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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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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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Ebola: NY had jump-start, Dallas had to learn fast

Associated Press Healthwire: October 25, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- Talk about a tale of two cities: A Dallas hospital got a pop quiz in Ebola and made an early mistake. New York got a peek at the answer sheet and was better prepared at the start....

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Colleagues: US doctor with Ebola was very careful

Associated Press Healthwire: October 25, 2014
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- An American doctor who caught Ebola while treating patients in Guinea was a hard worker who conscientiously followed safety procedures, two colleagues said Saturday....

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Hospitals Need Time, Training to Get Ready for Ebola

Scientific American: Health: October 25, 2014
New Ebola guidelines for hospitals may help, but workers need training and support to be adequately prepared for new cases -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Jones 'not afraid' of NHS scrutiny

BBC Health: October 25, 2014
First Minister Carwyn Jones tells Radio 4's Any Questions he is not afraid of scrutiny of the NHS in Wales.

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Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000

BBC Health: October 25, 2014
The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak passes 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization's latest report says.

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WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000

Associated Press Healthwire: October 25, 2014
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread....

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AUDIO: Ebola health worker's audio diary fears

BBC Health: October 25, 2014
Dr Geraldine O'Hara, an infectious diseases specialist from Huddersfield, has recorded a series of audio diaries while she is in Sierra Leone.

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GOP candidates straddle the climate change issue

Associated Press Healthwire: October 25, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then shifting quickly to express concern for the environment, the economy or both....

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Ebola: More calls for travel bans or quarantines

Associated Press Healthwire: October 25, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation - Mali - renewed questions about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease. The governors of New York and New Jersey went ahead and issued their own quarantine order....

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Inside the 4 U.S. Biocontainment Hospitals That Are Stopping Ebola [Video]

Scientific American: Health: October 24, 2014
Four small but well-equipped wards across the U.S. provide a front line of treatment for highly infectious diseases and bioterrorism attacks -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Obama offers federal help to NY with Ebola case

Associated Press Healthwire: October 24, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case....

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Ebola Survivors' Blood to Be Studied as Treatment

Wall Street Journal: October 24, 2014
Researchers plan to test the effectiveness of transfusing blood products from Ebola survivors into infected patients, as a potential near-term countermeasure to the outbreak in West Africa.

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New York Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola

Wall Street Journal: October 24, 2014
A physician who had returned to New York City 10 days ago after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the disease.

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The nurse who beat Ebola is getting back to normal life

CNN Health: October 24, 2014
She beat Ebola. Now she's eager to resume a normal life -- and reunite with her dog, Bentley.

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Panel’s G.O.P. Chairman Steps Up Criticism of Ebola Response

New York Times - Health: October 24, 2014
Representative Darrell Issa, during a congressional hearing, said, “I think we all know that the system is not yet refined to where we could say it is working properly.”

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New York Officials Tracing Movements of Ebola Patient

Wall Street Journal: October 24, 2014
New York City officials said they are retracing the steps of Craig Spencer, the doctor who was diagnosed with Ebola, even as they assured New Yorkers they had little to fear about the spread of the disease.

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State Quarantines Stoke Debate Over Monitoring

Wall Street Journal: October 24, 2014
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut imposed 21-day quarantines on health-care workers returning from West Africa, stoking a debate over how to curb Ebola without impeding humanitarian aid.

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Ebola Vaccine Trials Planned for December

New York Times - Health: October 24, 2014
Participants in Liberia and Sierra Leone would receive experimental vaccines that could lead to mass inoculations by spring, health officials said Friday.

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Ashya's family 'unsafe for UK return'

BBC Health: October 24, 2014
The family of Ashya King say they will not yet return to the UK following his treatment in Prague as they do not feel safe to do so.

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Cerner has strong Q3 after Siemens deal

Healthcare IT News: October 24, 2014
In the first batch of financial results reported since its acquisition of Siemens in August, Cerner Corporation announced a robust third quarter on Thursday. Bookings in Q3 were $1.1 billion – an all-time high for a third quarter and an increase of 19 percent compared with $928 million for the same period in 2013. read more

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HHS Secretary Announces New Grant Program to Promote Care Coordination

American Academy of Family Physicians: October 24, 2014
During the 2014 AAFP Assembly, HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced the launch of a new grant program designed to promote greater coordination of care among physicians and other clinicians.

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Reider out at ONC too -- what's next?

Healthcare IT News: October 24, 2014
The exodus of top-tier ONC leaders continues. In fact, it might now officially be called a brain drain. Not long after news broke that National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, was stepping out of her post on Thursday, word came down that Deputy National Coordinator Jacob Reider, MD, would depart the agency as well, leaving in November. read more

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FDA approves new treatment for rare form of hemophilia

FDA US Food & Drug: October 24, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved Obizur [Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), Porcine Sequence] for the treatment of bleeding episodes in adults with acquired hemophilia A (acquired Factor VIII [FVII] deficiency).

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Notably Ig Nobel: Hilarious Science

TEDMED - Medical Discussions: October 24, 2014
Author and newspaper columnist Marc Abrahams is the editor of the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research. At TEDMED 2014 he shared laughter- and thought-provoking stories behind some of the winners of the Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, which he … Continue reading → The post Notably Ig Nobel: Hilarious Science appeared first on TEDMED Blog.

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Well: The Advanced 7-Minute Workout

New York Times - Health: October 24, 2014
A new, more technically demanding regimen than the original 7-Minute Workout, one that requires a couple of dumbbells but still takes only seven minutes. With a free app that you can use on your phone or other device.

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The Health Issue: Searching for the Fountain of Youth

New York Times - Health: October 24, 2014
Down the back roads of strip-mall Florida, I hunted for the legendary reservoir that would keep me forever young.

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Bellevue Back on Front Line in Another Crisis

New York Times - Health: October 24, 2014
Bellevue Hospital Center has long been on the front line of global health crises. But rising to the challenge of New York City’s first Ebola case may be one of its biggest tests.

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Growing a blood vessel in a week

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 24, 2014
The technology for creating new tissues from stem cells has taken a giant leap forward. Three tablespoons of blood are all that is needed to grow a brand new blood vessel in just seven days.

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Ebola's evolutionary roots more ancient than previously thought

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 24, 2014
A new study is helping to rewrite Ebola’s family history. It shows that Ebola and Marburg are each members of ancient evolutionary lines, and that these two viruses last shared a common ancestor sometime prior to 16-23 million years ago.

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VIDEO: Ashya King 'has really come along'

BBC Health: October 24, 2014
Ashya King's father said his son "has really come along" while under going proton beam therapy in Prague.

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New York Officials Urge Calm Amid Ebola Diagnosis

Wall Street Journal: October 24, 2014
New York Gov. Cuomo said he planned to ride all of the subway lines used by a 33-year-old physician who has been diagnosed with Ebola after returning from Guinea.

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Bellevue Was Ready to Go on Ebola

Wall Street Journal: October 24, 2014
A Bellevue isolation ward developed during the dawn of the AIDS crisis has been repurposed, in part, by health officials as the go-to treatment facility for New York-based Ebola patients.

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Intermountain forges new kind of clinic

Healthcare IT News: October 24, 2014
When faced with the fact that just 5 percent of the patient population was responsible for nearly half the money it spent on healthcare each year, Utah’s Intermountain Healthcare decided to make some radical changes to keep these most vulnerable patients from falling through the cracks. read more

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Ebola Quarantines Seen as Barrier to Volunteers

New York Times - Health: October 24, 2014
New requirements for isolating people who had contact with people infected with Ebola could dissuade Americans from working at the frontlines of the epidemic.

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Well: For a 7-Minute Workout, Download Our New App

New York Times - Health: October 24, 2014
The New York Times is offering a free mobile app for the popular Scientific 7-minute Workout and the new Advanced 7-minute Workout.

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