Obesity Epidemic Puts ‘Pressure’ on Joint Replacement Technology

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(DGIwire) -- Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, with more than 34 percent of American adults and 17 percent of children suffering from it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Several health problems are linked to obesity, including heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes and certain kinds of … [Continue reading...]

A ConSENSUS: How Some Diabetes Patients Rest with Relief From PDN

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(DGIwire) – We spend about one-third of our lives asleep. Or at least, in theory we should, as a biological imperative. Although each person requires a different amount of sleep to ensure proper bodily and mental functions, sleep is clearly an important part of each of our lives. According to the National Institutes of Health, sleep is a required … [Continue reading...]

Skin Cancer Spike in Young Adults Highlights Value of Detection

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(DGIwire) -- Despite a recent report from the American Cancer Society that the death rate from cancers in general has fallen 20 percent from its peak in 1991, skin cancers remain alarmingly on the upswing—especially among adults under 40. According to a recent study by the Mayo Clinic, young women are the most susceptible, particularly when it … [Continue reading...]

New Smartphone App Aims to Find Fugitives and Help Squash Crime

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(DGIwire) -- Although New York City isn’t the capital of New York State, it might feel like it to some people. Every day, dozens of dignitaries, celebrities and government officials pour onto the streets of the city, alongside millions of residents on their way to work and school or wherever life takes them. When people see the gleaming skyscrapers … [Continue reading...]

Collaborative Approach to ‘Reboot’ and Overcome Addictions

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(DGIwire) – Substance abuse and mental illness often go hand-in-hand, with the afflicted individuals trying to self-medicate their problems away. This often causes a vicious cycle that can all too soon get out of hand as the substances take over. Many abusers struggle with alcohol and drugs for years, even going in and out of treatment facilities … [Continue reading...]

Is ‘Live Long and Prosper’ an Oxymoron for Baby Boomers?

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(DGIwire) -- It’s not surprising that the comedic play You Can’t Take It With You is having a successful revival on Broadway right now. Sheer entertainment value aside, it happens to coincide with many baby boomers’ impending retirements. The play’s title refers to the characters’ obsessions with holding on to their money so tightly that it won’t … [Continue reading...]

An Inside Job: Keeping Our Interiors Healthy

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(DGIwire) -- We are a youth-obsessed culture. Many people go to extremes to keep themselves looking young, from dyeing gray hair to undergoing painful anti-wrinkle chemical peels and facelift surgery. Try as we might to reverse aging on the outside, our insides are aging as well—and there’s no quick fix for that. People tend to forget their organs … [Continue reading...]

Frozen: The Story from a Parkinson’s Perspective

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(DGIwire) -- Released last Thanksgiving, the Disney animated film Frozen quickly became the highest-grossing animated film in history. Although the story of two royal sisters trapped in an icy kingdom has delighted moviegoers young and old, imagine becoming “frozen” in real life—and not in blocks of ice, but inside one’s own body. Two out of three … [Continue reading...]

Gems Celebrities Love That Consumers Can Afford

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(DGIwire) – Those in the gem industry know all too well the importance of a good celebrity endorsement. All it takes is one A-Lister to tout a company’s gems on the red carpet, and suddenly its inventory begins moving. The question every media interviewer with a microphone asks starlets—“Whose jewelry are you wearing?”—is like catnip to the gem … [Continue reading...]

Decisive Decision-Making and the Role of Visionary Leaders

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(DGIwire) -- People sometimes confuse “management” with “leadership.” A good manager should have some strong leadership qualities, but ultimately their job lies in maintenance. A manager has to make sure their team stays on the right path, whereas a leader is the one who creates that path in the first place—in his/her more visionary role. This … [Continue reading...]