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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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Childhood Diet Habits Set in Infancy, Studies Suggest

New York Times - Health: September 2, 2014
Research published in the journal Pediatrics indicates that early preferences for fruits and vegetables or, conversely, sugary drinks last into age 6.

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Is Breakfast Really Your Most Important Meal?

WebMD: September 2, 2014
Your mother might've told you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Some recent reports, though, might make you think Mom’s take on breakfast is about as credible as other old wives’ tales.

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Dermatend Original and Dermatend Ultra: Recall - Safety Concerns

Safety Alerts: September 2, 2014
Using these Dermatend products instead of seeking medical attention could result in delayed diagnosis of conditions such as cancer.

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Google Glass startup lands $8M

Healthcare IT News: September 2, 2014
A startup that plans to take Google Glass to healthcare and other markets has landed $8.4 million in venture capital. San Francisco-based Wearable Intelligence describes itself as a technology company dedicated to building enterprise solutions using wearable computing hardware -- such as Google Glass. read more

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Ashya situation not right - police

BBC Health: September 2, 2014
Hampshire Police chief constable says the situation involving Ashya King's parents "is not right", and they should be reunited with him.

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Protect your network! HIPAA isn't enough

Healthcare IT News: September 2, 2014
At first glance, a look at the numbers from HIMSS Analytics' database would seem to offer some encouraging news about U.S. healthcare providers' privacy and security preparedness. read more

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ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, Study Finds

WebMD: September 2, 2014
Research suggests that stimulant drugs don't affect adult height

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Low-Fat vs. Low-Carb Diets

NIH Medline Plus: September 2, 2014
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Carbohydrates, Dietary Fats, Diets, Weight Control

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Supercooled Organ Donations Could Last for Days

Scientific American: Health: September 2, 2014
Scientists preserve viable rat livers for three days with new method -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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New CMS rule allows flexibility in certified EHR technology

Healthcare IT News: September 2, 2014
Friday was my one day of summer vacation, enabled by the large number of people taking a long Labor Day weekend. Some things are worth interrupting your vacation. Friday afternoon, CMS published he long awaited final rule on Meaningful Use flexibility. Here’s my interpretation: read more

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States To Help Pay Obamacare Tax On Insurers

WebMD: September 2, 2014
States To Help Pay Obamacare Tax On Insurers

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Forget football: This is Grid League

CNN Health: September 2, 2014
Get to know Grid League, a new coed sport that's poised to take the fitness world by storm.

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Forget football: This is the Grid League

CNN Health: September 2, 2014
Get to know Grid League, a new coed sport that's poised to take the fitness world by storm.

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CDC director raises Ebola alarm

CNN Health: September 2, 2014
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is much worse than official figures show, Dr. Tom Frieden says.

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Ebola 'threatens' W Africa harvests

BBC Health: September 2, 2014
The deadly Ebola outbreak is putting food prices and harvests in West Africa "at serious risk", warns the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation.

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Parents of cancer patient: We won't return

CNN Health: September 2, 2014
The British couple arrested in Spain after pulling their cancer-stricken son out of a Southampton Hospital told a judge they will not return to the UK voluntarily, according to a Madrid court where they appeared on Monday.

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How one family broke junk food addiction

CNN Health: September 2, 2014
The Leake family joins HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell to talk about eliminating processed foods for 100 days.

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Human Ebola vaccine trial set to begin

CNN Health: September 2, 2014
A highly anticipated test of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin this week, amid mounting anxiety about the spread of the deadly virus in West Africa.

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Brain 'can learn to eat healthily'

BBC Health: September 2, 2014
The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, suggests a study from the US.

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HHS awards $92 million in Healthy Start grants to reduce infant mortality

US Department of Health and Human Services: September 2, 2014
HHS awards $92 million in Healthy Start grants to reduce infant mortality

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Parents Who Took Ill Son Abroad Fight Order to Return to Britain

New York Times - Health: September 1, 2014
The parents of Ashya King, 5, who has a brain tumor, attended an extradition hearing in Spain, where they had taken their son after leaving a British hospital against doctors’ orders.

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British Ebola patient 'pretty well'

BBC Health: September 1, 2014
The parents of the first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa say he is recovering well.

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Training your brain to prefer healthy foods

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: September 1, 2014
It may be possible to train the brain to prefer healthy low-calorie foods over unhealthy higher-calorie foods, according to new research.

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Recipes for Health: Israeli Couscous, Eggplant and Tomato Gratin

New York Times - Health: September 1, 2014
An eggplant Parmesan of sorts on a bed of Israeli couscous is a good way to use the fresh tomato sauce you’ve made over the summer, though canned tomatoes will work, too.

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Well: Don’t Catch What Ails Your House

New York Times - Health: September 1, 2014
It doesn’t take a flood to encourage the growth of mold in a home. A moist environment will do. A runny nose, coughing and all the rest typically follow.

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Train Your Brain to Choose Fruit Salad Over French Fries

NIH Medline Plus: September 1, 2014
Study found program seemed to make low-cal fare an easy choice for a small group of overweight people Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Nutrition, Weight Control

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Train your brain to eat better

CNN Health: September 1, 2014
Following a healthy diet can alter the way your brain responds to high-calorie foods, a new study suggests.

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Train your brain to crave healthy food

CNN Health: September 1, 2014
Following a healthy diet can alter the way your brain responds to high-calorie foods, a new study suggests.

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Increasingly, High-Deductible Health Plans Weigh Down Employees

New York Times - Health: September 1, 2014
Just as employers replaced pensions with retirement savings plans, more large companies appear to be making a similar cost-sharing shift with health plans.

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Military Medicine: Smaller Military Hospitals Said to Put Patients at Risk

New York Times - Health: September 1, 2014
Many of the hospitals run by the armed forces are so small and the trickle of patients so thin that doctors and nurses say their ability to properly treat serious illnesses is compromised.

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Scientists call for investigation of mysterious cloud-like collections in cells

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: September 1, 2014
About 50 years ago, electron microscopy revealed the presence of tiny blob-like structures that form inside cells, move around and disappear. But scientists still don't know what they do -- even though these shifting cloud-like collections of proteins are believed to be crucial to the cell, and therefore could offer a new approach to disease treatment. Now, researchers are issuing a call to investigators to focus their attention on the role of these formations.

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She lost nearly 270 lbs

CNN Health: September 1, 2014
Shannon Britton lost 268 pounds after having gastric bypass surgery. What she's learned since then will surprise you.

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5 things to know about driving on marijuana

Associated Press Healthwire: September 1, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states - Colorado and Washington - and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has raised concern that there will be more drivers stoned behind the wheel. What's not clear is whether that will translate into an increase in fatal crashes....

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How much has the ice bucket challenge achieved?

BBC Health: September 1, 2014
How much has the Ice Bucket Challenge achieved?

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What they never tell you about losing weight

CNN Health: September 1, 2014
Shannon Britton lost 268 pounds after having gastric bypass surgery. What she's learned since then will surprise you.

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