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Virtual Reality As Medical Care

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has recently announced a new study in the works using virtual reality (VR) for pain management in hospitalized. Certain medical and surgical patients are testing pain improvement when using these devices..

Virtual reality allows a person to put on headset like Google Cardboard (2 for $25, Oculus Rift ($1500.), or Gear VR(@$200 only w Samsung products)and submerge into the view. VR is being tested in many areas of medicine, from treating psychiatric conditions to helping train medical students. I personally am enjoying the Goggle Cardboard and gifting it for friends.

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‘Wearables’ Coined

This new word includes tech textile, such as workout clothing. Biometric data gathering clothing can now cover you head to toe. A sweat cap or band can measure heart rate, body temperature calories burned. Check out socks, shirts and shoes, all Bluetooth connected to a Smartphone App! A starting site is Spree wearables .

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Curbside Cocaine Test

In the works, cocaine roadside testing both sensitive & accurate. The results would be quick and w/o blood or urine needed. Saliva could do it! Further testing is being carried out to make it inexpensive and widely available.

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Only 1 drop of Blood

A one-drop test that the Mayo Clinic, among others, is using can screen for cancer and diabetes. Created in Canada (Univ. Victoria), I hope that this test is coming soon to a hospital near all!

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Great  Book Gift

Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 11.39.28 AMSee Inside Your Body; Hardcover; Author – Katie Dayneskey age 4 and up

A wonderful gift! This book is targeted for those age 4 & up. Check out the book and reviews on Amazon.