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5 Technologies That Could Totally Transform Healthcare

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(DGIwire) – What does the future hold for healthcare? Cutting-edge technologies could transform medicine as it is practiced today and ensure a wondrous array of breakthroughs for the patients of tomorrow. What’s especially exciting is that some advances are already in various stages of development today. Here is a brief glimpse of five of … [Continue reading...]

5 Medical Conditions Stem Cells Could Potentially Help

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(DGIwire) – Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body during early life and growth, according to the National Institutes of Health. What kinds of diseases and conditions could stem cell therapy potentially be harnessed to treat? The list is a steadily expanding one, as a result of the … [Continue reading...]

Cut the Cord – And Your Remote Control Collection

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(DGIwire) -- This item can often be found in sofas, bathrooms, dresser drawers, fridges and cars, according to a report in the Daily Mail. Jerry Seinfeld has a famous bit about the differences between how men and women use it. It has been praised for giving people a sense of power, but it has also been blamed for causing nights full of arguments … [Continue reading...]

Microturbines Deliver Energy Efficiency in Mexico

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(DGIwire) – Privately owned generators are playing an increasingly significant role in producing Mexico’s electricity supply. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, as of 2014, independent generators—known as Productores Independientes de Energia—held about 12.9GW of generation capacity in Mexico, consisting mostly of … [Continue reading...]

Summer’s Around the Corner, Cheers to That!

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(DGIwire) – As the temperatures start to rise, everyone searches for a way to cool down. Some will take a dip in the pool or stay tucked away in an air conditioned room, but for some nothing hits the spot quite like having a cold drink in hand. Those looking for a sip of summer may want to check out Pinnacle Vodka’s latest flavors. Pinnacle … [Continue reading...]

Persisting Pain? What Doctors Will Want to Know

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(DGIwire) – Pain is an inevitable part of life—many active people can break bones, pull tendons, sustain sprains, strain muscles and damage tissue—but that doesn’t mean the pain should linger too long after the original injury. In fact, the president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, explained to WebMD that acute pain is good because it … [Continue reading...]

The Genetics and Health Equation

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(DGIwire)  -- Most people believe that their future health is dependent largely on their genetics.  Our genetic predispositions are indeed inherited from our parents and their parents and so on.  This is the reason that doctors ask for family medical history.  As such, many people believe that if their parents were overweight, obese or had some … [Continue reading...]

Spinal Cord Injuries: 5 Tips for Family Members

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(DGIwire) -- The onset of a spinal cord injury (SCI) is accompanied by a massive amount of stress on top of the physical injury. Although the patient with the injury obviously bears the brunt of this psychological trauma, it also places a considerable burden on his or her family members—who might now be transitioning into the role of caregiver. … [Continue reading...]

The Eyes Have It: New Views of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(DGIwire) – Advanced neovascular or “wet” age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older, according to the National Eye Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health. According to a recent report in Nature Medicine, researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital have now proposed a new … [Continue reading...]

Publishers: Partnering with PR Firms Increases Book Sales

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(DGIwire) -- Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins: it used to be that if an author landed a contract with one of these or another of the major publishers, they knew they had “made it.” They’d typically receive an advance that would be enough to live on—for a short while at least—and the publishing company would make sure the … [Continue reading...]

This Tablet Is Worth Writing Home About

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(DGIwire) -- In the market for a tablet but a bit shellshocked by the prices? Confused whether to go Android or Apple? Before deciding, it’s worth taking a look at the binj XS Tablet for Android. In a tech industry where today’s top product is tomorrow’s dinosaur, we at ReviewLoft found the Binj XS to offer amazing features at a phenomenal price. … [Continue reading...]

This Camper Van Drives Kids’ Imaginations

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(DGIwire) – Just about every suburban parent can attest to shrieking the words, “Go outside and play!” to their children. Outside time doesn’t just give Mom and Dad a break—it may be good for the kids as well. It gets a little worrisome to calculate the amount of daily screen time children get, between the iPad, computer, phone and television. Is … [Continue reading...]

Colorectal Cancer: 5 Questions Women Should Ask

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(DGIwire) – Colorectal cancer is sometimes dismissed as an “old man’s disease." But the fact is that women ought to pay just as much attention to this condition as men, and learn what they can about what it entails. Here are six questions women ought to ask: What is my risk of getting colorectal cancer? A November 2014 study in JAMA Surgery … [Continue reading...]

Stay Younger Longer

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(DGIwire) -- New research from the Mayo Clinic suggests that eating healthy and exercising will actually slow the rate of aging. They also found that regular exercise could even protect against an unhealthy diet. The researchers found a link between these modifiable lifestyle factors and the onset of cellular senescence. Senescence or … [Continue reading...]

Getting a Correct Diagnosis for Pain: Sooner Is Better

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(DGIwire) – Imagine someone has sustained a fracture, sprain/strain or tissue injury such as to the arm, leg, hand or foot. Perhaps one of their limbs has recently been immobilized in a cast, or they recently underwent a surgical or medical procedure. In any case, instead of starting to feel better, they are now feeling worse—way worse—with extreme … [Continue reading...]

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