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Accurate Blood Pressure Readings Are More Important Than Ever Before

Accurate Blood Pressure Readings Are More Important Than Ever Before

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Blog, Hypertension, Stroke | 0 comments

Recently, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology issued new guidelines for healthy blood pressure.  By reducing the goals of healthy, normal blood pressure to below 120 mm Hg, the hope is to reduce heart attacks, strokes and death. These new goals are based on a significant number of research studies but especially the...

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Take A Daytime Sleepiness Quiz

Take A Daytime Sleepiness Quiz

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

In a previous post, Why do we sleep? we puzzled through the purpose of sleep for our bodies. In a recent TED talk, neuroscientist Lisa Genova (see her talk below) connects the dots explaining how good sleep clears out the toxic amyloids that are associated with Alzheimer’s. (learn more about Alzheimer’s here) “In slow-wave deep sleep, our...

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Living On Through Organ Donation

Living On Through Organ Donation

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

The Wisdom of Youth When he turned 16, Carey Hughley III showed his brand new driver’s license to his sister Alisa.  “You’re an organ donor?” she asked.  “Yeah,” he said.  “I’m not gonna need ‘em when I’m dead,” In high school Carey was part of the swim team that set the NC state record in the 200-meter freestyle relay. ...

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Online Support for Hypertension

Online Support for Hypertension

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Blog, Hypertension | 0 comments

We’ve been asked by our subscribers to help them find online support groups/forums for their medical conditions. Therefore, from time to time, we’ll review a medical condition, and the online support forums and groups for this specific condition. We’re starting with hypertension / high blood pressure. The main reason we’re beginning...

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4 BIG Reasons Blood Pressure Matters

4 BIG Reasons Blood Pressure Matters

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Hypertension | 0 comments

Blood pressure measurement history Before the first sphygmomanometer, doctors put tubes in arteries to measure systolic blood pressure.  Happily, in 1881 Samuel Siegfried Karl Ritter von Basch figured out a way to measure blood pressure in a less invasive way, using a rubber ball that restricted blood flow to the artery and attaching that to a column of...

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“I’d Never Heard of Melanoma”

“I’d Never Heard of Melanoma”

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 in Blog, Melanoma | 0 comments

Growing up, Colleen Bronstein spent all summer at her family’s summer home at the beach and when she married they had a pool and visited the beach house twice a year.  Fair skinned, freckled and Irish she loved the outdoors. Knowing the Signs “I had an itchy spot on my back for a year or so and when I went to see my family doctor about something...

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E-patient? Smart Patient? What’s the story?

E-patient? Smart Patient? What’s the story?

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Blog | 6 comments

There are two phrases making the rounds that describe you, a member of the growing Medivizor.com community. One is “e-patient” and the other is “smart patient.” What is an e-patient?  Who created the phrase? Published in March of 1996, Health Online: How to Find Health Information, Support Groups, and Self-Help Communities in Cyberspace, first...

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First hand, second hand, third hand: With Cigarette Smoke No Hand Is Safe

First hand, second hand, third hand:  With Cigarette Smoke No Hand Is Safe

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Blog | 4 comments

Almost 10 years ago, secondhand smoke was determined to be a Group A carcinogen by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Since then evidence has grown supporting this classification. The reasoning is based on the content of secondhand smoke (SHS).  SHS is a mixture of fine particles and over 50 chemicals that are known or probable cancer causing...

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