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 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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The 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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Not 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.
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It’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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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 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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Konami knows that anyone who does more than about 3 push-ups can’t keep his/her breath and count at the same time, so they have created the Push-up Counter (or, as they call it in the Babelfish translation, “the arm counter.”) At a size of 75 x 118 x 135 mm, you and your buds can try for its limit of 999 by chin or chest, but we both know none of you will get that far. Available in Japan, the battery operated (not included) gadget goes for ¥1764 (~$15.00.)
NTT Docomo has created a cell phone with a new twist. The Mitsubishi Wellness Navigator has all the usual features but also includes a heart rate monitor, breath analyzer, burned calorie counter, and body fat calculator, and pedometer application. The data is matched to your age, gender, weight, and height, and can be sent along to your doctor to save you the dreaded “regularly scheduled” appointment. No price or availability yet on this prototype, but we are not sure we really want to know how much body fat is in there.
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In the interest of expanding my life experiences and getting “my game on” I decided to try the much hyped Gamer fuel, Mountain Dew’s new Halo 3 themed “Dew with an invigorating blast of citrus cherry flavor” featuring 170 calories of sugar and 73mg of caffeine. Read on for our full, unabashed review.