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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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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
Secure Practitioner Data Apps
Secure Practitioner Data Apps
The 'SeriousMD' App Manages Patient Data for Doctors
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98
VR Stroke Diagnosis Systems
VR Stroke Diagnosis Systems
Qualcomm's 'Think F.A.S.T.' Trains Doctors on Stroke Symptoms
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97
Hospital-Based Dice Games
Hospital-Based Dice Games
Dice Hospital Allows Players to Manage a Hospital
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96
Voice-Search Health Platforms
Voice-Search Health Platforms
Ada is a Personalized Platform Backed by Trained Professionals
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95
Oxygen-Measuring Sensor Systems
Oxygen-Measuring Sensor Systems
The Fiber Optic Sensor Could Lead to Bespoke Ventilation Solutions
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94
Predictive Oncological Analysis
Predictive Oncological Analysis
Oncora Medical Plies Big Data to Improve Radiation Oncology
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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
Empathetic VR Training Tools
Empathetic VR Training Tools
Embodied Labs Helps Users Understand Life from Patients' Perspective
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91
Smart Blood Pressure Monitors
Smart Blood Pressure Monitors
A&D Medical's 'ULTRACONNECT' Device is Sleek and App-Connected
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90
VR Surgical Training Systems
VR Surgical Training Systems
Side Effects Asia Pacific Simulates Stressful Medical Environments
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89
Haptic Surgical VR Models
Haptic Surgical VR Models
ImmersiveTouch Provides Doctors with Haptic Feedback
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88
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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87
Blood-Saving Surgery Equipment
Blood-Saving Surgery Equipment
The 'bloop' is an Affordable Medical Device for Increasing Safety
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86
Preoperative Image Rendering Tools
Preoperative Image Rendering Tools
Stanford Medicine's VR Tool Offers a 3D Model of Medical Scans
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85
Rehabilitative Stroke Systems
Rehabilitative Stroke Systems
Intento's Electrical Stimulation Device Improves Arm Functionality
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84
Medical App-Building Services
Medical App-Building Services
The Doctella Service Helps Healthcare Providers Build MobileApps
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83
Smart First Aid Kits
Smart First Aid Kits
Mobilize Rescue Systems' First Aid Kit Uses Algorithms for Triage
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82
Heat-Sensitive Cancer Detectors
Heat-Sensitive Cancer Detectors
The sKan is a Melanoma Detection Device Developed by Students
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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
AI Oncology Clinics
AI Oncology Clinics
Florida's Jupiter Medical Center will Use IBM's Watson Supercomputer
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79
AI-Fueled Medical Startups
AI-Fueled Medical Startups
The 'Qrativ' Startup Uses Smart Technology to Find Disease Treatments
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78
Fast-Acting Allergy Diagnosis Machines
Fast-Acting Allergy Diagnosis Machines
The Abionic Was Recently Approved by the FDA
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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
Streamlined Insurance Apps
Streamlined Insurance Apps
The Alan App Helps Health and Life Insurance Clients Make Speedy Claims
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75
All-Encompassing Health Data Platforms
All-Encompassing Health Data Platforms
Human API Can Analyze Clinical Date in Real Time
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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
Lung-Monitoring Vests
Lung-Monitoring Vests
The 'Sensivest' Remotely Monitors Patients' Lungs Using Radar
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72
Inexpensive Disease Testing Machines
Inexpensive Disease Testing Machines
This Zika Detecting Machine Works With Just a Drop of Blood
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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
Child-Centric Developmental Trackers
Child-Centric Developmental Trackers
Cognoa Helps Parents Understand a Child's Developmental Delay
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68
VR Stroke Rehabilitation Systems
VR Stroke Rehabilitation Systems
MindMaze Offers Customized VR Exercises to Treat Stroke Patients
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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
Non-Invasive Skincare Monitors
Non-Invasive Skincare Monitors
The 'Barrier Light' Keeps an Eye on Skin Moisture and Strength
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59
Patient Education VR Programs
Patient Education VR Programs
Sharecare Reality Lab Offers a Deeper Understanding of a Diagnosis
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58
Autonomous Health Care Vehicles
Autonomous Health Care Vehicles
This Self-Driving Concept Car is a Health Clinic on Wheels
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57
Portable Allergen Detectors
Portable Allergen Detectors
Harvard Medical School's 'iEat' Knows If Your Meal Contains Peanuts
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56
Patient-Centric Clothing Lines
Patient-Centric Clothing Lines
Inga Wellbeing Makes Fashionable Alternatives to Hospital Gowns
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55
Seniors-Shuttling Autonomous Cars
Seniors-Shuttling Autonomous Cars
This Rural Driverless Shuttle Bus Trial Transports the Elderly
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54
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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53
App-Controlled Smart Bandages
App-Controlled Smart Bandages
These Bandages Release Medication On a Predetermined Schedule
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52
Touchscreen First Aid Kits
Touchscreen First Aid Kits
The RubrixAID Automated First Aid Kit Provides Instructions for Care
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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
Infant Medication Spoons
Infant Medication Spoons
The 'MEDevice' Medicine Spoon Infuses Treatment into Food
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48
Eyewear-Printing Systems
Eyewear-Printing Systems
'Yuniku' Introduces a System for Creating Customized Eyewear Frames
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47
Attachable Medication Trackers
Attachable Medication Trackers
The MedPeanut Is Part of the SensePeanut Line at CES 2017
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46
Hefty Sleep-Inducing Blankets
Hefty Sleep-Inducing Blankets
The Gravity Blanket is Weighted to Help Reduce Stress and Anxiety
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45
Decorative Wheelchair Decals
Decorative Wheelchair Decals
Izzy Wheels Offers Fashionable Spoke Guards for Wheelchairs
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44
Ergonomic Vehicle Seat Pillows
Ergonomic Vehicle Seat Pillows
These Carseat Support Pillows Reduce Stress During Lengthy Drives
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43
Intuitive Smart Condom Rings
Intuitive Smart Condom Rings
This Condom Takes a Variety of Measurements During Intercourse
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42
Digital Detox Spa Holidays
Digital Detox Spa Holidays
The Kamalaya Resort Offers Time Away From Daily Commitments
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41
Insomnia-Fighting Goggles
Insomnia-Fighting Goggles
The Sana Sleep Goggles Help Users Fall Asleep Within 10 Minutes
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40
Medical Marijuana Carrying Kits
Medical Marijuana Carrying Kits
'The Happy Kit' Offers a Discreet Way to Carry Cannabis
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39
Ache-Alleviating Devices
Ache-Alleviating Devices
The Volosano micSTICK Mobile Microcurrent Therapy Devices Offer Relief
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38
Batteryless Electric Toothbrushes
Batteryless Electric Toothbrushes
Goodwell + Co.'s 'Be.' Features No Plug-Ins or Batteries
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37
Custom Vitamin Kits
Custom Vitamin Kits
'Vitamin Packs' Connects Consumers to Personalized Supplement Plans
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36
Ergonomic Contour Mouses
Ergonomic Contour Mouses
The Delux Wireless Vertical Mouse Reduces the Instance of Wrist Pain
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35
Window-Mounted Standing Desks
Window-Mounted Standing Desks
The Deskview is Portable and Takes Only Seconds to Set Up
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34
Menstrual Cramp-Relieving Wearables
Menstrual Cramp-Relieving Wearables
The Aika Black-T is the World's First Smart Menstrual Wearable
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33
Minimalistic Indoor Air Purifiers
Minimalistic Indoor Air Purifiers
The Braun Air Solution Cleans the Air without Drawing Attention
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32
Millennial-Targeted Multivitamins
Millennial-Targeted Multivitamins
Rainbow Light's 'Vibrance' are Custom Vitamins for Health
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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
Effect-Focused Cannabis Brands
Effect-Focused Cannabis Brands
Canndescent Offers Premium Cannabis for Specialized Purposes
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29
Youthful Pharmacy Designs
Youthful Pharmacy Designs
This Spanish Pharmacy Boasts an Inviting Design
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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
Pop-Up Napping Stations
Pop-Up Napping Stations
The Nap Station Was an Interactive Marketing Tactic by the Brand eve
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26
Mobility-Improving Clothing Concepts
Mobility-Improving Clothing Concepts
Yves Béhar's 'Aura Power' Clothing Relieves Muscle Strain
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25
Bespoke Body Shields
Bespoke Body Shields
This High-Tech Shield Protects Its Owner's Ribcage Post-Surgery
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24
Premium Titanium Asthma Inhalers
Premium Titanium Asthma Inhalers
The 'LUFT' Inhalers for Asthma Sport a Stylish Aesthetic
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23
AR Dentistry Mirrors
AR Dentistry Mirrors
This AR Cosmetic Dentistry Aid Helps Patients Try on Different Smiles
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22
Ocular Fatigue Massage Masks
Ocular Fatigue Massage Masks
The Vortix Eye Massager Alleviates Tension and Strain
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21
Adjustable Bathroom Toilet Stools
Adjustable Bathroom Toilet Stools
The 'Turbo FUSION' Toilet Stool Improves Posture
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20
Kid-Friendly Pollution Masks
Kid-Friendly Pollution Masks
'Woobi' is an Anti-Pollution Mask Encourages Kids to Put It Together
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19
Stress Relief Wearables
Stress Relief Wearables
The Sensate is a Vibrating Chest-Mounted Stress Reliever
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18
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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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
Personal Neck Posture Wearables
Personal Neck Posture Wearables
The ALEX+ is a Gadget That Improves Posture in Three Weeks
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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
Anti-Radiation Phone Docks
Anti-Radiation Phone Docks
The 'WaveBrak' Smartphone Radiation Barrier Won't Restrict Connections
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8
Convertible Patient Beds
Convertible Patient Beds
The 'LOHAS' Hospital Beds Transform into a Wheelchair
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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
Pain-Eliminating Head Hammocks
Pain-Eliminating Head Hammocks
The 'Neck Hammock' Provides Professional Pain Relief from Home
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2
Hygienic Mouthpiece Toothbrushes
Hygienic Mouthpiece Toothbrushes
The Unico Smartbrush Cleans Your Teeth in Three Seconds Flat
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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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