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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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India Considers Ban on E-Cigarettes, Sale of Single Smokes

Scientific American: Health: October 31, 2014
India is considering a ban on electronic cigarettes over the risks to public health that they may cause -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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A look at Ebola guidelines in some states

Associated Press Healthwire: October 31, 2014
States have broad authority to quarantine people to prevent the spread of disease, and several are exercising that right to go beyond the safety recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for containing the deadly Ebola virus....

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APNewsBreak: Medicare bought meds for dead people

Associated Press Healthwire: October 31, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Call it drugs for the departed: Medicare's prescription program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead....

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Kaci Hickox's boyfriend: 'We don't believe that we can get anyone sick'

CNN Health: October 31, 2014
The boyfriend of a Maine nurse who defied an Ebola quarantine is speaking out, saying isolating returnees from West Africa will affect their partners as well.

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VIDEO: Wine vs doughnut: The hidden calories in booze

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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VIDEO: The makeshift 'protection' for Ebola

BBC Health: October 31, 2014
The BBC's Anne Soy reports from Ghana, where health care workers in one hospital serving Liberian refugees have had to use rain coats instead of proper protective gear against Ebola.

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Adult Asthma Linked to Higher Dementia Risk

WebMD: October 31, 2014
People with asthma, particularly older ones, face a greater risk of getting dementia, a new study suggests.

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Sleep Apnea May Steal Some of Your Memory: Study

WebMD: October 31, 2014
Remembering everyday things was harder for those whose slumber was disrupted during dreaming cycle

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UN chief defends Ebola aid workers

BBC Health: October 31, 2014
UN chief Ban Ki-moon says discrimination against humanitarian workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "unacceptable".

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Can we predict the future of medicine?

CNN Health: October 31, 2014
Although designer babies and a disease-free world may or may not come to pass, you can get a glimpse of the most promising and upcoming medical innovations of 2015, via the Cleveland Clinic.

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Protest Sparked as Louisiana Seeks to Ban Doctors Returned from West Africa

Scientific American: Health: October 30, 2014
The response to Ebola could be undermined as Louisiana officials ask that doctors and researchers recently returned from 3 West African nations not attend the American Society of Tropical Medicine... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The New Old Age Blog: A Workout for the Mind

New York Times - Health: October 30, 2014
Improved perceptions of aging can lead to increases in physical strength, an unusual study finds.

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AAFP Member Describes His Experience Overcoming Ebola

American Academy of Family Physicians: October 30, 2014
AAFP member Kent Brantly, M.D., sat down with AAFP News shortly before his speech to a packed ballroom during the AAFP Assembly on Oct. 24 to discuss his experience with Ebola infection.

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Study Compares 2 Common Weight-Loss Surgeries

NIH Medline Plus: October 30, 2014
Gastric banding, bypass each have their pluses and minuses, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: After Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery

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Brain Scans Yield Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

NIH Medline Plus: October 30, 2014
Findings might help doctors diagnose the baffling condition Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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