Medical technology has advanced to such a degree that we can replace limbs, transfuse blood, and repair damage that previously would have been fatal. Science fiction, often the forerunner of human ingenuity, has predicted many of these improvements. Here are a few pieces of medical technology that previously seemed like science fiction.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes persistent inflammation of the joints. It may also affect the eyes, skin and lungs, as well as the heart and blood vessels. The condition occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue.
The last thing you want when you go to the doctor’s office is for your physician to say, “I’m sorry, but we just don’t know what’s wrong with you.” Unfortunately, this happens more than health professionals like to admit.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a major health concern in the U.S. This disease of the respiratory system causes restricted airflow and an abnormal inflammatory response, which can make something as simple as breathing extremely difficult.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is known as a condition that involves difficulty paying attention, excessive amounts of energy, and an inability to control behavior that interferes with functioning or development. For children diagnosed with this mental disorder, their symptoms usually become apparent between the ages of six and twelve.
Rheumatoid arthritis or RA is an autoimmune disorder affecting the joints and organs. RA tends to alternate between symptom flare-ups and remission periods, making it a difficult disorder to predict and treat. A great deal of research into rheumatoid arthritis has identified many risk factors and potential treatments, although there is still no cure for arthritis.
Aging is an inevitable process that many people try to avoid. However, if you aren’t careful, you could actually be speeding up the aging process instead of slowing it down. An unhealthy lifestyle, poor diet, stress, caffeine, smoking, a sedentary lifestyle, alcohol, and pollution can all contribute to aging skin and wrinkles. Some home remedies have a touch of nature that can help turn back the hands of time and slow down the aging process.
Type 2 diabetes is a condition that affects over 12 percent of adults in America. It is sometimes referred to as non-insulin dependent diabetes or adult-onset diabetes. This condition affects the way that the body uses sugar. It occurs when the body either does not produce enough insulin, or the body is resistant to insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar.
People who have anxiety often suffer in silence much longer than they have to, and are afraid to seek help for something that they think they should just be able to talk themselves out of.
This Valentine’s Day, don’t fall into the trap of just picking up the nearest and cheapest bouquet of flowers for your sweetheart. Flowers die quickly, and then your partner is left with a vase full of mouldy stems and leaves that they have to get rid of. There are so many better ideas out there for Valentine’s Day presents!
For every successful person in business, there are a whole host of others lurking in the shadows who just never hit on the right formula for success. However, a good business person will learn quickly that it isn’t just about having one good idea. You must push yourself through failure after failure in order to succeed. Life will never just hand you something for free — you have to work for it.
Have you ever caught yourself dreaming of “You 2.0”? Don’t worry, longing for improvement is natural and healthy when practiced in moderation. It’s the soil in which the seeds of change are planted.
Every day on the news, we watch as the stock market rises and falls based on the actions of a few select people. These people run enormous tech companies, television networks, and investment organizations. We see them in the news more and more as the media has become obsessed with the person behind the product – computers now aren’t about the technology, they’re about the lifestyle, and who better to promote it than the man or woman who made it all possible. The thing is, there is a lot about these great people that we don’t realize.
Real confidence is measured in face-to-face interactions, not mediated through a computer screen. If you’ve ever wondered what makes someone truly confident, look no further. Here are a few tips for recognizing someone with true confidence when you see them.
Being a woman comes with its own set of perks as well as its own set of challenges, particularly when it comes to women’s health. Our intricate reproductive systems should be closely monitored for abnormalities as many women are unfamiliar with the signs that could indicate a possible health issue or condition. If one of your goals for this year is to take charge of your health, here are 18 issues specific to women that you should know about.