In the past decade or so, text messaging has fundamentally altered the way people communicate with each other. Consider that in the year 2000, Americans sent a total of 14 billion text messages. Just a decade later, this figure had ...Read More »
Category Archives: Medicine & Technology
Can “Brain Training” Sharpen Your Mind?
One of the most frustrating aspects of the aging process is its impact on our cognitive abilities. No matter how healthy your personal lifestyle might be, it is a virtual certainty that your capacity to recall information, speak skillfully and ...Read More »
Sensitive to Pain? Your Brain (or Genes) Might be Why
Like it or not, pain is an inescapable fact of life; regardless of whether a person leads an active or sedentary lifestyle, all of us have had to deal with certain injuries and/or pain-inducing medical conditions. You might have noticed, ...Read More »
Restoring Vision with Telescopic Implants
Imagine undergoing a surgical procedure to restore your vision with minute telescopes. Such a surgery might sound like something that is years away from becoming a reality. In fact, this operation is currently available to patients across the United States, ...Read More »
Could a New Blood Test Spot a Heart Attack?
One of the well-known causes of premature death in United States is heart attacks; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly 715,000 heart attacks occur each year in the United States. Making matters worse is that ...Read More »
Cataracts: What Patients Should Know
It’s common knowledge that surgeries of all types are performed on a routine basis. Despite this fact, you’ll probably be a bit surprised at just how often Americans go under the knife. In the year 2010 alone, the Centers for ...Read More »
Parkinson’s and Stem Cells: A New Treatment?
Though medical science has made great strides in the last several decades, there remain a number of chronic diseases that cannot be cured. Among the maladies on this dreadful list is Parkinson’s disease, a condition that strikes the body’s nervous ...Read More »
Hepatitis C: A Serious and Chronic Disease
When it comes to the biggest threats to public health, most people think of conditions such as heart disease, cancer, stroke and AIDS. However, in recent years one disease has earned a spot on this notorious list with relatively little ...Read More »
Another Type of Pain: The Symptoms of Gout
There are some conditions that everyone knows about, and there are others that are less well known. For example, if you’re not familiar with it, you probably don’t know what gout is and how it affects the body. Though it ...Read More »
Taking Care of Stretch Marks
If you have stretch marks anywhere on your body, then you know how much of an eyesore they can be. All body types can experience stretch marks, whether you’re short, tall, skinny, overweight, pear-shaped or top-heavy. Making matters worse is ...Read More »