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Wi-Fi-enabled pacemaker updates your doctor with your stats, wirelessly

Wi-Fi PacemakerThese days, everything from our mobile phones to our s have WiFi capability, so why not put it in a device where it really matters, like a pacemaker?  Apparently, a New York woman was the first to receive such a device, and it is designed to upload any troubling stats tol her doctor should it pick up anything abnormal. 

We like seeing technology used to keep people safe, and this saves time as well, since most of her normal tests are now done on the fly, with results delivered without an appointment needing to be made.

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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.


New Zealand Doctor Claims Carbs Are Addictive

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Science

Chunky CharactersGood news for those who insist that their spare tire is due to genetics. That is not quite the case, but a New Zealand scientist claims that carbohydrates may be as addictive as cigarettes, giving us a new excuse. He claims that heavily processed carbs found in as cereal and desserts raise the amount of sugar in blood. The result is that the sugar rush stimulates the same part of the brain that involves nicotine addiction. Dr.Thornley says that more studying is needed but that so far his research shows that those with a high body mass index have fewer brain pleasure receptors like in those who are addicted to cocaine and alcohol.

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Top ten gadgets meant to enter your body

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Household, Misc. Tech, Science

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Our friends over at Boing Boing Gadgets have just put up a post detailing what they believe to be the top ten gadgets ever created that are meant for entering the human body. You know, things like the artificial heart, cochlear implants, and even a few things that involve entering and/or exiting the rectum and vagina. No, seriously. I mean, if that hasn’t made you click over to check it out, we don’t know what would.

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Portable Handheld Scanner Sends Images Back to Cell Phone

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Misc. Tech, Science, USB

Handheld Medical ScannerA new portable, handheld medical scanner has been created that plugs into a cell phone via USB cable to transmit data to processors. Then images come back on the cellie screen. Because one processor can serve many imagers, the cost will be reduced overall. Professor Boris Rubinsky, at the University of California in Berkeley, is hoping that the Star Trekkian device will be used in developing nations, rural clinics, and even ambulances.

Read More | Live Science

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