Get Healthy Faster and Stay Healthy Longer

Technology is impacting the healthcare industry at light-year speed from hearing aids to digestible sensors. Doctors are able to communicate better with patients, get a better picture of patients’ health, and actually help people who are hearing impaired have better speech recognition that a person without hearing loss. Miracle Ear is an example of a technologically advanced hearing aid. Some other examples of improved healthcare through technology are:

Relationship Management

Communication between primary doctors and specialists, doctors and hospitals, and everyone with insurance companies is an area that has been slow to take advantage of technological advancements. Referrals, progress reports and insurance authorizations are slow in coming, and the health of the patient may be adversely affected by this. With software for cloud-based provider relationship management, communication can be instantaneous saving everyone time and money.

Digestible Sensors
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Digestible sensors look like any tiny pill. They are as easy to swallow as any medication, but they don’t treat, they transmit information about the patient to the doctor, so he or she can get the same information about the patient that a physical would give. The sensor wirelessly transmits to a computer or smartphone, so your doctor can see what’s going on inside your bodily systems. The sensor uses energy from your body and doesn’t require a battery.

3D Biological Printers

Today, 3D printers are used to create many things, but the possibilities for medical uses are vast. Some of the ways a 3D printer biological printer could help are:

• Print skin to help burn victims and people with skin diseases along with laser-printed skin cells

• Print blood vessels and cardiac tissue that beats like a real heart

• Print stem cells that could develop into cartilage and bone

• Print cancer cells for research

• Print cells to patch hearts that have gone through a heart attack

• Print a portion of or an entire organ for transplants

Human Cell Testing

Microchips that are lined with living human cells can be used for clinical testing, replacing animals. Testing on animals is usually adequate, but not the best option. Testing on living human cells in the microchips give a better picture of what’s going on inside complicated organs such as the lungs.

Hearing Aids

hearing aids, hearingToday, hearing aids have advanced to fit anyone’s lifestyle. They can be placed inside the hearing canal and be completely invisible, and they are waterproof. They are also smart. They can learn the wearer’s individual preferences and provide appropriate amplification.

These are just a few of the many ways in which technology is advancing the healthcare industry. Doctors can find disease much earlier than ever before and prevent many serious illnesses.

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Hairstyle for each Face Shape

Our hair is said to be our crowning glory. Herewith is a very cool infographic on how to enhance more our crowning glory and define more our beauty.

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A Guide to a Healthy Swimming Pool

Having a swimming pool in your own backyard can be fun but at the same time it requires care and hard work. We know that swimming pools not properly maintained can bring various diseases to a person. So to prevent this from happening, know the enemies that could be lurking in your swimming pools and how to fight them with this helpful guide.

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Swimming is one great activity for family bonding, more wondrous if you own a healthy one.

Finding the Right Fleece Jacket

Winter season is almost over and soon it will be spring. Although temperatures during spring can’t be as low as in winter, we can’t ignore the biting cold of this colorful season. Most of us are already taking out our fleece jackets to protect us from the sunny, cold weather. Some of us may need to buy new ones. But how do we choose the best fleece jacket for our purpose?

Yes, there seems to be a million and one different types of fleece out there and if you do not read about it, it would be hard to make a choice. It is like hitting something blindly. But if you find the right one, it will do you well.

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For starters, know that there four main kinds of fleece jackets, namely Lightweight, Midweight, Heavyweight, and Windproof.

The Lightweight fleece jacket is light, from its name. It is not bulky and is highly breathable. It bridges the gap between heavy base layers and mid-layer insulation. This is perfect for use of athletes in action who generate a lot of body heat.

The Midweight fleece jacket is perhaps the most popular of all kinds of fleece because it is versatile. Most people use it as a mid-layer over an article of clothing, but another layer is placed over it. This is used in moderate temperatures. It is also breathable.

The Heavyweight fleece jacket provides the utmost warmth in cold climes, however, it can get really heavy and uncomfortable. It is usually worn as an outer layer in extremely cold weather. It is still breathable and is good for cold weather activities that do not require a lot of movement, such as camping or skiing. It can also be used a mid-layer if preferred.

The Windproof fleece jacket can be any weight, except that it has a windproof membrane inserted between two fleece layers. That is why it is less breathable than standard fleece.

Now that we have decoded fleece jackets, you will not go unarmed the next time you go to the store to get one.

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Learning to Love the Body on the Inside and Out

Positive well-being is more than just health and fitness; it’s also about your outlook. You need to have both a healthy lifestyle and a healthy mindset if you want to love your body inside and out. Below is some advice about how you can strive to accept and appreciate everything about yourself, inside and out, flaws and all.

Go on a Retreat

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If you want to be more positive about yourself, a health and wellness retreat may be the answer. Licensed wellness retreats, such as the Chi Of Life retreat, offer participants a supportive and non-judgemental environment to develop a healthy physique and mentality. These retreats have hired professionals, such as fitness instructors, health professionals and dieticians. These professionals will provide you with individualised diet and fitness plans in order to give you the skills and knowledge needed to create and maintain well-balanced health and wellbeing. These retreats also offer meditation and other relaxation activities and exercises. They are often located in secluded environments, away from the stress and pressures of everyday life. These retreats give you the motivation and support you need to start your journey to emotional, mental and physical wellness.

Get Fit

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Many people believe that eliminating as much body fat as possible should be your key goal. While excess body fat is undoubtedly harmful, cardiovascular and general fitness is far more important. If you make fitness your goal, you are likely to shed weight in the process. Additionally, fitness goals are a lot more easily achieved than weight loss goals, which means you are more likely to see results and stay motivated. Staying fit involves staying active and exercising, but also includes eating healthy, balanced and nutritious food, managing your stress and ensuring you get enough sleep. You should not compare your fitness to others and stick to your personal goals and limits.

Learn to Love You

While it is important to stay fit and avoid any excess weight, you must also learn to love your body. You must remember that when it comes to your body, there are only so many things you can control. You can adopt diets and workouts that will prevent you from bulking up or packing on pounds. You can’t, however, control your bone structure or help the fact you have a wide set or heavily built figure. Likewise, if you have a bony or thin physique, you can only build so much mass from. Don’t compete with others and their appearances. Learn to love your body shape for what it is; embrace your uniqueness and you will find that staying healthy is far easier.

You need to establish a balance in your life. You need to care enough about your fitness and health to exercise and manage your diet, but not enough to turn yourself into something you’re not. While you should always try to improve your fitness and work towards your body goals, you must remember that every body is unique. You need to become comfortable both inside your skin and out.

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