Top Modern Health Devices Offering Great Benefits

Top Modern Health Devices Offering Great Benefits

Since the information technology boom, we have seen advancements in various fields, but the most noticeable developments have been in the medical industry.

A wide range of medical health devices have been introduced in the healthcare industry by healthcare marketing companies, such as Device Pharm. These devices help in administering the best possible healthcare services to the patients. It has improved the quality of healthcare, new medications have been developed and have enabled doctors to counter problems effectively and efficiently. In the last decade alone, thousands of devices have been introduced, but the top modern health devices that do and can offer the greatest benefits nowadays are:

Melanoma Biopsies

Source: Chicagotribune.com

Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer. A large number of dangerous-looking moles form on your skin, but they can often be harmless. However, it is difficult to determine if they are safe or not without performing an invasive surgical biopsy. Today, a handheld tool can be used by dermatologists in making the right call. The FDA has approved this tool for doing a multispectral analysis of the skin tissues. While the MelaFind optical scanner cannot be used for making a definitive diagnosis, it can provide doctors with additional information that can be used to decide whether a biopsy is needed or not. The purpose is to reduce the number of people who are left with biopsy scars that might be unnecessary.

Needle-Free Diabetes Care

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Diabetes self-care can be painful and a headache. You have to constantly draw blood for testing your glucose levels and administer insulin shots on a daily basis, which can heighten the risk of infection due to so much poking. Even though people have now begun to use insulin pumps and glucose monitors for blood sugar management, there is still a need for shots and skin pricks. Luckily, an alternative in the form of a transdermal biosensor is currently being developed, which can replace the poke with a patch as it will be able to read blood analytes via the skin and not have to draw blood. The device is like an electric toothbrush and only removes the top-layer skin cells for checking the blood chemistry with a biosensor. A reading is collected every minute and the data is sent to a remote monitor wirelessly.

Robotic Checkups

The field of robotics has also gotten considerably advanced and is being employed in the medical industry for delivering better services to people. New medical robots have been developed for patrolling hallways in hospitals and doing the routine rounds. They are also able to check on patients in different rooms and can also manage their individual charts as well as vital signs without requiring direct human intervention. Some robots have also been created to assist nurses in performing their duties. For instance, if the patient has to be moved and a nurse doesn’t have the physical strength, a robot can take up the job.

Hearth Health

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An alternative has been introduced for open-heart surgery in the form of the Sapien transcatheter aortic valve, which is essentially life-saving for patients who need new valves, but don’t have the strength to survive under the rigorous surgical procedure. It is ideal for use in frail patients. A small incision is made near the rib cage or grown and the catheter is used for guiding the Sapien valve through the femoral artery. The bovine tissue has been used for making the valve and it is attached to a stent made of stainless steel. A small balloon is used to inflate it when it has been placed correctly in the valve space. It reduces the hospitalization period thereby reducing the cost of care needed.

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Follow Your Dreams, But With Informed Caution

Know the difference between settling and giving yourself time.

We've all been there. As children, some of us wanted to be superheroes and scientists, actors and doctors, and best-selling authors. But as we have grown into adulthood, we realized that some of our dreams were not feasible. One day, you wake up and realize that the world is actually NOT your oyster.

Not to be negative, but someone has to be realistic. For example, I used to LOVE science growing up. I thought I'd be curing life-threatening diseases such as diabetes and cancer because it was in my family I wanted to be the one to save everyone. Fast-forward to high school and college, I realized I simply couldn't do it. I couldn't do well in science when I hit college- it just wasn't my strong suit.

Then, I had to think, what am I actually good at out of all the subjects I take? I am not good at memorizing, so no history or science. I was terrible at math once I hit high school. I'm not good at computers. Then, that other dream from when I was really young set in- I wanted to be a writer. I wanted to write books. But knowing it was hard to make it, I needed to make a skill of writing usable, so I majored in Journalism. Fast-forward to a year and a half later in the major, many jobs and internships I applied to and never heard back from made me nervous.

"Is writing something that can make you money?"

My family asked. The truth is, yes,

but you need to get your foot in the door somehow. It is always that first step that is tough to get through. The issue is writing, along with other artsy jobs such as fashion, acting, singing, etc, is a risky profession. It is not your typical 9-5 job, well depending on what kind of writing you do.

When graduation is almost around the corner, and you are not hearing back from any jobs it is very nerve-wracking. You may be asking yourself: How will I feed myself after I graduate? How will I manage to pay off my student debt? My other bills?

Well, there really is only one answer. Look reality in the face and get any job off the bat you KNOW will make you money.

Apply to be a receptionist, a stocker in a grocery store, a cashier in a restaurant or store. Maybe become a waitress and bartender. Anything that FOR SURE will help you pay your bills while you are chasing that dream that everyone makes you doubt you'll achieve. DON'T listen to the negativity. But DO listen to reality.

Do not be stubborn. Take whatever job you can get and don't feel discouraged, your time is coming!

If you are like me and really want to make money off of writing, do some research and do it on the side. One day, you may get your big break and get that dream job you are chasing. That is because the goal is NOT to be miserable when you are working. So even if you do have to settle for a while, let that motivate you. If it is risky, it is also exciting. So yes, give yourself reality checks, but don't give up!

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What Would I Do If I Won The Lottery?

I can only imagine all of the possibilities!

What would I do if I won the lottery?

This is one of those questions that everybody gets asked at least once in their lives. There are many things one can do with lottery winnings. The possibilities are almost infinite. At this point in my life, these are the things I would like to do should I ever win the lottery

1. Pay off my credit cards.

My primary goal with any and all forms of income I receive is to pay off my credit card balances. The quicker I can pay down those credit cards, the higher my credit score will go back up. Something such as lottery winnings would be a quick and easy way to cross paying these credit cards off this list.

2. Pay off my student loans.

One thing that I am not looking forward to dealing with after earning my Bachelor’s degree this summer is having to pay back my student loans. Being an adult student in an online General Studies degree program in a school in another state makes it that much harder to find any applicable scholarships to apply for.

3. Quit my current job.

Who would not enjoy some time away from having to work? Having no bills to pay, even for a temporary amount of time, would better allow one to consider taking some time off to keep what is left of their sanity.

4. Purchase a better Wi-Fi system for my house.

One of the most frustrating things I deal with at my house is that with the Wi-Fi router downstairs on one side of the house, and with my room upstairs on the other side of the house, is that Wi-Fi signal is not great at all. Any decent solution to this issue is an easy $100-$400, which I would rather not have to fork over, especially right now.

5. Put more money into my savings account.

Your money will not save itself without some start. I have an online savings account, which has a higher rate than a savings account in a bank such as Chase and is also more difficult to access funds. Even if you have a savings account at your local bank, you should start one either way, as having some savings is better than having none at all.

6. Also, start and fund a 401k.

If by some miracle I live to be old enough to retire, the minimum age which will likely be in the 70s by then, I will need a financial net set up.

7. Invest more in stocks.

Stocks can be another great way to set some money aside for savings purposes. However, unlike a typical savings account, shares can change a value in an instant, so do not put all of your savings in there unless you like to live dangerously.

8. Give more tithes to my church.

As an unofficial rule of thumb, one is to donate ten percent of their income to their church. I know that I have not given even close to that much money to my church, mainly because I cannot spare that much.

9. Purchase more professional clothing.

With my work’s dress code changing and becoming stricter, I now have to worry about buying more clothes, which is one of the last things I want to be bothered with. Not to mention if I have a job interview for a new job, I will need more professional attire.

10. Undergo a weight loss treatment.

With a newer fat freeze treatment available, especially since this particular procedure eliminates the need for surgery, I have been eager to give it a shot, which is not exactly something that is cheap.

11. Buy more video games.

There are many video games I would like to play. With both time and money not being on my side, my options are rather limited. Even having a few hundred dollars would make a significant difference here.

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