If you stop for a moment in this busy world to take note of the amazing developments in modern medicine, you will be blown away. The world of healthcare and health management is totally different today than it was even 5 years ago.
Prospering from the Information Age
As with many technologies in today’s world, healthcare has seen its fair share of developments. There is no doubt that the information age we are currently living in is growing at an exponential rate. Mankind is the benefactor of all this growth.
For instance, we can monitor and analyze our own heart rate using our smart watches and smart phones. We can assess any strange symptoms from our bodies and find immediate feedback on the Internet. We can communicate directly with our general practitioners through our own personal online portal.
Advanced Healthcare Plans
Perhaps the biggest benefits we have gained from our advanced medical age is the ways that our healthcare plans have changed. The healthcare companies of today have not sat still during all the medical developments. They have taken advantage of all the medical data that is now available.
Through extensive analysis, healthcare companies have learned the most effective ways to treat and care for their clients. For instance, they have learned that the best way to lower healthcare costs is through enhanced healthcare maintenance. Therefore, in recent years we have seen these companies focus more on preventative medicine.
An example of this is that medical plans today will pay 100% for annual check-ups. In fact, many of them will also pay 100% for lab tests as well. They will also pay all or part of gym memberships for their clients as a way of enhancing their overall health level.
Finally, administrators of healthcare plans are much more sophisticated and understand modern medicine. Thus, they can ensure that their clients receive effective and sensible healthcare, which helps keep overall costs to a minimum – so that everyone pays less for good care.
Listed below are 3 amazing developments in modern medicine that have occurred recently:
Three paralyzed men are walking again
Three paralyzed men are walking again in Switzerland with the help of a team at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. The innovative rehabilitation process the trio went through is now being studied to mimic its results for others in similar circumstances. Three paralyzed men are walking again
Device improves balance in 100% of vets with Gulf War illness
A new device can improve balance for Gulf War veterans with unexplained illnesses that cause fatigue, headaches, respiratory disorders, and memory problems. The study is the first to examine how Gulf War illnesses affect veterans’ vestibular systems, which are integral for balance, memory, and brain blood flow. The condition, which affects Gulf War veterans includes a cluster of medically unexplained chronic symptoms that can also include joint pain, indigestion, insomnia, and dizziness, according to the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Device improves balance in 100% of vets with Gulf War illness – Futurity
Using Ultrasound, Scientists Deliver Drugs To Specific Brain Regions
Airan and his team made this possible using ultrasound. In a study published Wednesday in the journal Neuron, the researchers show in rats that they can deliver an anesthetic drug to millimeter-sized regions of the brain using a focused beam of sound waves beyond the audible limit of human hearing. The approach could also help people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, the researchers say. Using Ultrasound, Scientists Deliver Drugs To Specific Brain Regions – D-brief