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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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Bowel cancer: 'I've cried, shouted and planned my funeral'

BBC Health: March 28, 2017
Deborah was feeling "under the weather" for about a year, before being diagnosed with bowel cancer.

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WITS Program Teaches Healthy Cooking in Schools

New York Times - Well: March 28, 2017
Updating home ec class with Caribbean chicken guisado and vegetable sushi.

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Meningitis outbreak kills at least 140 in Nigeria

BBC Health: March 28, 2017
The disease has infected more than 1,000 people in one of the worst outbreaks for years.

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Lupus: What you need to know

CNN Health: March 28, 2017
An invisible disease with debilitating symptoms, lupus is more common than you might think. Learn about the causes, triggers and treatments for this devastating disease.

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Mothers often take daughters to first tanning salon visit

Reuters Health News: March 27, 2017
(Reuters Health) - Many girls who begin going to tanning salons before they turn 16 don’t bring along friends or go alone. Instead, they tan with their mothers, a U.S. study suggests.

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Top heart doctors warn proposed NIH cuts would be catastrophic

Reuters Health News: March 27, 2017
(Reuters) - Top heart doctors and researchers have a simple reaction to President Donald Trump's proposed 20 percent cut to the budget of the U.S. National Institutes of Health: fear that research that results in life-saving drugs will deal a crippling blow.

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One person's ban is that same person's respite

CNN Health: March 27, 2017
In terms of security, you can debate the effectiveness of the new electronics ban, now enforced on select international flights.

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Carolinas HealthCare leverages nursing informatics to improve patient care, outcomes

Healthcare IT News: March 27, 2017
The health system drastically reduced documentation time and number of clicks within its Cerner EHR after a three-year optimization project.  

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Recalling Early Childhood Memories, or Not

New York Times - Well: March 27, 2017
Remembering events from no earlier than age 3½ or 4 is typical, studies have found. The phenomenon is known as childhood amnesia.

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Fonio, a West African Grain, Is the Star of a Brooklyn Talk

New York Times - Well: March 27, 2017
Pierre Thiam, a chef from Senegal, will demonstrate how to use this high-protein grain at the Museum of Food and Drink.

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Mice lived with us 15,000 years ago even before farming took off

New Scientist Health News: March 27, 2017
House mice began to associate with humans when the Natufian people started settling in the eastern Mediterranean, before the advent of farming

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Addiction Specialists Ponder a Potential Aid: Pot

New York Times - Health: March 27, 2017
Some clinicians think marijuana may help ease the transition out of addiction, while critics say substituting one drug for another is no solution.

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Douglas Martin, M.D., Runs for AAFP Vice Speaker

American Academy of Family Physicians: March 27, 2017
The Iowa AFP announces the candidacy of Douglas Martin, M.D., of Sioux City, for AAFP vice speaker.

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Cancer diagnosis: 'Looking for needle in a haystack'

BBC Health: March 27, 2017
UCLH's chief medical officer explains new cancer diagnosis tools

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From the room next door to the next planet over

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: March 27, 2017
The new Albert Chadwick Research Room inside the Roberts Proton Therapy Center is no ordinary laboratory space. In fact, there’s nothing else quite like it anywhere else in the United States, and whether it’s treating patients with cancer or helping NASA with its plans to send astronauts to Mars, the discoveries that could propel scientists forward will happen right here.

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Microrna treatment restores nerve insulation, limb function in mice with MS

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: March 27, 2017
Scientists partially re-insulated ravaged nerves in mouse models of multiple sclerosis (MS) and restored limb mobility by treating the animals with a small non-coding RNA called a microRNA. In a new article, researchers report that treatment with a microRNA called miR-219 restarted production of a substance called myelin that is critical to normal function of the central nervous system.

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Minority colorectal cancer patients report higher burden of poor quality-of-life than whites

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: March 27, 2017
A study of racial disparities in health-related quality of life of colorectal cancer patients revealed among several findings, that Hispanics and blacks had a higher burden of poor health-related quality-of-life (HR-QoL) than white patients and that poor HR-QoL resulted in shorter median survival. Yet Hispanics had an average survival time of 85.4 months as compared to blacks at 47.8 months and whites at 43.2 months.

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New genetic disorder named for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia team

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: March 27, 2017
Three scientists at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia who identified and studied a genetic disease have been recognized by having their names attached to the disorder. An authoritative reference site for genetic diseases, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) now designates this condition as Mulchandani-Bhoj-Conlin syndrome (MBCS), characterized by failure to thrive, severe short stature and profound feeding difficulties, caused by an abnormality of chromosome 20.

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Lee Carter, M.D., Runs for AAFP Vice Speaker

American Academy of Family Physicians: March 27, 2017
The Tennessee AFP announces the candidacy of Lee Carter, M.D., of Huntingdon, for AAFP vice speaker.

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Accenture identifies three ways to close the gender pay and opportunity gap

Healthcare IT News: March 27, 2017
New research from Accenture concludes technology can help women advance at work and help close the gender pay gap.

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Scientists discover new class of anti-diabetes compounds that reduce liver glucose production

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: March 27, 2017
A team of scientists has identified a new class of compounds that reduce production of glucose in the liver, which is linked to type 2 diabetes, the form of diabetes considered responsible for close to 95 percent of cases in the United States.

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Jennifer Aloff, M.D., Runs for AAFP Vice Speaker

American Academy of Family Physicians: March 27, 2017
The Michigan AFP announces the candidacy of Jennifer Aloff, M.D., of Midland, for AAFP vice speaker.

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Are Heartburn Meds and Superbug Infections Linked?

WebMD: March 27, 2017
Recurring bouts of C. difficile were more common in those who took drugs that lower stomach acid

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Some state lawmakers seek to protect birth-control access

Associated Press Healthwire: March 27, 2017
CARSON CITY, Nevada (AP) -- Even with the Republican failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law, Democratic lawmakers in some states are pressing ahead with efforts to protect birth control access, Planned Parenthood funding and abortion coverage in case they are jeopardized in the future....

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Q&A: Recalling Early Childhood Memories, or Not

New York Times - Health: March 27, 2017
Remembering events from no earlier than age 3½ or 4 is typical, studies have found. The phenomenon is known as childhood amnesia.

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UPMC launches app-based ER telemedicine program for health plan members statewide

Healthcare IT News: March 27, 2017
Even though emergency room professionals are providing video visits, the AnywhereCare app is actually intended for non-emergency ailments such as sore throats and respiratory illnesses.

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Emotion: An important link to HIV prevention in black adolescents with mental illnesses

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: March 27, 2017
Could unique psychological factors that hamper emotional regulation help explain differences in HIV/STI risk-related sexual behaviors among heterosexually active black youth with mental illnesses?

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How do some opioids cause severe itching?

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: March 27, 2017
Opioids have long been an important tool in the world of pain management, but the side effects of these drugs -- from addiction and respiratory failure to severe itching and dizziness, can be overwhelming. Scientists have been trying to understand how these side effects happen so they can create better, less problematic pain relievers.

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Implementing large-scale teleretinal diabetic retinopathy screening program

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: March 27, 2017
Can a large-scale, primary care-based teleretinal diabetic retinopathy screening (TDRS) program reduce wait times for screening and improve the timeliness of care in the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, the largest publicly operated county safety net health care system in the United States?

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Another look at the surge in EpiPen costs

Reuters Health News: March 27, 2017
(Reuters Health) - Soaring prices and out-of-pocket costs for EpiPens to treat severe allergic reactions haven’t halted a surge in the number of children and adults filling prescriptions for the devices, a U.S. study suggests.

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Gene changes linked to greater risk of brain, ovarian cancer

CNN Health: March 27, 2017
Genetic changes and variants linked to the development of brain and ovarian cancers have been discovered in two new studies. This significant development offers researchers the chance to understand more about how these cancers develop and how they may one day be treated, or even prevented.

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Testosterone Therapy Is Popular, but Studies Are Mixed

New York Times - Well: March 27, 2017
Millions of men get treatments for “low T,” though efficacy is limited and evidence of its safety is lacking.

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Julie Ann Freischlag named CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Healthcare IT News: March 27, 2017
She comes to the North Carolina medical center from UC Davis, where she oversees its academic, research and clinical programs.

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Keith Zimmerman named CEO of Medical City Arlington

Healthcare IT News: March 27, 2017
He takes the new position after leading Medical City Children's Hospital since 2013.

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Mesh implant campaigners 'betrayed' by report publication

BBC Health: March 27, 2017
Two campaigners against mesh implants say they are "dismayed and disgusted" at the publication of a "watered down" report into their use.

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