Top Modern Health Devices Offering Great Benefits

Top Modern Health Devices Offering Great Benefits

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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

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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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11 Things Only People With Texting Anxiety Will Understand

Did I respond too quickly? Ugh, auto-correct! Why is he taking so long to respond?
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Some lucky humans were blessed with the social confidence that others can only dream of. These divine individuals can text anyone--their crush, friend, boss, ex, you name it--without feeling nervous. How do these demigods face those three evil dots which signal an incoming response with such blatant disinterest? It's as if they know the response will be in their favor! Either that or they are so utterly courageous that even the possibility of rejection fails to strike fear into their hearts. Whatever magic these bold humans use, not everyone is as lucky. Here are some things that those without texting anxiety just won't understand:

1. Over analyzing punctuation and phrasing.

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I hear Ye Old Cafe has an awesome lunch menu!

2. Predicting a rejection and assuming the worst.

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Great, he hates me! He thinks I'm a total weirdo and is probably mocking my very existence right now.

3. Auto-correct embarrassment.

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Don't seem too eager... PLEASE LOVE ME! Dang, I think that was too eager...

4. Those three little dots of dread.



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Wow, your response time is impeccable... NOT! Just say what you need to say!

5. Assuming the worst when someone doesn't respond.

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She has probably been attacked by zombies...and I was too slow to save her. Oh god! What if she's still being attacked? What do I do?

6. Feeling like a bother when you text first.

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Hey! Oh dang, I'm probably annoying her...I take it back!

7. Trying to decipher the exact meaning of excess letters.


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"Funnyyy!" OK, three y's, that means he thinks I'm actually funny? No, he's definitely mocking me.

8. Deciding on a context appropriate emoji.

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OK, to use the eggplant emoji or to not use the eggplant emoji...

9. Immediately regretting a text and wishing there was a way to undo it.

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"LOL, you're sooooooo funny :)" OH GOD NO, that sounded way too eager! ABORT MISSION!

10. Wondering what you did wrong when someone is online but ignores your text.

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Great, that status was probably about me...she could at least say it to my face!

11. The fear of misinterpreting a text.

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He didn't use a smiley face...that means he's mad at me! Or is he just busy? Or maybe he just didn't see it...should I send it again?

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4 Essentials You Need In The Elizabeth Holmes Starter Pack

Here are key artifacts that worked to conjure up such an individual.

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Elizabeth Holmes is one of the most infamous entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley. Her company, Theranos, which was once heralded as a groundbreaking health-care changer, deceived thousands of people, giving them false blood results and examinations.

What stunned people all over the globe, was Elizabeth herself. Her image, her demeanor, and her overall haunting presence became the center of several documentaries and past news articles. Here are 4 key artifacts that worked to conjure up such an individual.

1. Makeup 

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Ms. Holmes' beauty routine is quite consistent and easy-to-follow. For special occasions and public-speaking events, Elizabeth wears her signature black eyeliner, smeared all over the upper eyelid, and a muted red-colored shade of lipstick. Her eyebrows and face remain minimal, as the enhancement of Ms. Holmes' ice-blue eyes is the centerpiece of the look.

2. Black turtlenecks

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Several news outlets and documentaries make note of Elizabeth Holmes' obsession with Apple creator, Steve Jobs. In the midst of building her billion-dollar scheme, Holmes would adapt Job's characteristics and professional practices, such as live product launches and copying Apple's style of commercials. However, the most obvious form of imitation was Elizabeth wearing black turtlenecks every single workday.

3. Green juice

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Since Ms. Holmes worked long hours, she followed a diet that she believed would provide her energy and health. Theranos insiders reported that Elizabeth was never seen without her green juice, either in her hand or on her desk. At home, her personal chef would whip up a small dish of vegetables for dinner, giving the fraud a one-way ticket to malnutrition.

4. A deep baritone voice

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Of all the mysterious anecdotes written and said about the Silicon Valley scam, the most bewildering tale derives from Elizabeth Holmes' deep baritone voice. Luminaries who knew Elizabeth during her time at Stanford claimed that her speaking voice was high-pitched, typical of a young white female. As years passed, when Elizabeth was quickly gaining fame and momentum, her voice dropped a couple of octaves when she made public appearances. According to Theranos employees, when Elizabeth drank at company parties, her voice slipped back into the high-pitched tone.

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