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Healing the Heart: 6 Groundbreaking Advances

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(DGIwire) – The past several decades have witnessed a series of remarkable breakthroughs in the area of heart care. Here are six advances that have propelled the state of coronary medicine and given heart patients a new lease on life. 1958: Coronary Angiography. F. Mason Sones Jr. accidentally injected a large amount of dye into the small … [Continue reading...]

The Truth about Bad Breath

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(DGIwire) -- Having a problem getting a date? Or a job? The cause may be more esoteric than your personality, looks, or business qualifications. Bad breath or halitosis is a condition that very few people talk about upfront. It’s an awkward topic that is usually discussed about you, after you have left the room. Most of us are afraid that it … [Continue reading...]

3D Printing: A Bright Future for Orthopedics

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(DGIwire) – For anyone undergoing orthopedic surgery, a common concern is a complication called aseptic loosening. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, this occurs where the bond between an implant and bone doesn’t hold, requiring patients to be taken back to surgery after a joint replacement. Now a team of researchers from … [Continue reading...]

Can a ‘Broken’ Heart Heal Itself? Researchers May Have a Way

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(DGIwire) – Heart disease now accounts for one in seven deaths in the U.S., according to the American Heart Association. For patients with a blood clot or a thick buildup of fatty material inside their artery walls, the blockage can rob nearby cells of oxygen and nutrients. Unless blood flow quickly resumes, the patient can suffer a heart attack or … [Continue reading...]

Forging a New Direction for Biotech Success

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(DGIwire) – “Fail forward” is a mantra among entrepreneurs who are looking for the best way ahead in their business dealings. But it can also describe a strategy adopted by various companies—such as biotechs that have successfully pivoted to a new drug when an old one proved unpromising. Gur Roshwalb, M.D., CEO of Akari Therapeutics, offers a … [Continue reading...]

Massage That Tension Away…With a High-Tech Twist

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(DGIwire) – Ever had one of those days at work? The urgent projects are piling up, the phone won’t stop ringing…and worst of all, a nagging backache is making things even more hellish. We at ReviewLoft had just such a day last week. Then the IS-3000-PRO InstaShiatsu+ Total Body Massager With Heat by truMedic landed on our desk. It didn’t make the … [Continue reading...]

Gargle Away That Irritated Throat and Clogged Sinuses

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(DGIwire) – Winters can be tough on the ReviewLoft staff. On a recent day, at least half the folks in the office were coughing, sneezing or blowing noses. How lucky everyone was, then, when Gargle Away® Advanced Throat Care by Nature’s Jeannie showed up at the door! A “gargle party” was hastily organized in the office kitchen—and everyone came away … [Continue reading...]

Timing is Everything When it Comes to Health

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(DGIwire) -- Since the beginning of time, life on Earth has been influenced by the daily rotation of our planet and to a lesser extent, its seasonal orbit around the sun. The influence of these changes has been imprinted in our DNA. This programming is known as circadian rhythm. A circadian rhythm is a roughly 24 hour cycle in the physiological … [Continue reading...]

Environmentally Conscious Flame Retardants: What’s New?

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(DGIwire) – Flame retardants (FRs) are a critical safety component, particularly in the textile industry, because they can help protect bedding, decorative fabrics, automotive fabrics and outdoor fabrics, as well as military and workwear. However, the quest has been on for a newer and more environmentally conscious set of chemicals. According to … [Continue reading...]

First Job After College? 5 Tips for Success

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(DGIwire) – Every year, a new crop of college graduates begins their first “real” job in the professional arena. According to CNBC, the class of 2016 had something to smile about: U.S. employers were expected to hire about five percent more grads than the previous year. And while they may be unlikely to stay in their very first gig forever, there … [Continue reading...]

Love Online: One Woman’s Swashbuckling & Cautionary Tale

Rebecca Brockway

(DGIwire) -- What does it mean when your blind date is missing a top incisor? How can avoiding a suitor’s kiss cause trouble with police? Do only bad girls wear stilettos? Find the answers in Miss Matched at Midlife: Dating Episodes of a Middle-Aged Woman (North Loop Books, 2016) Rebecca Brockway's poignant, funny, and fascinating new … [Continue reading...]

Opioid Antagonists: A Key to Many Disorders

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(DGIwire) – Illegal drug use in the U.S. has reached epidemic proportions. According to data published by Quest Diagnostics, the share of workers testing positive for illicit drug use has reached the highest level in a decade, driven by increases in detection of amphetamines, cocaine and heroin. Meanwhile, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health … [Continue reading...]

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