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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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The New Health Care: New Estimates on Health Coverage Are Accurate but Outdated

New York Times - Health: September 16, 2014
The government released reliable estimates of how many people had health insurance in early 2014. It won’t tell us much about the Affordable Care Act, though.

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U.N. Sees Need for $1 Billion to Fight Ebola

New York Times - Health: September 16, 2014
With the number of cases doubling in just three weeks, the outbreak risks ballooning into a “humanitarian catastrophe,” a senior official said.

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Obama to Call for Expansion of Ebola Fight

New York Times - Health: September 16, 2014
Under pressure to do more to confront the Ebola outbreak sweeping across West Africa, President Obama will call for military and medical resources to combat the spread of the deadly virus.

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Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

Associated Press Healthwire: September 16, 2014
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania....

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Number of Americans Without Health Insurance Falls, Survey Shows

New York Times - Health: September 16, 2014
The first federal measure of the number of uninsured Americans since the Affordable Care Act extended coverage to millions in January.

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CNN anchor: Breaking news changed my life balance

CNN Health: September 16, 2014
It was August, 2011, the night rebels seized control of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's compound and Tripoli fell.

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A parallel universe: 25 years of the HIMSS Leadership Survey

Healthcare IT News: September 16, 2014
Who knew 25 years ago where we’d be today? Me, I was boarding a Greyhound bus in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with two suitcases and a one-way ticket to start a new life in the United States. I had completed a graduate degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas in 1988 and had moved back to Canada, where I was settling into a promising market research job. Then, my life took an interesting turn when I received a letter from the U.S. Consulate informing me that my application for permanent residency was selected. read more

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Calls for Stage 2 changes grow louder

Healthcare IT News: September 16, 2014
In a pointed letter sent to HHS Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell on Monday, a who's-who of industry stakeholders complained of "immediate concerns" about their members' ability to continue meaningful use participation. [See also: MU Stage 2 offers 2014 flexibility] read more

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Getting to Stage 2 one patient at a time

Healthcare IT News: September 16, 2014
You might say the CIO and IT team at Harrisburg Medical Center are hands on. When it came to tackling the toughest piece of meaningful use Stage 2, they added a staff member to connect with patients at home. read more

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FDA approves Movantik for opioid-induced constipation

FDA US Food & Drug: September 16, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Movantik (naloxegol), an oral treatment for opioid-induced constipation in adults with chronic non-cancer pain.

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11 states confirm Enterovirus D68 cases

CNN Health: September 16, 2014
Alabama has joined the growing list of states with confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68.

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Patient story kicks off Health IT Week

Healthcare IT News: September 16, 2014
National Health IT Week kicked off this Monday in Washington, DC, with prepared speeches and big names in the health IT arena. Among the overarching themes? Interoperability and patient engagement.    read more

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Local hospitals "can be gold standard"

BBC Health: September 16, 2014
Debate over the fate of local hospitals

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A look at US response to Ebola crisis

Associated Press Healthwire: September 16, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A look at some of the initiatives President Barack Obama is announcing to ramp up the U.S. response to West Africa's Ebola crisis:...

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More children live to age 5, work still to be done

Associated Press Healthwire: September 16, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More of the world's children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preventable causes, the U.N. children's agency said Tuesday....

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Child Mortality Falling, U.N. Says, but Not Fast Enough

New York Times - Health: September 16, 2014
The global mortality rate for children younger than 5 has dropped by nearly half since 1990, but remains high in Africa, the United Nations said.

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Could Acid, Ecstasy help PTSD patients?

CNN Health: September 16, 2014
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with two leading experts on psychoactive drug research.

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Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

Associated Press Healthwire: September 16, 2014
BRUSSELS (AP) -- A Belgian convicted of murder and rape who has been imprisoned for almost three decades has been granted the right to die after doctors agreed his psychological condition was incurable, an official said Tuesday....

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AUDIO: 'New solution' on polio being tested

BBC Health: September 16, 2014
An innovative vaccine delivery method called the Nanopatch is being evaluated by the World Health Organisation in the hope it can be used to help eradicate polio.

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UN calls for $1bn to fight Ebola

BBC Health: September 16, 2014
UN says it needs $1bn to fight "unparalleled" Ebola outbreak.

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U.S. to send troops, funds to fight Ebola

CNN Health: September 16, 2014
President Obama turns his attention to Ebola on Tuesday, announcing new U.S. steps to combat the growing epidemic in West Africa.

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When pregnancy makes you violently ill

CNN Health: September 16, 2014
Hyperemesis gravidarum causes extreme sickness during pregnancy. Read about one mother's journey.

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VIDEO: Further cut to sugar intake needed

BBC Health: September 16, 2014
Targets to reduce sugar consumption should be much more ambitious, health experts say.

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Ebola global security threat - Obama

BBC Health: September 16, 2014
US President Barack Obama calls the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to security worldwide while announcing a larger US role, including 3,000 troops, to help fight the virus.

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Ebola: Virus posing a deadly threat

BBC Health: September 16, 2014
More action is needed to tackle Ebola, say experts

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Stephen's £5m to fund cancer units

BBC Health: September 16, 2014
Plans for spending almost £5m raised by teenage cancer patient Stephen Sutton are revealed.

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Surviving childhood in Africa

BBC Health: September 16, 2014
Find out why more children in Africa are surviving past their fifth birthday.

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Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security

Associated Press Healthwire: September 16, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nonpartisan congressional investigators say the HealthCare.gov website has significant security weaknesses that could put Americans' personal information at risk....

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VIDEO: 'I just couldn't bear it anymore'

BBC Health: September 16, 2014
Almost one in six mental health patients in England have attempted suicide because of long waiting lists for therapy, according to new research.

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Obama 'to pledge troops for Ebola'

BBC Health: September 16, 2014
President Obama is to announce plans to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to help fight the Ebola virus, US officials say.

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The New Old Age: On New Measurements of Aging

New York Times - Health: September 16, 2014
Warren Sanderson, a professor of social and behavioral sciences at Stony Brook University, is working on ways to define aging other than the passing of years. “Everything is changing about 65-year-olds,” he said.

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VIDEO: Stephen Sutton's £5m charity legacy

BBC Health: September 16, 2014
Plans for spending almost £5m raised by teenage cancer sufferer Stephen Sutton have been revealed.

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Schizophrenia is really 8 disorders

CNN Health: September 16, 2014
What we know -- and psychiatrists have diagnosed for decades -- as schizophrenia may really be eight separate diseases, research published in The American Journal of Psychiatry suggests.

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Schizophrenia is really 8 disorders

CNN Health: September 16, 2014
What we know -- and psychiatrists have diagnosed for decades -- as schizophrenia may really be eight separate diseases, research published in The American Journal of Psychiatry suggests.

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Tracing the rise of Ebola in West Africa

Associated Press Healthwire: September 16, 2014
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Since the Ebola outbreak first emerged in West Africa, The Associated Press has been reporting on it. A timeline compiled from AP dispatches since March shows the dreaded disease being identified in a remote part of Guinea and then spreading to another country and then two more nations with authorities being alternately alarmed or confident....

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