healtheo360®, a web portal for people living with chronic health conditions, and Vital Options International, a cancer communication, education and advocacy organization, today announced that David S. Duplay, founder and CEO of healtheo360, has been appointed as chairman of the Vital Options International board of directors. Debby Bitticks, who has served as Vital Options chairman and CEO since 2013, will continue in her role as CEO.
healtheo360 Wellness Blog
You're in a meeting and you get a beep! It’s a text message or email. It's either from a loved one wishing you well, a work related message or the latest news. Does this scenario feel familiar?
A lot of people are so attached to their cell phones that go to sleep laying next to them! (I am glad to say I don't anymore!).
Down by the sandy beaches of Catalonia, Spain, a team of researchers at the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Castelldefels has successfully developed a nano-chip capable of detecting cancer at its earliest stages. Though only a few square centimeters, this nano-chip is so sensitive that it can detect cancer protein markers from only a drop of blood!
Like a power strip or circuit board, the nano-chip contains sensing sites that connect to a “network of fluidic micro-channels,” which can perform multiple tests from one sample. As chemically programed particles on the nano’s surface attract protein markers, any cancer markers present in the blood sample will attach to nano-particles in the channels as they flow through. The nano-chip monitors all of the changes in the concentration of protein markers to provide an assessment of a patient’s risk of cancer.
Top 5 Health Apps and Gadgets
With the New Year comes new progress and an excitement to dedicate more time to a better you. Luckily, there are apps and gadgets that can aid you in your positive changes and help you keep track of your successes. Who knows what new advancements technology will bring in 2014, but here are some health-related apps and gadgets that are available now or in the very near future!