1. Medical Monitoring: 5 Vital Signs You Should Be Checking Regularly

    Medical Monitoring: 5 Vital Signs You Should Be Checking Regularly ViveHealth.com A vital sign is a specific measurement of a basic body function that is routinely monitored by your medical professional.  Everyone knows how important it is to get to the doctors, but not everyone realizes that their once or twice a year doctor’s visit is not always going to cut it.  To live a healthy lifestyle it is Read more...
  2. What Is a Normal Respiratory Rate?

    What Is a Normal Respiratory Rate? VeryWellHealth.com If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, you may be wondering, “What is a normal respiratory rate?” Let’s begin by talking about the normal range of respiratory rate for adults and children, how to accurately measure this rate, and what it means if the rate is abnormal. What the Respiratory Rate Means The Read more...
  3. Anti-Inflammatory Diabetes Meal Plan

    Anti-Inflammatory Diabetes Meal Plan EatHealthy.com Lower your blood sugars and reduce inflammation with this healthy diabetes meal plan. When it comes to diabetes, we often hear about managing carbohydrates, weight loss and exercise. But did you know that inflammation can also increase blood sugar? Research shows that one of the underlying causes of diabetes is chronic low- Read more...
  4. Vital Signs (Body Temperature, Pulse Rate, Respiration Rate, Blood Pressure)

    Vital Signs (Body Temperature, Pulse Rate, Respiration Rate, Blood Pressure) HopkinsMedicine.org What are vital signs? Vital signs are measurements of the body's most basic functions. The four main vital signs routinely monitored by medical professionals and health care providers include the following: Body temperature Pulse rate Respiration rate (rate of breathing) Blood pressure (Blood pressure is Read more...
  5. Vital Signs – What Do They Reveal?

    Vital Signs – What Do They Reveal? TheApprenticeDoctor.com When we go to the doctor, several things happen when reach an exam room. A nurse, or medical assistant takes our temperature and blood pressure and listens to our heart – all tests measuring our vital signs. We ask about the numbers, and more often than not have an idea if they fall within acceptable ranges. But do Read more...
  6. Oxygen Control

    Oxygen Control VeryWellHealth.com What Is Pulse Oximetry? Pulse oximetry is a way of determining the oxygen level in your blood, which is an important indicator of your overall health. The test is noninvasive and uses a probe or sensor placed on the forehead, earlobe, fingertip, or bridge of the nose to determine your blood oxygen levels. It's often used in Read more...
  7. Five Simple Steps to Control Your Blood Pressure

    Five Simple Steps to Control Your Blood Pressure Heart.org Your HBP deserves your attention Uncontrolled high blood pressure (HBP or hypertension) can be fatal. If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, these five simple steps can help you keep it under control: Know your numbers and keep track of them  Most people diagnosed with high blood pressure want to stay below 130/80 Read more...
  8. Self-Monitoring Of Blood Glucose Levels

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  9. Checking Your Blood Pressure at Home

    Irishheart.ie It is vital that if you suffer from high blood pressure and are thinking of purchasing a BP monitor to measure your blood pressure at home, that you select the right device.       Read more...
  10. How to Monitor Your Blood Pressure at Home

    Heart.org How to use a home blood pressure monitor Be still. Don't smoke, drink caffeinated beverages or exercise within 30 minutes before measuring your blood pressure. Empty your bladder and ensure at least 5 minutes of quiet rest before measurements.  Sit correctly. Sit with your back straight and supported (on a dining Read more...

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