Medical equipment

I don't travel across time zones that often and I don't have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) issues that some people get during the dreary winter months. But what I do deal with is a slight sleep deficit because I get a little less than 7 hours of sleep on weeknights.  Unfortunately, I can't do caffeine, so… Read More

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Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technolgy, Atlanta, Georgia and Electronics Engineering Department, Isik University, Istanbul, Turkey, developed this tiny chip (approximately 1.5 mm) on a flexible catheter (about 430 microns) that will allow heart surgeons to view a complete real-time 3-D image of heart and blood vessel blockages and allow the surgeons to attend… Read More

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If you're an athlete or you work out on a regular basis, you know what it's like to have sore muscles. Even I get achy muscles with my lame attempts to keep in shape. Finding a way to soothe your aches and pains is important if you want to be ready to tackle the next… Read More

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Have you ever gone on a trip and had to pack all your bottles of medications and supplements only to find they take up too much space? The PillSuite helps eliminate that problem. This system allows you to organize your daily pills into a pill organizer which has a spout on the lid so that… Read More

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In 2004 I was diagnosed with diabetes. Yay me! I immediately cut out as much sugar as possible from my diet and have been lucky enough not to have to go on insulin or other medications to manage the condition. Just using diet and exercise doesn't mean I ignore the fact that I'm a diabetic though… Read More

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High blood pressure is a condition that has been referred to as a silent killer because people who suffer from it don't always have symptoms until it's too late. When your blood pressure is too high, it can contribute to strokes, heart disease and worst of all, death. Most of the time when we visit… Read More

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One of my children suffered from a febrile seizure many years ago (seizures that are brought on by a spike in body temperature over a short period of time). Apparently, these are fairly common, and to decrease the likelihood of a recurrence, the parent needs to monitor the sick child's temperature fairly closely and administer… Read More

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If you or your child has a life-threatening allergy, you probably carry an EpiPen with you.  If you have an EpiPen, you are aware that temperature extremes can damage the drug and reduce its life-saving properties.  And you are certainly aware of the recent unconscionable increase in the price of these pens, so you need… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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