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  • ankylosing spondylitis can make you feel as though your energy has been zapped — a level of fatigue that people who don’t have spondylitis often can't understand. any form of arthritis can cause the kind of pain that keeps you awake at night, but fatigue that accompanies the inflammatory types of arthritis (including rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis) is also caused by the inflammation process itself. everydayhealth.com

  • one issue is that we’ve seen that people who are allocated to be enrolled in a program, in other words, they didn’t answer the question, but the data-producing agency has zapped them with a yes through hot-decking. people who are allocated to be enrolled in a program are less likely to appear eligible than actual reporters. if we run a very complicated, very detailed microsimulation model, trim, to assess eligibility, we get a much higher eligibility rate among the people who truly reported the program than among the people who were allocated to be enrolled in the program. hhs.gov

  • i had a floater in my right eye (dominant eye) drive me crazy. i went to an ophthalmologist who first tested to see if he could photograph it (which would mean that it was an 'attached' floater), and then zapped it with a laser. i came back the next day for a follow up, at which time he zapped some debris, and i went home. it's been over 18 months and no problems! i now have floater in my left eye and am scheduled to have that one zapped too! medicinenet.com

  • darren j. baker, phd, from the mayo clinic in rochester, minn., and colleagues biomarked senescent cells in mice and then zapped the cells with drugs. they found that eliminating these cells delayed the onset of age-related pathologies associated with adipose tissue (wrinkles), skeletal muscle (muscle loss) and the eyes (cataracts) where senescent cells tend to accumulate. medpagetoday.com