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Blood pressure by Dr Rob Hicks, Infinite Ideas

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2. Playing doctors and nurses

You don’t have to be a doctor to own and use a blood pressure monitor – you can buy your own and pretend you’re a star in ER.

But is that a good idea? And if you are set on buying your own monitor how do you make sure you get the best from it?

Say good-bye to pumping the bulb while the band tightens around your bicep. Now it’s more likely to be the press of a button followed by the sound of humming as the blood pressure cuff inflates around your arm.

Blood pressure monitors, previously the domain of men and women in white coats and uniforms, and children’s doctor’s kits, are bringing home the fun of being at the doctor’s surgery. You too can now legitimately play at being doctor, or nurse, or both, without having ...

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