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Ava Fertility Bracelet

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Image result for ava fertility braceletHello followers. I found a wearable fertility tracking tool. It’s called the Ava Ovulation bracelet. The Ava is clinical backed by the FDA and is said to predict 5.3 days of fertility, suitable for cycle lengths of 24-35 days, and is 89% accurate at tracking fertility days. The Ava tracks not just one variable when a woman is trying to conceive but many including resting pulse rate, skin temperature, and heart rate variability while the woman is sleeping.

The Ava was studied for one year at the University Hospital of Zunich. Unlike other fertility tracking methods, Ava detects changes that occur at the beginning of the fertile window as well as after ovulation. According to the website you won’t need multiple fertility methods such as basal body temp, which only gives you a piece of the whole picture.

In May of 2017 the bracelet was published in the Scientific Reports and has won several awards according the website. It is said to be user friendly and is worn just like a watch. The app has to be linked to your phone and it records your menstrual phase, sleep, stress, and resting heart rate. You can also track your weight and read pregnancy content through the app. It cost about $200 in the U.S and is readily available.

 

This gadget might very well be the future of fertility and trying to get pregnant. I think it’s absolutely adorable. Congratulations to the creators on their great success and hopefully lots of babies will be born with the help of AVA.

 

Gululu Interactive Water Bottle

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Image result for gululu interactive water bottleHello followers. I found a technologically advanced water bottle for children. Bowhead technologies has created the Gululu interactive water bottle that helps little ones stay hydrated. I found this product on Amazon. According to the website this bottle will help children want to drink more water.   It has a built in screen where they can choose a pet and watch it grow while drinking water during the day. The Gululu also has a path that the children can reach as their getting closer to their goals and calculates the amount of water your child needs based on height and weight.

This water bottle is very cute and colorful coming in bowhead blue, submarine yellow, and mermaid pink. Best of all the company donates clean water to children in need around the globe for every purchase. The price might turn some people off because it’s about $130. If you have the extra cash, why not spend it to do something great for your child’s health. Parents can link their child’s Gululu to their phones and monitor their progress each day.

If another child has one your child can interact with them by placing the bottles next to one another. The Gululu is washable and according to Amazon reviews is quite durable. Trying to get a child to drink water can be a daunting task. This gadget could make it easier. If that isn’t enough a study conducted by Harvard School of Health, that included 4,000 children (ages 6-10 years) found that more than half of the participants weren’t getting enough hydration. Nearly a quarter of the participants reported drinking no plain water at all. Dehydration can lead to problems with physical, cognitive, and emotional health.

I think the Gululu is absolutely adorable and if you have extra cash it would be a great present of any child.   Thanks T-Tech Nurse. As always folks be safe. Consult your physician prior to starting any new regimen, program, treatment and or medications /products. T-Tech Nurse is not a paid sponsor for any products at this time.

Pledge Electronic Spray

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Image result for pledge multi surface sprayHello followers.  Quick post here.  I want to introduce some of you to multipurpose spray.  This spray can be used on electronics and most surfaces.  The reason I bought it is because I can use it on my TV, keyboards, desktops, phone, and tablet.  It removes dust and allergens found in dust.  It doesn’t leave a residue or greasy feeling.  According to adverstisement it kills 99% of bacteria, germs, and some viruses (the nurse in me loves that).  The best thing is that it has a lovely citrus scent and makes cleaning a lot easier.  Dust bunnies goodbye.  Thanks T-Tech Nurse.  As always folks be safe. Consult your physician prior to starting any new regimen, program, treatment and or medications /products. T-Tech Nurse is not a paid sponsor for any products at this time.

 

Withings (Now Nokia) Wirless Blood Pressure Cuff

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Image result for withings wireless blood pressure monitorHello followers. I want to talk to you about Withings (Now Nokia) wireless blood pressure cuff. I like this blood pressure cuff because you can connect and have all the recordings stored in your iPhone. The app records your blood pressure readings but has other fun features such as sharing with friends and keeping track of your walking steps. It also connects your to the online store where they have lots of fun and cool gadgets for you to shop for online. This blood pressure cuff does not need a stethoscope. It has one button that you push to start. The cuff comes with a charger similar to an iPhone and has instructions as easy as 123. I think this neat gadget might be the future of blood pressure cuffs. Thanks T-Tech Nurse. As always folks be safe. Consult your physician prior to starting any new regimen, program, treatment and or medications /products. T-Tech Nurse is not a paid sponsor for any products at this time.

 

Recycle Old Gadgets

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Hello followers. I just wanted to make a quick post about recycling old technology. As we all know recycling is great for the environment. I see a lot of technology products sitting on the curb during trash pick-up day. I researched online and found out where to take my old technology gadgets for recycling so they don’t end up in a landfill. I found a great website for my city that has a calendar of when they come through and pick up the items or where you can drop them off around the area for recycling on certain days of the month. According to the article E-Waste Recycling Facts and Figures (www.thebalance.com), in 2014 the United States generated 11.7 million tons of e-waste. Those statistics are mind boggling. So do a google search and find when and where you can take your old gadgets for recycling. Let’s make earth a little healthier a step at a time. Thanks T-Tech Nurse. As always be safe folks. Consult your physician prior to starting any new regimen, program, treatment, and or medications/products. T-Tech Nurse is not a paid sponsor for any product at this time.

Period Diary App

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Image result for Period diaryHello followers. I have been using the period diary app for over two years now. As you know keeping track of your menstrual cycle is important. I like this app because it stores all the information that you put into the app. I have data going all the way back to 2015. This app will tell you when to expect aunt flo. You can make notes on how your feel on any given day of your cycle including acne breakouts, cramps, headache, cravings and all the little pesky things that come along with your cycle. It will tell you you’re most fertile and non-fertile days of the month. You can use the tools in this app if you’re trying to prevent pregnancy or conceive. There’s also a blog for making posts and reading/telling jokes. If you get bored with the colors inside the app you can change them to your liking anytime you want. This is just a fun way that I cheer myself up and not dread aunt flo every month. Thanks T-Tech Nurse. As always folks be safe. Consult your physician prior to starting any new regimen, program, treatment and or medications /products. T-Tech Nurse is not a paid sponsor for any products at this time.

CVS App

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CVS Pharmacy App is really cool. You can manage all your scripts on your smartphone. You can refill your meds and keep a medication history for up to two years. The app can send you alerts through email and text to refill your meds or to call your doctor to send more refills to the pharmacy. There are pictures next to the medications with their names. I especially enjoy seeing the weekly ads and being able to use my CVS card and have it scan from my smartphone while at the register. (As always folks be safe. Consult your healthcare provider before starting, stopping, or interrupting any health regimen. T-Tech Nurse is not a paid sponsor at this time). Thanks. T-Tech Nurse.

 

 

Emergen-C

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Hello Followers. Cold and Flu season is just around the corner. It’s a good idea to take in some extra vitamins and minerals. A great product that I have been using for almost two years is Emergen-C Dietary supplement. In 2013 I came down with a horrible sinus and ear infection. I decided to try the product because a private duty patient of mine hardly ever got a cold and her mother told me about this product. I have not had a cold, sinus infection, or ear infection in almost two years. The product delivers a 1,000mg of vitamin C daily. It has other great ingredients as well such as folic acid, vitamin b12, calcium, phosphorus, and zinc. I have told family and friends about this great product. Just open the packet and mix with water. I’m living proof that it works. It’s inexpensive and can be purchased at your local pharmacy for about $10.00 (one month supply). Before starting this product, I would have to have antibiotics at least twice per year. This would cost me about $160.00 for co-pays, antibiotics, and OTC drugs to help keep me comfortable. I’ll take $10.00 over $160.00 any day. I take this product year round and it still comes out less than $160.00.  Everybody stay germ-free. (As always folks be safe. Consult your healthcare provider before starting, stopping, or interrupting any health regimen. T-Tech Nurse is not a paid sponsor at this time). Thanks. T-Tech Nurse.

The Cephaly

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The FDA has approved its first migraine headache prevention device. It’s called the Cephaly. If you know migraines like I do, they can be quite painful and debilitating.  This new device runs on battery and rest across the ears and forehead, just above the eyes. According to Wed MD it applies an electric current to the skin and underlying tissues to stimulate the trigeminal nerve. The Cephaly is said to be only for adults to use about 20 minutes per day. It available by prescription only.

So, what it a migraine headache? Migraines are thought to be a neurological condition caused by over excitation of specific brain areas. The American Migraine Foundation states that migraines affect 36million Americans. They cost Americans about $20 billion annually in medical cost and lost productivity. Currently there is no cure for migraine at this time. Therapy is aimed to prevention and keeping the number of migraine days as low as possible. I currently take an anti-migraine medication called imitrex, propranolol and allergy pill to prevent migraine headaches. Some migraine triggers that I have experienced myself is excessively loud noises, bright lights, dehydration (see my Drink More Water article and Water Balance App Article) lack of sleep, excessive heat or cold, etc.

The Cephaly is said to be safe and effective. According to the Cephaly website (www.cephaly.us) the electrodes that are applied to the skin can be used multiple times. The device itself should not cause pain and most people get used to the sensation very quickly. Some of the contraindications include having a pacemaker, metal implants in the body and pregnancy. The website reports that 81% of regular users are satisfied, have decreased use in medications by -75% and a decrease in migraine headaches of -77%. This device reminds me of something on the X-Men movies, but if it works it works. (As always folks be safe. Consult your healthcare provider before starting, stopping, or interrupting any health regimen. T-Tech Nurse is not a paid sponsor at this time.) Thanks. T-Tech Nurse.

Water Balance App

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Happy New Year to all my followers.  Some of you may have health and fitness goals for New Year Resolutions.  This will be a great tool to help you reach your goals.  The Water Balance App is a great and fun tool to keep track of your daily water intake. I use it every day to help me stay encouraged and hydrated. This app is completely free and can be downloaded to your smartphone. The app first calculates the amount of water that you need by your sex, height, age and weight. It will give you notifications throughout your day to remind you to drink water and record it. This app even gives you ribbons for completing certain tasks such as drinking your calculated amount consistently for a certain amount of days. Each day starts with a body figure that is empty. Once you start recording the amount of water it fills and tells you the percentage.

The app has different categories to choose from such as water, juice, milk, tea, coffee, etc. You simply push the category, the amount in milliliters, and then the replenish button. It will automatically record your water intake on a grid and you can tap on the bar and it will tell you how much you had for a particular day for up to one year.   You can learn fast facts about drinking more water and earn a ribbon once you have read them all. As always folks be safe. Consult your healthcare provider before starting, stopping, or interrupting any health regimen. Thanks and Enjoy. T-Tech Nurse.