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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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Nature in the Balance: Testing Future Conditions for the Food Chain

New York Times - Health: September 22, 2014
Researchers are trying to mimic the growing conditions expected to arise decades in the future as the air fills with heat-trapping gases and other pollutants from human activity, with some worrisome results.

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AP PHOTOS: Pole dancing being used for fitness

Associated Press Healthwire: September 22, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Poles have long been a staple of smoky strip clubs, but the women scaling and swinging from them in Las Vegas earlier this month weren't doing it for dollar bills....

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Well: A Better Baby I.C.U.

New York Times - Health: September 22, 2014
By many measures, a neonatal intensive care unit with single-family rooms produces better results than one with a shared, open-bay arrangement, a new study found.

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WHO: 21,000 Ebola cases by November if no changes

Associated Press Healthwire: September 22, 2014
LONDON (AP) -- New estimates from the World Health Organization warn the number of Ebola cases could hit 21,000 in six weeks unless efforts to curb the outbreak are ramped up....

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Enhancing care at the patient bedside

Healthcare IT News: September 22, 2014
(SPONSORED) Learn how CDW Healthcare point-of-care technologies and services offerings can help healthcare organizations enhance care at the patient bedside. Complimentary Webinar: Enabling Quality of Patient Care with Point-of-Care Technology   Thumbnail:  read more

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Cerner, athenahealth to work with Apple

Healthcare IT News: September 22, 2014
Epic won't be the only electronic health record company to leverage Apple's HealthKit technology: Cerner and athenahealth are the latest EHR vendors to say they'll develop apps that interface with the platform. read more

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Chief scientist to leave ONC

Healthcare IT News: September 22, 2014
The exodus from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT continued on Monday when it announced that Doug Fridsma, MD, is stepping down from his post as chief scientist. read more

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The New Health Care: Medicaid Gives the Poor a Reason to Say No Thanks

New York Times - Health: September 22, 2014
Now that some programs are charging premiums, people may be discouraged from obtaining health insurance.

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MU tech glitch may cost docs millions

Healthcare IT News: September 22, 2014
A technical glitch in the reporting system of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services meaningful use program could cost physicians millions of dollars in penalties.   read more

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How listening to music helps your brain

CNN Health: September 22, 2014
Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us why music therapy is good for the brain and how it can help us live to 100.

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VIDEO: Sharp rise in Malaysia dengue deaths

BBC Health: September 22, 2014
The number of people dying from dengue fever in Malaysia has more than tripled this year compared with 2013, with 250 cases being reported daily.

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Early experiences with the iPhone 6

Healthcare IT News: September 22, 2014
I’m truly not an “Apple fanboy”. I’m a believer in “do-acracy”, rewarding people and companies that create useful products which save me time. I stay objective about every company. I recently emailed one of my favorite companies which has slowed its innovation, “we need products not powerpoint”. So what about the iPhone 6? read more

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The New Health Care: In Context, Health Premium Increases Don’t Actually Look Like Increases

New York Times - Health: September 22, 2014
When inflation and the cost of old insurance markets are considered, the premiums available to consumers willing to shop around are remarkably low.

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CNN reporter in Ebola outbreak

CNN Health: September 22, 2014
As CNN's Elizabeth Cohen arrives in Liberia, she wonders how the world goes about stopping an outbreak that's gotten so out of hand.

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CNN reporter: Can the world stop Ebola?

CNN Health: September 22, 2014
As CNN's Elizabeth Cohen arrives in Liberia, she wonders how the world goes about stopping an outbreak that's gotten so out of hand.

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Power walker loses 150 pounds

CNN Health: September 22, 2014
In the fall of 2011, Jen Corn was the heaviest she had ever been. Her family offered to pay for weight loss surgery but she decided to lose the extra pounds on her own.

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Power walker loses 150 pounds

CNN Health: September 22, 2014
In the fall of 2011, Jen Corn was the heaviest she had ever been. Her family offered to pay for weight loss surgery but she decided to lose the extra pounds on her own.

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Where's the plan for interoperability?

Healthcare IT News: September 22, 2014
It is a simple question: “Why doesn’t electronic health information flow after the nation spent $26 billion on electronic health records?" Suggesting a 10-year timeframe or arguing that there is progress if you look hard enough just doesn’t answer it. read more

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Children 'failed in early years'

BBC Health: September 22, 2014
The future prospects of children in England are being hampered because society fails them in the early years, a leading health academic says.

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Go TV-free to fight fat, says NICE

BBC Health: September 22, 2014
Adults and children should consider having TV-free days or limiting viewing to two hours a day under new proposals to tackle obesity.

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FDA allows marketing of the first test to identify five yeast pathogens directly from a blood sample

FDA US Food & Drug: September 22, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing in the U.S. of the first direct blood test for detection of five yeast pathogens that cause bloodstream infections: Candida albicans and/or Candida tropicalis, Candida parapsilosis, Candida glabrata and/or Candida krusei.

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Well: Beauty in the Beets

New York Times - Health: September 22, 2014
Beetroots, whether roasted, steamed or raw, easily find their way into new salads, side dishes and main dishes. The greens are interchangeable with other mild-tasting greens like Swiss chard and spinach.

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EHR design and dissatisfaction: It's a matter of time

Healthcare IT News: September 22, 2014
As reported last year at HIMSS and by many online news and opinion sources since, physician dissatisfaction with EHRs is growing. Indeed, while this blog post doesn’t focus on the broader picture, general physician career dissatisfaction is disconcertingly high. read more

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Desperation grows in Ebola zone

CNN Health: September 22, 2014
Moses Kallie has lost 13 relatives, his parents included, to the deadly Ebola virus. His story is just one of too many in Liberia.

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Ebola lockdown workers find dozens of cases

CNN Health: September 22, 2014
One hundred thirty new cases of Ebola were identified during a three-day lockdown in Sierra Leone, Stephen Gaojia, the country's head of emergency operations, said Monday.

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700 infants exposed to TB at Texas hospital

CNN Health: September 22, 2014
More than 700 infants and 40 health care workers have been exposed to tuberculosis, commonly called TB, at a hospital in El Paso, Texas, according to the city's Department of Public Health.

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Call to offer boys the HPV vaccine

BBC Health: September 21, 2014
Scientific experts are meeting on Monday to discuss whether boys as well as girls should be offered the HPV jab.

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Joan Rivers's Treatment Seen as Possible Example of V.I.P. Syndrome

New York Times - Health: September 21, 2014
The treatment of Joan Rivers at a Manhattan endoscopy clinic last month may be the latest example of what medical professionals call “V.I.P. Syndrome,” in which famous patients get special care that doesn’t always work out for the best.

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NHS whistleblowing 'problems persist'

BBC Health: September 21, 2014
Whistleblowers still face real problems in speaking out in the health service - despite the push to create a more open culture, campaigners say.

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Roast peanuts 'spark more allergies'

BBC Health: September 21, 2014
Roasted peanuts may be more likely to trigger allergic reactions than raw peanuts, according to an Oxford University study carried out on mice.

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Retro Report: Selling Prozac as the Life-Enhancing Cure for Mental Woes

New York Times - Health: September 21, 2014
In the late 1980s and the ’90s, Prozac was seen as a life preserver for those drowning in anguish. It was also a marvel of commercial branding.

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Op-Ed Contributors: A Cancer Battle We Can Win

New York Times - Health: September 21, 2014
CT screening for lung cancer can save thousands of lives each year.

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VIDEO: Are disability hate crimes ignored?

BBC Health: September 21, 2014
A former director of prosecutions has said victims of disability hate crime are being failed by the police and the courts.

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VIDEO: Inside London hospital's 'eye bank'

BBC Health: September 21, 2014
BBC Inside Out has met the patients who have been given a new lease of life as a result of eye donations and has gone inside Moorfields Hospital’s 'eye bank' in London.

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To Win Back Older Voters, Democrats Talk Up Social Security

New York Times - Health: September 20, 2014
Looking to voters 65 and older who have been the party’s weak spot and who reliably turn out in midterm elections.

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Terence Moakley, Advocate for Disabled, Dies at 69

New York Times - Health: September 20, 2014
Mr. Moakley, a quadriplegic, was not above staging public stunts to show how difficult it could be for the disabled to get around.

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