Implantable Retinal Prosthesis Allows 30 Legally Blind People To See Light As Phosphenes

Medscape Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (5/9, Osterweil) reported that “an implantable retinal prosthesis (Argus II, Second Sight Medical, Sylmar, California) has allowed 30 legally blind patients to see light as phosphenes, and has helped some improve their orientation and mobility in daily tasks, investigators reported” at a vision research meeting. Medscape explained, “The Argus II retinal prosthesis system couples a 60-electrode grid implanted in the retina with a spectacle-worn video camera and a visual processing unit that users can wear around the neck or waist. The visual information is sent wirelessly from the camera to the processing unit, which converts the information into pattern stimulation.”

How I Get My Energy And Positivity For Life

This is my first official blog post and I appreciate you reading this.

My friends and family always ask me why do I always have so much energy and how do I get it. There is no secret formula or magic potion. What I will share with you is what works for me and I’m pretty sure it will work for you. Proper exercise and nutrition is the foundation to set this into motion. There is no better time to get your heart pumping and your blood flowing than in the morning, but the key is to get the exercise in any time of day. I try to do some sort of exercise before work to start the day off right (I will go into the different kinds of exercise and the nutrition aspects on future blogs). The reason why exercise helps with your energy is based on a scientific fact that we are all composed of trillions of cells in our bodies. Each of these cells has an energy powerplant called mitochondria which produces ATP (basic molecule for energy). What exercise does is it makes each mitochondria become much more efficient so it’s like you are upgrading your internal engine from a go-cart to a race car. The caveat is that it takes time for your body to adapt; at least several months of CONSISTENT exercise for your body to fully acclimate. Rome was not built in a day so your body needs time as well. NO EXCUSES!

We are all made of energy; we all emit a certain frequency into the universe. When your energy levels go up, so will your positivity. If you feel healthy and good about yourself, the positive energy that you present will surround you with an aura of confidence that is undeniable. When you are positive, people around you will be more warm to you as well. One of the best things with having high energy and emitting a high frequency, is that you won’t be depressed, get sick much, you will feel that nothing in life is impossible. Your happiness is a reflection of your health and doors will open to you like no other guaranteed!

There’s ton of excuses that people make why they are not happy. The life that you have is exactly the life that you have created for yourself. Stop blaming others for your misfortunes and start creating your own happiness by taking action and doing something positive for yourself and for others. Trust me, I have gone through my battles and I have realized that your mind is the most powerful force you have. It can be your best friend and turn around be your worst enemy. Learn to control it by thinking positive thoughts especially during difficult situations. Be grateful for what you have but always dream bigger! Your happiness is a choice so choose it wisely!

~KDT

Researchers Pinpoint Factors Key To Glaucoma Progression

HealthDay Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (5/9, Preidt) reported, “Researchers say they’ve pinpointed a number of factors that may be key to the progression of the eye disease glaucoma,” according to a paper published in the May issue of the journal Archives of Ophthalmology. After analyzing data on 587 patients, investigators “concluded that key risk factors for glaucoma progression included a thinning of the cornea, loss of the visual field and an” intraocular pressure “of 18 mmHg (millimeters of mercury) or higher.”

Approximately 58,000 Patients Every Year In US May Wake Up With Stroke Symptoms

USA Today Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (5/10, Marcus) reports, “One in seven strokes happens at night, and sufferers may not get medicine that could prevent brain damage, suggests a new study” published in Neurology. Investigators “analyzed data from 1,854 patients over 18 who had been treated in hospital emergency departments in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky over the course of a year for ischemic strokes.” The researchers “found that 273 patients experienced wake-up strokes.”

TheĀ CNN Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (5/9) “The Chart” blog reported that the “researchers found that 98 of the 273 wake-up strokes used in their study would have qualified for…clot-busting treatment if medical staff could only have known when the stroke symptoms began.”

Reuters Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (5/10) reports that the researchers calculate that, were the data extrapolated nationally, approximately 58,000 individuals in the US seek emergency treatment each year after waking up with stroke symptoms.

WebMD Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (5/9, Hendrick) reported that the investigators “compared people who reported to emergency departments with wake-up strokes to those who had strokes while awake. No differences were noted between the two groups in terms of sex, whether they were married or living with a partner, and their stroke risk factors, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, or high cholesterol.”