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How to choose a medical imaging monitor

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How to choose a medical imaging monitor

In medical imaging, there are 2 main monitor types: diagnostic and clinical review. Diagnostic monitors: Are primarily included in radiologists' workstations. Are mission-critical and often perform 8-12 and sometimes 24 hours a day, indicating a strong need for high reliability. Have high resolution, which by today's standards is at least 3 megapixels (5 megapixels for mammography). Have a small pixel pitch. The pixel pitch is the distance in millimeters from the center of a pixel to the center of the adjacent pixel. A smaller pixel pitch means there is less empty space between pixels; this equals higher pixel density and...

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Automated external defibrillators: Do you need an AED?

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Clear! The doctor grabs the defibrillator paddles, rubs them together (more for the visual effect than for any medical reason) and yells "Clear!" He then places the paddles on a patient's chest, delivering an electric shock to the patient and "restarting" the heart. Anyone could experience a cardiac arrest. If you have severe heart disease, you are at higher risk of sudden cardiac arrest. An automated external defibrillator (AED) - a lightweight, portable device - can save your life automatically, even if it happens with less flair than in the movies. Important: an AED can resuscitate someone only if they have a specific type of heart rhythm disturbance....

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Snoring: how bad is it for you?

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Do you snore when you sleep? If you do, how many of the following do you experience? Morning headache or chest pain Excessive daytime sleepiness Sudden awakenings with shortness of breath Waking up with dry mouth or sore throat Difficulty concentrating during the day Experiencing mood changes, such as depression or irritability Difficulty staying asleep High blood pressure Trouble getting up in the mornings Problems with sex If you have experienced some of the above signs or symptoms, you may have obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea happens when the muscles in the back of your throat relax too much....

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Snoring kills. Don't ignore it.

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Snoring kills. Don't ignore it.

Snoring is not funny or cute. It can be bothersome to the snorer's bed partner, causing sleep difficulty for him or her. To the person who is snoring, the health risks are profound. This is because snoring can be a warning sign of sleep apnea. The word "apnea" means "without breath." So, sleep apnea is a condition where a person temporarily stops breathing during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common type of sleep apnea. OSA is caused by a narrowing or complete obstruction of the airway while sleeping. The airway contains muscles that relax when one is asleep, causing...

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Sleep your way to great health

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Sleep your way to great health

Have you noticed that when you are busy and sleep less to get things done, you are more likely to get sick? There is a reason for that. A recent study shows that lack of sleep can weaken your immune system. Your body then becomes less effective at defending itself against infections, such as cold and sore throat. Seven or more hours of sleep is needed for optimal health. Yet, one­ third of today's working population gets less than six hours of sleep each night. The study followed two twins, one of whom got on average one more hour of sleep each night than...

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