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Normal Blood Pressure Range by Age

Blood pressure typically increases throughout life, from infancy to older adulthood. Because most babies and children aren't at ri...
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Would You Want Google Monitoring Your Toilet?

While Google’s next home innovation might be another stroke of genius or even a potential lifesaver, it also sounds a little... ...
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Why People Who Fidget Might Be Healthier

If people give you flack for being a fidgeter then science has some good news for you: your fidgeting actually makes you healthier...
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Body Position and Blood Pressure

Blood pressure monitoring is an essential component of medical care, as this vital sign is checked at nearly every doctor’s ...
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How to Determine the Correct Blood Pressure Cuff Size

Blood pressure testing is routinely performed at doctor appointments to monitor the health of your heart and entire cardiovascular...
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How to Read Arterial Blood Gases

Arterial blood gasses are a common test done to measure the acidity and gas content of the blood, primarily the oxygen and carbon ...
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The Effects of Barometric Pressure on Joints & Muscles

Whether you are riding in an airplane, a fast-moving elevator, or witnessing a thunderstorm, you have likely noticed a sense of ph...
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Dangers of Metal Braces

Approximately 3 million teenagers wear braces, according to research by toothpaste manufacturer Colgate. These orthodontic devices...
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How to Take a Blood Pressure by Wrist

Blood pressure levels are one measurement used in conjunction with other signs and symptoms to evaluate a patient. In some situati...
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How to Lower the Bottom Number on a Blood Pressure Reading

The bottom number of your blood pressure reading is your diastolic blood pressure. It is the measure of the pressure of the blood ...
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