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Are School IQ Tests Accurate?

Throughout the years, your child’s school will likely administer an intelligence quotient, or IQ, test. In theory, this will tell you whether your child has a chance at getting into an Ivy League school, but the reality is a lot more complex. Intelligence isn’t something that can always be measured by a test.

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Most Accurate Early Pregnancy Tests

When you’re trying to conceive, you want to know if you’re pregnant as soon as possible. Getting through the two-week wait is difficult, and any pregnancy tests that can tell you early results are a welcome solution. Pregnancy tests come in varying sensitivity levels, meaning that some will work earlier than others. Consider all of your options before you make a purchase.

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Is a Home Blood Pressure Machine Accurate?

If your typical day goes kind of like this–you have a toddler having a 2 o’clock meltdown just as your other child is getting off the school bus, and you know that you have to give your oldest his first driving lesson later today, well, you may be tempted to check your blood pressure now and again. Even if that is not your exact scenario, there are plenty of reasons for working moms as well as stay-at-homes to want to check their blood pressure. You can take a deep breath and relax knowing that you can get an accurate reading from home blood pressure machines.

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How Accurate Are Home Pregnancy Tests?

Available over-the-counter at drugstores, home pregnancy tests are cheap, easy, quick tests that tell you whether or not you are pregnant by detecting the presence of the pregnancy hormone, hCG, in your urine. You should always check with your doctor if you get a positive result on a home pregnancy test. Your doctor can confirm whether or not you are pregnant with a blood test and/or a pelvic exam, and start you on a course of prenatal care to assure a healthy pregnancy. Even a negative result on a home pregnancy test is a heads-up to call your doctor to look for possible medical reasons for your missed period(s).