What’s in a number?

  Many of us assume when we see “the numbers,” they are absolute.  Blood pressure is indicative of this–it is expressed as systole/diastole; almost like a fraction.  Contraction/relaxation–in its simplest terms.  BMI is another example, and then there’s the scale. Now the latter two, particularly the scale, can be a major source of frustration.  Why? …

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