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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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EBOLA Mask

Ebola Protective Masks Are In High Demand

With the outbreak of the Ebola virus, Ebola protective gear like masks are being bought up quickly. Historically when the threat of a pandemic hits the news, the "preparers" of the world stock up. One on the first line of defense is the Ebola mask. Learn more about what types of Ebola masks can protect you here.

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Well: The Workout: Running While Pregnant

New York Times - Health: October 31, 2014
Clara Horowitz Peterson, an elite runner, mother of three and expecting, talks about training during and after pregnancy.

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Repeal of Health Law, Once Central to G.O.P., Is Side Issue in Campaigns

New York Times - Health: October 31, 2014
In a year that was supposed to be dominated by attacks on the Affordable Care Act, few Republican candidates focused on repeal or offered alternatives.

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VIDEO: Drinkers try the BBC booze calculator

BBC Health: October 31, 2014
Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.

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New Jersey Details Ebola Policy

Wall Street Journal: October 31, 2014
New Jersey officials spelled out the state’s quarantine policy, which has been criticized by some health officials but is popular among the public.

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CHIME sees 'troubling' signals for MU

Healthcare IT News: October 31, 2014
As we head into Congress' lame-duck session after Tuesday's midterm election, the national policy agenda for healthcare CIOs will revolve around meaningful use, cybersecurity, ICD-10 and patient safety. [See also: Tips to help CIOs 'survive the madness'] read more

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Well: Low Vitamin D Tied to Asthma Attacks

New York Times - Health: October 31, 2014
Raising vitamin D levels may help control flare-ups in people with asthma.

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Maine Judge Orders Ebola Quarantine for Nurse

New York Times - Health: October 31, 2014
Kaci Hickox, a nurse who worked in West Africa, had defied the authorities’ requests to go into quarantine because she said the measures were not justified.

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NYC shows skills gap for healthcare, IT

Healthcare IT News: October 31, 2014
New York City offers plenty of healthcare and technology jobs, but there's a gap between the work and the skills available, according to a new report from financial services firm JPMorgan Chase. On Thursday, the company released the first in a series of reports slated to address the mismatch between potential employers and job seekers. The report is part of JPMorgan Chase’s five-year, $250 million New Skills at Work initiative, which aims to identify middle-skill healthcare and technology occupations that are in high demand. read more

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Q&A: Dartmouth's mHealth security ace

Healthcare IT News: October 31, 2014
Mobile health wearables and sensors present myriad opportunities for improving patient care and increasing patient engagement. They also offer the chance to better manage chronically ill patients remotely. The only problem? It's not that these wearables are scarce. They're not. It's that many just aren't secure. read more

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“Think Big”: Q&A with Eric Chen

TEDMED - Medical Discussions: October 31, 2014
At TEDMED 2014, Eric Chen urged us to think big and never stop asking questions. Halfway through a very exciting first semester at Harvard, Eric Chen checked in with TEDMED to answer a few questions we had about his talk. … Continue reading → The post “Think Big”: Q&A with Eric Chen appeared first on TEDMED Blog.

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News Analysis: Alarmed by Ebola, Public Isn’t Calmed by ‘Experts Say’

New York Times - Health: October 31, 2014
Shifting guidelines on how to handle Ebola, combined with a mistrust of elites, have fed the public’s mistrust of assurances by government officials and scientists.

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Study Confirms Obesity-Breast Cancer Link for Blacks, Hispanics

WebMD: October 31, 2014
You can't change your genes, but you can control your weight, researcher says

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Science Looks into Immortal Pets

Scientific American: Health: October 31, 2014
A new experiment will study the extension of lifespan via an anti-aging drug administered to domestic dogs -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Some ethnic groups 'less cancer aware'

BBC Health: October 31, 2014
A study by Cancer Research UK reveals black and South Asian ethnic groups in England are less aware of cancer symptoms than people with white backgrounds.

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Women and Heart Attack Symptoms

NIH Medline Plus: October 31, 2014
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Angina, Heart Attack, Heart Disease in Women

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Survey Reveals Concerns Over Ebola

WebMD: October 31, 2014
When it comes to Ebola, most Americans say they’re not worried about catching the disease, but they are concerned about the possibility of health care workers who have treated sick patients spreading the virus here.

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U.S. Ebola Survivors Tread Painful, Lonely Journeys

Wall Street Journal: October 31, 2014
The varied experiences of people who have been treated trace the splintered path of Ebola in America.

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Better Staffing Seen as Crucial to Ebola Treatment in Africa

New York Times - Health: October 31, 2014
Doctors say that better systems for treating fluid loss, routine in the United States, could also help patients in West Africa.

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Bacteria Lowers Mosquito-Transmission of Malaria, Dengue

Scientific American: Health: October 31, 2014
Mosquitoes that harbor a soil microbe called Chromobacterium Csp_P have a harder time catching dengue virus and the malarial parasite. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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NIMH creates new unit to support its research domain criteria initiative

National Institutes of Health: October 31, 2014
RDoC research framework will help guide the classification of patients in clinical studies.

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Ginseng Kianpi Pil: Public Notification - Undeclared Drug Ingredients

Safety Alerts: October 31, 2014
Risk of impaired ability to fight infections, high blood sugar levels, muscle injuries and psychiatric problems. Undeclared drug ingredients may also cause serious side effects when combined with other medications.

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Wanted: communications help for EHRs

Healthcare IT News: October 31, 2014
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Let’s Talk about Ebola Survivors and Sex

Scientific American: Health: October 31, 2014
As more patients recover from the infection, what risk do they pose to their sexual partners? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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CIOs: EHR usability to get worse

Healthcare IT News: October 31, 2014
Worries over the usability of EHRs have escalated recently – in tandem, it seems, with broad adoption. And now, comes research from analyst firm Frost & Sullivan that confirms it and highlights the dangers. The findings indicate it's likely to get worse before it gets better. Top problem: Information retrieval. It's nearly impossible for physicians to get the right information at the right time from their EHRs. They need it at the point of care. When it's not there, it's not merely frustrating. It puts patients at risk. read more

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Two Suspected Ebola Cases Reported in Mali, 57 Contacts Sought

Scientific American: Health: October 31, 2014
Two people are suspected of having Ebola after coming into contact with a two-year-old girl who died of the disease in Mali last week, according to WHO data -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Eat Breakfast and Remember the Protein, Scientists Say

Wall Street Journal: October 31, 2014
New research underlines the need to eat breakfast, particularly one rich in protein.

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Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

Associated Press Healthwire: October 31, 2014
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week - months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later....

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Our Ancestors Murdered---and Played Nice

Wall Street Journal: October 31, 2014
Given chimps’ murderous tendencies, are we doomed to be violent? Robert M. Sapolsky says the planet of the apes is more complicated than you’d think.

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A welcome -- or not -- for health workers from Africa's Ebola zone

CNN Health: October 31, 2014
Maine's plan to impose a mandatory quarantine on nurse Kaci Hickox highlights an individual liberty versus public safety controversy about health workers returning from Africa's Ebola zone.

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Is Tau the 'How' Behind Alzheimer's?

WebMD: October 31, 2014
When this protein malfunctions, brain cells die, say researchers working with mice

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Girl, 7, Barred From a Connecticut School Over Ebola Concerns Goes Back to Class

New York Times - Health: October 31, 2014
The family of Ikeoluwa Opayemi, 7, had sued the Milford school district after she was told to stay away from class for 21 days following a trip to Nigeria.

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Plan Now for Future Ebola Outbreaks

Scientific American: Health: October 31, 2014
Diagnostics, vaccines and new drugs could vastly improve the way future Ebola outbreaks manifest in Africa, according to emerging infectious disease expert Jeremy Farrar. Steve Mirsky... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Louisiana Scuttles Medical Conference Plans Over Ebola Fears

Scientific American: Health: October 31, 2014
Organizers of tropical medicine meeting to offer refunds, swap out speakers -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Ex-Union Carbide chief Anderson dead at 92

Associated Press Healthwire: October 31, 2014
MIAMI (AP) -- Warren M. Anderson, who headed Union Carbide Corp. when a chemical leak killed thousands of people in India in 1984, has died in Florida at 92....

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Court Issues Quarantine Order for Maine Nurse

WebMD: October 31, 2014
Court Issues Quarantine Order for Maine Nurse

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