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How do apps that measure heart rate work? Are they precise?

They work as photoplethysmogram: Because the skin is so richly perfused, it is relatively easy to detect the pulsatile component of the cardiac cycle. Basically the light flash measures your ...
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What are these syringes called?

I think you are looking for irrigation syringes - I'm familiar only with the curved variety but at least on a google images search I see straight ones as well. That said, I've always used luer-style ...
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Are cell phones still prohibited from the ER or other medical facilities? Why or why not?

Cairo University's Journal of Advanced Research (PDF) looks at all of the studies on ElectroMagnetic Interferene (EMI) from mobile cellular phones and medical equipment. It says that based on the ...
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How can someone lives alone call hospital or 911 after fainting or something similar?

A device to constantly measure "vitals" such as pulse and blood oxygen would be expensive, possibly invasive (a pulse oximeter on your finger while you lie in a hospital bed is no big deal, ...
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What are these syringes called?

There are a variety of syringes listed as "disposable catheter " that typically have a tapered straight tip. A common size is 60 ml . The tip is "universal" friction fit. I use them for G-tube feeding ...
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What is a "senior" tongue depressor?

From the products online labelled as such, there seems to be no difference between "adult size", "Standard" and "Senior" sized (6") tongue depressors. On the other hand, I would assume "Senior" is ...
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Are there any insulin pumps which are attached for more than a few days?

It would be great to be able to keep an infusion set for that long. The reason why infusion sets cannot stay as long as CGM sensors is that the cannula used for injecting insulin in an infusion set ...
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Are there any insulin pumps which are attached for more than a few days?

Unfortunately no, I have not found in my research any pumps which can be attached for a longer amount of time, although I did find a study which you may find relates to your question. Link to Study ...
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Are there any non-injection methods of delivering long-acting insulin?

There are no inhaled insulin products that are long-acting, basal products. Today, Afrezza is the only type of inhaled insulin that is available, and it is of course bolus insulin. The only other ...
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