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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...]

Can Gyms Win Back Millennials With Cryotherapy?

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(DGIwire) – For a growing number of millennials, traditional gyms just aren’t cutting it anymore. According to a recent article in the New York Post, many of these young people are forsaking treadmills and resistance machines in favor of boutique studio classes, online streaming services, running clubs, CrossFit gyms, Kayla Itsines workouts and … [Continue reading...]

How Prisons Can Keep Their Skies Drone-Free

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(DGIwire) – Prisoners don’t usually expect contraband to drop from the skies. But on July 29, 2016, that’s just what happened at Mansfield Correctional Institution in Mansfield, OH. According to CNN, a drone flew over the prison yard and dropped a package containing 144.5 grams of tobacco, 65.4 grams of marijuana and 6.6 grams of heroin. Officials … [Continue reading...]

New Tech Park Bodes Well for Future of Biz Hub Shenzhen

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(DGIwire) -- The new year is off to an auspicious start in Southern China’s technology hub. On January 4th, 2017, the cities of Hong Kong and Shenzhen announced plans to build a joint technology park on their shared border. The park, called The Hong Kong/Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park, will cover a massive 1.2 million meters and will be … [Continue reading...]

Bye Bye Bonus: Why Salary Boosts Might Be Worth More

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(DGIwire) – What do fashion industry employees find more valuable: performance bonuses or higher salaries? For those who work at the online clothing-rental startup Rent the Runway, the verdict is clear: higher salaries. As Business Insider recently reported, the company is eliminating performance bonuses and instead incorporating previous bonus … [Continue reading...]

Why Are Healthcare Costs Out of Control?

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(DGIwire) -- People who pay for their health insurance and other healthcare related costs are well aware that they continue to rise sharply. Reasons for these costs are often discussed with blame widespread. The underlying reason however falls squarely on us as individuals. Did you know that just twenty conditions are responsible for more than … [Continue reading...]

The Eyes Have It: A Unique Therapy for Ocular Disorders

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(DGIwire) – We depend on our vision to complete everyday simple tasks. Unfortunately, there are many ocular disorders that can cause problems in both the front and the back of the eye that interfere with our vision and may prevent our ability to function. The cornea is the eye’s outermost layer, according to the National Eye Institute; it is the … [Continue reading...]

What is a VLCD?

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(DGIwire) -- VLCD is a term used to describe a very low calorie diet.  Calories on a VLCD are usually limited to somewhere between 300 and 800 per day.  Most commercially available or medically supervised VLCD’s are built around formulations (liquids or powders) which contain proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals. A VLCD formula … [Continue reading...]

Should Resorts Offer Cryotherapy?

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(DGIwire) – Luxury vacation resorts are celebrated for offering an extraordinarily rich array of amenities to their guests. These can include everything from swimming pools, spa and sauna facilities to a full suite of athletic activities and more. Vacationers love these “extras” as they add to the unique experience of spending time in a relaxing, … [Continue reading...]

Preventing Drone Crashes: When National Security Depends On It

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(DGIwire) – Keeping small drones from smashing into things is a big challenge. According to a recent article in IEEE Spectrum, these flying devices often don’t have the payload capacity for sensors needed for real-time avoidance of trees or power lines. Now a team of drone researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has devised a unique solution … [Continue reading...]

Job Hunting? 4 Ways to Work with a Recruiter

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(DGIwire) – One of the fastest ways to land a new job is to work with a recruiter. Although some may think recruiters’ sole focus is cold-calling a star employee to lure them to a rival, the term also applies to those at staffing agencies who strive to place the best individual into a given position. According to the American Staffing Association, … [Continue reading...]

Keeping Track of a Rare Blood Cell Disorder

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(DGIwire) – One of the best ways to improve understanding of a disease is to collect comprehensive data from a wide swath of the population of patients who have it. This is certainly true regarding rare diseases for which treatment options are currently limited. One of the more ambitious undertakings of this sort in recent years is aiming to help … [Continue reading...]

3D-Printed Vertebrae: A Landmark Surgery

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(DGIwire) – In late 2015, a neurosurgeon at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, Australia, met a patient who suffered from a form of cancer called chordroma, according to a Mashable report. The patient had a tumor in a particularly inaccessible location: two vertebrae at the top of the neck involved in rotation of the head. Previously, there … [Continue reading...]

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