Medical equipment

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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kinsa-1

Getting sick is obviously no fun, but having an easy way to track your fevers can be just a little more fun when you use the Kinsa Smart Thermometer. You might be thinking, why should I spend money on a digital thermometer when my old style glass thermometer or existing digital thermometer works just fine. [...]

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Qardio01

For those of us that suffer from hypertension,  keeping track of our blood pressure is important.  An annual check up with the Doctor isn't enough, so home testing is helpful.  I've used several devices to do my daily checks, but most of them are either very inaccurate or they are bulky and not fun 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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smart-bandage

Researchers from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom have developed a smart bandage. This bandage is "a prototype of the color-changing bandage, which contains a gel-like material infused with tiny capsules that release non-toxic fluorescent dye in response to contact with populations of bacteria that commonly cause wound infections." It would be used [...]

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veta-smart-case-for-epi-pen

Within the first few months of her life, my daughter exhibited asthma and an array of allergies, including one to peanuts.  We had to give her treatments several times a day to protect her lungs and minimize asthma episodes, and we also had to protect her from exposure to foods and inhaled allergens that could potentially [...]

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epill-cadex-platinum-watch

Although epill also makes medication alarm watches in unisex and in children's models, this Cadex Platinum watch is designed for women.  The watch has a silver case and a stretchy band with silver-colored beads for a dressier look.  You can set up to 12 alarms to remind you to take medication, perform medical tests, or [...]

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medcenter-alarm-clock-2

If you or a loved one has a lot of medicine to take daily, you may already be familiar with MedCenter.  They make pill organizer systems, like the ones seen in the top photos, that can hold up to four separate doses for up to 31 days, depending on the system.  If the patient has [...]

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buzzy-for-pain-control

When my daughter was much younger, she had to suffer through a lot of allergy testing and allergy injections (sometimes as many as three a week).  Because this testing started when she was barely a year old, you can imagine she quickly developed a fear of needles because of the pain of the procedures.  I [...]

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"By golly, Jim... I'm beginning to think I can cure a rainy day!" -- Doctor Leonard  "Bones" McCoy (The Devil in the Dark) Science fiction or science fact? We might have thought that the tricorder from Star Trek was just fiction, however Scanadu is a company that's working towards making it it a reality. The SCOUT [...]

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Med Sensation Tricorder Glove

A graduate studies program at the Singularity University California has resulted in the Tricorder Glove by Med Sensation. "This glove will eventually allow patients to diagnosis their own illnesses. The glove interface allows for data from the physical exam to be a component of automated diagnosis, which at times can mean the difference between a [...]

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Hundreds of thousands of people around the world are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes each year. With a total shutdown of insulin production, this illness requires regular testing and injections.  The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is working on the Artificial Pancreas Project in conjunction with Universities worldwide.  A conventional insulin pump and continuous glucose [...]

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bayer-usb-blood-glucose-monitor

If you have diabetes, you know it’s important to check your blood glucose levels, but you also know it can be difficult to track and make sense of the data.  The Contour USB Monitor from Bayer is the first meter with USB connectivity built-in, so you can easily transfer your data to their GlucoFacts Deluxe [...]

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bayer-didget-blood-glucose-meter

If you have a child with diabetes, you know how vital frequent blood glucose checks are for his or her health.  However, kids often resist these checks because they hurt.  Bayer has developed the Didget Blood Glucose Monitoring system that gives kids an incentive to do frequent blood checks.  The Didget meter comes with a game cartridge for Nintendo DS or [...]

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