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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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No charges for parents of child with brain cancer

CNN Health: September 2, 2014
The British couple arrested after pulling their cancer-stricken son out of a hospital will not be charged, the Crown Prosecution Service told CNN on Tuesday.

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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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Ebola response 'lethally inadequate'

BBC Health: September 2, 2014
A global military intervention is needed to curb the largest ever Ebola outbreak, according to the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.

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Electric Toothbrushes: Are They for You?

WebMD: September 2, 2014
Dental experts explain how the new technology in electric and sonic toothbrushes can help keep your teeth clean.

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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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Fact or Fiction: Debunking the Top 7 Pregnancy Myths

WebMD: September 2, 2014
If you're pregnant, can you color your hair? Get a flu shot? Have sex? Here's what the experts say about the top old wives' tales about pregnancy.

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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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Health Insurers Brace for Round Two

Wall Street Journal: September 2, 2014
On Nov. 15, the health-law marketplaces will reopen for business, selling coverage to millions of Americans. Health insurers are hoping the process will be much smoother this time around.

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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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All diets 'have similar results'

BBC Health: September 2, 2014
All diets - from Atkins to Weight Watchers - have similar results and people should simply pick the one they find easiest, say researchers.

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House the elderly on NHS land - MP

BBC Health: September 2, 2014
Surplus NHS land should be used to build dedicated housing for older people, a former care minister 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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Allergy mistakes 'risking lives'

BBC Health: September 2, 2014
Thousands of lives are put at risk each year by doctors prescribing drugs that patients are known to be allergic to, the medicines watchdog says.

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U.S. Funds Experimental Ebola Drug

Wall Street Journal: September 2, 2014
The U.S. government awarded a $25 million contract to Mapp Biopharmaceutical to fund the manufacture of a small amount of experimental Ebola treatment ZMapp and to speed the drug's development.

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Preschools latest to take on green movement

Associated Press Healthwire: September 2, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Three-year-old Clara Centola seems unconcerned by the adults around her as she works at a mini-kitchen, deciding which cloth-toy fruits and vegetables to serve her imaginary guests. There are no plastic fast-food replicas to choose from at her Oklahoma City preschool, where the real food is vegan and gluten-free....

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Ebola Now Poses a Threat to National Security in West Africa

Scientific American: Health: September 2, 2014
The virus remains unchecked because of the lack of a global effort to implement emergency public-health measures   -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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AAFP Joins Coalition That Aims to Prevent ADHD Medication Misuse

American Academy of Family Physicians: September 2, 2014
To help spur education and research examining the growing issue of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder medication misuse, abuse and diversion on college campuses across America, the AAFP has joined the Coalition to Prevent ADHD Medication Misuse, which launched Aug. 28

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CDC Calls for More Resources to Quell Ebola

WebMD: September 2, 2014
The director of the CDC, just back from a week-long tour of three countries hard-hit by Ebola, painted a dire picture the epidemic and called for more help to stop it.

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Ashya's parents freed from prison

BBC Health: September 2, 2014
The parents of Ashya King are released from prison in Spain after UK prosecutors withdrew a European arrest warrant.

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Boston Children's CIO joins P&S forum

Healthcare IT News: September 2, 2014
The 47th and final speaker to join the HIMSS Media and Healthcare IT News Privacy & Security Forum in Boston Sept. 8-9 has quite a tale to tell. Boston Children’s Hospital Senior Vice President and CIO Daniel Nigrin, MD, confirmed Sept. 2 that he will speak at the forum. He’ll discuss his experience defending the hospital’s network last spring against cyber attacks by the renowned hacker group Anonymous. read more

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Obama addresses West Africans on facts about Ebola

Associated Press Healthwire: September 2, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama urged West Africans on Tuesday to wear gloves and masks when caring for Ebola patients or burying anyone who died of the disease. He also discouraged the traditional burial practice of directly touching the body of someone who died of Ebola, which is one way the disease has been spreading in the region....

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Double mastectomy doesn't boost survival for most

Associated Press Healthwire: September 2, 2014
CHICAGO (AP) -- Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn't boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery that removes just the tumor, a large study suggests. The results raise concerns about riskier, potentially unnecessary operations that increasing numbers of women are choosing....

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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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