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The truth about cholesterol

What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is simply a fatty substance found in every single cell in your body, both in the cell membranes and within organelles inside the cell. Cholesterol is a vital substance, necessary for numerous functions, including: Maintaining cell membrane integrity and fluidity within the cell Assisting with cell…

Novel Mobile Stethoscope with ECG Capability

Eko, the company that’s responsible for the Eko CORE digital stethoscope we highly praised, is now releasing an interesting new device that provides ECG and auscultation capabilities in a mobile package. The Eko DUO looks a bit like a cell phone from the 1990’s, but with only three buttons on…

Is it Possible to be Fat and Fit?

PEOPLE ALWAYS SAY TO ME, ‘Anyone who runs as much as you do deserves to be skinny.’ Of course, what they’re really saying: ‘If you do all this running, why are you still so fat?’ ” A female heavy runner climb of her car at Black Rock Lake. It’s a…

Value Based Care Using Ultrasound.

2017 presents an opportunity for healthcare providers to evaluate how technologies like ultrasound can solve their challenges. By expanding their use of ultrasound, we believe providers can attract more patients, increase their patients’ level of satisfaction, and reduce costs. Better patient outcomes and happier patients are the hallmark of what…

Possible Role of High-Dose Vitamin D and Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Halting Type 1 Diabetes Progression

There is a great need to identify “safe” and effective therapies that may prevent and positively impact the progression of autoimmune disorders, like Type 1 diabetes (T1D). Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D are both safe therapies with known anti-inflammatory effects and immuno-modulating properties, respectively.  There have been several reports…

Fruits and vegetables’ latest superpower? Lowering blood pressure

Eating potassium-rich foods like sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach, beans, bananas — and even coffee — could be key to lowering blood pressure, according to Alicia McDonough, Ph.D., professor of cell and neurobiology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC).   "Decreasing sodium intake is…

Data Points To Know Yourself Better

iHealth Core uses the bioimpedance method by using 4 conductors to determine the hindrance of electrical flow through the body and uses that to calculate the total body water. From the total body water, it can estimate the 9 data points. As a bonus, we have a separate sensor for…

FDA Approves Direct to Consumer Genetic Predisposition Test.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of 23andMe Personal Genome Service Genetic Health Risk (GHR) tests for 10 diseases or conditions. These are the first direct-to-consumer (DTC) tests authorized by the FDA that provide information on an individual’s genetic predisposition to certain medical diseases or conditions, which…

7 WAYS TECHNOLOGY HELPS DIABETES MANAGEMENT

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with diabetes or even prediabetes, it may feel like a life sentence. Most people think that medication and even higher level treatments, like insulin, are inevitable. But, the reality is that a lot can be done to improve your health, and…

Esophageal Cancer Awareness

Esophageal cancer occurs when cancer cells develop in the esophagus, a tube-like structure that runs from your throat to your stomach. Food goes from the mouth to the stomach through the esophagus. The cancer starts at the inner layer of the esophagus and can spread throughout the other layers of…