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COVID-19: Ins and outs of Oximeters

When we breathe, oxygen enters our lungs and passes into our blood stream where it is collected by red blood cells and carried around the body. An oximeter can be used to spot check how well the oxygen is binding to your red blood cells through your finger. Previously most commonly used pre and post-exercise, pre and post-operations and to monitor respiratory conditions, they have become more common since the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Alzheimers Disease & Dementia

Do you ever walk into a room and forget what you went in for? Forget the names of people or misplace your keys? Thankfully, that is no cause for concern and is common for people of all ages. However, dementia affects 43,000 New Zealanders and their families. Dementia occurs as a result of physical changes in the structure of the brain, affecting memory, behaviour and emotions.

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