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VR Tech Allows Doctors to Look Inside Your Heart

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States and, because of heart disease, one person dies every 37 seconds in the United States, which adds up to about 647,000 Americans dying from heart disease each year. That’s almost one-quarter of the total preventable deaths in the US!   Treatment and prevention programs for heart disease also cost the US healthcare system around $219 billion each year. However, advances in medical science, with a little help from cutting edge technology, are making spotting and curing heart..

Why Your Virtual Personal Assistant Is Not a Replacement for a Doctor

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Around 42 percent of Americans have some sort of smart speaker or virtual personal assistant, like Alexa, Cortana, Siri, or Google Assistant, in their home and make use of it on a regular basis. While these new AI-driven caretaker devices are useful in many ways, from turning on the lights and heating on before you get home on a cold winter night, to finding you the best recipe for pasta carbonara, they are certainly no replacement for a medical professional. Siri Has the Same Medical Knowledge as a Household Pet Research, conducted by the University of Alberta and published in..

UN Health Agency Prequalifies Life-saving Breast Cancer Medicine

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2.1 million women contracted breast cancer in 2018, with the WHO projecting that rates will reach 3.1 million by 2040. Around 630,000 of those diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018 died because of preventable causes such as late diagnosis and lack of access to affordable treatment. In response to these rising breast cancer numbers across the developing world, The UN health agency has prequalified a biosimilar version of the medicine trastuzumab. Trastuzumab is an effective cure for early-stage breast cancer and has been shown to have a positive effect on some advanced cases of the disease. A Nearly Two-third Price..

5 More Amazing Advancements in Medical Technology

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In last week’s article, we covered some of the amazing advancements in medical technology that making previously fatal diseases and conditions more survivable and returning function to body parts lost in accidents or to congenital issues.   Given how many truely fantastic new medical technologies are being researched, we’ll be expanding on that list in the article with five more amazing advancements in medical technology. Smart Inhalers According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 13 people have asthma. This means more than 25 million Americans have asthma, which is 7.7 percent of adults and 8.4..

5 Amazing Advancements in Medical Technology

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Medical technology has been on a constant forward trajectory since we used leeches and trepanning. While most of us take the miracle that is modern medicine for granted, the combination of the drive to cure persistent medical issues and the wonders that modern technology can produce have resulted in some truly spectacular advancements in recent years. 3D Printed Body Parts 3D printing has moved from a curiosity and hobby activity only a couple of years ago into a widespread part of the second industrial revolution. Everything from guns to cars can now be 3D printed and the technology is making..

Should Flavored E-cigarettes Be Banned?

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In reaction to the looming federal ban on certain types of flavored e-cigarettes, currently being led by New York and Michigan who have already banned most flavored e-liquids, vaping enthusiasts are stocking up on e-liquid.   Groups like the American Vaping Association are also warning of a return by many vapers to smoking cigarettes in the face of wide-scale vaping bans.   The reason for the impending federal ban is that there have been 530 reported cases of lung injury in the US as of September 19th. The use of e-cigarettes has also been linked to seven deaths in six..

Future Medical Technology: The AR Assisted Microscope

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One of the best things about working in the medical field is the rate at which the technology that medical professionals use to save lives progresses. During the course of human history, advances in medical technology have cure diseases that have previously caused the deaths of millions, utterly irradicated major threats like smallpox and found a way to overcome the most persistent of physical disabilities, from developing cutting edge replacement limbs to cochlear implants that restore hearing to the profoundly deaf.   That process is, of course, ongoing. New technologies that are developed in other areas can be incorporated into..

The Benefits of Becoming a Medical Assistant

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Are you the kind of person who enjoys helping people? Do you also have a passion for science or medicine? If you do then becoming a medical assistant may be just the career you are looking for, and now is the best time to get that qualification and join a rapidly growing job market.   Working as a medical assistant means becoming the beating heart of any medical practice. It means being in demand and working in a position where you will be challenged, stimulated and no two days at work will be the same.   So if you are..

The History of Medical Assistant

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Medical assistants are a vital part of today's healthcare infrastructure, helping with patient care and assisting doctors and nurses in saving lives. As important as they are, it seems hard to imagine a time that these heroes of the healthcare sector weren’t around.    It might surprise you then, to learn that Medical Assistant has only been a recognized job title since the latter part of the 20th century. Som if you are thinking of becoming a Medical Assistant and you would like to know more about the history of the role and what impact it has had on the..

5 Important Questions to Ask When You Are Choosing Your Medical Assistant School

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If you are looking for a career as a medical assistant, one of the most important things you can do is pick the right Medical Assistant school. Your school needs to have all of the features you need to make sure you are getting the best from your training, so it’s always a good idea to ask some pertinent questions before you sign up. To make that process as easy as possible for you, and to help find the right medical assistant school for you, here are five important questions to ask when you are choosing your medical assistant school...