你的口罩安全嗎?防病毒防不了毒素?

大家每天都會戴口罩出門,每天配戴在臉上的口罩,接觸皮膚、呼吸、講話,不同的情境下,好的口罩除了能隔絕外界髒汙和病菌,對身體影響最少、最安全,也是很重要的考慮因素。消基會前幾個月抽查台北市和新北市的彩色口罩,儘管「禁用之偶氮色料」及「游離甲醛」均符合標準,抽檢的 20 件口罩卻有三款口罩含鉛、一款口罩含殘留揮發性有機物。(不合格廠商名單點此)

Why High Blood Pressure Climbs in Winter

There are three things you need to know about high blood pressure in winter or the so-called seasonal variation in blood pressure. 1. The cold temperature causes the blood vessel to narrow First of all, everyone’s blood pressure is higher in winter because low temperatures cause the skin to contract to control body temperature, putting pressure […]

疫苗+口罩的最佳保護效果

無論那一個廠牌的疫苗(AZ、BNT、莫德納、輝瑞),注入人體後,會藉由免疫反應觸發B細胞以及T細胞*產生對病毒的抵抗力,B細胞產生抗體阻擋病毒,而T細胞則有能力攻擊受感染的細胞。

打完兩劑疫苗,還需要戴口罩嗎?

美國洛杉磯縣公共衛生部門宣布,隨著確診人數和住院人數的增加,
過去一周平均單日新確診案例達到1077例,將從周六晚上恢復室內配戴口罩的規定。
不論是否施打過疫苗,所有人都必須在室內配戴口罩。

高血壓的標準以及原因?三個症狀以及六大控制原則

高血壓並不可怕,事實上,處於第一期高血壓的民眾,有機會可以透過改變生活以及飲食習慣良好控制血壓。掌握以下六個控制高血壓的黃金原則(SABCDE),搭配定期監測血壓的機器以及應用程式,以及定期回診,免於長期吃藥,並遠離高血壓伴隨而來的併發症…

何謂低鈉飲食?六個低鈉飲食的原則

研究發現鈉含量攝取過多是高血壓潛在的元兇之一,而高血壓可能會導致中風、心臟病、視力下降、腎臟受損以及阿茲海默症,是「隱形的殺手」。以成人而言,美國心臟病學會建議一天的鈉攝取量不應超過 2,300 mg,理想的攝取量約為1,500 mg。在台灣,依據衛生福利部建議,每日鈉總攝取量不宜超過2400毫克(約為6公克鹽)。

高血壓建議飲食: 得舒飲食(DASH Diet)

得舒飲食(DASH Diet) 英文字面上的意思是遠離高血壓的飲食(Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension)。1992年,美國國家衛生院研究何種飲食最能夠降低高血壓,多個研究結果發現得舒飲食有效降低高血壓。在不改變生活型態的情況下,實行得舒飲食的受試者的收縮壓下降了 6-11mmHg。除此之外,受試者的低密度膽固醇(LDL)也有下降。

Getting on a plane during COVID: what you should bring

Cramming into a metal box with hundreds of people for hours is not an ideal situation to be in during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this is the situation many people would find themselves in as they get on a plane for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, and other holidays.  If you’re planning to fly soon, here […]

MocaCare Medical Isolation Gowns and Coveralls

MOCACARE is an FDA registered medical device company based in California that has in stock five types of medical-grade isolation gowns (AB1003, AB1004, AC1007, AD1008, and AD1009) and one type of medical-grade coveralls (CC1001). Our products received certificates such as the EU Declaration of Conformity, BSI Certificate of Registration, and Intertek test report.  MOCACARE’s isolation […]

ASTM-rated Masks: Definition and Use

ASTM-rated masks are medical masks that are fluid resistant and have a high degree of filtration efficiency. ASTM-rated masks are rated by three levels, higher-level masks have a higher filtration efficiency and fluid resistance.  ASTM level 1 masks are commonly called procedure masks and ASTM level 2 masks surgical masks. They are usually used by […]

Coronavirus Tips: How to Properly Wear a Face Mask

Now that mask-wearing becomes a daily routine for many during the coronavirus outbreak, it is important to learn how to properly put on and remove a facemask. Before we dive into the details, here are three rules of thumb:  Wash your hands thoroughly before and after handling the mask every timeAvoid touching the mask unnecessarily Cover […]

The Differences Between N95, KN95, Surgical, and Cloth Masks, Explained

During the coronavirus crisis, mask-wearing and the nation-wide shortage of masks have become hotly discussed topics. You might have already heard the names of many different types of masks: N95 respirator, KN95 respirator, surgical mask, and cloth mask, but are you confused about what each of them means and how they are different?   Read on […]

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