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How to Read a QuickVue One Step HCG Combo Test

Most women want to know if they are pregnant as soon and as accurately as possible. For many, this means a visit to the doctor’s office. The QuickVue One-Step hCG Combo Test is a pregnancy test intended for professional use only. The test can be used with either urine or serum, meaning blood plasma, hence […]



Can an iPad Read Text Files?

Your iPad’s native operating system software, called iOS, can read several different types of text files in preview mode. This means you can open text document attachments directly from your email app and read them without additional software. You can also preview Internet-based files in many cases. Additional apps can extend the number of file […]



How to Concentrate on Studying

How to Concentrate on Studying. Good study habits are what separate the good students from the mediocre. It’s natural to not want to study; especially when there are video games to play, friends to gossip with and TiVo to watch. After a good study session, you will enjoy all those activities even more. Besides, developing […]



How To Read a Vernier Depth Gauge

A Vernier gauge is a useful measurement device equipped with two scales, one fixed and one that slides. It can measure extremely precise distances, in some cases to .02 mm. Anyone doing construction or remodeling work and in need of accurate measurements of the depth of a slot, hole or recess will find a Vernier […]



How to Read Brain MRI Results

A magnetic resonance imaging machine, or MRI, takes cross-section pictures of the brain from the front, top and side to provide a complete picture of the brain through “slice” images. Reading the images presented in a brain MRI is not difficult, but does require a comprehensive understanding of the brain’s anatomy. An anatomy book provides […]



How to Read a Urinalysis

A urinalysis is a test that is conducted at your doctor’s office that details various aspects of your health. A urinalysis can indicate problems with the kidneys or liver, an infection, chronic kidney disease, cystitis, cirrhosis, hepatitis, diabetes, and/or kidney stones. Once a urine sample is collected and a urinalysis is performed, the test compares […]



How to Read an EKG Strip

An electrocardiogram is a painless medical procedure that takes a measurement of your heartbeat that your doctor can use to analyze your heart’s health. An electrocardiogram will produce an EKG strip, which measures the electrical activity of your heart. Have your doctor administer an EKG. The results of the test will be immediately available on […]



What Is the Optimal Blood Pressure Reading?

High Blood Pressure–also known as hypertension–refers to increased pressure of the blood against the walls of the arteries. Blood pressure is created by the heart when it pumps blood through the arteries and circulatory system. It is also created by the force of the arteries as they resist the blood flow. The systolic, which is […]



How to Read an Underarm Temperature With a Digital Thermometer

Axillary, or underarm, temperature reading, although commonly used, is the least accurate method. For infants, you should use the rectal method, which is the most accurate, as even a slight fever in a newborn can prove to be very dangerous. For anyone over three months of age, an axillary reading is sufficient, if done properly. […]



How to Annotate a Text for Understanding

Whether you’re reading for pleasure or in preparation for a class, diligent annotation helps heighten your understanding of the text immeasurably. Many writers rely on the assumption that their reader is going to work hard to understand developed, thought-provoking dynamics that may be buried beneath themes, metaphors and other literary devices. To annotate a text […]



How to Read the Body Language of Customers

Body language may be categorized into two types: positive signals and negative signals. Positive body language includes smiling, nodding and making good eye contact. Negative body language includes yawning, frowning, making no eye contact and displaying a lack of attention. Facial expressions (apart from gestures and body movements) are the keys to finding out what […]