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
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.
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
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One vaccine used in Europe during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was linked to rare cases of a baffling side effect - the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Now new research offers a clue to what happened....
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A former Iowa State University scientist who has admitted to faking AIDS research has been sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison and must repay a federal government agency more than $7 million....
American Academy of Family Physicians: July 1, 2015
In response to feedback on accountable care organizations (ACOs) established as part of the Medicare Shared Savings Program, CMS recently announced two changes in the design of its ACO Investment Model that will benefit rural areas of the country.
A federal judge for the District of New Jersey has entered a consent decree of permanent injunction between the United States and Acino Products LLC (Acino), of Hamilton, New Jersey, and the company’s president, Ravi Deshpande, for marketing unapproved and misbranded prescription drugs.
American Academy of Family Physicians: July 1, 2015
During its June 24-25 meeting, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to recommend the two serogroup B meningococcal vaccines for patients ages 16-23 for short-term protection against the disease.
Brian Wells on liberating data
Brian Wells, Associate VP of Health Technology and Academic Computing at Penn Medicine, talks about the PennSeek application and the effort to index and connect different types of data to make it accessible and effective for precision medicine.
Patrick Soon-Shiong, businessman, surgeon, scientist and founder of health IT company NantHealth announced he plans to take the company public by the end of the year.
"We feel we have one or two transactions to accomplish, then we will initiate the public offering that we anticipate will happen probably within this year," Soon-Shiong told the Los Angeles Times.
Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
With high temperatures, wicked weather and wildfires across the country, there are more warnings than usual posted about fireworks safety. In addition to harming themselves, people are also in danger of lighting up their entire neighborhoods -- unless you're in one of the cities getting pounded with rain.
Many healthcare organizations are focusing on being ready for the ICD-10 changeover on Oct. 1. Just as important is what will come after that.
This is legend. The fear is that ICD-10 code set is so large and complex that medical coders aren't going to be able to keep up with their current coding output.
ICD-10 & Coding
Healthcare needs effective placebo affection Ted Kaptchuk, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School directs the Program in Placebo Studies, Healing and Therapeutic Encounter. In his TEDMED talk, he upended many assumptions about what really works in the therapeutic encounter, … Continue reading →
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People who smoke pot and drink are twice as likely to do both at the same time than to do just one, with the combo associated with bad decision-making; and chronic pot smokers who had not indulged in...
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During the Cold War, back when Richard "Dickie" George was a mathematician at the National Security Agency, security meant something different than it does today. The foes knew one another well. And if there was plenty of skulduggery to go around, at least there were some recognizable rules of engagement.
"Back when it was us and the Soviets, there was about one big espionage event every 10 years," he said, speaking at the Healthcare IT News Privacy & Security Forum in Chicago on Tuesday.
Privacy & Security
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced its intention to take enforcement action against companies that manufacture and/or distribute certain unapproved prescription ear drop products (known as otic products) labeled to relieve ear pain, infection, and inflammation.