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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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Philadelphia wants safe injection sites to help opioid fight

Associated Press Healthwire: January 23, 2018
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia wants to become the first U.S. city to allow supervised drug injection sites as a way to combat the opioid epidemic....

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The good A&E facing unprecedented winter pressures

BBC Health: January 23, 2018
How a hospital with some of the best NHS waiting times ended up with patients waiting in corridors.

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John Bender, M.D., Runs for AAFP President-elect

American Academy of Family Physicians: January 23, 2018
The Colorado AFP announces the candidacy of John Bender, M.D., of Fort Collins, for AAFP president-elect.

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U.S. CDC director urges flu vaccinations as pediatric deaths mount

Reuters Health News: January 23, 2018
(This version of the Jan 22 story was officially corrected to clarify that CDC director was referring to historical vaccination trends and not deaths from the current flu season in paragraphs 1 and 4)

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U.S. lets more healthcare workers prescribe opioid addiction treatment

Reuters Health News: January 23, 2018
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said on Tuesday it had changed a regulation to allow more healthcare professionals to prescribe a medication used to treat opioid addiction, opening up access in rural America where there are few doctors.

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Worldwide Effort Says Together Science Can

Scientific American: Health: January 23, 2018
Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, talked about worldwide scientific collaboration today at the World Economic Forum.   -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Surgery patients can help prevent opioid abuse

Reuters Health News: January 23, 2018
(Reuters Health) - Simple brochures given to patients having surgery might ultimately help control the opioid epidemic, a study suggests.

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U.S. appeals court upholds ruling invalidating J&J patent on Remicade

Reuters Health News: January 23, 2018
(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld a ruling that invalidated a crucial Johnson & Johnson patent on its blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade, limiting J&J’s ability to seek damages from Pfizer Inc over its launch of a lower-cost version of the drug.

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Trump administration expands access to opioid medication

Reuters Health News: January 23, 2018
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More healthcare workers can prescribe an opioid medication under a U.S. measure announced on Tuesday that expands treatment options for rural residents with limited access to physicians.

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Pop health tech improves medical group's ACO performance with Medicare wellness visits

Healthcare IT News: January 23, 2018
Virginia group practice nearly doubled the national average of patients attending these visits to close quality gaps and improve health outcomes.

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Is Obesity 'Contagious'?

WebMD: January 23, 2018
The researchers say their findings may help explain why high obesity rates in the United States tend to cluster in certain geographic areas.

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Value-based Payment Modifier Initiative Winds Down

American Academy of Family Physicians: January 23, 2018
CMS recently released the results of the final year of the Value-Based Payment Modifier Program, which show fewer physicians receiving a negative payment adjustment.

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CORHIO goes live with new tool to improve care documentation, efficiency

Healthcare IT News: January 23, 2018
The Colorado HIE with a network of 74 hospitals will use the technology to help manage data into comprehensive continuity of care documents.

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New York City sues drug companies over opioid epidemic

Reuters Health News: January 23, 2018
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City said on Tuesday it has sued several companies that make or distribute prescription opioids, seeking to hold them accountable for their role in what it called a deadly epidemic afflicting the city.

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My Boyfriend Messaged Someone on a Gay Site. Does That Mean He’s Gay?

New York Times - Well: January 23, 2018
A reader makes a surprising discovery while snooping through her boyfriend’s phone, but is not sure she wants to confront it.

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Products Pacheco Inc Issues Allergy Alert For Undeclared Wheat, Soy, Egg, Milk and Undeclared Artificial Coloring in its Bakery Products

FDA Recalls: January 23, 2018
PRODUCTS PACHECO INC. in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, is recalling the following products of PACHECO brand because they may contain undeclared allergens: Wheat, Soy, Egg, Milk and artificial coloring not listed: Red#40, Yellow#5, Yellow#6. People who have allergies to these foods run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products

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How one ACO ditched Excel to engage physicians and advance shared savings

Healthcare IT News: January 23, 2018
Innovation Care Partners built a dashboard to engage physicians and offer financial incentives to use the tool and the combination has already resulted in lower readmissions.

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Do e-cigarettes help or harm? Report says not clear yet

Associated Press Healthwire: January 23, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Electronic cigarettes could be a boon to public health or a major liability, depending on whether they help Americans quit smoking or encourage more young people to try traditional cigarettes, a new report concludes....

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Using epigenetic signatures and machine learning to improve diagnosis

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: January 23, 2018
Researchers have identified unique epigenetic signatures for nine neurodevelopmental disorders lending to a better method of diagnosis for disorders with much clinical overlap. The epigenetic signatures were developed through methylation array analysis.

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Forensic researchers find more accurate way to estimate age of deceased

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: January 23, 2018
Forensic researchers have found a more accurate way to assess an individual's age at death, based on the bone mineral density of the femur. The technique could be used to help identify human remains.

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Isaiah Haastrup: 'God should decide' when baby dies

BBC Health: January 23, 2018
The mother of an 11-month-old on life support tells a court doctors should not decide when he dies.

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Essure or surgery? New study compares risks

CNN Health: January 23, 2018
A new study finds the controversial hysteroscopic sterilization method associated with a lower immediate risk of procedural complications, a higher risk of gynecological complications, and no increased medical risks, when compared with a more invasive option.

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Vaping Can Be Addictive and May Lure Teenagers to Smoking, Science Panel Concludes

New York Times - Health: January 23, 2018
A report from the National Academy of Sciences said that e-cigarettes are safer than smoking, but not quite safe, and may cause teens to take up tobacco.

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Doctor, I’m Going Blind. Why Won’t You Talk to Me?

New York Times - Health: January 23, 2018
Doctors can be excessively blunt; others say nothing at all. Either can result in confusion and suffering.

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Doctor, I’m Going Blind. Why Won’t You Talk to Me?

New York Times - Well: January 23, 2018
Doctors can be excessively blunt; others say nothing at all. Either can result in confusion and suffering.

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J&J takes $13.6 billion charge related to new U.S. tax law

Reuters Health News: January 23, 2018
(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson, one of the world's largest drugmakers, on Tuesday said that it would take a $13.6-billion charge related to the new U.S. tax law and plans to bring back billions of dollars from overseas immediately.

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Simple usability is what matters most in human-centric healthcare product design

Healthcare IT News: January 23, 2018
Human-centric design thought leader at Battelle, Amy Schwartz, will be hosting a session at the Digital and Personal Connected Health Conference on March 5.

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Children view people's behavior, psychological characteristics as shaped by environments

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: January 23, 2018
A new study has found that 5- to 6-year-olds view people's environments, not their skin color, as the most important determinant of their behavior and psychological characteristics. These findings contradict the idea that views of race that are known to lead to prejudice such as believing that race naturally divides the world into distinct kinds of people's inevitably develop early in childhood.

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Curcumin improves memory and mood

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: January 23, 2018
Daily consumption of a certain form of curcumin -- the substance that gives Indian curry its bright color -- improved memory and mood in people with mild, age-related memory loss.

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Sugar tax: Drinks becoming pricier and in smaller bottles

BBC Health: January 23, 2018
Those who like a fizzy drink will soon be paying more to enjoy them, when the sugar tax comes into force in April this year.

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Mount Sinai boosts medication adherence through app that pays patients to take pills

Healthcare IT News: January 23, 2018
Supported by a grant, the New York health system has seen success in the mobile app pilot with the startup Wellth.

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At Mount Sinai, mobile app pilot improves medication adherence with monetary incentives

Healthcare IT News: January 23, 2018
Supported by a grant, the New York health system has seen success in the mobile app pilot with the startup Wellth.

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Afghanistan reports two bird flu outbreaks - OIE

Reuters Health News: January 23, 2018
PARIS (Reuters) - Afghanistan has reported two outbreaks of a highly contagious bird flu virus, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday, citing a report from the Afghan agriculture ministry.

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Zambia says it is on verge of containing cholera outbreak

Reuters Health News: January 23, 2018
LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia is close to containing a cholera outbreak that has killed 78 of the more than 3,600 people who have fallen sick since October, the government said on Tuesday.

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Purchasing physician time to assist in EHR, workflow decisions improves overall satisfaction

Healthcare IT News: January 23, 2018
HIMSS18 presenters explain how MU Health Care instituted a multi-pronged approach to boost physician satisfaction by 10% and offer feedback valuable to planning.

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WebMD Honors a New Generation of Health Heroes

WebMD: January 23, 2018
2017's Health Heroes ceremony was held In New York on Monday, Jan. 23, 2018, at WebMD's corporate headquarters. The awards honor achievement in health and wellness.

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