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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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'Shocking' disregard for safety in U.S. meningitis case -prosecutor

Reuters Health News: September 19, 2017
BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal prosecutor on Tuesday accused a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak of showing a "shocking" disregard for patients' lives, while his lawyer argued the man was no killer.

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Students swim with sharks, explore space, through VR

CNN Health: September 19, 2017
Imagine instead of viewing a shark-infested shipwreck or a space station in photos, technology meant you actually swam and floated right through them.

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US Military surgeons in Afghanistan treat civilian injuries

Reuters Health News: September 19, 2017
(Reuters Health) - At U.S. military facilities in Afghanistan, roughly half of the surgeries done for local civilians during more than a decade of war have been for non-combat injuries and health problems, a recent study suggests.

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Black Hat, White Hat hackers agree: Phishing is best way to steal data

Healthcare IT News: September 19, 2017
On the other hand, password protection, facial recognition and access controls are the three least effective security measures, report finds.

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The psychological aftermath of hurricanes

CNN Health: September 19, 2017
The torrential rains may have ended, yet many people in Texas and Florida continue to feel the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in unseen though dramatic ways.

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Johns Hopkins-affiliated startup helps providers build CareKit, Google Fit apps

Healthcare IT News: September 19, 2017
Doctella gives hospitals, practices and insurers templates to create customized apps that might otherwise cost more than $500,000 and require teams of developers.

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Pharmacist in deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak disregarded safety -prosecutor

Reuters Health News: September 19, 2017
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak showed "shocking" disregard for safety standards, a federal prosecutor said at the start of the trial on Tuesday.

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Lahey Health hits Stage 7 EMRAM level from HIMSS Analytics

Healthcare IT News: September 19, 2017
In addition to streamlining patient care, the health systems has puts its EHR to work on tackling the opioid epidemic.

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Obamacare repeal must move quickly, says Senate's McConnell

Reuters Health News: September 19, 2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate's top Republican on Tuesday urged quick action on a bill to repeal Obamacare but stopped short of promising to bring it to the Senate floor for a vote, as the clock ticks down on the latest attempt to kill the 2010 healthcare law.

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Prosecutor: Pharmacist put speed over safety before outbreak

Associated Press Healthwire: September 19, 2017
BOSTON (AP) -- A pharmacist accused of making the drugs that caused a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak showed a "shocking disregard" for human life by failing to ensure the medicines were safe, a prosecutor told jurors as his trial opened Tuesday....

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Home blood pressure monitoring for hypertension best combined with intensive support

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: September 19, 2017
People who monitor their own blood pressure at home are most likely to see a benefit if they combine it with individually tailored intensive support, according to a new systematic literature review and meta-analysis.

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Screening for cervical abnormalities in women offered HPV vaccination

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: September 19, 2017
Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing detects a higher number of precancerous cervical lesions than cytology-based Pap smears in a female population including a proportion offered HPV vaccination, according to a new study.

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What web browsers and proteins have in common

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: September 19, 2017
The discovery of a previously overlooked site on protein molecules may solve a mystery about how proteins are able to carry out specialized functions in living cells.

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Groundbreaking investigative effort identifies gonorrhea vaccine candidates

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: September 19, 2017
Researchers have identified a pair of proteins that show promise as the basis for a gonorrhea vaccine.

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Sleep deprivation is an effective anti-depressant for nearly half of depressed patients, study suggests

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: September 19, 2017
Sleep deprivation - typically administered in controlled, inpatient settings - rapidly reduces symptoms of depression in roughly half of depression patients, according the first meta-analysis on the subject in nearly 30 years.

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Brain powered: Increased physical activity among breast cancer survivors boosts cognition

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: September 19, 2017
It is estimated that up to 75 percent of breast cancer survivors experience problems with cognitive difficulties following treatments, perhaps lasting years. Currently, few science-based options are available to help. Researchers report in a pilot study of 87 female breast cancer survivors an increase in physical activity more than doubled the women's post-treatment mental processing speed.

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The Opioid Crisis is Squeezing Small-Town Finances

Scientific American: Health: September 19, 2017
Emergency calls, coroner bills and childcare costs add up -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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U.S. appeals court blocks San Francisco ordinance on soda health warnings

Reuters Health News: September 19, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court sided with the beverage industry on Tuesday, granting its request to block a San Francisco ordinance mandating health warnings for soda and other sugary drinks.

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HHS to face audit of its own cybersecurity, incident response capabilities

Healthcare IT News: September 19, 2017
The increase in threats and sophistication have prompted the need to shore up government security policies, according to the agency’s updated 2017 work plan.

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Health benefit offers from small businesses keep vanishing

Associated Press Healthwire: September 19, 2017
Only half of America's smallest businesses now offer health coverage to their workers because many say steady cost hikes have made it too expensive to afford a benefit that nearly all large employers still provide....

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MedPAC Debates Expansion of Telehealth Payment

American Academy of Family Physicians: September 19, 2017
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission discussed the effects that expanding payment for telehealth services could have on increased access and increased claims.

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Chemical Industry Ally Faces Critics in Bid for Top E.P.A. Post

New York Times - Health: September 19, 2017
Michael Dourson, who has long run a premier firm for the chemical industry, is set for a Wednesday confirmation hearing before a Senate panel.

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States expand investigation of opioid makers, distributors

Associated Press Healthwire: September 19, 2017
Attorneys general from most states are broadening their investigation into the opioid industry as a nationwide overdose crisis continues to claim thousands of lives....

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Vendors partner for gigabit connectivity to smart homes

Healthcare IT News: September 19, 2017
Smart homes have sensors that collect health measurements and behavioral data that can help health specialists improve quality of life and ensure safety inside the home.

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New rotating Locky ransomware campaign can infect networks twice

Healthcare IT News: September 19, 2017
The prolific malware strain that has pummeled the healthcare sector since 2016 is now being paired with another variant, allowing hackers to double-up their payload.

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WHO Plans Global War on Cholera as Yemen Caseload Soars

Scientific American: Health: September 19, 2017
Epidemics often flare-up in war zones -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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I Love My Fiancé, but Am Totally Crushing on a Co-Worker

New York Times - Well: September 19, 2017
A restaurant server in her mid-20s worries that the relationship she’s committed to has lost its sizzle, but knows that flirting is playing with fire.

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Energy-efficient green buildings may emit hazardous chemicals

Reuters Health News: September 19, 2017
(Reuters Health) - Newly renovated low-income housing units in Boston earned awards for green design and building but flunked indoor air-quality tests, a new study shows.

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Health benefit offers from small businesses keep vanishing

Associated Press Healthwire: September 19, 2017
Only half of America's smallest businesses now offer health coverage to their workers because many say steady cost hikes have made it too expensive to afford a benefit that nearly all large employers still provide....

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While Premiums Soar Under Obamacare, Costs of Employer-Based Plans Are Stable

New York Times - Health: September 19, 2017
A new survey of employers shows moderate price hikes in health benefits in spite of turmoil in the individual insurance market

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States expand investigation of opioid makers, distributors

Associated Press Healthwire: September 19, 2017
Attorneys general from most states are broadening their investigation into the opioid industry as a nationwide overdose crisis continues to claim thousands of lives....

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Obamacare repeal must move quickly, says U.S. Senate's McConnell

Reuters Health News: September 19, 2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate's top Republican on Tuesday urged quick action on a bill to repeal Obamacare but stopped short of promising to bring it to the Senate floor for a vote, as the clock ticks down on the latest attempt to kill the 2010 healthcare law.

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Appeals court blocks San Francisco's ordinance for soda health warnings

Reuters Health News: September 19, 2017
(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday sided with the beverage industry, granting a preliminary injunction to block a San Francisco ordinance mandating health warnings for soda.

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Massachusetts pharmacist faces trial over 2012 meningitis outbreak

Reuters Health News: September 19, 2017
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts pharmacist is due in court on Tuesday to face trial on charges including murder stemming from his role in a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that sickened hundreds of people and killed 76 across the United States.

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FDA OKs Glaxo's inhaler, first one to combine 3 medicines

Associated Press Healthwire: September 19, 2017
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first inhaler that combines three medicines to ease breathing in patients with emphysema or chronic bronchitis....

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UI Health to replace legacy system with $62 million Epic EHR

Healthcare IT News: September 19, 2017
Medical system scheduled to go live in the fall of 2019 and the costs will be spread over seven years.

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