you have an aging parent or relative who wants to live on their own, but you are concerned about fading health?  They don't want to live with you or in an assisted living facility, but you'd like a way to know what is happening with them on a daily basis?  There are various monitoring devices [...]

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LUNA Mini Foreo

Perhaps one of the most important beauty/maintenance regimens you can do is taking care of the skin on your face.  Everyone is prone to the occasional breakout due to clogged pores or bacteria buildup.  The Luna Mini is a skincare device that utilizes "sonic pulsations" to break up the bacteria, oil, and makeup that cause breakouts, [...]

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gamma-ray-glasses

I'm apparently lucky, but I never seem to be bothered by staring at a computer or tablet screen for hours.  I know many people are plagued with eye strain, dry eyes, headaches, and the like after using a computer for a while.  I'm not sure what can prevent the eye strain, other than taking breaks, [...]

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preppad

If it's time to get serious about what you put into your body, consider the Prep Pad from The Orange Chef Co. The Prep Pad is a smart food scale that pairs with your iPad and the Countertop iOS app to show the nutritional breakdown of food in a simple, easy to understand way. The [...]

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oral B deep sweep 1000-02

"He needs to brush longer," said my son's dentist.  Funny, I seem to get that from my dentist as well.  What good could an electric toothbrush do that can't be accomplished with a regular toothbrush?  Today we look at the Oral-B Deep Sweep 1000 Electric Toothbrush. Oral-B Deep Sweep 1000 Electric Toothbrush Features: Superior plaque [...]

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heated-lotion-dispenser

My hands are always drier than the desert, and the skin on my knuckles is usually cracked and often bleeding.  This used to happen to me only in the winter, but it's a year-round thing for me now.  I slather on lotion, but it's cold and stings.  The Heated Lotion Dispenser from Sharper Image will [...]

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withings-bp

Three years ago Withings introduced their first blood pressure monitor for the iPhone and now their latest version of this convenient health tracking gadget has been updated to be completely wireless. Hypertension is know as the silent killer because there are often no symptoms until it's too late. Regular blood pressure checks will allow you [...]

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