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How to Use a Hand Dynamometer to Measure Pulse Rate

How to Use a Hand Dynamometer to Measure Pulse Rate

Exercise raises the heart rate by increasing blood flow and muscle tension throughout various parts of the body. Pulse rates are especially influenced by isometric exercises, which involves the constricting of a muscle without extending the muscle. These exercises result in elevated blood pressure a......[Read More]
How to Use the Zenergy Chime to Regulate Heartbeat

How to Use the Zenergy Chime to Regulate Heartbeat

Zenergy chimes have one to four metal cylinders suspended above a wooden base by wires. When struck, each cylinder rings with a note specific to its length. These notes are usually labeled on the chimes' packaging. Not only do these chimes give your meditation space a bit of decoration, they can aid......[Read More]
Stroke Takes a Toll on Hollywood Stars

Stroke Takes a Toll on Hollywood Stars

Suffering a stroke links many Oscar nominees and winners, researchers say.......[Read More]
Guidelines on Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s

Guidelines on Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s

More than 50 experts on the use of deep brain stimulation for treatment of tremors and other symptoms of Parkinson’s disease have reached general agreement on when the surgical procedure should be considered, and which patients might reap most benefits, a new report says.......[Read More]
Anticoagulation Reduces Left Artial Thrombus in AF Ablation

Anticoagulation Reduces Left Artial Thrombus in AF Ablation

This study suggests that LA spontaneous echo contrast detected before transseptal catheterization may assist in selecting patients with AF who benefit the most from intensified anticoagulation.......[Read More]
Chronic Pain Often Follows Stroke

Chronic Pain Often Follows Stroke

Study found the pain is also related to greater disability......[Read More]
How to Reduce Osteoporosis with Diet

How to Reduce Osteoporosis with Diet

Osteoporosis is when the bones become weak. When the bones become so weak, it becomes easy to get bone fractures and broken bones. Osteoporosis risks can be from age, bad diet, skinny frame, smoking, alcohol and drug abuse, or suffering from eating disorders. Hormone levels can affect bone density a......[Read More]
About Digoxin

About Digoxin

Digoxin is a prescription drug, also called Digitex, Lanoxicaps, Lanoxin and Cardoxin. Digoxin was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1975. It is a powerful drug, primarily used to treat heart conditions. The heart is an organ the size of your fist that pumps five to six gallons ......[Read More]
How Often Should Cholesterol Levels Be Checked?

How Often Should Cholesterol Levels Be Checked?

Cholesterol is distinct from most blood tests in that it is used to estimate risk of developing heart disease. Because high cholesterol is closely linked to cardiovascular diseases, cholesterol testing is considered a routine part of preventive health care.......[Read More]
Adherence to Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor Therapy

Adherence to Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor Therapy

It is important to identify patients with complex medication regimens so that adherence can be encouraged. Learn about successful adherence techniques.......[Read More]
What Does the Word "Lean" Mean About the Meat I Consume?

What Does the Word "Lean" Mean About the Meat I Consume?

Consuming lean meat is a good way to help keep your cholesterol levels within normal range and to obtain protein. What does the word......[Read More]
Scored NIH Grants

Scored NIH Grants

The NIH offers thousands of scored grant opportunities each year.syringe-medical image by JASON WINTER from Fotolia.comEvery year, the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, provides thousands of grant opportunities. Each grant proposal is peer reviewed by "scientists, physicians, and.........[Read More]
Help to Keep Cholesterol Down

Help to Keep Cholesterol Down

High cholesterol levels can block arteries and lead to heart disease. Most of your cholesterol is made by your liver; the rest comes from your diet, primarily from saturated fats. Maybe you have high cholesterol levels from your diet and/or you have inherited a tendency for elevated cholesterol. You......[Read More]
Low-Fat Diets to Reduce Cholesterol

Low-Fat Diets to Reduce Cholesterol

Eating a low-fat diet is an important strategy for lowering your cholesterol but it's not as simple as just cutting back on fatty foods; the real key to reducing dangerous cholesterol levels is limiting the fats that raise LDL cholesterol while focusing on the fats that lower it. This means that whi......[Read More]
Quantifying RVD in Patients With Old Myocardial Infarction

Quantifying RVD in Patients With Old Myocardial Infarction

Using speckle-tracking strain echocardiography, this study identified the contributing factors for right ventricular dysfunction in patients with a history of myocardial infarction.......[Read More]
Direct His-Bundle Pacing Using a New Steerable Catheter

Direct His-Bundle Pacing Using a New Steerable Catheter

The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of direct His-bundle pacing using a new lead-delivery system, designed for selective site pacing.......[Read More]
How to Increase Good Cholesterol Foods

How to Increase Good Cholesterol Foods

Cholesterol can be found in two main forms, HDL and LDL. These are also known as "good" and "bad" cholesterol, respectively. HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol works to help remove LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol from your system. This is a crucial physiological function; LDL chole......[Read More]
How I Do It: Lung Ultrasound

How I Do It: Lung Ultrasound

Assessment of the lung has always been considered off-limits for ultrasound, but in this article, the author highlights its utility in certain situations and describes his technique.......[Read More]
Iron Deficiency May Raise Stroke Risk

Iron Deficiency May Raise Stroke Risk

Study found lack of key mineral can make blood 'stickier' and more likely to clot......[Read More]