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Types of Blood Glucose Monitors

Types of Blood Glucose Monitors

Blood glucose monitors, also called blood glucose meters, are tools to help you check your blood glucose levels at any time. As a diabetic, monitoring your blood glucose frequently allows you to make informed decisions about food, physical activity and medications. Many types of monitors are availab......[Read More]
Sickle Cell Trait vs. Thalassemia Trait

Sickle Cell Trait vs. Thalassemia Trait

Sickle cell anemia and thalassemia are two distinct hereditary red blood cell disorders. Each of these diseases has its own traits, which are passed down from generation to generation.......[Read More]
Blood Pressure Reduction

Blood Pressure Reduction

According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, 1 in 4 people have high blood pressure. Dangerous for having no or few symptoms, high blood pressure can cause strokes, kidney disease and heart disease. There are ways through diet, lifestyle modifications and exercise to control or prevent ......[Read More]
Modality Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy in Esophageal Carcinoma

Modality Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy in Esophageal Carcinoma

To evaluate which of 2 treatment modalities, radiotherapy (RT) alone or combined radiotherapy and chemotherapy (RTCT), was more effective as a nonsurgical approach in patients with localized esophageal carcinoma, we conducted a meta-analysis of data pooled from MEDLINE, CancerLit, Cochrane Library d......[Read More]
How to Increase Blood Oxygen Level

How to Increase Blood Oxygen Level

Your lungs extract oxygen from the air that you breathe. Air first travels through your mouth and nose. It goes through your wind pipe and enters your lungs where it dissolves in the water lining of the alveoli (smallest structural unit of your lungs). Oxygen then passes through the alveolar capilla......[Read More]
How to Diagnose Signs of Blood Loss

How to Diagnose Signs of Blood Loss

Blood loss can occur in two ways. You can sustain an injury and bleed outside of your body or you can bleed internally. Extreme blood loss is very serious and requires immediate medical attention. Know the signs of blood loss so you can diagnose a potentially life threatening problem.......[Read More]
Phlebotomy and Heel Stick Procedures

Phlebotomy and Heel Stick Procedures

Heel stick procedures help to ensure a child is healthy when he leaves the hospital.baby image by Diane Stamatelatos from Fotolia.comHeel stick phlebotomy has become the best means for drawing blood from newborns in order to screen for disease and other disorders within the first 24 hours.........[Read More]
How to Lower Blood Sugar Level Without Pills or Insulin

How to Lower Blood Sugar Level Without Pills or Insulin

High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) occurs when the body obtains glucose from the digestion of food faster than it can be metabolized. It's commonly caused by diabetes and may cause organ damage at relatively low levels if the hyperglycemia is chronic. You can greatly reduce your dependence on insulin ......[Read More]
More Docs Wonder If Statins Are Worth the Risks

More Docs Wonder If Statins Are Worth the Risks

There's a simmering debate in medicine over whether statins are effective enough for some patients to justify their risks.......[Read More]
About Blood Pressure Machines

About Blood Pressure Machines

Studies have found that when blood pressure is monitored at home patients have greater reductions in their measurements and are more likely to achieve their blood pressure goals.......[Read More]
Top 5 Important Lifestyle Changes for High Blood Pressure Control

Top 5 Important Lifestyle Changes for High Blood Pressure Control

Controlling your high blood pressure requires a combination of effective monitoring, appropriate treatment, and, most importantly, some changes to common lifestlye choices. These five changes will have an enormous impact on your longterm health.......[Read More]
Signs and Symptoms of a Blood Clot in Your Arm

Signs and Symptoms of a Blood Clot in Your Arm

Your body forms blood clots in order to heal damaged vessels; it is when these blood clots break away and start voyaging through the body that they can cause real trouble. Learn the symptoms of a blood clot and protect yourself from their fatal effects.......[Read More]
Cholesterol Management Feature TOC Page

Cholesterol Management Feature TOC Page

Find in-depth feature stories on Cholesterol Health at WebMD......[Read More]
What Are the Different Phases of Blood Pressure?

What Are the Different Phases of Blood Pressure?

There are five phases of blood pressure.blood pressure manometer studio isolated image by dinostock from Fotolia.comIn 1905, a Russian surgeon named Nicolai Korotkoff described a new method to determine blood pressure. (See Reference 1.) Korotkoff's method consisted of dividing the.........[Read More]
How to Test What Side of the Brain You Use

How to Test What Side of the Brain You Use

The two sides of the human brain are not identical. They may look the same, or at least very similar, but people who are predominantly "left-brained" think more logically, rationally and objectively, and "right-brained" people rely more on creativity, intuition and subjective thought to process thei......[Read More]
Drug Combo Improves Cholesterol Levels

Drug Combo Improves Cholesterol Levels

A combination of two cholesterol drugs can raise the good; HDL cholesterol and lower the bad LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.......[Read More]
Tests for Clogged Arteries

Tests for Clogged Arteries

Clogged arteries, referred to clinically as coronary artery disease (CAD), is the result of plaque buildup along the interior walls of arteries. Over time, these arteries become narrowed and lose their elasticity. Left untreated, blockages may form, leaving the patient vulnerable to a heart attack o......[Read More]
Foods That Clean Out the Arteries

Foods That Clean Out the Arteries

With heart disease being the number-one killer of men in America, it is no wonder that methods of reducing cholesterol and plaque build-up in the arteries have become an increasingly popular issue. There are many prescription drugs that help achieve this, but there are also a number of foods that cl......[Read More]
Target Heart Rate

Target Heart Rate

During exercise, the heart rate at which the most cardiovascular benefits occur.......[Read More]