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2011-01-18 09:50:00

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent research review has concluded that home blood pressure monitors can help people keep their blood pressure in check and possibly cut down on medication - as long as patients and their doctors put those home readings to good use(1). For years, Omron Healthcare, Inc. has reminded Americans how important home blood pressure monitoring is when it comes to reducing their risk of a heart attack or stroke, and truly wants people to take...

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2010-12-11 08:29:21

Home blood pressure monitors may help people keep their blood pressure in check and possibly reduce their medications -- but only if patients and their physicians put those home readings to good use, according to findings in a new research review. Analysis of 37 international clinical trials found that on average, adults with high blood pressure who were assigned to use home monitors were able to cut down their blood pressure by a few points compared to those who stuck with doctor's office...

2010-11-09 13:58:00

Study Highlights:     * A new solar powered, automated blood pressure monitoring device was equally accurate as the standard device that measures systolic blood pressure.    * The device was favored by health professionals and patients when tested in Africa.    * The new device eliminates the need for batteries, which are expensive and scarce in low economic settings. A new solar-powered device to measure blood pressure may help slow the worldwide...

2010-10-04 05:30:00

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Omron Healthcare, Inc. the number one brand recommended by doctors in the home blood pressure category, is simplifying home blood pressure monitoring for consumers with the launch of its new product line. According to research from the American Heart Association (AHA), the best way to predict the risk of stroke or heart attack due to high blood pressure is through systematic monitoring at home rather than periodic checks in the doctor's office(1)....

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2010-06-21 12:50:00

A new comparison of two automated blood pressure machines suggests that newer devices are not necessarily better and could be msleading to some people that have high blood pressure. Dr. Robert A. Kloner, Dr. Stanley H. Wishner, and Dr. Johanna Landgraf of Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles discovered that readings were about two points lower, with the automated device compared to the mercury based devices. The older "auscultatory" method uses a stethoscope and a mercury manometer. ...

2010-06-01 06:25:00

NEW YORK, June 1 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- www.medicalequipmentpro.com, one of the leading online home medical equipment suppliers, has launched a special promotion for the coming Father's Day. The promotion involves free shipping on orders above a certain sum of money and discounts on some popular medical equipment for home health care such as the wrist blood pressure monitor. High blood pressure is called a "silent killer," because it usually doesn't show any symptoms or signs. Some...

2010-05-28 04:17:00

YORK, England, May 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- High blood pressure is a leading cause of deaths in the world. Apart from millions with diagnosed hypertension, still many others are borderline hypertensive. High blood pressure increases the risk of a person to develop cardiovascular diseases, kidney problems, heart attack and even a stroke. One of the major contributors to high blood pressure is the consistent consumption of alcohol. Regular alcohol drinkers increase the risks of elevated...

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2010-05-08 08:36:47

Researchers warned recently that doctor's office visits can cause patients to have a rise in blood pressure, saying it is far worse in someone who already has high levels. The "Ëœwhite-coat' effect, as it is being called, is due to patients becoming stressed by being in a doctor's office or a hospital. An Australian research team said that giving people a cuff to wear for one day is a good way for checking blood pressure. The cuff has also shown that external factors affect blood...

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2010-05-06 13:29:59

Fingertip monitor holds promise for more easily measuring risk Two University of Houston professors are working to help keep your heart beating stronger and longer simply by monitoring the temperature of your fingertip. VENDYS, a device mechanical engineering professors Stanley Kleis and Ralph Metcalfe helped develop, is allowing doctors to monitor how changes in blood flow affect finger temperature to measure an individual's risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). In a paper recently...

2010-01-26 11:54:00

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- As February marks American Heart Month, it's important to create awareness about simple steps that can help prevent the nation's number one killer, cardiovascular disease. One of the easiest ways to monitor one's heart health is through in-home blood pressure monitoring. What many don't realize is that blood pressure monitoring is essential to a healthy regimen, as high blood pressure affects nearly one in three adults in the U.S., or more than...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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