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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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Home DNA Testing Kit

Simple as Spit! Home DNA Testing Kit Maps Your DNA

Simple home DNA kit allows you to find out what your DNA says about you and your family. Find out what percent of your DNA comes from populations around the world, ranging from East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and more. Break European ancestry down into distinct regions such as the British Isles, Scandinavia and Italy. People with mixed ancestry, African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans will also get a detailed breakdown.

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Matcha Green Tea Super Food Antioxidants

Matcha Green Tea King of Superfoods

Matcha Green Tea is the latest superfood that celebs and regular folk are finding give them supercharged antioxidant purification with a non-jittery sense of focus. Most matcha available to buy is in very small sizes and is not high enough quality. It is important that you buy high quality matcha. We've found bulk high quality 100% natural matcha green tea imported from Japan. Learn more here: Japanese Matcha Green Tea in bulk here on Amazon

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Stroke Tied to Long-Term Mental Decline

WebMD: July 7, 2015
Deterioration centers around ability to think, plan, study finds

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Report: Number of US heroin users rose 300,000 over a decade

Associated Press Healthwire: July 7, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) -- The number of U.S. heroin users has grown by nearly 300,000 over a decade, with the bulk of the increase among whites, according to a new government report....

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Drug prescriptions rise in England

BBC Health: July 7, 2015
An extra 34.5 million drugs and other prescription items were given out in 2014 compared to the year before, the latest snapshot for England shows.

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Ancient Americans Buried a Necklace-Wearing Bobcat

Discovery Health: July 7, 2015
The adorned bobcat was buried some 2,000 years ago in what is now Illinois.

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Gap Narrowing for Averting Climate Disaster: UN

Discovery Health: July 7, 2015
On current trends, humanity would spend the estimated safe budget of Earth-warming greenhouse gases within 20-25 years, warned scientists who gathered in Paris, five months before the deadline for a historic carbon-curbing pact. Continue reading →

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'Apollo 13': 20 Things We Love, 20 Years Later

Discovery Health: July 7, 2015
This summer marks the 20th anniversary of the excellent movie, Apollo 13 -- these are 20 things we still love about the film.

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Brett Anthony Foods Issues Recall For Undeclared Milk In Whole Foods Market Branded Vegetable Chili Sold From Whole Foods Market Naperville

Safety Alerts: July 7, 2015
Brett Anthony Foods is recalling two 8oz cups of Whole Foods Market® brand vegetable chili because they were labeled incorrectly and may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

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Brett Anthony Foods Issues Recall For Undeclared Milk In Whole Foods Market Branded Vegetable Chili Sold From Whole Foods Market Naperville

FDA Recalls: July 7, 2015
Brett Anthony Foods is recalling two 8oz cups of Whole Foods Market® brand vegetable chili because they were labeled incorrectly and may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

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California right-to-die bill struggling amid religious fight

Associated Press Healthwire: July 7, 2015
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Legislation that would allow California physicians to help terminally ill patients end their lives has met strong opposition from lawmakers in Catholic districts and others ahead of a Tuesday vote....

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Big Data Byte: Analytics for value-based care

Healthcare IT News: July 7, 2015
Short Headline:  Big data analytics for value-based care Jeff Fuller, Director of Analytics at Carolinas Healthcare System, describes how his organization's approach to analytics started with a research focus on predictive analytics and innovations and has shifted to operational cost control and quality.  

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At least 5 kids got wrong immunizations at New Jersey clinic

Associated Press Healthwire: July 7, 2015
SALEM, N.J. (AP) -- At least five children were given the wrong immunizations at a health clinic for the uninsured, including a 2-year-old boy who got an "excessive dose" of a cervical cancer prevention vaccine, authorities said....

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Patient choked to death on food

BBC Health: July 7, 2015
A patient considered not well enough to swallow solid food choked to death after he was mistakenly given lunch, a court is told.

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Is Mars Humid Enough to Support Life?

Discovery Health: July 7, 2015
The moisture in the atmosphere of Mars could be particularly conducive to life if the water condenses out to form short-term puddles in the early morning hours.

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What Science Says about Eating Right

Scientific American: Health: July 7, 2015
A nutritionist boils a mountain of conflicting diet advice down to a few simple principles -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Despite slowdown fears, digital health VC keeps pace

Healthcare IT News: July 7, 2015
Venture capital for the digital health market is still holding its own, keeping pace with last year's "record-breaking growth," according to a new report from digital health startup accelerator Rock Health. In fact, this year's Q2 raked in $2.1 billion from investors for digital health startups, just shy of last year's mid-year number which reached $2.3 billion. Financial/Revenue Cycle Management read more

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What's next for privileged access management?

Healthcare IT News: July 7, 2015
What's next for PAM technology? Many organizations do a reasonably good job at limiting access to data and systems for their general user population. When it comes to privileged access, however, most simply attempt to limit who and how many people have this type of access without considering the inherent risks of granting wide-open root or admin level access. The latest data breaches have been the result of attackers gaining elevated privileges to systems by compromising a privileged user's credentials and then using the authorized access to exfiltrate data. Privacy & Security What’s next for privileged access management?

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Who's Most Likely to Get Addicted to Their Narcotic Painkiller?

WebMD: July 7, 2015
People with a history of smoking or abusing drugs at highest risk of long-term use, study found

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Sunflower-Inspired Solar Panels Face the Sun

Discovery Health: July 7, 2015
Movie director and deep-sea explorer James Cameron is setting out to improve the aesthetics and boost the technological performance of solar panels.

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Stella & Chewy’s Voluntarily Recalls Products Due to Possible Health Risk

Safety Alerts: July 7, 2015
Stella & Chewy’s is voluntarily recalling some of its products due to concerns of a possible presence of Listeria Monocytogenes. The recall was prompted by a positive test confirming Listeria monocytogenes in Chewy’s Chicken Freeze-Dried Dinner Patties for Dogs, 15 ounce, Lot #111–15, during routine surveillance testing by the Maryland Department of Agriculture.

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Stella & Chewy’s Voluntarily Recalls Products Due to Possible Health Risk

FDA Recalls: July 7, 2015
Stella & Chewy’s is voluntarily recalling some of its products due to concerns of a possible presence of Listeria Monocytogenes. The recall was prompted by a positive test confirming Listeria monocytogenes in Chewy’s Chicken Freeze-Dried Dinner Patties for Dogs, 15 ounce, Lot #111–15, during routine surveillance testing by the Maryland Department of Agriculture.

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New VA CIO ready to bolster agency's IT

Healthcare IT News: July 7, 2015
LaVerne Council took the reins Monday as the next CIO of the Department of Veterans Affairs, ending a wait of almost three years to fill the position. The Senate confirmed Council June 23 by voice vote as CIO and assistant secretary for information and technology. Policy and Legislation read more

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Online CME learning has hidden benefits

Healthcare IT News: July 7, 2015
Hospitals that leverage online learning to reduce the cost of continuing education requirements may experience a bonus: lower lengths of stay, reduced readmissions and improved quality indicators. Quality and Safety read more

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Amelia Earhart Expedition Returns With No Immediate Answers

Discovery Health: July 7, 2015
Much of the expedition was dependent on an ROV, which failed to operate.

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Lifestyle and Heart Failure Risk

NIH Medline Plus: July 7, 2015
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise and Physical Fitness, Healthy Aging, Heart Failure

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Amelia Earhart Search Encounters Glitches, Few Clues: Photos

Discovery Health: July 7, 2015
Bad weather and technical problems with an underwater rover frustrated the latest expedition to find clues to Amelia Earhart's fate.

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CMS offers new care model for Medicare

Healthcare IT News: July 7, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is poised to launch a new model of care designed to support greater quality of care among Medicare beneficiaries. Policy and Legislation read more

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Eating Out and Weight Gain

NIH Medline Plus: July 7, 2015
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cholesterol, Nutrition, Weight Control

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DNews: Is Beer Giving You Man Boobs?

Discovery Health: July 7, 2015
Beer might be delicious, but certain types might be giving you man boobs! Find out why this happens.

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Future Cities: Moving Stuff (and People) Around

Discovery Health: July 7, 2015
Scientists, engineers and planners are figuring out new ways of speeding up supply chains, delivery and getting rid of waste.

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WHO says too few countries taxing tobacco products enough

Associated Press Healthwire: July 7, 2015
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Taxing cigarettes up to 75 percent of their retail price is among the most effective ways to reduce tobacco use, but too few governments levy high enough taxes, according to a World Health Organization global report released Tuesday....

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AMA's long war of words against ICD-10

Healthcare IT News: July 7, 2015
One of the more notable things about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' revisions to its ICD-10 policy on Monday is the fact that the suggestions come straight from the AMA. After all, there's been no love lost between the two organizations when it comes to that subject these past few years. ICD-10 & Coding read more

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WHO 'unfit for health emergencies'

BBC Health: July 7, 2015
The World Health Organization (WHO) lacks the "capacity and culture" to deal with global health emergencies, says the chair of a new independent report on Ebola.

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