Timothy Gower is an award-winning journalist who writes about health and medicine. His work has appeared in more than two dozen major magazines and newspapers, including Prevention, Reader’s Digest, and the Los Angeles Times.

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  • How to Buy a Home Blood Pressure Monitor?>

    How to Buy a Home Blood Pressure Monitor

    by Tim Gower

    Home blood pressure monitors provide a better snapshot of your average blood pressure level than office measurements do. They are available for purchase in drugstores or online, and some insurance plans may cover the cost.

  • Unsteady Hands: Quelling Essential Tremor?>

    Unsteady Hands: Quelling Essential Tremor

    by Tim Gower

    About 5 percent of people older than 60—and about 1 percent of the worldwide population—have this common disorder, which causes involuntary shaking of the hands and other body parts that occurs with movement but not while at rest.

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    What’s in a Flu Shot?

    by Tim Gower

    Learn what goes into the annual flu vaccine, plus how to choose which version of the vaccine is right for you.

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