QuickMedical CEO Scott Hanna has lengthy experience dealing with the wide variety of blood pressure monitors out there on the market. In his opinion, everyone has different needs and those different needs require different types of blood pressure monitors. When choosing a blood pressure monitor, Hanna says, 'There are important questions you have to ask first.'
You might think you're in perfect health, but you're not if you aren't checking your blood pressure regularly. Why should you check it regularly? Read more and we'll tell you!
Who isn't, at least a little bit stressed when going to the doctor?
Whether you're running late, or you hit traffic or the actual appointment stresses you out, I think it's safe to say most people's blood pressure is higher than usual when visiting the doctor. In fact, this is such a common occurrence that the medical field has actually created a term for it; White Coat Syndrome. According to Wikipedia, "White coat syndrome is a phenomenon in which patients exhibit elevated blood pressure in a clinical setting but not in other settings. It is believed that this is due to the anxiety some people experience during a clinic visit."
I know exactly what they mean by White Coat Syndrome. Sometimes I get anxious when I'm sitting there in that little exam room, and the nurse or the doctor walks in and I don't know what they're going to say or what they're going to want me to do. Then soon enough, I'm sitting there getting my blood pressure taken, just me, the nurse and our silence. As she listens the only thing I can hear is my heart beating out of my chest, a million miles an hour.
Luckily for me (and millions of other people), a doctor in Canada was tired of seeing his patients go through this and in turn developed a more patient friendly and clinic friendly way of checking someone's blood pressure. The doctor developed the BpTRU line of blood pressure monitors that are automatic, non invasive and are not only easy to use, but also accurate enough for clinical use.
Another installation of QuickMedical fun facts. If you have some strange health fact, send it our way. In the meantime, enjoy these.
The human heart creates enough blood pressure while pumping to squirt blood 30 feet!
Human hair is virtually indestructible. Aside from it's flammability, human hair decays at such a slow rate that it is practically non-disintegrative. Hair cannot be destroyed by cold, change of climate, water, or other natural forces and it is resistant to many kinds of acids and corrosive chemicals.
The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razorblades. Hydrochloric acid, the type found in your stomach, is not only good at dissolving the ice cream you had for dinner but can also eat through many types of metal.
The average person flatulates 14 times each day.
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QuickMedical CEO Scott Hanna, here, again. Before leaving for Taiwan I researched Taiwanese culture on the internet and learned the importance of gift giving in the Taiwanese business world. On my trip to Taiwan, I had the assistance of a guide, which was indispensable. My guide taught me some of the language and showed me the real Taiwan, not the tourist traps. He brought me to places where everyday Taiwanese shop and eat. The food remains one of the most memorable parts of my visit.
Want to see a visual representation of America's pulse throughout a day? It might surprise you. Click below and you will.
Patrick Lawler, a construction worker in Colorado, was working on a project, when the nail gun he was using backfired and threw metal into a piece of wood behind him. He continued to work and later went home, although he noticed he had a slight toothache that night.
He took some painkillers and iced his mouth, but the pain continued. His wife, who happens to work for a dentist urged him to visit her office, which he did. X-Rays were taken. This is what the X-Ray techs, dentist, and Patrick saw.
I'm Scott Hanna, president of QuickMedical and this is the first, of what will become regular blog updates by me, about QuickMedical and some of the great things happening here.
Part of my job is seeking new, innovative products for our customers. It's a job that has taken me all over the world, and now, has landed me for the first time in Taipei, Taiwan, for a medical trade show.
I've met with several manufacturers and trading partners, and some exciting developments are on the way, which I will share with you in future blogs. Right now though, I'll start by giving you a small taste of life in Taipei-- a short video of a ride on a bullet train.
For the next couple weeks we will continue to go over blood pressure and how to correctly monitor it. We will also go over the different types of blood pressure monitors available including home monitors, professional blood pressure monitors, as well as the importance of finding the right cuff size. When you think of blood pressure monitors, most people think of the kind with the cuff that goes over your upper arm. Sometimes putting the cuff on correctly (especially when you're alone) can be difficult. There is another monitor available though, that is easier to use and just as accurate if used correctly. Read More to watch our video and find out more about --drum roll, please--
Wrist Blood Pressure Monitors!