Day: September 5, 2020

Hoag Hospital Launches VR Program For Expectant Mothers

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian announced the launch of NurtureVR, a first-of-its-kind program for expectant mothers that uses virtual reality (VR) to augment prenatal education, pain management related to pregnancy, mindfulness and support women through postpartum care.

By combining accessible, immersive technology with compassionate, mindful care, NurtureVR bridges innovation with a deep support of women as they journey through pregnancy and into motherhood.

Designed in partnership with VR digital wellness leader BehaVR based in Nashville, NurtureVR will be available in a pilot program involving 30 pregnant women next month.

“The goal is to nurture the relationship of the mother with her growing baby. We have incorporated the insights of women who are pregnant, were recently pregnant or are trying to become pregnant to ensure that no matter what kind of pregnancy you are experiencing, Hoag is going to take care of you the way only Hoag can,”

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Welltech1 invests $400,000 in PopBase, a start-up building a gamified platform that teaches kids how to maintain a healthy lifestyle

PopBase, which has already raised $1.8 million to date, beat 152 companies in an international start-up competition initiated by Welltech1; Competition was held in collaboration with the Global Wellness Institute’s Wellness Moonshot

TEL AVIV, Israel (PRWEB) August 31, 2020

Welltech1, the first Israeli VC fund and hub to specialize in wellness-related technologies, today announced that they have invested $400,000 in PopBase, one of two start-ups that beat 152 companies in the international start-up competition that ran in collaboration with the Global Wellness Institute (GWI).

The competition was part of the GWI’s The Wellness Moonshot: A World Free of Preventable Disease, the first commitment to eradicate preventable, chronic diseases worldwide. The participating wellness-focused start-ups came from 25 countries around the world, including the US, Canada, Bahrain, Denmark, Australia, India, Hong Kong, Chile and Israel.

PopBase, headquartered in Los Angeles, was founded by Lisa Wong (US), Amit Tishler (Israel), and Richard Weeks

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Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital achieves heart valve milestone

Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Central DuPage Hospital has achieved a milestone: the completion of its 200th transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure with zero in-hospital mortalities.

“Our TAVR team is very proud of this milestone achievement,” says Imran N. Ahmad, MD, interventional cardiologist and medical director of the Central DuPage Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. “With the expansion of TAVR to low-risk surgical patients, we have experienced increases in physician referrals for evaluation for this minimally invasive therapy. Our program growth has successfully met this need in a safe and efficient manner. This accomplishment is reflective of the hard work and dedication that we provide to each of our patients. We are very proud of our excellent clinical outcomes”



During TAVR, interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons thread an artificial valve to the heart via a catheter, or tube, inserted in the patient’s groin. The patient’s aortic valve is then

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Bizarre moment grandad who’s never been to dentist has teeth yanked out with PLIERS by work pals

THIS is the bizarre moment a grandad-of-three who claims he’s never been to a dentist gets his teeth yanked out with pliers by work pals.

Machine operator Phil Bailey has worked on building sites up and down the country so never registered with a local dentist.

Phil Bailey holding this molar in a pair of pliers that was just yanked out of his mouth


Phil Bailey holding this molar in a pair of pliers that was just yanked out of his mouth Credit: Kennedy News & Media
The grandad claims he has never been to a dentist


The grandad claims he has never been to a dentistCredit: Kennedy News & Media

Whenever the grandad’s tooth starts to hurt or cause him pain, he just asks a colleague to tear it out.

The 58-year-old’s unconventional dental procedures have been caught many times on camera.

Most recently, Phil took matters into his own hands on Monday when he handed a fellow builder a pair of pliers to tackle his aching molar.

In the footage, Phil, from Castleford,

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