The flu season is in full effect and it now qualifies as an epidemic in the United States. With all the chatter about vaccine safety and who should or should not get a certain flu shot, it can be hard to know if you should receive the seasonal flu vaccine. So, what’s the bottom line? The CDC recommends that all people over the age of 6 months receive a flu vaccination – with a few exceptions.
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Did you know that women in their late 30s and 40s have a higher chance of giving birth to babies with chromosomal disorders? As a woman's age increases, so too the risk of genetic conditions. March is the month of trisomy awareness. By improving the public’s knowledge on trisomy and gathering those affected by it, we can provide the support needed through advocacy.
Right now, only 66% of African American patients fighting blood cancers like leukemia and sickle cell disease can find a donor match to give them a second chance at life.
March is National Kidney Month and everyday 1 in 3 American adults are currently at risk for developing kidney disease. Your kidneys play a major role in your body by removing toxic substances and excess water from the bloodstream. The healtheo360 team has put together a few kidney health tips to help you on your journey to having healthy kidneys.
Kidney Health Tip #1: Drink Water
Drinking water is extremely important for your kidneys. To maintain a good health for your kidneys and body, it is suggested that you should consume a daily amount of 1.5 to 2 liters of water per day. Drinking the suggested amount of water will help to clear sodium, urea, and other toxins from your body.
It’s believed that the earliest artificial body part was discovered is dated to around 300 B.C. As you would imagine, early artificial body parts or prosthetics were clunky, ugly and gave limited dexterity.
Today, artificial body parts can mimic natural movement and provide a higher level of functionality for those who need it. There is also emphasis on a more natural look to make them as stylish as they are practical. The field, called biomechanics, combines biology, physics, chemistry, computer science and mathematics.
Origins of the term: from bi (as in “life”) + onics (as in “electronics”); the study of mechanical systems that function like living organisms or parts of living organisms
From fingers, to hands, arms, legs, eyes or kidneys, the growing list of bio-parts available right now is producing functionality once only dreamed about in Hollywood productions. One prosthetics company, Otto Bock HealthCare, has a promo video on their website that features a man fitted with a leg prosthetic. It’s an awe inspiring video that shows him accomplishing several different types of everyday activities. One scene has him riding a jet-ski then cuts to another scene of him moutain biking, then he’s off hiking in the woods. He wears a Otto Bock X3 prosthetic leg which comes with a battery supply that lasts five days before it needs recharging. The leg itself contains technology like motors, a motion sensor, microprocessor chips and is completely waterproof.
A large number of these research projects are funded by the Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or DARPA. Numerous breakthrough technologies are being developed through this public-private collaboration. By making pivotal funding investments into various research projects, DARPA is enabling medical advances that bring close to natural function for an expanding list of conditions. With funding from DARPA, scientists are also looking into developing other artificial body parts like a neural chip that will restore active memory in patients with memory deficits caused by diseases like Alzheimer's or injury. The project is headed by UCLA and University of Pennsylvania which will develop and test electronic interfaces that can sense memory lost by injury or disease and attempt to restore normal function. Other projects include a hand prosthesis that allows the user to feel sensations like hardness or softness, shape and size.
We decided to do a playful twist on the popular Netflix original show, Orange is the new black. Everyone loves dogs and the show is amazing, so why not combine both? If you ever wondered "If Orange Is The New Black Were Played By Dogs", we put together a list to match the perfect canine friend for some of the most popular characters in the show.