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Fitbit Flex Sleep Sensor Tracker

Will health sensors make humans immortal?

Not so fast! We need to get from here to there. Today, health/behavior monitoring and quantification sensors are all the rage. The Fitbit, a wearable sensor, is one of the more popular wearable tech devices for tracking your health. Fitbit tracks your activity (steps), diet, and even your sleep patterns. You can interact with the Fitbit using a series of tapping sequences and the Fitbit syncs all your data with your phone and computer. Then the process is to quantify, analyze, and optimize your wake and sleep life. Doing all this will not help you avoid your ultimate demise, but it could contribute to a longer life, and better yet, one where you're in better health along your life's time-line. The concept is that if you are monitoring your activity, food, and sleep, you can make adjustments to improve these areas; thus better health. The Fitbit Flex is only $99! Get started Buy directly from Fitbit

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The Art of Lip Injections

The Secret Art of Natural Lip Injections

Is there a secret art to lip enhancement? You surely know when you've seen someone and immediately reacted, "she had her lips done!". What about the lips that have been filled, look terrific, and you don't know they've been enhanced with filler? That's the secret art to lip fillers and that is why it is critical to select a physician injector who knows the secrets. What are the secrets to getting great lip enhancements? First, experience! Second, the artist within! The injector must also understand the complex, and sometimes unforgiving, anatomy of the lips. These artistic and technical demands explain why so many patients receive sub-standard lip injections and are left with unnatural results. Patients often believe that lip enhancement always leads to unnatural, over-filled results; in actuality, this should never occur in experienced hands.

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PSA Screenings Decline

PSA Screenings Decline Following New Recommendations

The Journal of Urology reports that prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing has declined in the United States following a 2013 recommendation by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)—a group of primary care physicians charged with developing recommendations about which preventative health screenings should be covered under the Affordable Health Care Act.

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Is Any Amount of Alcohol Good for Us?

WebMD: August 29, 2014
To drink or not to drink? It's a question not easily answered – at least when it comes to our health.

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WHO issues roadmap to scale up international response to the Ebola outbreak in west Africa

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: August 29, 2014
The World Health Organization has issued a roadmap to guide and coordinate the international response to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in west Africa. The aim is to stop ongoing Ebola transmission worldwide within 6-9 months, while rapidly managing the consequences of any further international spread.

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Senegal confirms first Ebola case

CNN Health: August 29, 2014
The West African country of Senegal has confirmed its first Ebola case one week after closing its borders with Guinea over fears that the deadly outbreak could spread, the Senegalese Press Agency reported Friday.

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Painkiller addicts turn to heroin

CNN Health: August 29, 2014
The face of heroin abuse in America is changing. And part of the reason is that society wanted a quick fix to the prescription drug abuse problem.

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WHO calls for limits on e-cigarettes

CNN Health: August 29, 2014
The World Health Organization is calling for strict regulations on e-cigarettes.

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Many Foods' 'Trans-Fat-Free' Claims False: Study

WebMD: August 29, 2014
Many Foods' 'Trans-Fat-Free' Claims False: Study

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Why painkiller addicts turn to heroin

CNN Health: August 29, 2014
The face of heroin abuse in America is changing. And part of the reason is that society wanted a quick fix to the prescription drug abuse problem.

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Raising an Anxious Child

NIH Medline Plus: August 29, 2014
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Anxiety, Child Mental Health, Parenting

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Senegal confirms first Ebola case

BBC Health: August 29, 2014
Senegal's health ministry confirms a first case of Ebola, making it the fifth west African country now affected by the outbreak.

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Post-natal care lacking, say midwives

BBC Health: August 29, 2014
A report from the Royal College of Midwives suggests that 40% of women are being discharged from hospital before they are ready after having a baby.

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Blues go public with data exchange

Healthcare IT News: August 29, 2014
Two large health insurers are hoping a new "public utility" patient data sharing service will improve one of the most pernicious problems in American healthcare. Blue Shield of California and WellPoint, the parent of Anthem Blue Cross, are investing a combined $80 million to start the California Integrated Data Exchange, as a “next generation” health information exchange service for providers, payers and patients. read more

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Single Animal to Human Transmission Event Responsible for 2014 Ebola Outbreak

NIH Medline Plus: August 29, 2014
Source: National Institutes of Health - Related MedlinePlus Page: Ebola

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Leadership and Calm Are Urged in Outbreak

New York Times - Health: August 29, 2014
Leadership and help from Western nations are needed to eradicate the virus in West Africa, said pioneers in the fights against smallpox, polio and other diseases.

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Attendee Highlights - Privacy & Security Forum 2014 San Diego

Healthcare IT News: August 29, 2014
Healthcare IT News' Erin McCann speaks with attendees of the 2014 Privacy & Security Forum in San Diego about key takeaways and reactions to the conference. Thumbnail:  read more

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Adam's story: 63 pills a day

CNN Health: August 29, 2014
The modest clinic on Milpas Street in laid-back Santa Barbara, California, was well known to patients seeking powerful pain medication.

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Quarantine for Ebola Lifted in Liberia Slum

New York Times - Health: August 29, 2014
The president of Liberia had rejected the advice of Ebola experts in quarantining the West Point neighborhood, a move that resulted in deadly clashes.

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Obesity Is Now So Normal That Parents Can't See It in Their Kids

Scientific American: Health: August 29, 2014
Gradual change is hard to detect—and made more complicated because the point of reference has changed -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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With Intensive Swim Lessons, a Man Attacks His Fear of Water

New York Times - Health: August 29, 2014
Traumatized by childhood incidents, Attis Clopton was deathly afraid of water, so he confronted his fear by enrolling in a program of swimming lessons.

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Medicare Will Settle Short-Term Care Bills

New York Times - Health: August 29, 2014
Under the proposed settlement, hospital claims involving inpatient stays that are now under appeal would be paid at the rate of 68 cents for every dollar billed.

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The New Health Care: Baby’s Drug Co-Pay Jumps, and a Health Reporter Is Stumped

New York Times - Health: August 29, 2014
Trying to unravel a health plan’s policy on prescription costs offers fresh evidence of just how confusing the American health care system really is.

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Accountable care driven by data

Healthcare IT News: August 29, 2014
Accountable care driven by data Clinical Decision Support Systems, or CDSS, can inform physicians while improving the rate of preventive services and patient engagement. While some physicians balk at the notion of a machine dictating treatment protocol and health management plans, the primary role of CDSS is informing doctors to make better decisions. read more

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Junk food messes with you

CNN Health: August 29, 2014
Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body. This week we look at salt intake and its impact on MS; junk food and the damage it does to your desire to eat healthy; how drinking coffee may help you keep your teeth; and how more parents have their kids vaccinated.

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Ice bucket challenge brings in $100M

CNN Health: August 29, 2014
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on the amazing amount of cash generated by the viral video trend.

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Junk food does more than make you fat

CNN Health: August 29, 2014
Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body. This week we look at salt intake and its impact on MS; junk food and the damage it does to your desire to eat healthy; how drinking coffee may help you keep your teeth; and how more parents have their kids vaccinated.

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Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans

WebMD: August 29, 2014
All 18 rhesus monkeys infected with the virus survived after getting the experimental medication, researchers report

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USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

Associated Press Healthwire: August 29, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders....

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Parents snatch ill boy, 5, from ward

BBC Health: August 29, 2014
Police launch a "major investigation" to find a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour, who was taken without consent from Southampton General Hospital by his parents.

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FDA Approves Noninvasive DNA Test for Colorectal Cancer

American Academy of Family Physicians: August 29, 2014
On Aug. 11, the FDA approved Cologuard, a stool-based colorectal cancer screening test that detects red blood cells and DNA mutations; it is the first fecal DNA test for colorectal cancer to receive the agency's thumbs-up.

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Ebola Drug Saves Infected Monkeys

Scientific American: Health: August 29, 2014
ZMapp is the first treatment to completely protect animals after they show symptoms of disease -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The New Old Age Blog: Dizzying Times

New York Times - Health: August 29, 2014
I was unsympathetic when my mother complained of strange dizzy spells. Who’s sorry now?

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Biggest Ever Weekly Rise in Ebola Cases, U.N. Agency Says

WebMD: August 29, 2014
About 500 new infections reported across West Africa, including first case in Senegal

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Well: Ask Well: The Problem with Bunions

New York Times - Health: August 29, 2014
Non-surgical treatments can reduce the pain or discomfort from a bunion and keep it from worsening.

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5 Must-Have Kitchen Tools for Cooks

WebMD: August 29, 2014
Get started using these handy kitchen tools by making our recipe for sesame and soy-roasted veggies.

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Study Says ZMapp Works Against Ebola

New York Times - Health: August 29, 2014
All 18 monkeys exposed to a lethal dose of the virus and given the experimental drug survived, raising hopes that ZMapp will work in people.

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