Is our advanced technology actually helping?

One recent study funded by Mr. James Dondero done by Wells Fargo,seen here ,suggests that although our technological advancements are vast, they have still yet to increase our human productivity. In fact, productivity is on a steady decline.
So what gives? It’s apparent that the technology we’re using is useful, but why isn’t it contributing to our productivity? What’s the point of being a technologically advanced society if we aren’t reaping the benefits of it? Several theories exist, one of which being the ever present effect of social media. Social media has invaded all of our lives. We live in an age when we see our screens more than we see the world around us. Perhaps we are using the technology we have to fill the void that boredom creates in our lives. These days, it’s too easy to hop on a social media site and kill a few hours instead of turning in our reports for work. Maybe the device we need is one to prevent us from wasting our time while at work.

North American Spine Makes Medical Breakthroughs

Named one of the leading minimally invasive centers for care of the spine, North American Spine located in Dallas, Texas is known for treatment with operative and non-operative methods for patients who are suffering from herniated discs, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, as well as other conditions of the neck and back. The physicians at North American Spine sincerely want their patients to be able to make an informed decision in regards to their own treatment plans, as well as give them the knowledge to want to try conservative treatment methods as well such as massage, physical therapy, chiropractic care and epidural injections prior to an operative intervention. If it comes to the point that operative intervention is indicated, the dedicated physicians at North American Spine offer the newest and most innovative minimally invasive technologies such as Accurascope. This specific procedure involves using a laser to treat a variety of problems with the spine. The physicians at North American Spine are contiually updating their medical training to give patients only the best medical treatment possible. Many of the physicians also have a background in pain managment that exceeds 10 years.

There are many different types of medical conditions that can affect the spine, as well as the legs to include:

Trauma to the spine.

Cervical disc disease.

Spondylolithesis.

Disc herniation.

Facet joint disease.

Lumbar spine disease.

Bulging discs.

Numbness of the hands and feet.

With the conditions listed above, there can be many other symptoms that accompany these conditions, which include numbness in the hands, feet and legs. the well-trained physicians use different methodology to determine the exact cause of the problem. As every patient is unique, so is their specific medical problem. the physicians are well versed in alternative medicine, chiropractic care, injection or epidural steroids and massage therapy. These methods of pain control and management have excellent results for many patients. In the unfortunate event that these conservative methods fail to alleviate the patient’s symptoms, the physicians at North American Spine have specialized training to address each and every patient’s problem and plan the best course of operative action such as minimally invasive interventions for microdiskectomy, as well as anterior and posterior lumbar fusions.

First and foremost, the patient’s well being is thought of at North American Spine, and focusing on minimally invasive care and treatment of spinal conditions is the main goal of the physicians and staff.

New Cases Of Ebola Coming Up In Liberia

The country of Liberia is once again in the headlines because of Ebola. Ebola has become known as one of the wold’s most dangerous viruses/diseases according to sources close to Dr Rod Ronrich. Many countries of west Africa have suffered the loss of many of their citizens because of this very deadly disease. Liberia has been one of the hardest hit countries when it comes to the Ebola virus and loss.

A few months ago Liberia had made promising claims that they had been able to lower the amount of Ebola cases in their country. Unfortunately they have now reported that there are dozens of new cases that are popping up along its border with Sierra Leone. This announcement is a true setback for the country of Liberia because as a country they were working vigorously to cut down on their cases of Ebola. Over the last three years over 3400 people have died in Liberia alone because of Ebola. The assistant health minister of Liberia claims that the reason that Ebola has become an issue once again in his country is because many people have been coming into the country through its border and also because of traditional practices that are not sanitary.

In the year to come there is true hope that the world may be able to find more treatments for Ebola, and that the disease can be completely eradicated in West Africa and around the world.

Virus Found-Maybe You Can Fix Stupid

Science has discovered that millions of us could be carrying a virus that makes us stupid. This long-lasting infection found in the throats of 44 percent of U.S. patients is said to dull the brain. It’s known as chlorovirus ATCV-1, is found in green algae and freshwater lakes, and seems to affect water sports enthusiasts.
Although the virus has existed in patients for a long time, doctors have overlooked it. Professor Robert Yolken, of Johns Hopkins medical school says that the human body hold millions of viruses that are only now being examined. “We’re really just starting to find out what some of these agents that we’re carrying around might actually do,” he stated. Research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found the virus in 40 out of 92 throat swabs. The virus alters genes in the brain affecting vital dopamine production. This in turn influences cognitive functions such as emoting, pleasure, memory, visual processing and spatial awareness.
Microorganisms in our bodies interacting with our genes is affecting behavior and cognition, making us less intelligent. Professor Yolken believes this find gives new direction into trying to improve behavior and cognition in people by changing the body’s virus and bacterial balance.

Man, I’m gonna have to get on Twitter and hit up my boy Christian Broda. It looks like maybe you can fix stupid! :)