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Heart transplant for a human from a genetically modified pig?

Heart transplant for a human from a genetically modified pig? If you think you’ve seen everything, here is the latest idea on solving the problem of where to find a healthy heart to transplant. Scientists have performed their first transplant of a genetically modified pig heart into a human. According to the NY Times, the 8-hour operation was a success and the patient had a normal pulse and heartbeat.    Genetic modification reduces the risk of tissue rejection which can happen even with a great match. Apparently, the patient had no rejection after 48 hours which is a great sign.  Read More »

Check out this ergonomically designed snow shovel

Check out this ergonomically designed snow shovel Winter is here and we have already experienced the season’s first snow with more to come.   Other than sharing with you the best ways to shovel and remove snow, an ergonomic shovel can help you prevent the next injury. Check out this new design called the Temper Ergonomic Mountain Mover Snow Shovel.  It is available for under 30 dollars through Home depot and it helps take the load off your back especially with wet snow.  Check out the article below. Why We Love the True Temper Ergonomic Mountain Mover Snow Shovel By Eve Read More »

The vaping illness epidemic that has your doctor concerned

  The vaping illness epidemic that has your doctor concerned A patient visits a walk-in medical clinic after he was vaping with some friends.  The doctor on duty assesses the situation and recommends the patient go to the emergency room. Many people are consuming marijuana by using vaping which uses a capsule inserted into a cigarette-like electronic device.   Once charged, the oil in the capsule is inhaled as a smoke or water vapor and the effect of the marijuana is felt after one or two inhalations. Vaping the essence of tobacco or marijuana has been around for years, but this Read More »