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Stretching the Calf Muscles

Tight calf muscles can cause many problems with gait. One of them is cramp in the calf muscles while walking or running. Many athletes will regularly stretch the calf muscles as part of their regular keep fit program. One of the suggestion to treat Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain) is to stretch the calf muscle daily. This seems to work for many. Alycea Ungaro shows how to stretch your calf muscle by some simple exercises.

What is an MRI Scan

This video provides information about what an MRI is and how it is performed. It explains the procedure and provides details about what to expect. This is basic information for a medical student or a patient who wants to know a little more about MRI and how it differs from a CT scan or an x-ray

Basic Information about an MRI Scan

This video provides information about what an MRI is and how it is performed. It explains the procedure and provides details about what to expect. This is basic information for a medical student or a patient who wants to know a little more about MRI and how it differs from a CT scan or an x-ray

What is Angioplasty and Stenting

An animated explanation of angiopplasty and stenting - courtsey MAYO CLINIC posted for public awareness and education by Dr Siddharth Dagli

Testing Blood Sugar at Home

If you suffer from diabetes it will be necessary to check your blood sugar levels at regular intervals to make sure that the treatment that you are receiving is adequate and the sugar levels are maintained at the optimum levels. There are a number of glucose meters available on the market. They are all fairly similar and work on the same principle. This video illustrates how to use a meter to check the blood sugar level. 

Using a Glucose Meter

When you are being treated for diabetes it is necessary to regularly check your blood sugar levels. There are a variety of glucose meters available on the market. They are all more or less similar. This video demonstrates the use of one of the meters.

The Peak Flow Meter

When you suffer from asthma it is necessary to check regularly if the medication that you are taking is keeping your asthma under control. One of the ways you can check is by using a peak flow meter. This "You Tube" presentation tells you all about the Peak Flow meter.

How to use a Peak Flow meter

A peak flow meter is a portable, inexpensive, hand-held device used to measure how air flows from your lungs in one "fast blast." In other words, the meter measures your ability to push air out of your lungs. A peak flow meter may help you and your healthcare provider identify causes of your asthma at work, home or play. It may help parents to determine what might be triggering their child's asthma. This easy to understand video is presented by the American Lung Association.

First Aid When Choking

When someone chokes suddenly due to obstruction of the airway by a foreign body, first aid by "Heinlich Maneuver" can save the person's life. This video should help anyone to learn the procedure.

Using an inhaler with a spacer

This video will help those who find it difficult to use an inhaler. The addition of a spacer makes it easy to use. This will also help parents to help their children use an inhaler effectively.


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