When you have lazy eye, or weaker vision in one eye than the other, doctors often recommend patching, but researchers recently found an interesting alternative for amblyopia: a specially designed video game. In the study, it was found to be more effective than patching.
With so many car crashes each year, could driverless cars save lives? Technology like this is expected to surge in 2017.
With 3D printing, you can create a perfect model of a person’s heart, lung, liver or other organ. These models have many uses in healthcare. They can help surgeons plan a procedure and help train medical students.
Your heart. You probably don’t think about it often, yet it continues to pump with its faithful, steady beat — carrying blood to all your organs. Watch and find out some amazing things about your heart.
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A new option that offers a face-to-face teleconference visit with a doctor is popping up in neighborhood drugstores and grocery stores. These telemedicine healthcare kiosks are a budget-friendly alternative to the walk-in clinics run by drugstore pharmacies. “Telemedicine kiosks are currently being used to diagnose and treat simple, acute illnesses, such as colds and flu, … Read More
A new study finds that pictures of the brain may point out some changes that may be clues to development of Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms emerge. This may help doctors develop better treatments and prevent the disease from progressing. Before symptoms begin Neurological specialists have known for a long time that people with Alzheimer’s disease … Read More
Technology is making all aspects of our lives easier and more convenient – and that includes doctor and healthcare provider visits. Telemedicine is the electronic exchange of health information from one site to another. “Telemedicine can now be used to diagnose medical conditions that may have previously required an office visit,” says internal medicine specialist … Read More
Have you ever heard of someone passing away from a “broken heart”? You may have thought it was a myth. But there actually is a medical condition called takotsubo cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle brought on by extreme stress. Takotsubo often goes by the name “broken heart syndrome.” Cardiomyopathies (Greek for “affliction of … Read More
Contributor: William Seitz, MD, orthopaedic surgeon Arthritis of the shoulder, elbow and wrist can leave you in pain and feeling weak. It also can create a substantial loss of mobility and function. The good news is that there are some very effective techniques to addressing this problem, even in severe cases. Struggling with day-to-day function … Read More
Cardiac stents are an effective, nonsurgical way of holding a narrowed or blocked artery open to increase blood flow to the heart in people with coronary artery disease (CAD). However, up to 15 percent of people who receive even the most modern type of stents — called drug-eluting stents — will experience restenosis, or re-narrowing … Read More