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The future of medicine: Augmented Reality & Google Glass

The future of medicine: Augmented Reality & Google Glass | Senior Care | Scoop.it

With his Google Glass, Stanford University physician Dr. Homero Rivas pinpoints a target on the skin of an anatomical human model.

The surgeon and his assistant then direct their Glass at the target to reveal an augmented reality display on their screens. To their eyes, looking through the Glass, they can see the procedure illustrated step by step with images superimposed over the skin of the model.

 

Stanford University live-streamed that demonstration to physicians around the world. It wasn’t a particularly complicated procedure, but it was one of the first times that augmented reality has been introduced to Glassware for the benefit of surgeons.

 

“You don’t need to go in blind anymore,” said Dr. Rivas in an interview with VentureBeat following the demonstration. 

“Now, we have an educated impression of where a mass is. We can better understand exactly where to make an incision so we can create less trauma.”

 

more at : http://venturebeat.com/2014/03/13/this-stanford-surgeon-shows-us-the-future-of-medicine-augmented-reality-google-glass-exclusive/

 

   
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“You don’t need to go in blind anymore,” said Dr. Rivas in an interview with VentureBeat following the demonstration. 

“Now, we have an educated impression of where a mass is. We can better understand exactly where to make an incision so we can create less trauma.”

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Michael Bishop's curator insight, March 23, 2015 7:37 PM

Augmented Reality is becoming a major infrastructure at the moment and we will see this become a major trend in the next tens of years. This technology can enable so much innovation in different areas such as Medicine, Engineering and most definitely everyday use.

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Happiness Is Good for Your Health

Happiness Is Good for Your Health | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Studies have found that positive psychological well-being is linked to a lower risk of heart disease, associated with improved mobility in older adults.
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Past research has found that positive emotions –including being happy, lively, and calm -- appear to play a role in immune function. One study found that when happy people are exposed to cold and flu viruses, they're less likely to get sick and, if they do, exhibit fewer symptoms. #SeniorCare #Seniors #Caregiving #Caregivers 


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Pharma CEO Martin Shkreli Arrested on Charges of Securities Fraud

Pharma CEO Martin Shkreli Arrested on Charges of Securities Fraud | Senior Care | Scoop.it
32-year-old suspected of plundering Retrophin to pay debts
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Martin Shkreli, the boyish drug company entrepreneur, who rocketed to infamy by jacking up the price of a life-saving pill from $13.50 to $750, was arrested by federal agents at his Manhattan home early Thursday morning on securities fraud related to a firm he founded. #Seniors #SeniorCare #SecuritiesFraud #WireFraud

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'Super Meat,' Made From Vegetables, Tricks Even The Most Diehard Meat Eater

'Super Meat,' Made From Vegetables, Tricks Even The Most Diehard Meat Eater | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Meat made from plants may push animal meat out of the market if it continues to make strides in taste and healthfulness.
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Is animal meat the only meat we can eat? It turns out a new form called “Super Meat” is such an accurate replication of the real thing, meat eaters themselves have a hard time telling the difference.  #Seniors #SeniorCare #Health #SuperMeat 

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How Stress Can Cause Heartburn - Love is life

How Stress Can Cause Heartburn - Love is life | Senior Care | Scoop.it

How Stress Can Cause Heartburn Stress has become the way of living life in 20th century, stress can cause heartburn and influence many other unwanted symptoms. So what is heartburn caused by stress? 

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Excess stress can trigger heartburn to great extent and if you are already prone to it stress can cause heartburn and aggravate it.  #Seniors #Stress #SeniorCare #Heartburn #PacificCoveCares

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Dying at Home Brings More Peace Without More Pain, Study Finds: MedlinePlus

Dying at Home Brings More Peace Without More Pain, Study Finds: MedlinePlus | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Dying at Home Brings More Peace Without More Pain, Study Finds
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People who die at home experience more peace in their final days and hours than they would in a hospital, with no greater pain, according to findings published Oct. 8 in the journal BMC Medicine.  #Seniors #SeniorCare #HealthCare #Caregivers #Caregiving 

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Physical Fitness Linked to Mental Fitness in Seniors: MedlinePlus

Physical Fitness Linked to Mental Fitness in Seniors: MedlinePlus | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Physical Fitness Linked to Mental Fitness in Seniors
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Unsurprisingly, the younger adults had stronger brain connections than the older participants. But among the older people, the investigators found a relationship between their level of fitness and the strength of the connections between certain areas of their brains.  #Seniors #SeniorCare #Caregiving #Caregivers

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David Samadi Cyprus Prostate Cancer Surgery

David Samadi Cyprus Prostate Cancer Surgery | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Dr David Samadi now operates in Mediterranean hospital of Cyprus his Prostate Cancer Treatment & Robotic Surgery. His own technique succeed more than 6000 cases with excellent results
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@DrDavidSamadi - The Dr. David B. Samadi Institute of Robotic Surgery at the Mediterranean Hospital of Cyprus, welcomes doctors and surgeons from the neighboring region to work directly with Dr. David Samadi in advancing research and science in all types of robotic procedures including Urologic, Gynecology, Colorectal and ENT cases.


The Institute is dedicated to educate doctors and increase awareness among patients on the Robotic Surgery unique S.M.A.R.T. Technique by the world renowned Robotic Surgeon Dr. David B. Samadi.  #Urology #ProstateCancer #RoboticSurgery #Cyprus #SamadiFoundation 



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Michigan high school awards diploma to 97-year-old woman who dropped out to help family

Michigan high school awards diploma to 97-year-old woman who dropped out to help family | Senior Care | Scoop.it
WALKER, Mich. (AP) — A 97-year-old woman has received an honorary diploma from a Michigan high school, eight decades after she was forced to drop out to help her family.
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103-year-old celebrates her birthday by dressing up as Wonder Woman

103-year-old celebrates her birthday by dressing up as Wonder Woman | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Mary Cotter is a full-time superhero, part-time volunteer.
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Currently, Cotter lives alone and drives herself back and forth to the center, where she volunteers five days a week. When asked her secret to living long, Mary said nonchalantly, “Just keeping busy, I guess,” causing all of us to fall in love with her even more.  #Seniors #SeniorCare #HealthCare #Caregivers #Caregving 

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Brain Tumor Gone and Cancer-Free, to Sing at Helikon Opera in November : Classicalite

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Brain Tumor Gone and Cancer-Free, to Sing at Helikon Opera in November : Classicalite | Senior Care | Scoop.it
It has been an arduous and complicated year for Dmitri Hvorostovsky, the Russian baritone who has undergone treatment for a recently discovered brain tumor. However, as a sign of hope, Hvorostovsky has announced that he will sing at the Helikon Opera's opening gala on November 2, 2015.
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#BrainTumorThursday - Back in July, Classicalite reported that the singer was hospitalized with a brain tumor. Born from that announcement was news that the Russian native was undergoing treatment at one of London's cancer hospitals.  #BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM #Caregivers #Caregiving 

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#BrainTumorThursday - Back in July, Classicalite reported that the singer was hospitalized with a brain tumor. Born from that announcement was news that the Russian native was undergoing treatment at one of London's cancer hospitals.  #BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM #Caregivers #Caregiving 

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Giving hope to children with brain tumors | TheHill

Giving hope to children with brain tumors | TheHill | Senior Care | Scoop.it

The Childhood Cancer Survivorship Treatment Access and Research (STAR) Act was introduced in both chambers of Congress in July 2015.  The bill focuses on maximizing the quality of life for childhood cancer fighters and survivors, advancing childhood cancer research, and giving young cancer patients and their families access to life-saving treatments. 

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#BrainTumorThursday - Today, malignant brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related death for children under 14 years old.  In 2014, more than 4,000 American families had a child diagnosed with a brain tumor.  #BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM #Caregivers #Caregiving  #STARAct

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#BrainTumorThursday - Today, malignant brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related death for children under 14 years old.  In 2014, more than 4,000 American families had a child diagnosed with a brain tumor.  #BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM #Caregivers #Caregiving  #STARAct

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A Possibly Lifesaving Guide to Heart Attacks - The New York Times

A Possibly Lifesaving Guide to Heart Attacks - The New York Times | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Some signs that you may be having a heart attack, and what you should do.

Via Steven Krohn
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#HighBloodPressure - The study found that patients who were assigned to reach a systolic blood pressure goal below 120 — far lower than current guidelines of 140, or 150 for people over 60 — had their risk of heart attacks, heart failure and strokes reduced by a third and their risk of death reduced by nearly a quarter. #SeniorCare #Seniors #HealthCare #Caregiving #Caregivers

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A Simple Blood Test Accurately Predicts Risk Of Alzheimer’s

A Simple Blood Test Accurately Predicts Risk Of Alzheimer’s | Senior Care | Scoop.it
A genetic profile (based on a simple blood test) could be used to predict the onset of diseases, including Alzheimer’s, years in advance, say UK researchers.
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“When applied to blood RNA, we established good validation for Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis and selectivity over common age-related pathologies,” wrote the authors. A simple blood test combined with early, beneficial interventions might change the course of a life by preventing the "inevitable" decline in both memory and abilities.  #Alzheimer's #Dementia #Memory #Caregivers #Caregiving 

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“When applied to blood RNA, we established good validation for Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis and selectivity over common age-related pathologies,” wrote the authors. A simple blood test combined with early, beneficial interventions might change the course of a life by preventing the "inevitable" decline in both memory and abilities.  #Alzheimer's #Dementia #Memory #Caregivers #Caregiving 

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Concerns about the care of an elderly relative? | 50 Connect

Concerns about the care of an elderly relative? | 50 Connect | Senior Care | Scoop.it
50connect is an online community for Over Fifties lifestyle covering senior travel & leisure, health & ageing, working past retirement, plus money and pension guidance
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The latest figures from Age UK make for harrowing reading, there are approximately 426,000 people being cared for the in the UK in some form of residential care home, this includes nursing homes, it is estimated that a staggering 158,000 have been victims of some kind of abuse.  @DigitDinosaur #Seniors #SeniorCare #Caregivers #SeniorAbuse 

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Martin Shkreli’s Latest Plan to Sharply Raise Drug Price Prompts Outcry

Martin Shkreli’s Latest Plan to Sharply Raise Drug Price Prompts Outcry | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Critics say that Turing, the pharmaceutical led by Mr. Shkreli, is exploiting a program that awards vouchers that can be sold at huge profits while pricing drugs out of patients’ reach.
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Martin Shkreli is once again provoking alarm with a plan to sharply increase the price of a decades-old drug for a serious infectious disease. This time the drug treats Chagas disease, a parasitic infection that can cause potentially lethal heart problems. #Seniors 

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Motorized Wheelchair Users at Raised Risk for Traffic Deaths: Study: MedlinePlus

Motorized Wheelchair Users at Raised Risk for Traffic Deaths: Study: MedlinePlus | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Motorized Wheelchair Users at Raised Risk for Traffic Deaths: Study
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Overall, 528 Americans using a wheelchair died in a traffic-related accident between 2006 and 2012, the researchers found.  #Seniors #SeniorCare #Caregiving #Caregivers

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Obama's new cancer Rx is a war on men

Obama's new cancer Rx is a war on men | Senior Care | Scoop.it
If you’re at risk of prostate cancer — in other words, if you’re male — the best place to be is the United States, where survival rates are highest in the world. But not for long, if the Obama admi...
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If you’re at risk of prostate cancer — in other words, if you’re male — the best place to be is the United States, where survival rates are highest in the world. But not for long, if the Obama administration gets its way in curtailing a test that flags prostate cancer before it spreads. #Seniors #SeniorCare #ProstateCancer #PacificCoveCares

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Martin Shkreli walks back on pledge to lower price of HIV drug Daraprim

Martin Shkreli walks back on pledge to lower price of HIV drug Daraprim | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Turing Pharmaceuticals said it would provide free samples and hospital discounts, despite outrage against boss for price gouging pills to $750 each
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Turing Pharmaceuticals and  Martin Shkreli attracted a firestorm of criticism in September after it was revealed the company had raised the price of Daraprim, a 62-year-old treatment for parasitic infections, to $750 a pill from $13.50 after acquiring it. The medicine once sold for $1 a pill.  #MartinShkreli #TuringPharmaceuticals #PriceGouging #HIVMedication  #CDC #ImmuneSystem #Miscarriage #Seniors #HealthCare  #Caregiving 

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Obamacare Insurers Are Suffering. That Won't End Well.

Obamacare Insurers Are Suffering. That Won't End Well. | Senior Care | Scoop.it
"We can't really subsidize a marketplace that doesn't appear at the moment to be sustaining itself."
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What UnitedHealth’s action suggests is that the company is not sure it can make money in this market at any price. Executives seem to be worried about our old enemy, the adverse selection death spiral, where prices go up and healthier customers drop out, which pushes insurers' costs and customers' prices up further, until all you’ve got is a handful of very sick people and a huge number of very expensive claims.  #HealthCare #SeniorCare #Seniors #Caregivers #Caregiving 

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How To Think: Older People Can Teach Us All Something - PsyBlog

How To Think: Older People Can Teach Us All Something - PsyBlog | Senior Care | Scoop.it
What older people can teach youngsters (and all of us) about how to learn.
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There is such a negative stereotype about older adults’ cognitive abilities but our findings indicate that reality may not be as bleak as the stereotype implies. #Seniors 

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Glioblastoma – Are Cancer Stem Cells The Ultimate Target? | Brain Blogger

Glioblastoma – Are Cancer Stem Cells The Ultimate Target? | Brain Blogger | Senior Care | Scoop.it

The yearly incidence of primary malignant brain tumors is around 5 or 6 in 100,000 people, of which about 80% are malignant gliomas. Although they may develop at any age, their peak incidence is in the fifth and sixth decades of life. #BrainTumorThursday 

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#BrainTumorThursday - Glioblastoma, also known as glioblastoma multiforme or grade IV glioma, is the most common and most aggressive malignant primary brain tumor. It accounts for 52% of all brain tissue tumors and it is highly lethal.  #BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM #Caregivers #Caregiving #Glioblastoma 

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#BrainTumorThursday - Glioblastoma, also known as glioblastoma multiforme or grade IV glioma, is the most common and most aggressive malignant primary brain tumor. It accounts for 52% of all brain tissue tumors and it is highly lethal.  #BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM #Caregivers #Caregiving #Glioblastoma 

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Happiness: 8 Awesome New Facts You Should Know - PsyBlog

Happiness: 8 Awesome New Facts You Should Know - PsyBlog | Senior Care | Scoop.it
The mid-life dip, a tip from people who've been through it, feeling awe, how to prioritise positivity and more...
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Take a tip from seniors  -  With increasing age, people get more pleasure out of everyday experiences; while younger people define themselves more by extraordinary experiences, a new study finds.  #Seniors #SeniorCare #Caregivers #Caregiving 
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Life may begin at 40 but we only get grumpy at 80, official assessment claims | Daily Mail Online

Life may begin at 40 but we only get grumpy at 80, official assessment claims | Daily Mail Online | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Grumpy old age now begins at 80, according to an official assessment which contradicts the stereotype typified by Victor Meldrew, the cranky pensioner in BBC comedy One Foot In The Grave.
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Among people in their earlier retirement years, from 65 to 79, only 3.2 per cent said their lives were not worthwhile and 6.9 per cent said they were unhappy. But the figures rose to 6.2 per cent and 8.7 per cent among over-80s.  #SeniorCare #HealthCare #Caregiving #Caregivers 

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Jump in Price for an Old Drug Will Be Rolled Back, C.E.O. Shkreli Says - The New York Times

Jump in Price for an Old Drug Will Be Rolled Back, C.E.O. Shkreli Says - The New York Times | Senior Care | Scoop.it
After raising the cost for a drug used to treat serious parasitic infections to $750 a tablet, from $13.50, Martin Shkreli of Turing Pharmaceuticals says he will sell it for less to ease public anger.
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Mr. Martin Shkreli ... was vilified on social media and became the symbol for price gouging after his company, Turing Pharmaceuticals, raised the price of a 62-year-old drug it had acquired to $750 a pill from $13.50.  #Seniors #SeniorCare #HealthCare #Caregiving #Caregivers #TuringPharmaceuticals #PriceGouging #MartinShkreli

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Raimundo sat in the same spot, writing, every single day. To the locals who walked by, he was just a dirty, unkempt, unworthy old man.

Raimundo sat in the same spot, writing, every single day. To the locals who walked by, he was just a dirty, unkempt, unworthy old man. | Senior Care | Scoop.it

For 35 years, an old homeless man spent his days writing beautiful poems and short stories, unseen by the world around him. “The Conditioned” is a critically acclaimed documentary that follows the remarkable journey of this 77-year-old Brazilian poet and philosopher. Day after day, Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho sat outside in his makeshift shelter, writing, writing,...  

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Get a Stronger Grip to Extend Your Life

Get a Stronger Grip to Extend Your Life | Senior Care | Scoop.it
New study connects weak grip strength to shorter life spans.

Via Ellen Diane
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Dr. Darryl Leong, lead researcher of the study says, "Grip strength could be an easy and inexpensive test to assess an individual's risk of death and cardiovascular disease.  #Seniors #SeniorCare #Caregiving #Caregivers 

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Ellen Diane's curator insight, September 7, 2015 7:18 PM

my dad is 86 & he grips daily;)