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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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Op-Ed Contributors: How Trump Could Save Obamacare, and Help Himself

New York Times - Health: April 27, 2017
A pivot from “repeal and replace” to “repair and rebrand” could be smart politics for the president.

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Can exercise weaken the link between obesity and heart damage?

Reuters Health News: April 26, 2017
(Reuters Health) - Even though heavy adults can be more prone to cardiac problems than their slimmer peers, exercise may lower the odds of heart damage for obese people, a recent study suggests.

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How the Coast Guard’s ugly, Epic EHR break-up played out

Healthcare IT News: April 26, 2017
Here’s a look at what went wrong, and what the Coast Guard seeks in its next electronic health record.

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White House assures Democrats it will continue to pay Obamacare subsidies: source

Reuters Health News: April 26, 2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House has assured Democrats it will keep paying subsidies for low-income Americans receiving healthcare coverage under Obamacare, removing a key sticking point in talks over a government funding bill, a source familiar with the negotiations said on Wednesday.

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Beer Drinkers May Develop Irregular Heart Rhythms

New York Times - Health: April 26, 2017
German scientists used Oktoberfest to show that moderate social drinking may lead to arrhythmias.

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New CMS Resources Aim to Guide Physicians Through MIPS

American Academy of Family Physicians: April 26, 2017
Three new resources from CMS are designed to help physicians navigate the Merit-based Incentive Payment System implemented under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.

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Chimps pass on sponge drinking trick like a family tradition

New Scientist Health News: April 26, 2017
After a few chimpanzees started using moss to soak up water from a pond, the behaviour has spread. The pattern might tell us about how early human culture spread

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South Korea fines Novartis $49 million over kickbacks, suspends insurance payment

Reuters Health News: April 26, 2017
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Thursday it has fined Swiss drugmaker Novartis 55.1 billion won ($48.80 million) for offering doctors kickbacks to recommend the company's drugs, and also suspended insurance coverage for some of its drugs.

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USPSTF: Screen for Pre-eclampsia Using BP Throughout Pregnancy

American Academy of Family Physicians: April 26, 2017
On April 25, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force finalized its recommendation to screen pregnant women for pre-eclampsia throughout pregnancy using blood pressure measurements -- a "B" recommendation.

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CMS launches long-promised repository for public health, clinical data registry info

Healthcare IT News: April 26, 2017
Public health, clinical data or specialized registry electronic reporting options intended to help with meaningful use requirements.

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Diet Sodas Tied to Dementia and Stroke

New York Times - Well: April 26, 2017
People who drank one to six artificially sweetened drinks a week had a higher risk of stroke or dementia.

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Smartphone-controlled cells help keep diabetes in check

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: April 26, 2017
Cells engineered to produce insulin under the command of a smartphone helped keep blood sugar levels within normal limits in diabetic mice, a new study reports.

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Simple treatment for severe bleeding could save lives of mothers around the world

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: April 26, 2017
An inexpensive and widely available drug could save the lives of one in three mothers who would otherwise bleed to death after childbirth, according to a major study. The global trial of 20,000 women found that death due to bleeding was reduced by 31 percent if the treatment was given within three hours.

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Possible new tool for first responders: An ice bag to the face

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: April 26, 2017
Cardiovascular decompensation is a significant risk after blood loss, even once the person is no longer actively bleeding. Applying a bag of ice to a person's forehead could help prevent this life-threatening complication while patients are being transported to the hospital.

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Concise consent forms are effectively understood by clinical trial participants

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: April 26, 2017
Shortening consent documents makes no significant difference to how well potential research participants understand a clinical study, according to a study.

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Bare bones: Making bones transparent

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: April 26, 2017
A new bone clearing technique is a breakthrough for testing osteoporosis drugs. The technique has promising applications for understanding how bones interact with the rest of the body.

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Hard-Line Republican Caucus Backs Revised Bill to Repeal Obamacare

New York Times - Health: April 26, 2017
The support of the House Freedom Caucus breathed new life into efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act, but it was not clear whether it enough.

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Epic adds Mayo Clinic educational health info to patient-facing apps

Healthcare IT News: April 26, 2017
EHR vendor hopes the HL7-enabled integration will give patients access to learn more about symptoms, conditions, healthy living information and more.

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Cheap blood drug could prevent thousands of maternal deaths in developing world

Reuters Health News: April 26, 2017
LONDON (Reuters) - A cheap and widely available drug could save the lives of one in three of the 100,000 new mothers who bleed to death after childbirth every year, mostly in poorer countries, according to the first study of its use in postpartum haemorrhage.

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First Americans may have been Neanderthals 130,000 years ago

New Scientist Health News: April 26, 2017
If the finding from butchered mastodon bones stands up to scrutiny, it could change everything we thought we knew about the earliest humans in the Americas

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We still haven’t heard from aliens – here’s why we might never

New Scientist Health News: April 26, 2017
The most ambitious SETI project yet found nothing in its first data release, and a new approach suggests we might never make contact even if alien life is common

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Infrared telescope spots mystery flare-ups in distant galaxies

New Scientist Health News: April 26, 2017
A new category of infrared sightings, nicknamed SPRITEs, could be showing us previously unseen phases in the lives and deaths of stars

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Crunch time for bitcoin as it faces last chance to go mainstream

New Scientist Health News: April 26, 2017
Bitcoin is at a crossroads. One route will make it as easy to use as a debit card, the other ends in obscurity. Can its users agree on its future?

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California weighs huge health care remake _ dumping insurers

Associated Press Healthwire: April 26, 2017
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A proposal considered by California lawmakers would substantially remake the health care system of the nation's most populous state by eliminating insurance companies and guaranteeing coverage for everyone....

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More states reimburse for telemedicine under Medicaid than you think

Healthcare IT News: April 26, 2017
A new report found an uptick in state’s practices for live video consults, store-and-forward and remote monitoring services.

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Wild bears do the twist to communicate through smelly footprints

New Scientist Health News: April 26, 2017
Brown bears in the mountains of Europe twist their feet into the ground to leave behind a host of scent information for other bears to sniff at

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Conservative House group says ready to back latest U.S. healthcare bill

Reuters Health News: April 26, 2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The conservative House Freedom Caucus is prepared to support a reworked U.S. healthcare reform bill even though it would not fully repeal former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, the group said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Diet Sodas Tied to Dementia and Stroke

New York Times - Health: April 26, 2017
People who drank one to six artificially sweetened drinks a week had a higher risk of stroke or dementia.

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Injured Venezuela protesters face another woe: finding medicine

Reuters Health News: April 26, 2017
CARACAS (Reuters) - Demonstrators injured in Venezuela's often violent street protests are facing additional hardship: how to get treatment in a crisis-hit country where basics like antibiotics and painkillers are running short.

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All mammals big or small take about 12 seconds to defecate

New Scientist Health News: April 26, 2017
A study of defecation finds that all mammals take around the same amount of time to relieve themselves. If it’s taking much longer, you may need to see a doctor

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New evidence says humans were in America much earlier than we thought

CNN Health: April 26, 2017
The remains of a mastodon discovered during a routine excavation in California shows there was human activity in North America 130,000 years ago -- or about 115,000 years earlier than previously thought.

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Healthcare execs bullish on telemedicine investments, despite lingering hurdles

Healthcare IT News: April 26, 2017
Nearly all respondents to a recent ATA poll see telehealth services as giving them a competitive advantage.

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Blood tests track lung cancer gene changes, aiding treatment

Associated Press Healthwire: April 26, 2017
BOSTON (AP) -- Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumors as they progress from their very earliest stages....

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Tracking unstable chromosomes helps predict lung cancer's return

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: April 26, 2017
Scientists have found that unstable chromosomes within lung tumors increases the risk of cancer returning after surgery, and have used this new knowledge to detect relapse long before standard testing.

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Fighting cancer with immunotherapy: Signaling molecule causes regression of blood vessels

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: April 26, 2017
Immunotherapy with T-cells offers great hope to people suffering from cancer. Some initial successes have already been made in treating blood cancer, but treating solid tumors remains a major challenge. The signaling molecule interferon gamma, which is produced by T-cells, plays a key role in the therapy. It cuts off the blood supply to tumors, as a new study reveals.

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Vital role for mitochondrial calcium exchange in heart function

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: April 26, 2017
Scientists have long thought that calcium transport into mitochondria is a key signal linking cardiac workload, or how hard the heart pumps, with energy production. Now, in a major breakthrough, researchers show that the exit of calcium from mitochondria serves a critical role in heart function and may represent a powerful therapeutic approach to limit heart disease.

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