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When your blood pressure is too high, there is an additional strain on your arteries. This, consequently, can increase your chances of having a heart attack and further health complications. With these health problems becoming more common, having a blood pressure monitor at home is a smart idea. When on the market for one, you will come across a great variety of electronic blood pressure monitors, from the standard arm-band models to fingertip applications, wristband monitors, etc. The great array of choices can be confusing, so when buying, you’ll need to keep a few things in mind.

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Do you need additional features?

Consider how you are going to use the monitor and your choices will greatly narrow down. Do you want a device that only measures blood pressure or you want a monitor that will record the day and time when you took the measurements? Or, maybe you want a device that will also measure your pulse and some other health pointers? Besides coming in different sizes, electronic blood pressure monitors also come in different variations to fit your specific needs. They can come in a two-person mode, can have a simple one-button design, monitor with plug-in capacity that can be connected with your phone and more.

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Get the right monitor for your condition

Just like performance sports gear, there really is no “one size fits all” in the world of blood pressure monitors. They come in different sizes for kids, pregnant women and other individual circumstances, and for that very reason, when on the hunt for a blood pressure monitor, it’s important to keep yourself in mind. The measurement specifications have carefully designed adjustments in specs and modes of operation to provide the most useful information for your physique, which is of great importance as since blood pressure can be inaccurately represented if the BP monitor isn’t right for you.

Approved and tested

When measuring your blood pressure, you want a device that will provide you with accurate results. There are many health associations whose purpose is to test device capabilities and ensure they will provide customers with accuracy. So make sure you buy a tested and approved monitor – this info can usually be found in the product’s description.

Consult your doctor

It is always a good idea to consult your health professional before investing in a device of this kind. Your doctor is the only person (besides you) that truly knows your physical circumstances and needs. He/she will advise you best on which type of blood pressure monitor is right for you to get accurate results.

Bad breath is something many people deal with. In some cases, it is caused by the food they have just eaten, while in others it may be a chronical problem and a warning sign of gum disease. Regardless of the reason, it is important to keep your oral health optimal and your breath as fresh as possible. There really is nothing more repelling about a person than bad breath, and I’m sure you don’t want to leave a bad first impression. Fortunately, there are some things that can help you keep your breath fresh all day long without much effort. Of course, brushing your teeth in the morning is one of them, however, some people need more than just that. Here are a few tips to help you keep your smelly breath under control.

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Thanks to the Australian Privacy Act, all clinics are now obliged to do their best to protect the private information of their patients. That’s due to the fact that in recent times, hackers have been restless in obtaining all sorts of information and this does not exclude the information available from clinics about both patients and doctors. To prevent this, you need to set up a hacker-proof software as well as a software to help your communications and ensure a good work flow in your clinic.

If you already have a software but haven’t updated it for a while, you should consider calling specialised IT services to ensure everything is up-to date and meets the standards. For all of your dental4windows, genie, medical director and zedmed solutions, don’t hesitate to call an IT company and allow them to walk you through.

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There’s nothing stopping you from taking care of everything yourself, but that’s not really advisable. If you do so, you will be doing work outside of your line-of-work, which is helping people, not computers. As aforementioned, there are many companies that offer IT support, and you should hire the services of a reputable one for all your IT related problems. Believe me, these people treat computers just like you treat your patients. They are equipped with the newest equipment just like you, and they’re familiar with the newest software, just like you’re familiar with the newest medicine and practices.

Additionally, IT services don’t just offer software zedmed solutions – they can also offer to physically secure your workstations and devices so that you can control who has access to them and who doesn’t. This includes regular security audit reports, automatic log-off systems, encrypting user ID, tracking logs of both hardware and software activity. This is all for forensic purposes so that you can find the source of the problems and violations made to your security protocols.

Moreover, these companies offer comprehensive backup solutions. An IT company will usually offer you both off and on site data backup storage to ensure all sensitive medical and personal data is never lost even in the worst-case scenarios. Besides initially performing a data back-up, most companies perform regular back-ups on weekly or monthly basis, depending on your deal with your chosen company.

And most importantly, IT solution companies are available to you all year round, 24 hours a day. This allows you to have a peace of mind even when you’re not at the clinic, allowing your employees and patients to receive the best possible care, not having to reschedule or close if things go wrong, as they’ll be keeping an eye on things at all times.

Just like you take good care of all your electronic devices, you also need to take care of your electronic cigarette so that it has a long life-span. The atomizer for e cig should be cleaned on a daily basis, otherwise it will burn out really soon. Even if you decide that every day is simply too much, you can still prolong the life of your atomizer for e cig by cleaning it at least three times a week. It takes some time and practice until this maintenance routine becomes a piece of cake, however, given all the other benefits that come with switching from traditional to e – cigarettes, regular cleaning is just a small price to pay.

Manuka honey in Australia is highly known for its health benefits. But did you know that it can also do wonders for your skin? Women often complain that they cannot find the right combination of oils for their skin type, so we have decided to share a natural manuka honey based facial product that has helped many achieve a flawless skin.

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Although it may sound strange, this honey is an effective way to enhance the appearance of your skin. It contains natural anti-bacterial properties, enzymes and probiotics that are very good for skin. In addition, manuka honey is gentler than over-the-counter facial products, meaning that it gently nourishes the skin. Below are the 6 steps you need to follow to get a glowing and beautiful looking skin.

1. First of all, you need to clean your skin. For this purpose you can use a face wash formula of your preference or clean the skin with coconut oil or plain yogurt.

2. Choose a high-quality manuka honey, which is 100% raw and contains a bio active 12+ or above (this strength describes its anti-bacterial effects). All this will ensure that you are getting a manuka honey that is as close as possible to its natural state and offers more health benefits.

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3. Get your skin lightly wet. This will make the application easier.

4. One tablespoon of manuka honey should be enough to get the whole face covered.

5. Leave the honey on your face for around 15 to 20 minutes. This time is enough for the anti-bacterial effects to take place.

6. Wash the honey off your face with warm water and pat dry. Enjoy your soft skin!

If you think this is too good to be true and still wonder why manuka honey is so great for your skin, read on.

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Manuka honey in Australia is produced by bees that feed on the native Australian manuka plant. Although the plant is a little different from New Zealand’s one, they both contain the same anti-inflammatory properties. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, this honey can help reduce redness and heal inflamed or congested skin and eczema. Plus, the honey oxygenates pores to take out bacteria, thus improving acne prone areas. Manuka honey can also promote skin regeneration, lessens scarring, repair cellular damage and even inhibit MMP, enzymes that destroy collagen.

So when purchasing manuka honey in Australia, keep in mind that to truly feel its beauty benefits, the honey has to be graded 12+.

Loosing weight while still eating normal is possible. There is no need to starve yourself to stay thin or lose the extra weight. Losing weight the healthy way, involves patience and commitment to a healthy lifestyle. This means, healthy nutrition and regular exercise. Once you reach your goal weight, consider the following simple guideline. It will help you maintain your weight.

Sticking to a healthy diet plan, using natural and safe weight loss products, controlling your metabolism and staying physically active, can help you reach your goal and lose weight the healthy way. If you haven’t decided yet on a specific healthy weight loss plan, have a look at our simple guide that will help you reach your aim in no time.

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Light Work Outs

You don’t need to be a superhero to be strong, vital and above all, healthy. All you need are 5 minutes of simple and light daily workout (for example, light jogging) that will help you look great, feel alive and lose weight.

Energy Plates

The way people think about food is their biggest problem and an everyday challenge. Nutritionists advise having 3 meals a day rich in carbohydrates, fruit/vegetables and protein. For example:

  • Breakfast – For breakfast you can eat eggs, toast and grapefruit or other citrus juice.
  • Lunch – Tuna sandwich in combination with vegetable smoothie and green salad.
  • Dinner – The dinner can be a real treat if you eat fried chicken combined with mashed potatoes, Greek salad and tea.

Important thing is not to skip meals. Your body needs a lot of energy on a daily basis, so make sure you provide it.

Drink Lots Of Water, Eat Fruit & Vegetables

We all know that the human body is composed of 60% water, which means that we need to drink lots of water. Many studies show that drinking water and consuming water-rich foods will make you feel “full” after meals. So, the next time you feel hungry, first drink a glass of water (or eat a fruit/vegetable) and wait a few minutes.

Super Supplements

The 4th step of this easy weight-loss guide is to use super supplements and weight loss products, i.e. organic products. Super foods and weight loss products have some qualities that can help you control your appetite, burn extra kilograms and boost your energy.

Following these four simple steps is your only and true path to your “Successful Weight Loss Story”. Remember, right diet plan and a workout strategy are the key to success.

Did you know that after two weeks of regular use, your e-cigarette doesn’t feel like it should anymore? Instead, you start noticing poor vapor production, bad burnt taste and you start experiencing flavour ghosting. These are just few of the things that will happen and destroy your vaping if you don’t take care of the most important part of the e-cigarette, the e-cigarette clearomizer.

The clearomizer is the part of the e-cigarette that is very similar to a simple cartomizer, but the difference is, the clearomizer ‘s best feature is being clean. Here is the simplest procedure for cleaning a e-cigarette clearomizer:

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Preparation

Fill a bowl with lukewarm water, or if you prefer, clean the e-cigarette clearomizer directly in the sink. Safely remove the battery, then remove the drip tip of the top of the clearomizer. Now that you’ve dismantled it, you are ready to clean it.

Cleaning with Water

Put the clearomizer in the bowl with water, and fill it above half way. Close the clearomizer with your thumb and shake gently, and then empty the clearomizer. Repeat this 3-4 times until you are sure all the e-juice is cleaned. Most people don’t like using the bowl to prevent the filthy water getting into the clearomizer when repeating the procedure. So, if you’re not using the bowl with water, you can easily do this in the sink. Just follow the same steps.

Dry It

To dry the clearomizer, blow in it a few times. Your e-cigarette clearomizer has to be 100% dry before ready for another use. This is important to get rid of the condensation and the water that is left. When completely dry, you can move to the next step.

Dry Burning

Dry burning your clearomizer is a good procedure to get rid of the gunk in it. With this step, your e-cigarette clearomizer could get another few days or even weeks of life! To do this, attach your clearomizer to the battery. Turn the e-cigarette on, and let the coils burn. They will get orange and a vapor will start coming out. This means that the gunk is being burnt. This step should last for 1-2 minutes, depending on when was the last time you cleaned your clearomizer and how much gunk was collected. When the colour of the coils becomes light orange and no more vapor comes out, you know that there is no more gunk in the clearomizer.

Reasmeble It

Now that you have cleaned the clearomizer, reassemble you e-cigarette and fill in the tank with your favourite e-juice. You are ready for vaping!

Being in a perfect health condition is a goal worth pursuing. With the development of the supplementation industry, this is not so hard to achieve, in addition to eating healthy and being physically active, of course.

When it comes to supplementation, there are three main principles you need to understand and follow.

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  • Getting nutrients from food and natural supplements Fruits, vegetables and meat all contain the nutrients the human body needs to function properly. They are natural supplements of nutrients. Vitamins and minerals are all present in the food we eat everyday. The problem is, we can’t really eat that much food in order to take the recommended amount of nutrients per day. It’s expensive and impossible. Moreover, it’s proven that people that have a diet consisting entirely of purified nutrients (meaning they take a lot of supplements a day) don’t have optimal health, because they’re missing the coordination inherent in food. For instance, it has been proven that lycopene, the supplement that is taken to protect prostate tissue, has smaller effect that the everyday consumption of tomato.
  • Get nutrients in their natural occurrence – Industrially produced supplements differ a lot from the natural ones. For instance, folic acid, or commonly known as vitamin B, which is present in many types of foods, but is an abundant ingredient in yeast. Folic acid is the industrial form of folate, while it’s natural occurring is called tetrahydrofolate. The important thing is that folate is a crucial ingredient to be taken during pregnancy, and folic acid is needed for prevention of neural tubes. Now, folic acid converts into folate, but that conversion is really poor in humans and, folic acid doesn’t pass the placenta, which means the baby is not getting it. Moreover, folic acid is believed to increase the risks of cancer. But, since folic acid is much cheaper than folate, it’s often what you’ll get from supplements like multivitamins for example.
  • Be selective – Whether multivitamins are really beneficial is debatable, considering the fact that they are an industrial product. There are studies for example, that have shown that multivitamins not only are not beneficial, but can even cause harm. The problem with multivitamins is in the balance of quantity of nutrients; many contain very little amounts of good nutrients like magnesium, and more bad ingredients like folic acid, therefore, causing imbalance in the organism that can lead to potential diseases.

So, what should you take?

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Generally, the ingredients that require the intake of large quantities of food to reach the recommended amount per day, should be taken as supplements. Those ingredients are:

  • Vitamin A or Retinol – Vitamin A is essential for the assimilation of proteins, minerals and water-soluble vitamins. It also acts as an important antioxidant, protecting the organs of harmful free radicals. It’s mostly needed for good and healthy skin. The recommended daily amount is 2600 IU, although even more than that is not harmful. Vitamin A is naturally found in liver. People don’t and can’t consume liver as often as to satisfy the daily intake of vitamin A which is why it’s good to take it as a supplement.
  • Vitamin D – People mainly get vitamin D from the sun and from food, especially sea food. Vitamin D goes in combination with vitamin A, as it reduces the toxicity of the retinol.
  • Magnesium – It is probably the most important nutrient. There is no disease that is not connected with magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is much needed for strong bones and cell membranes, as it reacts with calcium and enhances it’s action. Although it is mostly found in nuts and seeds, it is best to take it as a supplement since by eating too much nuts and seeds you’ll intake too much polyunsaturated fats.
  • Vitamin C – Vitamin C is the ingredient much needed for building structural components in the body and maintaining the level of glutathione, an important antioxidant. Acerolla is filled with vitamin C, and to get 400 mg a day you need to consume a lot of these natural supplements.
  • Iodine – It is important for proper thyroid functioning, to prevent brain damage and to strengthen the immune system. A lot of people have an iodine deficiency, so it’s good to take it as a supplement.
  • Selenium – It is present in organic meat, organic fish and Brazil nuts. It’s recommended to take it as a supplement because of the high level of omega 6 linoleic acid, which you want to limit significantly.

There are many different ways to hide your thinning hair. You probably know that waves, hair extensions and wigs are one of the coolest ways for camouflaging thinning hair, but aside from these there are also many other things you can do. Whether your thinning problem is reversible, result of genetic inheritance or/and age, there is always a perfect way to add volume to your hair without spending a fortune. Check out these few super-easy steps to hide your thinning hair.

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Consider a change of colour – As it turns out, darker shades make thinning even more noticeable, which is why hairstylists usually recommend a hair colour change. Just go a shade or two lighter and the thinning hair areas will not be as noticeable.

Layer it – Camouflage thinning hair by adding layers. This is a great solution if you are totally not loving the colour change idea and even better if you do. The more solutions to the problem, the better. And who said you can use only one option. Try them all, if you feel like it. Therefore, visit your hairdresser and him/her to cut your hair into layers and style it. Do not forget to ask for tips on how to achieve the best possible results at home, including styling techniques and products you can use on a daily basis.

Volumize – Hair volumising is very popular today. But leave this to professional to ensure best results. If too expensive, try over-the-counter styling products that add volume. For example, thickening shampoo and conditioner are great, giving you the illusion of at least 20 percent thicker hair. You can also use volumizing mousse, root booster or a powder.

Accessorize – What if your thinning hair is not a result of genetics or age, but of some chemical treatment(s)? Now is the perfect time to give your hair a break and yes, there are few ways to hide this condition and look gorgeous. Invest in few elasticizes and you will have a trendy look. But, if you want something more, investing in hair pieces or extensions is always a great idea. You will achieve the natural look and get the volume you’ve always wanted.

Add some colour – Scalp colour is another highly effective and interesting way to hide thinning hair. Get a spray that matches your hair colour to achieve best result.

Get creative – When it comes to ways to hide your thinning hair, here is one that never goes out of style. Part your hair differently and experiment with different hairstyles until you find the one that makes critical areas less visible. And with so many different hair accessories you can use, you will definitely enjoy your new styling habits.