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  • Higi

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    Higi is a medical technology company that creates health station kiosks. The kiosks appear in supermarkets, pharmacies, and other retail locations. Higi has over 11,000 kiosks in the United States. It was founded in 2012 by Khan Siddiqui and Michael W. Ferro Jr., the owner of the Chicago Sun-Times (tronc). The company makes much of its money from advertising on the kiosks. Higi acquired Merge Health Information Kiosks for $2.75 million in 2012 and kiosk provider Stayhealthy in 2014 for an undisclosed amount. It received investment from BlueCross BlueShield's venture fund in 2017. Another notable investor is Lupe Fiasco, who accepted a role as creative director of the company. As part of the Blue Shield investment, Higi acquired a Seattle company called EveryMove. In 2017, Sam's Club began offering higi in its stores Higi also placed kiosks at Vanderbilt University and Wegman's supermarkets The kiosks are also at Kroger, Meijer, Shopko, Rite Aid and other stores. In 2018, Higi raised a Series C round of $21.3 million from Flare Capital Partners and 7wireVentures. Higi named a new Chairman Chris Kryder in August 2018.

  • Battle of Dublin

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    The Battle of Dublin was a week of street battles in Dublin from 28 June to 5 July 1922 that marked the beginning of the Irish Civil War. Six months after the Anglo-Irish Treaty ended the recent Irish War of Independence, it was fought between the forces of the new Provisional Government and a section of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) that opposed the Treaty. The Irish Citizen Army also became involved in the Battle, supporting the anti-Treaty IRA in the O'Connell Street area. The fighting began with an assault by Provisional Government forces on the Four Courts building, and ended in a decisive victory for the Provisional Government.

  • Blood pressure measurement

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    A medical student checking blood pressure using a sphygmomanometer and stethoscope. Right position for taking blood pressure Digital blood pressure monitor in use Arterial blood pressure is most commonly measured via a sphygmomanometer, which historically used the height of a column of mercury to reflect the circulating pressure. Blood pressure values are generally reported in millimetres of mercury (mmHg), though aneroid and electronic devices do not contain mercury. For each heartbeat, blood pressure varies between systolic and diastolic pressures. Systolic pressure is peak pressure in the arteries, which occurs near the end of the cardiac cycle when the ventricles are contracting. Diastolic pressure is minimum pressure in the arteries, which occurs near the beginning of the cardiac cycle when the ventricles are filled with blood. An example of normal measured values for a resting, healthy adult human is 120 mmHg systolic and 80 mmHg diastolic (written as 120/80 mmHg, and spoken as "one-twenty over eighty"). Systolic and diastolic arterial blood pressures are not static but undergo natural variations from one heartbeat to another and throughout the day (in a circadian rhythm).

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