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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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Black seniors stroll down memory lane aiming to stay sharp

Associated Press Healthwire: July 25, 2017
Sharon Steen dons her tennis shoes and, with two fellow seniors, walks streets that in her youth were a vibrant center of Portland, Oregon's African-American community. Wasn't this the corner where an NAACP march began in 1963? Look, the record store is now a fancy high-rise....

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New vaccine production could improve flu shot accuracy

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: July 24, 2017
For decades, vaccine manufacturers have used chicken eggs to grow the flu virus strains included in the seasonal vaccine. But because these human strains frequently mutate to adapt to their new environment, the resulting vaccine is often an imperfect match to the virus that it is supposed to protect against. Researchers have now devised a way to keep the human influenza virus from mutating during egg-based production, generating a perfect match to the target vaccine.

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How to fight 'time famine' and boost your happiness

CNN Health: July 24, 2017
Ashley Whillans' summer started with what she calls "time famine."

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Global Health: In Some Countries, Women Get Days Off for Period Pain

New York Times - Health: July 24, 2017
In some countries, companies offer women paid time off for period pain. But some experts fear these policies reinforce dated stereotypes.

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It’s High Time for Ticks, Which Are Spreading Diseases Farther

New York Times - Health: July 24, 2017
The disease-carrying blood suckers are spreading more pathogens and putting more Americans at risk, even for more rare illnesses.

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Health care bill could quash furlough plan for sick inmates

Associated Press Healthwire: July 24, 2017
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Among the 1,800 inmates in Louisiana's second-largest prison is a man Corrections Secretary Jimmy LeBlanc describes as "the bubble boy."...

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As fatal overdoses rise, pioneering police effort evolves

Associated Press Healthwire: July 24, 2017
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- The city is seeing more heroin overdoses today than it did two years ago when it introduced a unique amnesty program replicated by hundreds of police departments across the nation that encourages addicts to turn in their drugs to police without fear of arrest to get fast-tracked for treatment....

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Slight drop in measles vaccinations could triple infections in U.S. kids

Reuters Health News: July 24, 2017
(Reuters Health) - Just a 5 percent decline in measles vaccination rates could triple the number of young children who get infected with the virus in the U.S., according to a study highlighting the risks of parents refusing to vaccinate their kids.

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U.S. jury finds AbbVie liable for misrepresentation in first AndroGel verdict

Reuters Health News: July 24, 2017
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal jury in Chicago on Monday found AbbVie Inc fraudulently misrepresented the risks of its testosterone replacement drug AndroGel and ordered the drugmaker to pay $150 million in punitive damages.

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Call for Speaking Proposals: HIMSS Healthcare Finance Strategy 2017

Healthcare IT News: July 24, 2017
We're looking for healthcare leaders laying the strategic framework for their organizations' long-term financial survivability.

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Robot spots signs of melted fuel at submerged Fukushima reactor

New Scientist Health News: July 24, 2017
An underwater robot captured images believed to be the first signs of melted nuclear reactor fuel that sank after the plant’s 2011 failure

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A Nonprofit That Produces More Than Just Olive Oils

New York Times - Well: July 24, 2017
Sindyanna of Galilee employs Palestinians and Israelis to make its cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oils.

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House floats bill to incentivize mental health providers to buy EHRs

Healthcare IT News: July 24, 2017
The bipartisan legislation is part of a CMS Innovation Center project to promote EHR adoption for the improvement of care quality and interoperability.

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How to Be Better at Stress

New York Times - Well: July 24, 2017
Stress is unavoidable in modern life, but it doesn’t have to get you down. Here are ways to deal with stress, reduce its harm and even use your daily stress to make you stronger.

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Dengue outbreak kills 300 in Sri Lanka, hospitals at limit

Reuters Health News: July 24, 2017
COLOMBO (Reuters) - An outbreak of dengue virus has killed around 300 people so far this year in Sri Lanka and hospitals are stretched to capacity, health officials said on Monday.

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Tiny robots swim the front crawl through your veins

New Scientist Health News: July 24, 2017
Swarms of gold nanobots with rotating arms powered by magnetic fields could swim through the human body and deliver medicine directly where it’s needed

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Fake duck test shows drones and AI beat humans at bird census

New Scientist Health News: July 24, 2017
A fun experiment with hundreds of plastic ducks on a beach shows that AI trained on drone photos could seriously improve seabird colony counts

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Monitoring fluid intake may help improve outcomes for bariatric surgery patients

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: July 24, 2017
A well-structured water distribution and documentation process led to increased water intake at one hospital.

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Long-term brain deficits in cardiac arrest survivors: Treatment?

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: July 24, 2017
Research may lead to a treatment to prevent long-term sensory problems by restoring normal brain function in survivors of cardiac arrest.

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Engineers invent the first bio-compatible, ion current battery

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: July 24, 2017
Engineers have invented a new kind of battery; one that is bio-compatible because it produces the same kind of ion-based electrical energy used by humans and other living things.

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Scientists enlist baker's yeast in a hunt for new medicines

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: July 24, 2017
Scientists have come up with a new way to predict potentially useful drugs from a pool of undefined chemicals. They were able to more quickly identify leads that could be used to treat a range of diseases, from infections, to cancer to Alzheimer's. The finding will also help better match drugs to a disease to maximize the benefit and reduce side-effects.

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New brain death pathway in Alzheimer's disease

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: July 24, 2017
Neuroscientists have identified a new way for brain cells to become fated to die during Alzheimer's diseases. The research team has found the first evidence that the activation of a biological pathway called necroptosis, which causes neuronal loss, is closely linked with Alzheimer's severity, cognitive decline and extreme loss of tissue and brain weight that are all advanced hallmarks of the disease.

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Damp, moldy homes tied to adult respiratory problems

Reuters Health News: July 24, 2017
(Reuters Health) - People living in homes with water damage, damp floors or visible mold are more likely to have chronic sinus problems and bronchitis, as well as allergies, asthma and other breathing disorders, according to a large study from Sweden.

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Trump to rally in Ohio as residents worry about health care

Associated Press Healthwire: July 24, 2017
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Ohio on Tuesday as the U.S. Senate will vote on whether to open debate on legislation to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law....

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WebMD sold to Internet Brands for $2.8 billion

Healthcare IT News: July 24, 2017
WebMD Health Corp., operators of the popular WebMD website, is being acquired by Internet Brands, a portfolio company of KKR, for about $2.8 billion. A subsidiary of Internet Brands will float a tender offer in the next 10 business days to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of WebMD common stock for $66.50 per share, to be paid in cash when the transaction’s a done deal.

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Pressure mounts to curtail surgery on intersex children

Associated Press Healthwire: July 24, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) -- Children whose sexual characteristics don't neatly align with the norm have for decades faced surgery to rearrange their anatomy to resemble that of more typical boys and girls - long before they were old enough to have a say in the decision....

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Coding is attracting women by the thousands

Healthcare IT News: July 24, 2017
The number of female students taking Advance Placement Computer Science Exam has grown by 135 percent since 2016.

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Jimmy Kimmel: 3-month-old son is 'doing great' after open-heart surgery

CNN Health: July 24, 2017
Jimmy Kimmel tweeted an update and adorable photo of his baby son on Friday, more than two months after opening up about his newborn's health on his late-night talk show.

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Physician practices bemoan skyrocketing cost of IT maintenance

Healthcare IT News: July 24, 2017
MGMA survey shows some spending $19,000 per doctor, per year.

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What eClinicalWorks just told customers about 7 known certification risks in its EHR

Healthcare IT News: July 24, 2017
Here’s a look at issues in eClinicalWorks electronic health record that could create difficulties for clients, what the company has done since the DOJ settlement, and actions it recommends customers take now.

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U.S. Defense Agencies Grapple with Gene Drives

Scientific American: Health: July 24, 2017
The technology can quickly spread genetic modifications -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Screaming gel balls reveal a way to power soft but noisy robots

New Scientist Health News: July 24, 2017
Hydrogel beads bounce thousands of times per second on a heated surface, emitting a high-pitched shriek, and generating lots of kinetic energy

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Australia to expand commercial fishing in marine sanctuaries

New Scientist Health News: July 24, 2017
Fishing operations will be rolled out in Australia’s protected marine areas, in a move that could endanger fragile ecosystems

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Parents often make follow-up care mistakes after kids leave hospital

Reuters Health News: July 24, 2017
(Reuters Health) - When sick kids leave the hospital, parents often don’t understand what follow-up care is needed or how to give children medicine at home, a research review suggests.

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U.S. Called for New Marijuana Research Bids--but Granted No Approvals

Scientific American: Health: July 24, 2017
25 applications are still under review -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Surescripts national record locator service adds 14 health systems

Healthcare IT News: July 24, 2017
Interoperability project enables clinicians to get patient information within their EHR workflow.

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