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Top 100 Health Trends in 2017

From AI Oncology Clinics to Natural Respiratory Lozenges

— January 27, 2018 — Lifestyle
From AI oncology clinics to natural respiratory lozenges, the top 2017 health trends range from high-tech to low-tech solutions.

On the futuristic end of the spectrum, the top 2017 health trends reveal the rapid advancement of AI and VR technology. For instance, Florida's Jupiter Medical Center is set to become the first in the world to use IBM's Watson supercomputer as an aid for doctors working in oncology. Equally impressive, surgeons such as Leonard Kranzler at the University of Chicago are now using a VR training tool called ImmersiveTouch to practice different procedures.

Of course, not all of the latest health breakthroughs are so high-tech. On the opposite end of the spectrum, many consumers are looking for all-natural options such as the dōTERRA Breathe Respiratory Drops, to treat simple medical concerns such as the common cold.
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Activity
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Medical Mobile Savings Accounts
Medical Mobile Savings Accounts
The M-Tiba Mobile Money System Lets You Save Funds for Health Care
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99
Hospital-Based Dice Games
Hospital-Based Dice Games
Dice Hospital Allows Players to Manage a Hospital
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98
Secure Practitioner Data Apps
Secure Practitioner Data Apps
The 'SeriousMD' App Manages Patient Data for Doctors
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97
VR Stroke Diagnosis Systems
VR Stroke Diagnosis Systems
Qualcomm's 'Think F.A.S.T.' Trains Doctors on Stroke Symptoms
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96
Predictive Oncological Analysis
Predictive Oncological Analysis
Oncora Medical Plies Big Data to Improve Radiation Oncology
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95
Voice-Search Health Platforms
Voice-Search Health Platforms
Ada is a Personalized Platform Backed by Trained Professionals
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94
Oxygen-Measuring Sensor Systems
Oxygen-Measuring Sensor Systems
The Fiber Optic Sensor Could Lead to Bespoke Ventilation Solutions
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93
AR Neurosurgery Practices
AR Neurosurgery Practices
The Glow AR Tool is Enabling a More Efficient Vascular Neurosurgery
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92
VR Surgical Training Systems
VR Surgical Training Systems
Side Effects Asia Pacific Simulates Stressful Medical Environments
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91
Automatic Emergency Contact Apps
Automatic Emergency Contact Apps
The Iris App Tells Friends and Family When You're in the Hospital
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90
Empathetic VR Training Tools
Empathetic VR Training Tools
Embodied Labs Helps Users Understand Life from Patients' Perspective
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89
Blood-Saving Surgery Equipment
Blood-Saving Surgery Equipment
The 'bloop' is an Affordable Medical Device for Increasing Safety
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88
Haptic Surgical VR Models
Haptic Surgical VR Models
ImmersiveTouch Provides Doctors with Haptic Feedback
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87
Preoperative Image Rendering Tools
Preoperative Image Rendering Tools
Stanford Medicine's VR Tool Offers a 3D Model of Medical Scans
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86
Smart Blood Pressure Monitors
Smart Blood Pressure Monitors
A&D Medical's 'ULTRACONNECT' Device is Sleek and App-Connected
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85
Smart First Aid Kits
Smart First Aid Kits
Mobilize Rescue Systems' First Aid Kit Uses Algorithms for Triage
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84
Fast-Acting Allergy Diagnosis Machines
Fast-Acting Allergy Diagnosis Machines
The Abionic Was Recently Approved by the FDA
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83
Rehabilitative Stroke Systems
Rehabilitative Stroke Systems
Intento's Electrical Stimulation Device Improves Arm Functionality
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82
Medical App-Building Services
Medical App-Building Services
The Doctella Service Helps Healthcare Providers Build MobileApps
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81
Hearing Aid-Connected Concerts
Hearing Aid-Connected Concerts
Oticon's Latest Initiative is an Immersive Music Event With Styx
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80
Heat-Sensitive Cancer Detectors
Heat-Sensitive Cancer Detectors
The sKan is a Melanoma Detection Device Developed by Students
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79
AI Oncology Clinics
AI Oncology Clinics
Florida's Jupiter Medical Center will Use IBM's Watson Supercomputer
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78
AI-Fueled Medical Startups
AI-Fueled Medical Startups
The 'Qrativ' Startup Uses Smart Technology to Find Disease Treatments
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77
Natural Respiratory Lozenges
Natural Respiratory Lozenges
These Essential Oil Drops Soothe Airways and Support Clear Breathing
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76
Lung-Monitoring Vests
Lung-Monitoring Vests
The 'Sensivest' Remotely Monitors Patients' Lungs Using Radar
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75
Streamlined Insurance Apps
Streamlined Insurance Apps
The Alan App Helps Health and Life Insurance Clients Make Speedy Claims
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74
Airport Plastic Surgery Clinics
Airport Plastic Surgery Clinics
The Plastic Surgery Clinic Will Open at the Incheon Airport
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73
Inexpensive Disease Testing Machines
Inexpensive Disease Testing Machines
This Zika Detecting Machine Works With Just a Drop of Blood
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72
All-Encompassing Health Data Platforms
All-Encompassing Health Data Platforms
Human API Can Analyze Clinical Date in Real Time
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71
Healthcare Smart Speakers
Healthcare Smart Speakers
The Dragon Medical AI Assistant From Nuance Uses a Smart Speaker System
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70
Intelligent Infection Diagnostics
Intelligent Infection Diagnostics
Day Zero Diagnostics is Modernizing the Treatment of Infection
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69
VR Stroke Rehabilitation Systems
VR Stroke Rehabilitation Systems
MindMaze Offers Customized VR Exercises to Treat Stroke Patients
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68
Child-Centric Developmental Trackers
Child-Centric Developmental Trackers
Cognoa Helps Parents Understand a Child's Developmental Delay
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67
Connected Medical Condition Bracelets
Connected Medical Condition Bracelets
The 'WRIXO' Medical ID Wristband Holds Pertinent Health Info
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66
Medical Delivery Drones
Medical Delivery Drones
Matternet's Delivery Drones Will Aid Hospitals in Switzerland
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65
App-Connected Health Monitors
App-Connected Health Monitors
The 'Welbi' Measures Heart and Breathing Rates from a Distance
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64
Ergonomic Birth Stools
Ergonomic Birth Stools
The Delivery Stool by Amor Nath Shaw Enables Proper Alignment
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63
Organically Shaped Glucometers
Organically Shaped Glucometers
The 'Arkray' Glucometer Modernly Updates the Healthcare Device
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62
Sleep Companion Dolls
Sleep Companion Dolls
Lulla Doll Mimics Breathing and Heartbeat Sounds to Soothe Young Ones
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61
Cancer-Detecting Surgical Pens
Cancer-Detecting Surgical Pens
The 'MasSpec Pen' Detects Cancerous Tissues Through Touch
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60
Patient Education VR Programs
Patient Education VR Programs
Sharecare Reality Lab Offers a Deeper Understanding of a Diagnosis
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59
Non-Invasive Skincare Monitors
Non-Invasive Skincare Monitors
The 'Barrier Light' Keeps an Eye on Skin Moisture and Strength
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58
Patient-Centric Clothing Lines
Patient-Centric Clothing Lines
Inga Wellbeing Makes Fashionable Alternatives to Hospital Gowns
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57
Autonomous Health Care Vehicles
Autonomous Health Care Vehicles
This Self-Driving Concept Car is a Health Clinic on Wheels
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56
Portable Allergen Detectors
Portable Allergen Detectors
Harvard Medical School's 'iEat' Knows If Your Meal Contains Peanuts
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55
All-in-One Oral Care Devices
All-in-One Oral Care Devices
The ToothShower is Providing an Enhanced Oral Care Routine
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54
Touchscreen First Aid Kits
Touchscreen First Aid Kits
The RubrixAID Automated First Aid Kit Provides Instructions for Care
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53
Seniors-Shuttling Autonomous Cars
Seniors-Shuttling Autonomous Cars
This Rural Driverless Shuttle Bus Trial Transports the Elderly
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52
App-Controlled Smart Bandages
App-Controlled Smart Bandages
These Bandages Release Medication On a Predetermined Schedule
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51
Minimalist Scrub Styles
Minimalist Scrub Styles
Fabled Recently Launched a Collection of Fashionable Doctor Scrubs
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50
Smartphone Stethoscope Cases
Smartphone Stethoscope Cases
The 'Steth IO' Case Works in the Same Way as Medical Stethoscopes
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49
Premium Titanium Asthma Inhalers
Premium Titanium Asthma Inhalers
The 'LUFT' Inhalers for Asthma Sport a Stylish Aesthetic
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48
Attachable Medication Trackers
Attachable Medication Trackers
The MedPeanut Is Part of the SensePeanut Line at CES 2017
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47
Infant Medication Spoons
Infant Medication Spoons
The 'MEDevice' Medicine Spoon Infuses Treatment into Food
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46
Eyewear-Printing Systems
Eyewear-Printing Systems
'Yuniku' Introduces a System for Creating Customized Eyewear Frames
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45
Hefty Sleep-Inducing Blankets
Hefty Sleep-Inducing Blankets
The Gravity Blanket is Weighted to Help Reduce Stress and Anxiety
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44
Decorative Wheelchair Decals
Decorative Wheelchair Decals
Izzy Wheels Offers Fashionable Spoke Guards for Wheelchairs
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43
Batteryless Electric Toothbrushes
Batteryless Electric Toothbrushes
Goodwell + Co.'s 'Be.' Features No Plug-Ins or Batteries
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42
Medical Marijuana Carrying Kits
Medical Marijuana Carrying Kits
'The Happy Kit' Offers a Discreet Way to Carry Cannabis
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41
Ergonomic Vehicle Seat Pillows
Ergonomic Vehicle Seat Pillows
These Carseat Support Pillows Reduce Stress During Lengthy Drives
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40
Intuitive Smart Condom Rings
Intuitive Smart Condom Rings
This Condom Takes a Variety of Measurements During Intercourse
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39
Custom Vitamin Kits
Custom Vitamin Kits
'Vitamin Packs' Connects Consumers to Personalized Supplement Plans
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38
Digital Detox Spa Holidays
Digital Detox Spa Holidays
The Kamalaya Resort Offers Time Away From Daily Commitments
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37
Insomnia-Fighting Goggles
Insomnia-Fighting Goggles
The Sana Sleep Goggles Help Users Fall Asleep Within 10 Minutes
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36
Ache-Alleviating Devices
Ache-Alleviating Devices
The Volosano micSTICK Mobile Microcurrent Therapy Devices Offer Relief
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35
Menstrual Cramp-Relieving Wearables
Menstrual Cramp-Relieving Wearables
The Aika Black-T is the World's First Smart Menstrual Wearable
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34
Window-Mounted Standing Desks
Window-Mounted Standing Desks
The Deskview is Portable and Takes Only Seconds to Set Up
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33
Kid-Friendly Pollution Masks
Kid-Friendly Pollution Masks
'Woobi' is an Anti-Pollution Mask Encourages Kids to Put It Together
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32
Ergonomic Contour Mouses
Ergonomic Contour Mouses
The Delux Wireless Vertical Mouse Reduces the Instance of Wrist Pain
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31
Natural Lighting Robots
Natural Lighting Robots
'Caia' is a Smart Bot That Fills Homes with Natural Sunlight
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30
Millennial-Targeted Multivitamins
Millennial-Targeted Multivitamins
Rainbow Light's 'Vibrance' are Custom Vitamins for Health
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29
Minimalistic Indoor Air Purifiers
Minimalistic Indoor Air Purifiers
The Braun Air Solution Cleans the Air without Drawing Attention
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28
In-Store Meditation Spaces
In-Store Meditation Spaces
Lululemon Opened an Area for 'Mindfulosophy' Within Its NYC Store
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27
Mobility-Improving Clothing Concepts
Mobility-Improving Clothing Concepts
Yves Béhar's 'Aura Power' Clothing Relieves Muscle Strain
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26
Youthful Pharmacy Designs
Youthful Pharmacy Designs
This Spanish Pharmacy Boasts an Inviting Design
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25
Pop-Up Napping Stations
Pop-Up Napping Stations
The Nap Station Was an Interactive Marketing Tactic by the Brand eve
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24
Effect-Focused Cannabis Brands
Effect-Focused Cannabis Brands
Canndescent Offers Premium Cannabis for Specialized Purposes
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23
Bespoke Body Shields
Bespoke Body Shields
This High-Tech Shield Protects Its Owner's Ribcage Post-Surgery
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22
Adjustable Bathroom Toilet Stools
Adjustable Bathroom Toilet Stools
The 'Turbo FUSION' Toilet Stool Improves Posture
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21
AR Dentistry Mirrors
AR Dentistry Mirrors
This AR Cosmetic Dentistry Aid Helps Patients Try on Different Smiles
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20
Ocular Fatigue Massage Masks
Ocular Fatigue Massage Masks
The Vortix Eye Massager Alleviates Tension and Strain
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19
Emotional First Aid Kits
Emotional First Aid Kits
Designer Rui Sun Has Created a First Aid Kit for Mental Health Awareness
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18
Stress Relief Wearables
Stress Relief Wearables
The Sensate is a Vibrating Chest-Mounted Stress Reliever
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17
Discreet Baby Monitors
Discreet Baby Monitors
This Device Warns Parents If Their Baby Experiences an Irregular Heart Beat
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16
Electrolyte-Infusing Water Bottles
Electrolyte-Infusing Water Bottles
The KOR Plus Water Bottle Turns Any Water into Superwater
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15
Protective Anti-Pollution Infant Cushions
Protective Anti-Pollution Infant Cushions
Brizi Ensures That Infants Breathe in Clean Air
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14
Texturized Braille Phone Designs
Texturized Braille Phone Designs
The 'Textura' Phone Turns Information into Tactile Bumps
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13
Innovative Asthma Aids
Innovative Asthma Aids
These Smart Inhalers Gives the User Better Insight About His Environment
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12
Respiratory Performance Masks
Respiratory Performance Masks
The 'TrainingMask 3.0' Breathing Trainer Improves Lung Performance
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11
Convertible Patient Beds
Convertible Patient Beds
The 'LOHAS' Hospital Beds Transform into a Wheelchair
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10
Sterile Toothbrush Holders
Sterile Toothbrush Holders
'Purreta' is Able to Hold and Clean Toothbrushes in the Bathroom
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9
Personal Neck Posture Wearables
Personal Neck Posture Wearables
The ALEX+ is a Gadget That Improves Posture in Three Weeks
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8
Anti-Radiation Phone Docks
Anti-Radiation Phone Docks
The 'WaveBrak' Smartphone Radiation Barrier Won't Restrict Connections
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7
Discreet Sleep Apnea Masks
Discreet Sleep Apnea Masks
The LOATM Bi-Flex CPAP Masks Boast a Streamlined Aesthetic
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6
Hi-Tech Spectacles
Hi-Tech Spectacles
This Digital Vision Care Concept Offers Infinitely Adjustable Smart Glasses
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5
Mobility-Enhancing Scooters
Mobility-Enhancing Scooters
The PriestmanGoode Scooter Reduces Mobility Issues in the Elderly
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4
Holistic Body Health Wearables
Holistic Body Health Wearables
The Opter 'Pose' Tracks Posture, UV Exposure, Activity and More
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3
Hygienic Mouthpiece Toothbrushes
Hygienic Mouthpiece Toothbrushes
The Unico Smartbrush Cleans Your Teeth in Three Seconds Flat
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2
Pain-Eliminating Head Hammocks
Pain-Eliminating Head Hammocks
The 'Neck Hammock' Provides Professional Pain Relief from Home
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1
Adhesive Anti-Slip Foot Pads
Adhesive Anti-Slip Foot Pads
The Nakefit Allows People to Go Barefoot Without Being Uncomfortable
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