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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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Well: Running 5 Minutes a Day Has Long-Lasting Benefits

New York Times - Health: July 30, 2014
Even small amounts of vigorous exercise could significantly lower a person’s risk of dying prematurely, according to a large-scale new study of exercise and mortality.

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Do You Still Need an Annual Doctor’s Visit?

WebMD: July 29, 2014
Most doctors now say it’s time to rethink the notion of a yearly physical, a fixture in U.S. medicine since the 1940s.

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Hunt ticked off over A&E wait stats

BBC Health: July 29, 2014
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is ticked off by the statistics watchdog over claims about A&E waiting times in England.

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The New Health Care: Do You Own a Gun? In Florida, Doctors Can’t Ask You That

New York Times - Health: July 29, 2014
If courts say people have the right not to be asked sensitive questions, they’re interfering with the relationship between doctor and patient.

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Geisinger CEO to step down

Healthcare IT News: July 29, 2014
Glenn D. Steele Jr., MD, president and chief executive officer of Geisinger Health System, will step down next summer. [See also: Geisinger CEO gives tips for smarter BI] read more

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White House Warns Delaying Climate Action Costs Billions More

Scientific American: Health: July 29, 2014
A new report shows that failing to combat global warming would dramatically increase the cost of such climate insurance -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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'2014 Best in KLAS' vendors named

Healthcare IT News: July 29, 2014
Not all medical infrastructure and equipment is created equal, as healthcare providers can attest. This year, after analyzing feedback from thousands of providers, KLAS officials have named the 2014 highest performing vendors across 23 different categories.   read more

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EHRs key to medication reconciliation

Healthcare IT News: July 29, 2014
Electronic health records have a big role to play in improving hospitals' medication reconciliation, a new study finds, but challenges related to data quality, technology and workflow remain. [See also: Barcoding still a key tool for safety] read more

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Surgeon General Calls for Action to Reduce Skin Cancer Rate

New York Times - Health: July 29, 2014
In a report released Tuesday, Dr. Boris D. Lushniak, the acting surgeon general, said action needed to be taken to slow the incidence of skin cancer, the most diagnosed form of cancer nationwide.

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Researchers Fret as Social Media Lift Veil on Drug Trials

Wall Street Journal: July 29, 2014
Drug makers and researchers are increasingly concerned that online chatter could unravel the carefully built construct of the 'blind' clinical trial.

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'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Help Some With Autism

WebMD: July 29, 2014
Study found it boosted ability of certain patients to read facial expressions, nonverbal cues

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VIDEO: 'Dalek' cleaner cutting infection

BBC Health: July 29, 2014
How remote robot cleaners are helping cut hospital infection rates in north Wales.

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There's more to eRx than you think

Healthcare IT News: July 29, 2014
In followup to my guest post from Dr. Marvin Harper about e-prescribing gaps, John Klimek, senior VP of standards and information technology at NCPDP, wrote the following helpful guest post:   read more

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The New Health Care: Health Trade-Off That’s Here to Stay: Lower Cost, Limited Choice

New York Times - Health: July 29, 2014
Regulators are addressing consumer complaints about too few doctors on their plans, but economic logic suggests narrow networks will endure.

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AAFP Strongly Protests Narrow Insurance Networks

American Academy of Family Physicians: July 29, 2014
The AAFP is strongly protesting the continuing practice of insurers limiting patient choice and access to primary care.

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Running for Life

NIH Medline Plus: July 29, 2014
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise and Physical Fitness, Healthy Living, Heart Diseases--Prevention

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FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg’s Statement on the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer

FDA US Food & Drug: July 29, 2014
Each year, thousands of Americans are diagnosed with some form of skin cancer. The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to prevent skin cancer is important especially during these hot summer months when many of us spend extra time in the sun.

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Senate Confirms McDonald as VA Chief

Wall Street Journal: July 29, 2014
The Senate confirmed Robert McDonald as secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, one day after congressional leaders cobbled together a $17 billion funding bill to help reform the agency and expand care.

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Judges Block Abortion Curb in Mississippi

New York Times - Health: July 29, 2014
A three-judge panel ruled that in closing the sole clinic, the state would have shifted its constitutional obligations to neighboring states.

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One Notch Better Than Organic?

Wall Street Journal: July 29, 2014
Grass-fed milk--from cows fed mostly grass, never corn or soy--is the latest pricey milk to capture sales from health-conscious shoppers

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Almost a Third of All Med School Grads Are Osteopaths

New York Times - Health: July 29, 2014
With a looming shortage of M.D.s, osteopathic medicine is shedding its second-tier image. And yes, D.O.s are real doctors.

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Top Doctor Treating Ebola in Sierra Leone Dies

Wall Street Journal: July 29, 2014
Dr. Sheik Umar Khan had been hospitalized in quarantine since he contracted the virus that has killed more than 670 people across West Africa this year and died on Tuesday.

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John Houston - Privacy & Security Forum 2014 San Diego

Healthcare IT News: July 29, 2014
John Houston, Vice President, Privacy and Information Security & Associate Counsel at UPMC and a speaker at the 2014 Privacy & Security Forum in San Diego, talks about the "insider threats" in healthcare organizations. Thumbnail:  read more

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Fist bumps beat handshakes

CNN Health: July 29, 2014
CNN's Adam Dunnakey looks at a new study that says high fives and fist bumps beat handshakes for hygiene.

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Fist bumps beat handshakes for hygiene

CNN Health: July 29, 2014
CNN's Adam Dunnakey looks at a new study that says high fives and fist bumps beat handshakes for hygiene.

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The Power of the Doodle: Improve Your Focus and Memory

Wall Street Journal: July 29, 2014
Recent research in neuroscience, psychology and design shows that doodling can help people stay focused, grasp new concepts and retain information.

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Meet the woman who built a spin empire

CNN Health: July 29, 2014
Would you spend $34 on an exercise class? SoulCycle co-founder Elizabeth Cutler thinks you will.

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NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

Associated Press Healthwire: July 29, 2014
CHICAGO (AP) -- The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go nearly far enough....

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Court Blocks Mississippi Law Threatening Abortion Clinic

Wall Street Journal: July 29, 2014
A federal appeals court in New Orleans ruled Tuesday a Mississippi law that threatened to shut down the state's sole abortion clinic was likely unconstitutional and blocked it from being enforced.

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Middle-aged drinking 'impairs memory'

BBC Health: July 29, 2014
Problem drinking in middle age doubles the risk of memory loss in later life, research suggests.

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Liberia bans football over Ebola

BBC Health: July 29, 2014
Liberia suspends all football activities in an effort to control the spread of Ebola, as the number of people killed by the virus in West Africa reaches 672.

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5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit

Associated Press Healthwire: July 29, 2014
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat producer as part of its $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC in regards to the network's coverage of a beef product dubbed "pink slime" by critics....

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Jail for cancer hospital fraudster

BBC Health: July 29, 2014
An NHS worker is jailed for four years over a fraud in which £642,000 meant for cancer drugs was stolen from a leading hospital.

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10 yoga poses to beat stress

CNN Health: July 29, 2014
Don't let stress get the best of you! Start your day off right with this yoga sequence for beginners. These 10 yoga poses will have you feeling refreshed in no time.

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Mortality rates increase due to extreme heat and cold

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: July 29, 2014
When temperatures are extremely high or low, there is a significant increase in the number of deaths caused by heart failure or stroke. This has been confirmed by epidemiological studies.

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Healthy lifestyle may buffer against stress-related cell aging

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: July 29, 2014
A new study shows that while the impact of life’s stressors accumulate overtime and accelerate cellular aging, these negative effects may be reduced by maintaining a healthy diet, exercising and sleeping well.

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