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Fitbit has come a long way and continues to be the top fitness tracker. And now, it is seen as an eye catching fashion accessory and a fitness bling statement. Fitbit's newest models are now at the intersection of advanced health tracking and high end fashion. Fitbit has accomplished the combination of beautiful design and personal health information. Check out the new wrist candy and all the cool features it has to offer here >> See the HOTTEST new Fitbits!

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Awaken Your Sleeping Beauty With This Sleep Tracker

Sleep is the new hot topic and from what science tells us, it is the holy grail of health. If you can track it, you can optimize it. If you can optimize it, you can benefit from it. This hot new sleep tracker by Hello is the perfect sleep tracker for the perfect price. There is beauty in health, and it needs to be awakened. But before that, let's get the best sleep of our lives. If your VR headset lenses have stopped fogging up, you can learn more here: Sense Sleep Tracker on Amazon

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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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Endurance athlete overcomes paralysis to race, coach again

Associated Press Healthwire: July 21, 2017
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) -- When Beth Sanden crashed her bike after speeding over a wet, broken patch of asphalt 15 years ago, the elite endurance athlete was left paralyzed. She figured her competition days were over, along with her career as a personal trainer and triathlon coach....

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Endurance athlete overcomes paralysis to race, coach again

Associated Press Healthwire: July 21, 2017
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) -- When Beth Sanden crashed her bike after speeding over a wet, broken patch of asphalt 15 years ago, the elite endurance athlete was left paralyzed. She figured her competition days were over, along with her career as a personal trainer and triathlon coach....

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Sen. McCain diagnosed with brain tumor after clot removed

Associated Press Healthwire: July 20, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, Vietnam prisoner of war and political maverick in Congress for more than three decades, has been diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain tumor....

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Gene variant increases risk for depression, study finds

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: July 20, 2017
A gene variant, thought to be carried by nearly 25 percent of the population, increases the odds of developing depression, finds a new study. People with apolipoprotein-E4, called ApoE4 for short, have a 20 percent greater chance of developing clinically significant depressive symptoms later in life compared to those who don't have the gene variant, report the investigators.

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This 3-D-printed artificial heart actually beats

CNN Health: July 20, 2017
A heart of gold may be hard to find, but a heart of silicone may be within reach.

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Codependent No More ... Yet Wanting Back In

New York Times - Well: July 20, 2017
Also, boycotting a former boss’s baby shower, requesting a family visit, and wondering whether sexual fantasies are cheating.

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AHIMA unveils standardized request for information form for HIPAA compliance

Healthcare IT News: July 20, 2017
Designed to help providers as more patients exercise their rights to access their health data, the new tool comports with guidelines from both OCR and ONC.

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Ablynx signs Sanofi deal potentially worth up to $2.8 bln

Reuters Health News: July 20, 2017
(Reuters) - French drugmaker Sanofi boosted its early-stage pipeline in immunology on Thursday by signing a deal with Ablynx that could earn the Belgian biotech firm as much as 2.4 billion euros ($2.8 billion).

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Congressional Memo: In a Cruel Summer for the G.O.P., ‘Things Are Starting to Feel Incoherent’

New York Times - Health: July 20, 2017
Republicans in Washington should be returning home next week to brag. But despite having total control on Capitol Hill, even they admit that policies aren’t advancing.

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Senate Republicans complain of disarray in healthcare effort

Reuters Health News: July 20, 2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans, scolded by President Donald Trump for failing to overturn Obamacare, tried to salvage their seven-year effort for a new healthcare law on Thursday, but leading senators indicated frustration over shifting goal posts.

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Mothers who breastfeed might have lower multiple sclerosis risk

Reuters Health News: July 20, 2017
(Reuters Health) - Women who breastfeed may have a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis later in life compared to mothers who don’t nurse their infants, a recent U.S. study suggests.

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NIH precision medicine project to explore enrollment of kids

Healthcare IT News: July 20, 2017
The All of Us Research Program aims to assemble a representative cohort of 1 million Americans for longitudinal genomic research.

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Legionnaires disease sickens 9 at Graceland hotel

CNN Health: July 20, 2017
The Guest House at Graceland, a hotel adjacent to Elvis Presley's Memphis home, is the source of a Legionnaires disease outbreak, according to a statement Wednesday from the Shelby County Health Department. There have been nine confirmed cases of the illness.

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White House developing comprehensive biosecurity strategy: official

Reuters Health News: July 20, 2017
ASPEN, Colorado (Reuters) - The Trump administration is developing the first comprehensive strategy to defend the United States against disease pandemics and biological attacks by terrorists, the top White House homeland security official said on Thursday.

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BloomAPI gets $2.4 million for software to release digital records securely, and more easily

Healthcare IT News: July 20, 2017
The company has 300 doctors in its network currently and helps transmit records for more than a million patients.

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Opioids and obesity, not 'despair deaths,' raising mortality rates for white Americans

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: July 20, 2017
Drug-related deaths among middle-aged white men increased more than 25-fold between 1980 and 2014, with the bulk of that spike occurring since the mid-1990s when addictive prescription opioids became broadly available, according to new research.

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How CRISPR proteins find their target

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: July 20, 2017
In addition to the Cas9 protein that bacteria use to bind and snip DNA, bacteria have other Cas proteins that know where to insert that viral DNA into the CRISPR region to remember which viruses have attacked and mount a defense. A research team has discovered how these proteins -- Cas1 and Cas2 -- locate and insert the viral DNA, and it relies on the flexibility of these enzymes and the shape of the DNA.

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Faulty support cells disrupt communication in brains of people with schizophrenia

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: July 20, 2017
New research has identified the culprit behind the wiring problems in the brains of people with schizophrenia. When researchers transplanted human brain cells generated from individuals diagnosed with childhood-onset schizophrenia into mice, the animal's nerve cell networks did not mature properly and the mice exhibited the same anti-social and anxious behaviors seen in people with the disease.

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Genetic predisposition to breast cancer due to non-BRCA mutations in Ashkenazi Jewish women

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: July 20, 2017
Genetic mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer in Ashkenazi Jewish women. A new article pexamines the likelihood of carrying another cancer-predisposing mutation in BRCA1, BRCA2 or another breast cancer gene among women of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry with breast cancer who do not carry one of the founder mutations.

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Laser treatment reduces eye floaters

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: July 20, 2017
Patients reported improvement in symptoms of eye floaters after treatment with a laser, according to a new study.

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Is mental health associated with perception of nasal function?

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: July 20, 2017
A study of preoperative patients for rhinoplasty suggests poor mental well-being and low self-esteem were associated with poorer perceptions of nasal function, according to a new study published by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

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Use of cognitive abilities to care for grandkids may have driven evolution of menopause

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: July 20, 2017
Instead of having more children, a grandmother may pass on her genes more successfully by using her cognitive abilities to directly or indirectly aid her existing children and grandchildren. Such an advantage could have driven the evolution of menopause in humans.

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Google searches can be used to track dengue in underdeveloped countries

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: July 20, 2017
An analytical tool that combines Google search data with government-provided clinical data can quickly and accurately track dengue fever in less-developed countries.

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Elon Musk seems to have ditched Red Dragon lander plan for Mars

New Scientist Health News: July 20, 2017
SpaceX will design a new spacecraft for a mission to the Red Planet, but Musk’s focus may be closer to home as he tweets Hyperloop plans

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FDA clears first neonatal magnetic resonance imaging device

FDA US Food & Drug: July 20, 2017
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device specifically for neonatal brain and head imaging in neonatal intensive care units (NICU).

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Now North Sea cod is sustainable, is it really ok to eat?

New Scientist Health News: July 20, 2017
The bounceback of North Sea cod means you can now buy guilt-free, but Brexit and climate change could threaten its fragile recovery

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Cow antibodies yield important clues for developing a broadly effective AIDS vaccine

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: July 20, 2017
The elicitation of powerful, HIV-blocking antibodies in cows in a matter of weeks -- a process that usually takes years in humans -- has now been described by researchers. The unexpected animal model is providing clues for important questions at a moment when new energy has infused HIV vaccine research.

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Boy, 6, revived with Narcan after possible opioid overdose

CNN Health: July 20, 2017
In what may be a sobering sign of the depths of the opioid crisis in New Hampshire, paramedics had to use Narcan to revive a 6-year-old boy Tuesday morning after a possible overdose.

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House HHS appropriations bill slashes AHRQ funding, but supports NIH, rural health

Healthcare IT News: July 20, 2017
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services would receive $5.8 billion in funding, with only $300 million designated for the lead research group on healthcare quality, costs and outcomes.

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Innate reaction of hematopoietic stem cells to severe infections

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: July 20, 2017
For the first time, researchers have shown that hematopoietic stem cells detect infectious agents themselves and begin to divide – that is, without signals from growth factors. This direct production of defensive cells damages hematopoiesis in the long term, however, which could lead to malignant hematopoietic stem cell diseases at advanced age.

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Shedding light on the 'other' breast cancer genes

CNN Health: July 20, 2017
When Samantha Golkin-Nigliazzo was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 30, she wasn't surprised. Instead, it was the results of her subsequent genetic tests that left her in shock.

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Trump administration pulls health law help in 18 cities

Associated Press Healthwire: July 20, 2017
CHICAGO (AP) -- President Donald Trump's administration has ended Affordable Care Act contracts that brought assistance into libraries, businesses and urban neighborhoods in 18 cities, meaning shoppers on the insurance exchanges will have fewer places to turn for help signing up for coverage....

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FDA tentatively approves Merck's copycat of Sanofi's Lantus

Reuters Health News: July 20, 2017
(Reuters) - Merck and Co Inc said on Thursday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tentatively approved its biosimilar version of French drugmaker Sanofi SA's blockbuster diabetes treatment, Lantus.

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The 12-Hour Goodbye That Started Everything

New York Times - Well: July 20, 2017
A spurned woman confronts the question: When you lose love, should you even try to get over it?

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Trump administration pulls health law help in 18 cities

Associated Press Healthwire: July 20, 2017
CHICAGO (AP) -- President Donald Trump's administration has ended Affordable Care Act contracts that brought assistance into neighborhoods in 18 cities, meaning shoppers on the insurance exchanges will have fewer places to turn for help signing up for coverage....

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Dark web crackdown as two biggest markets are taken offline

New Scientist Health News: July 20, 2017
The police sting hit two markets, AlphaBay and Hansa, that were responsible for the trading of over 350, 000 illicit goods such as drugs, firearms and cybercrime malware

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