The Mystery behind Varicose Veins

The Mystery behind Varicose Veins

It is commonplace to associate bulging veins with someone who is angry or extremely tense. Just as common is the phenomenon of the veins being permanently bulged, the outline of which is visible under the skin. These permanently enlarged veins which are usually bluish-purple or dark red color and are known as varicose veins. They typically appear swollen and can often be painful. Varicose veins […]

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How To Prepare For Angiography?

How To Prepare For Angiography?

Have you seen someone who had to go in for a test after having a horrible chest pain? Or know someone who has been diagnosed with a lung clot? Situations like these call for a procedure involving medical imaging technique such as angiography, which is used to visualize the interiors of the heart, especially arteries, veins, and heart chambers. It creates detailed X-ray images called […]

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6 Breast Pump Myths Debunked

6 Breast Pump Myths Debunked

Breast milk is the best nutrition that a new-born baby can receive in its initial months; it is the food that the infant needs in building the child’s immune system. While the importance of breast milk is well-known, new mothers sometimes struggle to breastfeed due to reasons beyond their control which in turn deprives the baby of the breast milk. Working mothers may struggle even […]

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Trending | More Medical Equipment are Making Their Way Home!

Trending | More Medical Equipment are Making Their Way Home!

The rising invasion of medical equipment in our homes over the last few years has not gone unnoticed. Thanks to the advent of patient-friendly technology, portable and fool-proof medical devices for diagnosis, analysis, drug administration, and other purposes have been made possible. The urban home-dweller these days is not technologically-challenged, and can easily operate portable medical devices with ease. Then, there is also the rising […]

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What is Sleep Apnea? Common Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Options

What is Sleep Apnea? Common Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Options

Sleep Apnea Good quality sleep is an indispensable part of maintaining optimal health as it gives the body time to repair and heal. Sleep deprivation can be detrimental to an individual’s wellbeing causing deterioration in the condition of the cardiovascular system, endocrine system, immunity as well as the psychological wellbeing. However, a large proportion of the population can be afflicted by a condition which does […]

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Why Should You Be Using Nitrile Gloves for Your Practice?

Why Should You Be Using Nitrile Gloves for Your Practice?

The use of gloves during medical examination protects the healthcare professionals from biochemical hazards, contamination hazards and transmissible diseases. Something as unnoticeable as minuscule cuts and scrapes on the skin can serve as an entry point for blood-borne pathogens and hence the use of a medical grade gloves is critical to protect healthcare workers. Ever since they were first commercially manufactured in 1964 by Ansell, disposable latex […]

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What to look for in a portable ECG Machine?

What to look for in a portable ECG Machine?

An electronic cardiograph machine or Portable ECG Machine is a commonly used medical device that helps in recording and monitoring electric activities of the heart. This is done by placing the electrodes and clips in specific locations. Even though the heavy clinical or hospital based ECG machines use up to 12 leads/channels with another three pairs each of limb and precordial leads, the portable ones […]

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Sterilization – Best Practices for Nursing Homes

Sterilization – Best Practices for Nursing Homes

Sterilization is not only important but a necessity in hospitals as well as nursing homes for the best possible care of patients. Disinfection and sterilization are essential for the patient’s care as without the due protocols and processes, the patient will not be able to recover and keep on battling the never ending ordeal of hospital acquired infections (HAIs). Sterilization or disinfection not only ensures […]

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Are You Choosing the Right Post Operative Dressings?

Are You Choosing the Right Post Operative Dressings?

Operations and surgeries are always carried out with meticulous care in hospitals and nursing homes. However, people and care staff often do not focus on post operative dressings and procedures that are required afterwards. What dressings do the hospitals and nursing homes use for the patient? Gauze and Tapes? Even though gauze and tape have been among the best type of dressings for all patients, […]

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How to choose the best Stethoscope

How to choose the best Stethoscope

Whether you are a medical student, a nurse or a medical practitioner- a stethoscope is a necessity since it helps you check your patients and diagnose. Your stethoscope needs to be efficient, high performing and completely dependable as an error in performance can lead to dire consequences in the patient’s life. That is why choosing the right stethoscope is indeed a big deal. To help […]

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