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Sad Scale Medical App

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Healthcare & Fitness, $0.99

Sad ScaleThe Sad Scale app from Deep Pockets assesses your emotional state, even if you think you are already aware of it. Created by a physician, answer a series of 20 Zung standardized questions that will be scored and you will be told where you stand on a Depression, Geriatric or Post Partum Scale. While this is not a substitute for real therapy, it will save the last 30 entries that can be e-d to your doctor. The iPhone and iPod touch application is available at the App Store for $.99.

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Bleeding Edge TV 306: An in-depth look at LASIK (Episode 3)

We are bringing you an in-depth look at in our three-part , thanks to Lasik Plus.

In our first last episode, we brought you the first in our three part series on LASIK, where we hit you with our definitive LASIK FAQ video. We followed that up with our LASIK surgery video. Now we are back, and head in for the follow-up visit to see just how successful the LASIK surgery was.

We find out what it is the doctors look for in the eyes after a LASIK surgery, and also how you should care for your eyes so that you can aid in healing.


Bleeding Edge TV 305: An in-depth look at LASIK (Episode 2)

We are bringing you an in-depth look at in our three-part , thanks to Lasik Plus.

In our last episode, we brought you the first in our three part series on LASIK, where we hit you with our definitive LASIK FAQ video. At the end, we told you that in the next video, it was surgery time - and here we are.

We continue following Monica through her LASIK experience, this time bringing our cameras in the operating room. We get the scoop on the different lasers that are used, and what each one does, and the doctors go into expectations of what one would feel during LASIK surgery. Then, it’s showtime, as the LASIK surgery begins. We bring you some extreme close-ups, so if you get squeamish with these kinds of things, you may want to cover your eyes, and the eyes of your loved ones. Monica even gives us a nice voiceover during the procedure, so that she can tell us how she was feeling during the procedure itself.

In our next episode, we continue the LASIK series, as Monica goes in for her follow-up appointment.


Bleeding Edge TV 304: An in-depth look at LASIK (Episode 1)

We are bringing you an in-depth look at in our three-part .

In this first episode, Monica goes in for a pre-op consultation, and meets with the folks over at LASIK Plus. During the visit, we captured just about every question about LASIK and laser vision correction surgery that we could, and we bring you all the common questions that most people have about LASIK, in great detail. We also show you some of the pre-op procedures that are done in order to determine if a candidate qualifies for vision correction, and ask about other alternatives for those who don’t.

That’s it for this first episode - if you are someone considering LASIK, or just wanted to know more about it, this is the video to watch. In our next episode, we give you a look at the actual procedure, as we take our cameras into the operating room. Be prepared.


Nintendo Wii Fit to Offer Healthy Feedback

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Nintendo, Wii

Dr. MarioNintendo has teamed with Panasonic Medical Solution, Hitachi and NEC to create an extra feature to Wii Fit. The add-on allows users to forward personal health data to a professional who will advise a better way to keep in shape and improve your BMI. The service is planned for April of this year in Japan. We figure that if you have Wii Fit and play with it every day, you are already halfway there.

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Forehead Voice Thermometer

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech

Voice thermometerThe Voice Thermostat measures forehead temperature with infrared in about 1 1/2 seconds. It displays it on its screen as well as speaking out. It also saves the last 30 test results with exact date and time.  The company claims that it is reliable within ± 0.2 ° C and can be used for liquids. At a size of 3.5 x 11 x 2.5 cm and a weight of 65g, the VT comes with a 3V lithium battery and a 2 year warranty for € 39.95 (~$63.00.) By the way, the German site didn’t say what language it speaks in.

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Electronic Cigarette

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Science

Electronic CigaretteNot too long ago we showed you an electronic cigarette that was both expensive and unavailable. How about the less expensive version that includes 10 low, medium and high refills? It says that there is no tar or any other substance inside so we assume that it is veggie based. About the same size as the real thing, the ciggy lights up at the end with a red LED and lasts up to 8 hours on a 2 to 3 hour charge. If you don’t think you will look or feel too foolish, you can give the device a try for $42.00.

(Thanks, Fanny)

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Philips HeartStart Home Automated External Defibrillator

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Science

Philips HeartStartIt’s kind of scary to think that those we are close to can be here one day and gone the next. Medical experts suggest that many do not survive sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) because treatment should be administered within the first five minutes. The Philips HeartStart Home Automated External Defibrillator from Active Forever is comes equipped with clear, calm vocal instructions to help you step-by-step including delivery of CPR. It can even determine if the procedure is necessary. The device carries a MSRP of $1,139.00.

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Stress Relief with the Super Head Relax Massager

Super Head Relax

With a name like “Super Head Relax,” we’re sooooo tempted to make a Karrine Steffans joke, but we’ll let you handle the double entendres. Anyway, Super Head Relax is a helmet-like massager that feels like “tiny fingers” are kneading your noggin, alleviating the stress and headaches of the day. Love it! Comes with a rechargeable battery and AC Adapter. While the ebsite advocates wearing it at work or in the car, we think that’s a tad much, unless you’re really into resembling Optimus Prime. Available for the rather pricey $248 USD.

 

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Jumping Goes Ropeless

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech

Ropeless Jump RopeJumping rope is a great cardio exercise but it is not feasible during the winter in colder climates. The Ropeless Jump Rope is a great way to get your workout inside or in your tiny cubicle. Input your height and weight and turn on the talking mode, and the device will let you know of your progress by audible snaps. It will tell you by LCD how many calories you burned, the time you kept it up, and amount of repetitions. Each handle contains removable weight inserts if you want to up your routine. Guaranteed for life, it comes with a workout DVD for $59.95.

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