medicalteeSmartphone Blindness 👀 Medical Awareness #2
Adding to the list of bizarre ways in which smartphones have detracted from our health and well being, doctors have coined a new one, “transient smartphone blindness.” Writing in The New England Journal of Medicine, a team in Britain outline the case studies of two women who went to a clinic complaining of temporary blindness in one eye, early in the morning and late at night, respectively. The doctors figured out that what was going on wasn’t cause for concern, but just a temporary condition caused by looking at a smartphone in the dark with just one eye. This is just the latest health-related issue that smartphones have presented as they’ve taken over the world in recent years; and they’ve certainly been known to affect more than just our eyes.
Here’s briefly what’s happening in the eyes when you use your smartphone lying in bed on your side (and that’s the key issue–when you lie on your side, one is covered by the pillow, while the other is on your phone). “We hypothesized that the symptoms were due to differential bleaching of photopigment,” the authors write, “with the viewing eye becoming light-adapted while the eye blocked by the pillow was becoming dark-adapted. Subsequently, with both eyes uncovered in the dark, the light-adapted eye was perceived to be ‘blind.’ The discrepancy lasted several minutes, reflecting the time course of scotopic recovery after a bleach.” In other words, when you look at your smartphone screen with just one eye, you’re “bleaching” the light-sensitive pigments in that eye, which makes them temporarily less sensitive to regular light than the other eye. It’s the same effect as coming indoors after being in the bright sun–you feel a little blind for a few minutes, until your eyes adjust. So the same thing happens when you expose just one eye to the light; it feels “blind.” Luckily, it’s temporary, and probably more disconcerting than dangerous.
You use 200 muscles to take one step! 👣 Depending on how you divide up muscle groups, just to take a single step you use somewhere in the neighbourhood of 200 muscles. That’s a lot of work for the muscles considering most of us take about 10,000 steps a day!!! #steps#stepsfordays#muscles#musclesfordays
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Enjoyed our little mommy daughter date seeing black panther it was such s good movie
Now to go see it again with my boys ❤
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Have you ever felt a painful “knot” in a muscle, especially in tight muscles? These tender, painful spots are known as trigger points and they can be difficult to ignore. Indeed, you shouldn’t write off these pains as general soreness that comes with a hard days work. Some trigger points, if left untreated, can cause muscle weakness and even reduce your range of motion. Massage helps use gentle pressure on your trigger points to allow them to relax and release, thus breaking the cycle of spasms. While the pressure is applied for a few seconds, you may feel a soreness at the trigger point. This soreness will soon decrease once the pressure is released, however, and the pain in the area will begin to subside. The therapist may work on the same trigger point a few different times during one session. Trigger point therapy is not the same as a relaxing massage. In can, in fact, be painful at times. But it is important to remember that trigger point therapy is designed to ultimately resolve the underlying condition causing pain. #massage#massagelife#healthcare#healthylifestyle#beauty#trigger#pain#help#helping#therapy#therapy#sport#beauty#newlife#california#fontana#rancocucamonga#ontario
When I was 10, a kid brought a gun to school. Although that memory almost has a dream like quality to it, sometimes I think I even maybe just made it up. But I didn’t.
This was before Columbine, it was before school shootings were terrifyingly familiar event.
He didn't bring it to school to cause harm—I don't think, I think the story was he was going hunting after school. He was expelled.
It was almost a non-event. I never saw the kid again. I have a vague inkling that his name might have been Chris. I don't remember being scared the day it happened either, I remember teachers talking in hushed tones, and maybe a police officer was there?
And I wish this was the very worst case scenario for every kid. A blurred memory and that's it. No loss, no terror, no pain.
But it's not.
There are days of action being planned across the country for schools to hold marches, protests, walk out, sit ins - parents, teachers, students I implore you to organise an event in your school.
This a picture of my cat, because I've been crying for my country all afternoon and Mosie is always adorable.
P.S. I've also been writing to my congress people nearly weekly for the last couple of months on issues I care about. #guncontrol#climatechange#taxation#healthcare#itstimeforaction.
P.P.S have you seen Emma Gonzalez's speech? I want to be Emma when I grow up.
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🏮Happy Chinese New Year !! It’s the Year of the Dog 🐕 ___________
I want to share with you guys a little bit of my spiritual side! I practice Taoism. Taoism has many gods, most of them borrowed from other cultures. Many of the deities within this universe are gods of a particular role. I pray to the God of Prosperity, God of Health, God of Wealth and many Goddesses just to name a few. I definitely prayed for PA school each cycle!
We also engage in many traditions like lai see aka the Red Envelopes! Red symbolizes energy, happiness and good luck. Giving red envelopes is a way to send good wishes and luck into the new year!
I want to know about your spirituality! ⁃Is faith (religion, spirituality) important to you? What are some traditions you take part in? 📸 @rulethedayla