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Wellue Blood Pressure/EKG Monitor review – Keep calm but monitor on

Wellue Blood Pressure Monitor

REVIEW – A couple of years ago I was diagnosed with high blood pressure.  Since then, it has continued to increase to the point where my doctor would like me to regularly check and monitor.  I’ve tried products offered by chain drug stores but all have proven to be wildly inaccurate.  When I was offered …

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How to manage type 2 diabetes – My personal tips and tricks using tech and diet hacks

ARTICLE – I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes back in 2004 but I have never taken insulin injections or other meds for it. With a few modifications to my lifestyle and diet, I have been able to get into the pre-diabetes range and stay there for the past 17 years. Here are some tips …

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AUVON 4 Outputs TENS Unit EMS Muscle Stimulator Machine review

REVIEW – Yup, that’s me applying some much-needed relief to my sore shoulder muscles. TENS units are great for pain relief and muscle recovery, and the AUVON 4 Outputs TENS Unit EMS Muscle Stimulator Machine promises to deliver on said relief in a flexible wallet-friendly package. Let’s learn more. To the review! What is it? …

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Fishda Double Head Massage Gun review – one head too many?

REVIEW – The Fishda Double Head massage gun caught my attention immediately with the dual head design.  I’ve been eyeing massage guns like these for a while so I was excited when Fishda sent this unit for review.  Unlike the massagers I found in my parent’s room as a child, these massage gun devices are …

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LEVELS metabolic health tracker review – See which foods spike your blood sugar

REVIEW – I’m a pre-diabetic and you might be one too and not even know it. Diabetes is a disease where a high level of sugar/glucose is circulating through your bloodstream. The problem is that you may not notice any major symptoms until damage to your heart, kidneys, eyes, nerves, etc has already started happening. …

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Wellue’s Oxylink lets you breathe easier knowing your family member’s oxygen levels are normal

NEWS – With the way things have been the last year with COVID, it can be difficult to visit our family members and when those loved ones have health problems, the distance between us can be more stressful than usual. That’s where gadgets can make your life and your family’s life easier. Wellue’s Oxylink is …

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Aukey LS02 smartwatch review – A fitness tracking watch for less $’s

REVIEW:  The Aukey LS02 is a fitness watch with a list of exercise tracking features similar to more expensive models. But what are the trade-offs with this $40 tracker? If you’re looking for a highly reliable, true smartwatch, you’ll need to keep shopping. If time of day display, a countdown timer, and wake up alarm …

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View Plus from Airthings is a new air quality device with a built-in display

NEWS – Airthings is the maker of the Airthings Wave Plus indoor air quality monitor with radon detection. This gadget alerted me of dangerous radon levels in my home and potentially saved me and my spouse from getting lung cancer from the invisible odorless gas. Airthings newest smart air quality monitoring device is the View …

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Scosche Rhythm+ 2.0 armband heart rate monitor review

REVIEW – I strongly dislike exercise (see photo above). However, I do like my indoor rower (or “erg” for you crew fans) which is something I fell in love with in college. My particular machine has a heart rate monitor receiver, but that usually means supplying your own chest strap, which always felt slightly burdensome …

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Dexcom G6 CGM system review – Continuous glucose monitor without finger sticks for diabetics

REVIEW – A few months ago, I asked to have an A1C test to check the status of my diabetes. I was diagnosed back in 2004 with diabetes and an A1C of 6.7 (full-blown diabetes is anything greater than 6.5). I have been fortunate enough to control my diabetes with diet and exercise and have …

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SKG F5 Mini Massage Gun Review

  REVIEW – A newly emerging market has joined the self-care club in the form of Personal Massage Guns. Whether you are afflicted with tension headaches or you have an incredibly active fitness life, these tools have a claim to muscle relief. As a sufferer of the former with “work from home” becoming the norm, …

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