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Age-Related Macular Degeneration: 5 Things to Know

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(DGIwire) – Once a person has been diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), they are likely to have a lot of questions. An eye care professional who has examined the patient’s eyes and is familiar with his or her medical history is the best person to answer specific questions, but here are some very basic facts: What is AMD? AMD … [Continue reading...]

A Smart Cookie Comes to Town

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(DGIwire) -- Part of our mission here at ReviewLoft is to bring innovative, healthy and often exceptional products to people’s attention, so folks might well ask how these products first come to our attention. Well, if truth be told—and we never lie!—we receive samples. Yes, samples of everything from natural skin creams that make users’ … [Continue reading...]

China Turns to Microturbines

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(DGIwire) – Rapidly increasing energy demand for new and existing Chinese buildings is expected to continue to grow, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Three factors lie behind this growth, reports the IEA: urbanization, further increases in per capita disposable income, and demand for more comforts and services. So it’s no … [Continue reading...]

Stand Up and Take a Bow!

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(DGIwire) -- With office and home dinner table conversations recently filled with complaints about aching backs and wishes for a standing desk, ReviewLoft™ was excited to have received the ChangeDesk from UncagedErgonomics. For millennials and baby boomers alike, standing desks offer some great benefits to the user besides just looking cool! We … [Continue reading...]

Good Fat, Bad Fat: What’s the Difference?

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(DGIwire) -- The age of low-fat diet recommendations may be coming to a close. Is it time to break out the bacon and butter? According to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, consuming higher amounts of unsaturated fats was associated with lower mortality. However, higher consumption of saturated and trans fats was linked … [Continue reading...]

3D Metal Printing: Revolutionizing Medical Devices Limb by Limb

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(DGIwire) – 3D printing is revolutionizing the world of medical devices. In May 2016, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released new guidelines for medical device manufacturers involved in 3D printing, the agency spotlighted some of the technology’s key advantages. For example, scans of a patient’s body can be used to create 3D-printed … [Continue reading...]

3 Types of Approaches to Treating Cutaneous Warts

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(DGIwire) – Cutaneous warts are benign epidermal tumors caused by human papillomaviruses (HPVs), according to WebMD. Although most warts quite often spontaneously disappear given time, treatment is often sought to prevent recurrence or spreading of the warts to healthy skin. There are many different approaches for treating warts. Three of the major … [Continue reading...]

When You Play Hard, You Pay Hard; Unless You Have THIS in Your Medicine Cabinet!

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(DGIwire) -- Every once in awhile a product comes along that makes one wonder: Will the promise of the product be delivered? Such skepticism arose when a tube of  Arnicare Gel by Boiron, arrived at ReviewLoft. As we discussed who would test its validity, it came down to a hockey mom, a football mom and a skateboard mom. Ultimately the … [Continue reading...]

Heart Health Is Going Mobile

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(DGIwire) – For decades, the standard in mobile heart monitoring was a bulky device with wires and electrodes that connected to the patient. According to Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry, patients wore these so-called Holter monitors for one or two days to record arrhythmias. Although they did not replace 12-lead ECGs, Holter monitors gave … [Continue reading...]

Pasta Manufacturer Powers Up

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(DGIwire) – Anyone enjoying a mouthful of pasta should savor not only the taste but also appreciate the energy that went into making it. Consider, for example, Italian pasta maker Il Pastaio di Maffei S.&C. Snc. Situated in Southeast Italy, the family-owned business has been making pasta since 1960 and is a globally recognized brand. In May … [Continue reading...]

Channel Beyoncé and Win Over Your Audience!

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(DGIwire) – Most people feel nervous and less than confident when speaking in public or meeting new people. The good news is…nerves are normal! Rock stars, Divas, Broadway performers and all kinds of “stars” -- corporate or otherwise -- experience stage fright. Yet, once one gets the hang of speaking publicly, it is usually a satisfying and … [Continue reading...]

Outdated Resume? Clean It Up!

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(DGIwire) – Now that the closets have been cleaned out, the windows washed and the inboxes cleared, it’s time to tackle one more cleaning task: updating that resume. Whether or not it’s time to look for a new job, spring is a great time for everyone to review their resumes and whip them into shape. Given that recruiters only spend about six … [Continue reading...]

Flame-Retardant Materials: The Debate Heats Up

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(DGIwire) – Manufacturers across a wide range of sectors—including upholstery, transportation, workwear and bedding—have long complied with standards set by the National Fire Protection Association in order to offer flame-retardant (FR) products to their customers. But certain types of FR chemicals have been found to pose health and environmental … [Continue reading...]

Show Your Appreciation: Pre-Push and Push Presents for Mom!

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(DGIwire) – Push presents are more popular than ever—but what about pre-push presents for mom? Pregnancy isn’t all glowing skin and fuller hair. In fact, according to WebMD, many women experience a handful of negative side effects including nausea, vomiting, hemorrhoids, backaches, stretch marks and more. Dads all over are giving moms gifts to … [Continue reading...]

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