Damian Sofsian

The Benefits of Stethoscope Covers

Many doctors like to personalize their stethoscope by putting a cover over the tube. Stethoscope covers come in many different colors and shapes. Many pediatricians use stethoscope covers shaped like animals. Other doctors like denim or cotton stethosc... Read >

The Advantages of Electric Stethoscopes

One problem with standard acoustic stethoscopes is that they merely transmit sounds but do not amplify them. Doctors in busy, noisy hospitals and paramedics in moving vehicles often have trouble getting accurate readings from these stethoscopes. Electri... Read >

Cardiology Stethoscopes

While stethoscopes are used in a variety of situations, they are most commonly used to monitor patient's hearts. Doctors use cardiology stethoscopes to listen for a variety of irregular sounds that could signal heart problems. Some problems detected by ... Read >

A Look at Discount Stethoscopes

Stethoscopes are one of the most commonly used tools in the medical profession. Nearly every doctor, nurse, paramedic, and veterinarian uses a stethoscope throughout the course of a normal workday. Some doctors or hospitals choose to purchase their stet... Read >

Key Prescription Drug Addiction Statistics

Prescription drug addiction is becoming a major problem in America. Prescription drugs are being prescribed for a wider variety of reasons and quite frequently, greatly increasing the chances that they will be misused. There are several disturbing presc... Read >

A Review of Littman Stethoscopes

Dr. David Littman, a famous cardiologist, inventor, and Harvard Medical School professor, greatly improved the acoustic qualities of stethoscopes in 1963. He believed it was vital to have a stethoscope with two chestpieces, an open one used to hear low p... Read >

The Value of Prescription Drug Addiction Forums

A forum is a place where a group of people comes together to discuss a common issue. With the rise of the Internet, many forums are now conducted online. These online forums, also called newsgroups, are good places for people to get information or share... Read >

Picture Your Heart's Health With EKGs

Each time your heart beats, the contractions and relaxations of the heart muscle emit electrical current. An electrocardiogram (EKG) is a medical recording of the electric impulses from the heart. Electrodes that send impulses to the EKG machine are attac... Read >

The Modern EKG Machine

Perhaps one of the most useful 20th century technologies for the diagnosis of heart disease is the electrocardiogram (EKG) machine. Although much more bulky and heavy than the modern EKG machines in use today, the first device was built at the turn of the... Read >

The Meaning of Abnormal EKG Results

Many physicians recommend EKGs as a preventative-screening tool for those with a family history of heart disease. While a healthy person does not need an EKG as a part of an annual exam, many physicians will recommend an EKG if they have concerns. If a pa... Read >

The Role of Rhythm Strips for Interpreting EKGs

Each time the heart beats it emits electrical currents. An electrocardiogram (EKG) is a method in which electrodes are attached at various points on the body. These electrodes are attached to wires that are attached to the EKG machine. The electrodes send... Read >

An Introduction to Stethoscopes

Stethoscopes are simple yet effective tools that allow doctors to listen to the internal sounds in a patient's body. Doctors can use stethoscopes to listen to a patient's heart, intestines, breathing, and blood flow.

A French doctor named Rene-Theop... Read >

Conservative Radio Host's Prescription Drug Addiction Story

In recent years, the prescription drug addictions of many public figures have come to light. One of the most tragic personal prescription drug addiction stories in recent years is that of radio commentator Rush Limbaugh. He achieved a level of fame, wea... Read >

Why Companies Perform Random Drug Testing

Perhaps the most controversial of all drug screenings is the random drug test. Employers have the legal authority to request a random drug test, whether they have a reasonable suspicion or not. Many companies have implemented a policy of completely random... Read >

The Rise of High School Drug Testing

School districts, much like employers, have begun to implement drug-testing policies. Many school officials cite statistics relating to school performance and safety among drug users. Whether the drug testing acts as a method of screening students or as a... Read >