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Taking Pulse From The Finger Can Show Aorta Stiffness
2013-09-05 17:09:25

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online An academic from the University of Iowa has developed a new, simpler method to measure the stiffness of the aorta, a common risk factor of heart disease. The new method uses an instrument called a transducer on the finger, or over the brachial artery just inside the arm beneath the elbow. Measuring the pulse, combined with factors, including a person's age and body mass index, enables the doctor to determine whether the aorta has...

Diagnosing Heart Disease With Video Of Head Movements
2013-06-20 13:23:45

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new way to diagnose cardiac disease by analyzing miniature head movements with digital video is being developed. MIT researchers have created an algorithm that can accurately measure the heart rates of people through digital video by analyzing imperceptibly small head movements from the rush of blood caused by the heart's contractions. This algorithm was able to give pulse measurements that were consistently within a few beats per...

2013-05-31 23:01:04

Working out is made more like social hour in the Southbay with the late night DJ Spinning classes at Studio Pulse (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 What better way for Southbay locals to experience a "social hour" than while they are burring calories? Well, Studio Pulse thought exactly the same thing; That's how the Dream Ride was created, as a staple Thursday evening event. Heart pumping live music, dimmed lights and social hour after create the ambiance of a night club, with one key difference,...


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Palpation
2012-11-26 20:39:45

Palpation is a technique used by a physician or medical provider during a physical examination. By placing hands on a patient, data can be gathered that is otherwise unknown by visualization only. What Information it Provides Information such as the temperature of the skin, the moistness or dryness of the skin, the shape of a structure, the location of pain, the radiation of the pain, the quality of function, strength of a structure, amount of swelling, sensation, circulation and so...

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Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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