Operating in Small Spaces Inside the Body Might Get a Lot Easier

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(DGIwire)  Enjoy very spicy foods? Although delicious, they can sometimes cause intestinal troubles, including heartburn, acid reflux and diarrhea. Fortunately, these symptoms are seldom more than temporary. But for people suffering with a condition called GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), it’s not just spicy foods that can cause this … [Continue reading...]

For Those with Chronic Pain, the Goal is Relief

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(DGIwire) Regardless of whether or not you are a fan of football, baseball, hockey, basketball, soccer or any other sport—it’s hard not to get captured by the excitement once the Super Bowl, World Series, the Stanley Cup, NBA Finals, World Cup or any of the other tests of athletic superiority grip the masses. Sport aficionados and the less … [Continue reading...]

‘Ghost’ Ship Could Offer Unique Platform for Navy’s Unmanned Surface Vehicle Autonomous Swarm Technology, CARACaS

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(DGIwire) -- In May 2014, the naval chief of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard voiced a warning to the United States: Iran would target American aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf if a war between the two countries ever broke out. Admiral Ali Fadawi, who heads the hardline Guard’s naval forces, said that the immense size of the U.S. carriers … [Continue reading...]

Goodbye Old Skin, Hello New: Why Removing Dead Tissue Can Help Wounds Heal

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(DGIwire) – Anytime we suffer a wound, we tend to take it for granted that the damaged skin will flake away and healthy new skin will grow in. But for some serious wounds, it’s more complicated: infected, damaged or dead skin that remains can keep the wound from healing properly. When this happens, wound care specialists can apply a technique … [Continue reading...]

Revisiting a Father’s Upbringing to Better Understand Your Own

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(DGIwire)  For many of us, much of our parents’ lives remain cloaked in mystery. It may be deliberate: a parent doesn’t wish to revisit aspects of his or her family history, for a myriad of reasons. In most cases, though, there may be many day to day details they have just forgotten—or can’t imagine that you would find those useful or … [Continue reading...]

Are Oils and Fats Really Healthy?

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(DGIwire)  Oils and fats are a common health topic today.  Many people are consuming tablespoons of olive, macadamia, walnut, avocado, flax seed and coconut oils or perhaps fish and krill oils on a daily basis in an effort to improve their health.  There is an ongoing debate about which ones are the most beneficial.  Our question today is:  Are any … [Continue reading...]

Bringing the ‘Sweetness’ of Artificial Intelligence to New Industries

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(DGIwire) -- It’s no secret that technology plays a constantly increasing role in our lives. A key benefit: the massive amount of data being collected and analyzed allows human behavior and activity to become more predictable. Companies can use artificial intelligence (AI) data and techniques to maximize the efficiency of their operations, tailor … [Continue reading...]

Advances in Hip and Knee Replacements Allow for a Better ‘Fit’

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(DGIwire) -- When hip or knee pain interferes with daily living, total replacement of one or more joints might be the best solution. Although techniques have been continually evolving, doctors are still working to perfect the procedures. In one recent advance, a team of orthopedic surgeons at Florida Hospital Heartland Division in Sebring, FL, is … [Continue reading...]

Bringing Hope of Putting Skin Cancer in the Rear View Mirror

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(DGIwire) -- Although some forms of cancer are inherited and start from within, other types are acquired through some form of environmental or chemical exposure. Lung cancer can develop from prolonged exposure to asbestos or other smoky, highly toxic work conditions. Exposure to radiation can also cause certain types of cancer. Skin cancer can … [Continue reading...]

Everything the Handsome, Well-Equipped Lab Needs to Stay Red-Hot

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(DGIwire)   It’s a competitive world—everything needs an edge these days, including the research lab. If a medical practice or laboratory is looking for quality lab equipment, it is crucial to find the most reliable medical equipment supplier. When it’s time to buy new equipment, the ideal option is to purchase from a well-known company; the same … [Continue reading...]