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Cure for Cataracts: The “PILL” or the “DIAMOND?”

You have likely heard someone say “we will all get cataracts if we live long enough!”  That is true generally, however, we must also appreciate that how we live, and what we do with our eyes, can influence cataract formation.  To understand what I am about to tell you, we must first appreciate that the eye is brain.  It is formed, embryologically, beginning the first month of gestation, as an

The Role of Nurses in Healthcare Technology with Edward Stern

In this day and age, healthcare and technology are synonymous. It is not enough anymore for health care professionals to simply know their trade, they must also learn the technology that has shaped their trade in countless ways; from software programs to medical equipment and devices. In this week’s episode of iNurse Radio, we sit down with Edward Stern, a seasoned registered nurse to talk about healthcare and technology and

Rise Up Against Sitting Disease

Sedentary disease is becoming the malady of the century. Millions and millions of lives are affected by the sitting disease that spreads almost like a virus. It has become a lifestyle and combating it is no longer a luxury but a necessity. Today, the modern society is exposed to some of the most serious health issues of our times, triggered by the escalating rate of sitting disease. Heart disorders, diabetes,

BRCA1 and BRCA2 Genetic Testing – Your Questions Answered by Patricia Moore

In the United States, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women around the world and second leading cause of death after heart disease. Although men have a lower risk, an estimated 2,150 men are diagnosed every year. Risk factors for getting the disease can be genetic or environmental or both, however it is important to note that 60 to 70%

Snack time! – How to Satisfy Mid-Day Cravings

Snacking mid-afternoon can be a healthy habit to pursue! It can keep your blood sugar and energy levels steady, provided you choose the right foods. To satisfy cravings, try these ideas on for size: Berries like raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries are all anti-inflammatory and boost the immune system. Veggies of different colors will provide you with the required fiber content while satisfying your crunch. Choose a variety of colors

Foods for Glowing Skin

You are what you eat! I’m sure you’ve heard this phrase before. The message holds some truth. If you eat unhealthy foods, you’ll look and feel just as lousy. The same goes for your skin too! Breakouts, eczema, and other chronic skin conditions may be linked to your diet. It’s easy to get glowing skin – all you have to do is fill your plate (and your belly) with nutritious

ACI Resuscitation – The Basics of CPR with Danni Gomes

Welcome to this week’s episode of  FindaTopDoc Radio featuring our guest speaker, Danni Gomes. She is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport, Fones School of Dental Hygiene, and has been practicing Dental Hygiene for the past 18 years.  In addition, Ms. Gomes has been teaching students at the New York University College of Dentistry’s Dental Hygiene Department and at Eastern International College for the Dental Hygiene Department. She is

Google Contact Lens to Monitor Diabetes

Smart lenses could monitor diabetics’ glucose levels Those living with Diabetes might have some good news to cry about, literally. Google’s laboratory, Google X, is in the developing stage of creating a contact lens that measures glucose levels through diabetics’ tears. The company revealed a functional prototype on January 16 that could replace the current glucose monitors implanted under the skin.  The company also hopes to replace the painful finger-pricking

Nurse Born Products – Speaking with Inventor Sarah Mott, RN

Inventions are born from various circumstances. Some from necessity, some by accident and some just for fun! However, many inventors never take the next steps in manufacturing or marketing their products because of what they predict to be a lengthy process full of headaches and worst of all- a failure. It is important to remember that if inventors gave into their fear of failure, we would have missed out on

Biologic Therapy in Crohn’s Disease

Andrew DuPont, MD and Atilla Ertan, MD Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that is suspected to result from a dysregulated immune system in genetically predisposed individuals, which can lead to abdominal pain, diarrhea, and malnutrition. Intestinal inflammation and subsequent symptoms tend to recur over time and can lead to other complications, such as fistulas, abscesses, and strictures. Previously, only limited treatment options existed; however, over the